[Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share

Tiago Ribeiro zakzor at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 22:30:39 UTC 2008

Just like to add a pure personal opinion.
Windows Vista was a failure. Wasn't it on purpose?
Years and years of eXPerience, milestones after milestones of Longhorn. Everyone was expecting a better OS than XP.
The result... Worst than Windows ME.
Every poll you see on forums that ask people which OS they use, they answer almost every time that they tried Vista but then installed XP again. (Sadly, just 7% are Mac users and 2% are Linux users).
In http://www.microsoft.com/brasil/windows/ , the homepage of Microsoft Brazil we can read this sentence: "Soluções para empresas: Façam a atualização para o Windows Vista sem medo" which means: Corporate solutions: Update to Windows Vista without fear.
My God, without fear!!! Microsoft said this. And why? Because they know what they did. That crappy OS. They just weren't expecting this "fear" form companies. Every company I see that uses Windows here in Portugal has Server 2003 and XP on the clients, never Vista. That's why that MS is promising that Windows 7 will have more stability and will work on slower machines compared to Vista.
Then, on http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/windows-vista.aspx you can see the list of anti viruses which they claim are compatible with Windows Vista. What about Avira? Didn't they payed for the space?
I can just say I am glad I am a Linux user. No more third-party programs to do simple things that MS don't want me to do. No more reboots after simply anything. No more major security threats like port 139 open. No more nothing.
For me Linux is this.

Microsoft has a majority market share
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