"From the class action 'Comes et al. v. Microsoft' suit, some very enlightening internal Microsoft emails are now made public. Emails to and from Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Jim Allchin, etc all make for some mind blowing reading. One of my favorites is from Jim Allchin to Bill Gates, entitled 'losing our way,' in which Allchin states 'I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft.'"
I like what Alchin said in his letter..
From: Jim Alichin Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 8:38 AM To: Bill Gates; Steve Balimer Subject: losing our way... Tftis is a rant. I’m sorry. I am not sure how the company last sight of what matters to our customers (both business and home) the most, but in my view we lost our way. I think our teams lest sight of what bug-free means, what resilience means, what full scenarios mean, what secur~ty means, what performance means, how important current applications are, and really understanding what the most important problems are customers face are. I see lots of random features and some great vision, but that doesn’t translate tnto great products. I would buy a Mao today if I was not working at Microsoft. :f you run the equivalent of VPC on a MAC you get access to casioally all Windows application software (although not the hardware) . Apple did not lose their way. You must watch this new videc helow. I know this doesn’t show anything for businesses, but my point is about the philosophy that Apple uses. They think scenario. They think simple. They think fast. I know there is nothing hugely deep in this. tttp: //www. apple. oom/ilife/videc/ilifeO432C.htm.l I must tell you everything in my soul tells me that we should do what I called plan ~b) yesterday. We need a simple fast storage system. LH is a pig and I don’t see any solution to this problem. If we are to rise to the chsllenqe of Linux and Apple, we need to start takrng the lessons of “scenario, simple, fast” to heart.
Microsoft really needs to start listening to the people.... Vista could of been great if it stayed in its Longhorn stage... I would of totally bought it if they did.. No DRM, didn't need a P4 and extra..
Reading 6105 really explains why Windows has such a hard time working with other OSes..
From Bill Gates own mouth..
"I believe as we evolve our security capabilities there must be some way to set this up so that our operating systems have shared secrets with each other and that make them work better with each other than with otheroperating systems -whether is JAVAOS layered on top of us or clones or anything else"
http://www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/6000/PX06105.pdf They made it that Windows WILL have trouble working with other OSes, and only will work good with other Windows boxes...
Edit: My pie, from reading all these letters, seems like a lot of Microsoft devs love Mac OS X..
GPL is the licensing model. We thlnk it’s very bad. We going tellin~ the world why we thlnk it’s bad.
We feel a huge threat from Linux. Maybe we shouldn’t, which is a question you could answer from your perspective, but we’re trylng to -- you know, there’s many charaeterlst~cs of Linux. There’s L~nux the community.
Microsoft is afraid of the penguin! Ha! They also hate GPL. Not a shocker there.
Agentlaidlaw;3518605They made it that Windows WILL have trouble working with other OSes, and only will work good with other Windows boxes...[/quote]
This is news??? Old news maybe.Agentlaidlaw;3518605Edit: My pie, from reading all these letters, seems like a lot of Microsoft devs love Mac OS X..
Uh huh. :nodding: :rolleyes: A lot of PaintShop Pro devs love Adobe Photoshop. So what?
[QUOTE=Agentlaidlaw;3518605]Microsoft is afraid of the penguin! Ha! They also hate GPL. Not a shocker there.
Not a shocker there either...
Right now my mind switches to Bill Gates. What must be going through his mind. How does it feel to have once been the Great Geek, only to be booed, and cursed. To be replaced by some amatuer from outside the US. Somebody that didn't set out to be successfull, but just went with it. It kind of reminds me of the Bible. A little of King Saul, and King David.
I can't help but feel sorry for Bill Gates. If Bill Gates wasn't so trapped in his Windows world, would he not venture forth into Linux, and enjoy Linux. He did use Xenix Unix after all. Unfortunately, he has become the anti-christ for *Nix, and almost all of geekdom. To have something you love, ruined... Losing one's way, indeed. What a shame.
Thou truly art a poetech.
Why are there so many spelling mistakes in those texts ? Bad OCR software and noone to check after it has done its job ?