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Is anyone really happy about the Microsoft breakup?

Author: kwerkey ()
Date: 2000-05-09 00:00:00

I mean, yes, they make operating systems that crash more often than drunk drivers, but still, they're the most average-user friendly than other's I could mention (except for Macs, but their software costs too much). For the most part, Linux isn't the best OS to give to your dear sweet grandmother and expect her to learn it in a few hours. Probably the same for other's like FreeBSD, but I've never looked into them.
Plus, a lot of pioneering technology was made by them. Their ball-less (much like Gates) mouse won Hardware of the Year for PCGamer, and their Sidewinder series makes very good controllers.
Well, that's my post of the moment, bye.

kwerkey
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Is anyone really happy about the Microsoft breakup? - kwerkey - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-Garb! - Psycho Sam! - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-Re:Is anyone <I>really</I> happy about the Microsoft breakup? - rRaminrodt - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-breaking up the company won't solve much. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-Well... - SM_007 - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
--Re:Well... - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
---You missed the entire point. - SM_007 - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
----Umm... - SoulTaker - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
----so did you. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
--heh, cool - rRaminrodt - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
---why do you hate the word geek? it is a good thing. Geeks run this world - Az Templar Of Evahl - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-Yes - BandWidth - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
--Um... - SM_007 - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
---They made Windows 98 - BandWidth - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
----which has been the most successful OS in history. Whats your point? - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
---Intellimice rule if you know where to get them. - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
----Wait a minute.... - BandWidth - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-----ken went to get the phone, so I alt+tabbed - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
------=] - BandWidth - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
----That's all well and good, but... - BandWidth - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-----Do you even know WHY they made the IntelliMouse? - SM_007 - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
------umm... - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-------Heh, whoopsie. I meant the Explorer, hehe. Though they ARE both good. - SM_007 - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
-----yes, but does your mouse have intellipoint or a wheel? I think not! - Tridus - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
------No, although I've never used those features when using a mouse that has them anyways. - BandWidth - 2000-05-09 00:00:00
--They're also unsexy. - RStefan01 - 2000-05-09 00:00:00