Free ride? I'll say

Started May 4, 2002 | Discussions thread
Leon Wittwer Forum Pro • Posts: 13,278
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.

Actually, Apple was the first to go with USB as standard in their OS and computers.

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.

DCsince89 wrote:

Bob Dolson wrote:

Sounds like a few people are jealous of Microsoft's success over
the years..
Sincerely, Bob the Printer

'Success' is a relative term.

A thief could be considered successful when he consistently robs
other's property (and their hard earned work) and profits from it.
He may have lots to show for it but if Joe SixPack (ie. the average
American consumer) doesn't know how he acquired his wealth,
ignorance is bliss. And if he never gets caught (or
semi-incompetent prosecuters can't close the deal) Joe SixPack
might say "Sounds like a few people are jealous of 'his' success
over the years.."

Before people admire companies like Microsoft and their 'success'
they should educate themselves on the facts and not what's reported
by the biased media and lack-of-a-backbone computer industry.
Perhaps then Joe SixPack will truely understand the history and
future of this explosive topic.

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