Free ride? I'll say

Started May 4, 2002 | Discussions thread
DCsince89 Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Enjoy the ride

Larry Young wrote:

I am a photographer wannabe but a software programmer by trade,
which by the way includes many MSFT bashers. Microsoft has in so
many ways done things to help advance technology. Everyone wants
to kill them including SUN and Oracle. If Microsoft was not around
you would be paying thousands of dollars for software. Even when
Microsoft has not been the developer they have been the promoter.
They have pushed USB for example which allows you to more easily
transfer data from the camera to the PC. Please no flames about
USB. I know there is Firewire. Firewire may be better but just
consider it to be a competitive technology. Without Apple, Intel,
Microsoft and of course IBM forgetting about proprietary systems
for a brief moment in time we would be purchasing $10,000 PC's
instead of $1200.00 with software in the thousands.

Microsoft is a very good competitor to say the least. They know
how to develop a product and grab market share. Wake up they did
not invent this way of doing business. Everyone wants to win
market share.

Larry please... your comments sound like a mindless MS drone. Anyone in this industry and educates themselves on the facts can blow holes right through everything you've said.

And please, MS did very little to promote USB. The 1/2 hearted attempt in W95/98 was pretty pathetic. It wasn't until Apple released a consumer product that rid itself of Legacy connections in favor of USB only. Up to that point less than two dozen USB products were shipping. Within 90 days of the iMac over 125 products were available.

Before MS became the Monolopy we were not paying $10k for PC's so why would we now if MS was not around?

Please name several technogies MS has promoted when they have not been the developer? If MS didn't develope it they crush or buy their competitor, reband the product, and proclaim it new.

A good competitor wins by having a better product or service, not killing a technology or company, buying the remains and then calling it their own.

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