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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Plagued with Arrogance and Loses Direction

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Plagued with Arrogance and Loses Direction
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 14:18:57 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Jim Cramer's Wall Street Confidential Picks, 8/6/07

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| Ultimately, Cramer thinks Microsoft simply has too much hubris, and it feels 
| it's better at everything than anyone. Maybe it was at one time. But that's a 
| terrible amount of hubris to run a company with.  



TheStreet.com TV Recap: Sifting Through Microsoft Rumor Mill

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| Cramer said Microsoft is "so IBM in 1988, it's frightening ... they think 
| they're a nimble growth company." 



Microsoft's Jeff Bell Calls Out Message Board Poster

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| he poster was especially critical of Bell during the press conference,
| which Bell didn't take kindly to, as his private message read:
|     "And your contribution to society is...what?" 
| Wait, wait, wait. It's one thing to insinuate a high-ranking Microsoft 
| executive has effectively called you out, but the connections grew as more 
| people started watching the train wreck.  
| [...]
| We're still waiting on a response from Microsoft, but between Peter Moore 
| leaving for EA Sports and a top-ranking executive taking message board taunts 
| to heart, it's been an interesting week for the company.  


Microsoft : Arrogance leads to Vulnerability

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| Chatting with the Microsoft senior sales people, I was struck by
| their incredible arrogance. They know the company?s products are good,
| but they have no qualms whatsoever about charging top dollar as a
| result.
| It reminds us how Microsoft used to behave when it comes to their
| products' security records. IE5 and 6 were nothing short of being
| proper Swiss Cheese with loads of holes in them but hey, they had 95%
| of the browser market at that time and couldn't care less.


Microsoft says some way to go on software piracy

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| Microsoft on Friday said it may take decades to tackle software piracy in 
| large emerging economies, despite some recent progress, and called on Asian 
| governments to invest more in policing the practice.  
| ^^^^^^^^^^^           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Partners to Microsoft: Don't Make Us Licensing Police

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| Microsoft licensing has numerous wrinkles and is notoriously complex, which 
| means it's easy for users to violate the terms, says Scott Braden, senior 
| Microsoft analyst at Miro Consulting, Fords, N.J.  


Microsoft becoming 'software police,' say users

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| Microsoft Corp. last week slammed the door on a free utility out of Australia 
| that outflanked one of the company's touted security features in Windows 
| Vista, by having the program's digital certificate revoked.  
| Users took Microsoft to task for the move, noting the slippery slope the 
| company was walking on, with some blasting the vendor for playing "software 
| police."  


INSECURITY WARNING -- Windows Vista and W2K3 Server Do Not Support SNMP v3

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| Some computers may get compromised, unfortunately, because Microsoft 
| has chosen to go this route.


Funny Thing - M$

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| Last night Joe and I got in this huge discussion, and I was cursing out 
| Microsoft. It’s been rough the past couple of days and M$ has not been making 
| my life very easy. Every time I turn around I have to ghetto-fy my web sites 
| to make them work in IE…   
| See… There are these things called Web Standards which were put into place to 
| make web designer’s lives easier. As in, if they script to web standards, 
| then all standards compliant browsers will show the site exactly correct. 
| Well, I always script to web standards. The PROBLEM is that Microsoft decides
| that they are just going to do things THEIR way...    
| [...]
| Besides the fact that all of the Microsoft employees I have ever encountered 
| must have been brainwashed. I don’t know where they dig these people up. 
| [...]
| And if they AREN’T brainwashing them, then they are just hiring incompetant, 
| pompous dumbasses. And if either is the case, why should anyone support their 
| company?  


Microsoft Is Sheer Arrogant Claim Xbox 360 Customers

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| "Sheer arrogance from MS and they have lost what was once a loyal customer, 
| I will never purchase another MS product again!! As a consumer I expect 
| and Demand to be treated better than that or simply put I will take my 
| business elsewhere!"


How Microsoft Refused to Speak With Me About Windows Error Reporting

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| Have you ever wondered what really happens to those Windows error reports you 
| can send to Microsoft whenever a Windows app crashes? How many reports it 
| must receive before taking action? Or whether it's worth your time and effort 
| to send duplicate reports if the error occurs repeatedly?   I did, and I 
| asked Microsoft. Unfortunately, after a week and a handful of assurances that 
| they were working on responses, the software giant refused to speak with me.     


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