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FortKnox's Journal: A Good Example of my MS Complaints 6

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This comment is a perfect example of what I talk about here.
Of course, I replied harshly, and am getting hit with "troll" moderations (actually, I was hit with a couple upmods, but they must of posted to the article, cause they went away). Sometimes I think I get downmodded cause I replied to such a low UID and arguing about his thoughts so strongly. Shrug.

Addendum: Whee! Modslapped!
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A Good Example of my MS Complaints

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  • Why does the slash engine even bother displaying the UID? That's like worrying if my UID on Unix is 201 vs. 223. Yet another thing that should have been dropped in favor of better features.

    I don't think the moderation to the comment is based on the UID of the first user. Everyone here wants to bash MS instead of thinking about why. I don't like everything MS does. I tried to move our company away from .Net since it's going to lead us down a path we can't support financially. (And I don't think Rotor is going to cut it.) But with Longhorn, it looks as if MS is adopting some of the OS redesign that Apple made to the Mac OS. Everything is a file from the programming standpoint. In fact, they go one step futher and make all information a document, just like Lotus Domino. I think it's going to change how application store data in the future. But until the Linux community rewrites the idea, only then will it be called a stoke of genius by the /. crowd.
    • Why does the slash engine even bother displaying the UID?

      So that the reader of the comments knows enough to believe say, you, over me, because you are older and have more experience. Anyone with a really low number who is still posting obviously hasn't been making really dumb statements very often because they would be on everyone's foes list and would perhaps have such low karma they couldn't post at all. In order to post, that user would then have to get a new UID... which would be higher and thus indicate that user's potential idiocy.

      I'm not saying that all low UID's indicate brains, nor the opposite thereof, I just think that the UID is a good indicator of possible credibility of the post.

  • I think that there is a valid use for both Windows and Linux, at this present time. I can't help but wonder what any of the zealots do with their computers. I find that when I try to browse the web, the web pages always seem so messed up. I was browsing a web site on playing guitar and it turned out that Real Player 8 plays these mp3 files, but it all seems so messy. The browser would open up a "new page" to play these files. Anyways, I'm not trying to ask for help. Whatever is working right now, is good enough for me, at this point in time. I'll try upgrading to Mozilla 1.* soon. *Maybe* that'll help.

    Anyways, my point is that it is so unbelievably frustrating to see these little problems come up over and over again. I think this is one of the reasons why Microsoft products sell so well. You just install and for the most part, it works. Very few people, if any, go into a restaurant and insist on asking for a customized sandwich. Very few restaurants, if any, offer the opportunity to customize every detail. As much as people might not like the way that MS controls things, these people should consider themselves greatful for having a low maintenance system that works.

    On a slightly unrelated note, has anybody actually measured how much downtime there is because of MS products? What about Linux products? If people were honest with themselves, then I speculate that they would see that perhaps both down times are the same. From what I've seen, there is so much documentation [at least that is what Linux users call it] to wade through. On top of that, they may have to compile. And let's not forget dependencies! *sigh*

    Don't get me wrong, I think "everyone" should use Linux, in that it would be a good learning experience, and that there are good products out there [server software, etc.]. However, there are times when we don't want to mess around with things, and just want them to work and not be messy.

    I'm greatful that MS used its buying power to create standards. I don't think that they should use their buying power to push out other competitors, but that is to be expected, and we shouldn't be shocked or surprised.

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