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Do you like Microsoft

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:35 pm
by WinPC
Although I'm not sure if this goes in the Microsoft Operating Systems forum or another forum, I thought it would be intresting to have such a poll. I think Microsoft is great. Their products are easy to use, well designed, and have very clean market shares, unlike the Linux market shares which are full of people making attempts at killing Microsoft and making them look bad (no offense intended). Also, Linux market shares are full of people making attempts at forcing everyone (including people who should never it) into using Linux instead of giving them a choice (Again, no offense intended).

Please don't start any arguments or flame wars here.

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:54 pm
by Jeff
I generally do not like Microsoft. They are only able to steal design ideas from other companies (*cough*apple*cough*), and seem to have a block on innovative ideas (although, the squircle on Zune2 was a pretty good one). The only reason I use windows is because it has some programs that Mac doesn't have.

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:33 pm
by Bender
I personally like Microsoft, as that is what I've found to be easiest to use, and troubleshoot. I also like that they give incentives to OEMs to bundle Windows and Office. Plus they only steal the good s**t... And people that say 'oh windows is too expensive...' need to steal more. Magic Jellybean Keyfinder + School/Work = Genuine Licence!

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:43 pm
by pr0gram the pr0grammer
I know they're evil, and Vista has let everybody down, but I'm going to vote Yes because: there are a few very nice things they're doing. Namely Office 2007, Home Server, their keyboards and mice, and maybe even the new Zune.

Plus their corporate culture, while not as uber pro as Google, is really quite nice. The employees are actually friendly to meet in person, and the nicer ones (*cough* bloggers) are known to give out random sw4g.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:11 am
by Frozenport
Well, their products work well...

I made quite a lot on their stock so I want to give Bill (and especially Melida) a hug...

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:05 am
by betaluva
i thoght bill gates was a slime ball but after watching pirates of silicon valley i have to say steve jobs is a A grade ass hat, short answer - NO.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:15 am
by Rob Jansen
I like them

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:35 am
by merty
I like some of the things Microsoft do like making good software and operating systems but I the way they think that different versions of Software (eg Vista) are good.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:57 am
by hjort
I like Microsoft. They make some great products (and some not so great) Microsoft and Apple made computers easy to use for everyone. Bill Gates is a very visionary man.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:06 am
by azznetz
I like microsoft, windows 2000, windows xp, windows server 2003 have all served me well, not so sure about vista tho lol.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:07 am
by iwanttogohome
I really like microsoft but i also like apple that is why i own an imac and then i have windows running on it

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:38 pm
by fzajac
Strange question; i got nothing to Microsoft at all... more to their products... Genneraly i like their products, with a few exceptions of course. For example: i like Windows 98, NT4, 2000/Neptune, XP and 2003 but i hate Windows 2.x, Millenium and Vista. Also i like all versions of Office except 2000...
Fireware wrote:Magic Jellybean Keyfinder + School/Work = Genuine Licence!
Not if your school uses illegal Windows licence, like my do
Oh, we have no more PCs, now we have Macs with Leopard downloaded from torrent by me xD

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:44 pm
by Rob Jansen
We have 1 license for 200+ pc's (Its 1 installed and then ghosted, all pc's are exactly the same, handbuild)

And 1 G3 Mac (blue-greenish), donated i think.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:02 am
by Unknown
Asking if we like microsoft on a mostly MS betas related forum,
Why else would we be here.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:26 am
by flashstar
Microsoft is a certified monopoly. Monopolies are due to governments. I don't like big governments. Therefore, I don't like monopolies.

