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by Vader / November 26, 2004 12:59 PM PST

Bill and his rush the product out to make money attudude. This forum just shows how many problems XP has and that it was not ready for sale. Just look at all 10 pages of the problems he's created for him and his company. When all he had to do was wait til the following year to release XP and fix just 1\4 of the problems. We wouldn't be in this position today. Anyone else think this also?

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Re: Windows XP
by Yew / November 26, 2004 1:12 PM PST
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I think overall, XP isn't that bad. It's just that Windows has never run well on shoddy hardware, like you find in all name brand systems. Can't really blame MS for that one too much... If the hardware's bad, there's really only so much you can do in the software to deal with that. Windows could maybe handle things a bit better, like Linux does, but shoddy hardware is shoddy hardware. Of course, I have to say, the most trouble I've ever had installing Linux, was on an old Compaq system I had. That was just a nightmare, and then it never really did run quite right. Even my old 486 Packard Bell was a smoother install. Now that Compaq has taken over HP, they've managed to take all the worst aspects of both systems (must have been a tough choice) and combine them to make a whole new level of crap. Even the much vaunted Dell is really only mediocre when it comes to hardware quality.

I build my own systems from parts I select after a bit of research. Windows runs quite well on my system. Virtually all problems are something I screwed up, and the majority of the rest are one time deals. It's one of those cases where if you buy a cheap computer, what you save in terms of cash will be paid for many times over in stress, frustration, and wasted time.

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Re: Windows XP
by Ilkster / November 26, 2004 7:50 PM PST
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I think XP is the best operating system gates has come out with yet. It still has some flaws with it and yes he maybe should have waited. Corporations love the money and stockholders !!

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Re: Windows XP
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 26, 2004 8:12 PM PST
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I agree with what yewanchors says, and Ilksters comments.

As each Windows version has been introduced, they have got better, more stable, and more functionality.

I think we tend to complain about Bill Gates too much. But exactly what has he done? He has produced a graphic user interface that is easy for most people to understand and use, and he has marketed it well. Some people will say that the Apple Mac did it first, and perhaps they did, but first is not always the best.

Bill Gates and his company have made a fortune, and some people feel that that is bad, and distasteful. I'm not sure why. If I was running a business, my purpose would be to make it profitable so I could make money myself.

Some people say that Windows is full of security holes. That is right. But Windows is an OS that is fully adaptable, flexible and accommodating to so many different needs, internet surfing, networking, word processing, image editing, programming, all sorts of "ing's", and that makes it at the same time so useful and so vulnerable. Again people will say that the Mac OS is the same, or Linux is better, or Unix is more secure, or whatever, but Gates has made Windows available to everyone, users, programmers alike at a reasonable cost.

That very availability makes Windows the target of security problems. But remember, Bill Gates didn't produce Windows to be targeted by hackers, virus writers, spies, thieves and the criminally insane. They were going to exploit whatever OS became the "norm".

Think of this, if Mercedes Benz, when he invented the 4 stroke petrol engine was still alive today, would he be blamed for all the car thieves, road rage, car getaway vehicles, road accident victims in the world today? No, he just invented the machine. Other people have mis-used it.

Yes Windows has problems. But if people don't like Windows or Bill Gates, you know what they say, "Use something else. Go somewhere else".

Another thing. Without Windows and Bill Gates, we probably would not have been talking in this forum today.

Mark

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