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Re: CHAT: Microsoft

From:Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Date:Sunday, January 25, 2004, 15:39
My main reproach to Microsoft software is that it
takes a much too long time to get to a document. From
the moment you switch on the computer:
- you wait, and you wait, and you wait, until
everything is loaded, then you click on the Excel or
Word icon and
- you wait, and wait, and you wait, until the program
loads all its stuff, then you click on your document,
- you wait, and you wait, and you wait, until the
document is loaded, and then you change a semicolon it
in, write the file, and you do the whole process again
in the reverse way (and you wait, and you wait...)

Would be much wiser to load just a core at the
beginning, and then loading additional modules when
requested, if ever (nearly all Pack Office users
needing no more than 10% of Excel or Word or
whatever). Would be even better for the user to buy
the only modules he really needs, but that of course
would be commercially very bad for Microsoft. The idea
is to sell the user what he doesn't need. That might
explain why many people hate Microsoft, let alone the

--- Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...> wrote:
> --- Trebor Jung <treborjung@...> wrote: > > Merhaba! > > > > In response to some people's hatred of > > Microsoft, I wondered: Why do people hate > > Microsoft? What's so wrong with it? (Not that I > > either like or dislike it - I'm just trying to > > find out the truth.) > > Mostly it's because their products suck. Just > about anything M$ produces, someone else produces > a better product. Also because they have market > share and charge lots of money for those sucky > products. When I worked in the computer labs at > university, I'd always try to steer students away > from M$ products whenever possible. The M$ users > could never figure out how to use the software > (crappy help function) and experienced frequent > crashes. Corel and other nonM$ users never > experienced crashes and generally had a better > experience when using the help function. > > Padraic.
===== Philippe Caquant "Le langage est source de malentendus." (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool. Try it!


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