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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby Mizehrith » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:41 pm

Hah! That was great. XD<p>Sorry, LaconianShot, I figured you already knew, so I thought I'd spare you the details. Heheh. My bad.
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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby LaconianShot » Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:23 pm

Heh...heh...heh...<p>Foolish me! I didn't think that it would work, but, well...er....I guess logic would suggest that it wouldn't...<br>More trouble then it's worth, if I do say so myself.<br>Mizehrith, are you on the PSDB under a different name? :?
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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby Prince Noah » Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:52 pm

LS, I just sent you an email with the links you can use. Try it out. Hit PREVIEW before you post.
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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby LaconianShot » Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:49 am

Thanks Prince of Espers! <br>Image<br>Image<br>Image <p>Those are my favorites. Image
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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby Prince Noah » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:27 am

Heh, no problem. But, just simply Noah if you please....
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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby Benoit » Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:24 am

And now I can appreciate them in full glory thanks to Mozilla's improved Gecko engine! :D<p>Oh, I'll keep that in mind, Noah. :)
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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby LaconianShot » Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:52 pm

Okay, Benoit, if Mozilla is so great, tell me what advantages it has over IE (I'm kinda fed up with mine). :)
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Postby Benoit » Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:55 pm

-Tabbed browsing<br>Neater and more handy than opening other windows. Less clutter on the task bar.<p>-No pop-ups<br>Mozilla blocks pop-ups by default. You can turn it off, though. And you can allow specific sites to use popups if you need to (such as a message board opening a pop-up to inform you of a new PM).<p>-Cookie Manager<br>The name speaks for itself. Various websites set cookies on your PC. With the Cookie Manager you can control this. You can specify which sites may set cookies, which not, block all cookies, or allow all cookies, accept/reject cookies based on privacy settings, etc. You can also view your cookies and delete them if you want, or look what they contain.<p>-Script restricting<br>You can decide to stop window from flying around your screen when trying to close it, for example. You can also disable script actions like resizing windows, if they may change your status bar content, etc.<p>-Block ads<br>Often sites have images on them that are ads that come from servers which are dedicated to ads. Right-click the picture and choose "Block images from this server", and you'll never see an ad from that server again. After doing this to some of the major servers, you won't see many ads anymore. If you do, you can block them anyway.<p>-Faster rendering of pages<br>Pages are drawn on the screen faster.<p>-Bigger browser view<br>You will see more of the page in your browser. The view is a bit larger.<p>-You can change the splash screen<br>Okay, this is just a minor thing, but it's still nice. :)<p>-ChatZilla<br>You'll find it handy if you're on IRC a lot. :) I'm not, but I'll use it when PS Cave opens an IRC channel.<p>There is more, but those are the major ones I can think of.<br>For a detailed list, check here.
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Postby Rune Walsh » Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:41 am

i hate microsoft! and specially bill gates!! hey! the comic is a good one!! :p
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WHY Microsoft is bad

Postby PhanGarrett » Fri Apr 23, 2004 5:34 pm

Yes, let's bash Microsoft, the company that got as large as it did by being generous with software rights, and being willing to work with businesses to give them what they want at an affordable price.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they donated millions of dollars to Apple when they found themselves in a financial crisis.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they make an attempt to give users the features they ask for.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they're in the limelight, and therefore a target of abuse.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because smaller companies like Apple are in the position their in because they got greedy in the early days of computing, by requiring royalties to develop software for their platform.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because their software runs on 32-bit platforms that keep up with Apple's "Superior" 64-bit platforms.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they donate millions of dollars to various charities every year.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they recently gave away several hundred thousand high-end computers to families that otherwise couldn't afford them.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they're a company made up of humans that make mistakes when creating a sophisticated high-end Operating System, and are constantly working to fix their oversights to provide free patches to problems as they're discovered.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they develop new software technologies, and otherwise push the computing world to further advance the general level of technology in use.<p>Let's bash Microsoft because they provide the single most popular operating system on the planet, and therefore they must be evil because people evidently like what they've created.<p>But most importantly, let's bash Microsoft because it's damned popular, and will inevitably cause us to make friends!<p>And Benoit, this is Microsoft's explanation of why Windows XP is superior to Windows 95. I'm sure you'll find that list of features quite informative. Bear in mind, that list only covers the technical issues, not even touching the point that Windows XP is the single most customizable version of Windows to date.<p>Beyond that, if you REALLY hate Microsoft so much, then stop contributing to their dominancy by using one of their operating systems, and start using Linux or FreeBSD. If you don't want to use a different operating system, then STOP COMPLAINING because you're CONTRIBUTING to the thing you HATE!<p>Geez, if you want a certain standard to change, then you have to make the switch yourself.<p>What the hell is this childishness, anyway? Each type of operating system has certain advantages and disadvantages; there's no damned reason to be prejudgiced against one or another.<p>Do you want everything handed to you on a silver platter, and never have to worry about a command line? More interested in aesthetics than functionality? Use a Mac.<p>Do you want something slightly more sophisticated? Are you a conformist? Use some variety of Windows.<p>Broke? Try FreeBSD.<p>Love command lines? Want to have extremely detailed control over what your computer's doing? Odds are, there's a Linux distribution that's perfect for you.<p>Have some sort of industrial network purpose? Invest in Unix.<p>A little eccentric? Set up a network in your home with one or two of EVERYTHING.<p>Personally, I'm a little eccentric-- my goal is to have everything going at once.
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Postby Benoit » Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:46 pm