Btw, my school probably has around 400 PC's, each with a supposedly valid license of XP, office professional 2003, and many with Photoshop and Flash.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:51 pm
by WinPC
Unknown wrote:Asking if we like microsoft on a mostly MS betas related forum,
Why else would we be here.
Not everyone who likes Windows likes Microsoft. When I read marktuson's website, he said he hates "Microsoft" as he called it. So not everyone who is intrested in Windows likes Microsoft. However, I like Microsoft.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:06 pm
by empireum
Unknown wrote:Asking if we like microsoft on a mostly MS betas related forum,
Why else would we be here.
This forum does not exclusively deal with MS. I don't like them, and am here nevertheless. Is that a problem?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:58 pm
by moonlit
I'm pretty much indifferent as far as Microsoft the company goes, though I enjoy their products. Windows and Office specifically and I'd quite like to try a Zune at some point too (though I don't believe they sell them in the UK at all). The XBOX and XBOX360 are both fairly good consoles and their PC game controllers aren't all that bad either.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:33 pm
by Bender
empireum wrote:
Unknown wrote:Asking if we like microsoft on a mostly MS betas related forum,
Why else would we be here.
This forum does not exclusively deal with MS. I don't like them, and am here nevertheless. Is that a problem?
And, ironically, I hate betas. Just plain hate them. They are, at least on my hardware, unstable, and generally unreliable. Vista < RTM = crap. Whistler < 2600 = crap. Me < 2525.2 = crap.
I've used betas for a long time before I came to the internet, and I found the earlier betas fairly stable, but I never used them in a production environment. I just need the s**t to work when I need to get things done.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:17 pm
by Unknown
empireum wrote:
Unknown wrote:Asking if we like microsoft on a mostly MS betas related forum,
Why else would we be here.
This forum does not exclusively deal with MS. I don't like them, and am here nevertheless. Is that a problem?
No that's not a problem.
I'll just start a thread entitled "Do you hate Apple"
I know what would happen to that topic, it would be deleted immediatly
& the term "No fanboyism allowed" would be the reason.
Please, why you people endorse such childish posts is beyond me.
Fireware wrote:
empireum wrote:
Unknown wrote:Asking if we like microsoft on a mostly MS betas related forum,
Why else would we be here.
This forum does not exclusively deal with MS. I don't like them, and am here nevertheless. Is that a problem?
And, ironically, I hate betas. Just plain hate them. They are, at least on my hardware, unstable, and generally unreliable. Vista < RTM = crap. Whistler < 2600 = crap. Me < 2525.2 = crap.
I've used betas for a long time before I came to the internet, and I found the earlier betas fairly stable, but I never used them in a production environment. I just need the s**t to work when I need to get things done.
I bet if an MS beta of something rare were to turn up, the lot of you would be scrambling
like a pack of hungry wolves to get it as quick as your bandwidth permitted.
Lets not kid ourselves here aye.

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:01 am
by Missing_no
i HATE Microsoft, they spy out you!!!
And say "We are the best secure bla bla bla..."

I Love the Betas from Microsoft...

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:31 pm
by Ludacris
Well, I like ms, but well
just see that:

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http://www.whois.ws/whois-ip/ip-address/207.46.107.92/

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:08 pm
by Rob Jansen
Have you applied to the free software on your computer from microsoft topic?

:D:D

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:33 pm
by Beta Freak
Unknown wrote: I'll just start a thread entitled "Do you hate Apple"
I know what would happen to that topic, it would be deleted immediatly
& the term "No fanboyism allowed" would be the reason.
Please, why you people endorse such childish posts is beyond me.
No it wouldn't. Do you see this thread deleted for asking if you hate MS?
Your post was the childish one.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:02 pm
by ddrmaxromance
Yes, I do like Microsoft. I actually like the new Zune product they came out with, as it is a MAJOR improvement over the last one, which shows they aren't giving up just yet! I might actually buy one since it's cheaper and has more features IMO than the nano today. But if you want storage and decent MP3 player...then get the iPod. lol

But yeah. Vista Home DOES look pretty, regardless of stealing features from Mac OS X. Past versions of Windows marked history, whether good or bad, much like Mac OS, Linux, OS/2, etc. Microsoft has its ups and downs, but I must say, I'm very impressed with the technologies they've come up with to improve our lives. Like Microsoft Sync in the Ford Focus allows people to give voice commands to make phone calls or start up MP3 songs. It's very awesome. And Microsoft and Apple DO work together to help each other out, whether it be sharing common filetypes, networking, program sharing, and much more. Back then, everything was competition. Now, it's about getting the actual work done, and both Microsoft and Apple allow that. So that's why I actually like Microsoft, unlike you "Evil Anti-Microsoft haters" out there.