Re: Microsoft's fails again
Maybe Agent G should have written or contributed to the article.
He brings salient points that should have been covered, especially the obsolescence of existing periferals. I have to maintain an older machine to host my tape backup archive. No, I no longer use it for archiving, but I am not throwing away my history and archived data. It is far too large to migrate to another solution.
It is time to condemn Microsoft for their CRIMES.
First off the word "support" and "update" are generally misused with this company. GM has to call it a "recall" when defects and manufacturing mistakes are sold to the public. Microsoft never sells anything that doesn'y need "fixes" and "patches". In the sales experience it is never admitted that they are selling you a horribly FLAWED PRODUCT; they emphasize that they support their customers. I think it is about time for Congress to enact a law that for the RIGHT to hold a Copyright on software, a company MUST support thet software for the life of the company that owns it.
Microsoft is famous for buying out developers and bundling applications within their operating systems.i.e. Movie Maker, Migration Tool, Microsoft Works, etc. They have NEVER built Anti-Virus into any Operating System, even though it became apparent with the original Windows in the 80s. It must be inferred that Microsoft wants "planned obsolescence" as an integral part of it's business strategy. All that money you must spend to haul away and dispose of monitors, computers, and electronic waste is greatly the fault of Microsoft's business strategy. They get rich - their customers get poorer.
With Windows 8, it is a perfect time to take a stand and say, "NO MORE"! Microsoft have had their chance and blown it enough times. Until Congress passes the Software Responsibilty Law, refuse to buy any new Microsoft product.