LOL. Me, contributing? By using an OS they don't want people to use anymore? Yeah, right.<br>You obviously don't understand why I'm forced to use Windows. I keep explaining it, but people don't understand because they think they're right anyway; they don't think further.<p>You obviously didn't read the link I presented. Bloat is a serious problem. Why do we have 3 Ghz processors? Microsoft. Why do we have to upgrade our PCs every 6 months? Microsoft. Why do programs, despite Microsoft lying that everything is compatible on it, don't work? There are many Win95/Win98 programs/games which don't work on XP. Sometimes they do work, but then you had to turn off the sound. Just brilliant.<p>You don't realise what you're saying. Microsoft wants to be God. And that's what they will achieve if Longhorn becomes successful when it comes out.<p>And if you do believe Microsoft is a honest, wonderful company, then you shouldn't have been a hypocrite and bought WinXP instead of pirating it.
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Postby HuBBsDoctor » Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:40 pm

<blockquote><i>Originally posted by Benoit</i><br>Microsoft wants to be God. And that's what they will achieve if Longhorn becomes successful when it comes out.<br></blockquote><p>THAT is the single most stupidest thing I have ever read.<p><blockquote>Why do we have to upgrade our PCs every 6 months? Microsoft.</blockquote> <p>No its an evolving business. If you want to blame someone blame the people who make that parts for the PC and the PC videogame industry.<p> <blockquote>Why do we have 3 Ghz processors? Microsoft.</blockquote> <p>Because Intel wants to make money. Mircosoft doesn't make processors nor does it force people to make them more powerful.<p>[size=small][Edit by HuBBsDoctor on [TIME]1082749434[/TIME]][/size]
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Postby Benoit » Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:19 pm

<blockquote>THAT is the single most stupidest thing I have ever read.</blockquote> <br>Is it? Then you must not know what you're talking about. There is evidence everywhere, and if you look at Microsoft's actions, you'll see that it's true.<br>Why do you think they removed most of DOS in WinXP? To block smartasses from finding easy ways to fix something, like deleting a file that you can't delete in Windows, despite it not being in use or a system file.<br>Longhorn will monitor everything you do on your PC, and send it to Microsoft. You will have to pay for your Microsoft programs according to how you use them. Only programs licensed by Microsoft can run on the system - which makes free programs unable to run. Longhorn will register all the hardware you have on your PC.<br>If you fail to abide to this, or remove/replace hardware, your system locks up. The last bit is made so that you will have to ask shop staff or Microsoft staff to place hardware, resulting in more money.<br>There's other restrictions as well.<br> <blockquote>No its an evolving business. If you want to blame someone blame the people who make that parts for the PC and the PC videogame industry.</blockquote> <br><blockquote>Because Intel wants to make money. Mircosoft doesn't make processors nor does it force people to make them more powerful.</blockquote><br>Yes, of course technology will evolve, but Microsoft takes it a step further and forces us to upgrade by making their programs with much bloat and backwards-incompatibility, so that we need newer processors, again resulting in more money for Intel - which it works together with. It's all designed to speed up the evolution and to make stuff sell, even when we shouldn't have to, in theory.
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Postby Amwhere » Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:40 pm

<blockquote><br>Is it? Then you must not know what you're talking about. There is evidence everywhere, and if you look at Microsoft's actions, you'll see that it's true.<br>Why do you think they removed most of DOS in WinXP? To block smartasses from finding easy ways to fix something, like deleting a file that you can't delete in Windows, despite it not being in use or a system file.<br>Longhorn will monitor everything you do on your PC, and send it to Microsoft. You will have to pay for your Microsoft programs according to how you use them. Only programs licensed by Microsoft can run on the system - which makes free programs unable to run. Longhorn will register all the hardware you have on your PC.<br>If you fail to abide to this, or remove/replace hardware, your system locks up. The last bit is made so that you will have to ask shop staff or Microsoft staff to place hardware, resulting in more money.<br>There's other restrictions as well.<br> [/quote]<p>First, that's unconfirmed rumors. They said something like that about XP as well, but that didn't pan out.<p>Secondly, if Microsoft did do that, it would be suicide. Even they aren't big enough to do something like this.<br><p>[size=small][Edit by Amwhere on [TIME]1082752819[/TIME]][/size]
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Postby Benoit » Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:57 pm

There is something like that in XP already.<br>Every time it asks you if you want to send particular info (like a program chrash report) to Microsoft, whatever you choose, it always sends the info. Always. Check your connection or firewall.
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