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Why Microsoft Sucks
An Object Lesson

So Chris, being the good techie he is, tried to go through this process through which he watches a few instructional videos from Microsoft in order to receive a free copy of Windows Vista. He opens his copy of Internet Explorer 7.0, goes to the opening window, selects his three videos, and clicks "OK". The site brings him back to the same window. He tries it over and over again, and nothing.

So he gives up. Goes away for a bit, comes back and tries it again.


What's the next thing any reasonably aware techie does in such a circumstance? Why, they try another browser, of course!

So Chris opens up a copy of Firefox, and voila!, it works.

Let me just restate that again: a Microsoft affiliated web site, when viewed through a Microsoft browser, doesn't work, but when viewed through Firefox, works just fine!

And people wonder why I hate Microsoft.
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On December 1st, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC), ziggy_prime commented:
Look at it this way.

Microsoft sucks so bad that there is an entire industry of techs employed to clean up the crap they shovel on to the public.

Every time I get paid for fixing their bloatware, I curse/thank Gates & Co.
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On December 1st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC), wrldtravlr2 commented:
I really hate Microsoft too.
Now if only Mac would pump up the production of more software and make more stuff compatible so that there are no issues of downloading stuff that is MS based. Maybe it was more an issue with my ancient iMac.
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On December 1st, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC), thursby commented:
I don't wonder.

I heart firefox.
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On December 1st, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC), msretro commented:
Is the free Vista a demo, or a fully working version?

Might consider checking that out.
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On December 2nd, 2006 01:01 am (UTC), feminist_poet commented:
I SO have to tell Dave this story!!! He will totally crack up!!
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On December 2nd, 2006 01:04 am (UTC), feminist_poet commented:
Is it a fully working copy of Microsoft Vista? Dave would probably want to check that out.
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