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Re: [ProgSoc] Windows98 -- Microsoft Lover !!
Correct me if I'm wrong (I don't read newspaper's or watch tv much), but
recently Microsoft approached the Australian government offering to set
up a better integrated computer system. Now I'm not a paranoid left-wing
'us and them' guy, but to me this seems to be a too intimate
relationship between a multi-national company and a national government.
As Dinesh has stated, most people use Microsoft products on their
computers. Sure, you might think they are all pieces of bloated
inefficient shit, but the fact remains that Microsoft is almost
I believe that this is a bad thing. Maybe making everything Microsoft
will increase compatibility and efficiency and provide us with wonderful
whizz-bang computer systems, but it will give a single company the sort
of influence and power that I don't feel any organisation should have.
Companies are supposed to provide us with products, not to provide us
with an infrustructure that we end up relying on and that gives them the
power to manipulate our lifestyle.
Also, I think that making everything the same is a shitty thing to do.
Imagine if we all drove the same cars, wore the same clothes, spoke the
same language, lived in the same type of house etc etc. Life is
interesting because people are different, and don't 'integrate' like
Microsoft products do.
So be careful that you don't end up relying on any single company for
your lifestyle, because then they control it.
> At 21:48 02/04/98 +1000, you wrote:
> hang on a min:P
> Microsoft has its products on 90% or more of today's running home pc's, and
> this figure has been on the rise:) People go for microsoft without even
> knowing the products full capacity! lets take for exampe the word
> processor. We all know that word is the popular wp, but in a survery done,
> i dunno where but I last saw the figures on some computer magainze. It said
> Ami pro(Lotus) rated 8.9/10
> MS word rated 8/10
> and Wordperfect rated 7.5/10
> (Try using latex for doing your documents on unix:P you will be going
> on the most popular word processor used in the world today. More n more
> people are going switching to Microsoft, whether it may be a small business
> firm or a large gov organisation. The point I am trying to make is that
> everyone falls in love with microsoft at some time or the other. I am not
> a microsoft poster boy, i am just a person who thinks microsoft has got
> good stuff:) and that's why I like microsoft:)
> Whether is NT, Win95,98, Office, IE(slowly catching up), Backoffice..etc,
> Micrsoft Rulz:P
> >Paul Cameron wrote...
> >> On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Dinesh wrote:
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >> > >If you got that much memory, why bother using win95?? Why not go for the
> >> > >NT products?
> >> > >
> >> > >Just curious.
> >> <snip>
> >> > Technical uses who include development engineers, programmers should
> >> > winnt for its robustness. Mobile users should use win95 coz of its
> >> <snip snip>
> >> > security to run them. 95 is catered for most pcs in the market, while
> nt is
> >> > for specialised for more bullet proof applications and to keep
> >> > data(by using ntfs), secuirty...etc.
> >> Ahh Dinesh, you Microsoft Posterboy. You have Microsoft solutions as far
> >> as the eye can see :-)
> >i just thought dinesh was getting into the spirit of the day on which
> >he sent the message 8) 8) 8)
> >firstname.lastname@example.org "...Beneath this playful, boyish exterior,
> > beats the heart of a sadistic maniac."
> > - Edmund Blackadder
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