Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No Sympathy in this Quarter for Microsoft

Yesterday, the WSJ had a front page article on the icy reception that the European Union's anti-trust chief, Neelie Kroes, is giving to Microsoft's announcement that it is sharing a good bit of its code on the internet.

I have no brief for the EU and its unelected bureacracy generally, but in this case I have no sympathy for Microsoft. (Does anyone, really?) I have to deal with its clunky, complicated, and crash-prone (at least 3 times a day) software each business day. In addition to being difficult to use directly, it does not play well with other software, especially the core contact software we use, TimeMatters. It's really junk, really, really junk.

Go to it, Mrs. Kroes.


Macon said...

If you want to be hip in your disdain, you should always spell it, "Micro$oft" or abbreviate it "M$".

just so you know

Paul Stokes said...

Got it. Thanks.

Sean Meade said...

great points, both of you! ;-)

(but seriously, M$ is overpriced bloatware)