06.01.09

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“Microsoft Cannot be Trusted!”

Posted in Antitrust, Microsoft, Windows at 6:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Good luck developing for Windows

Summary: Where is the “New Microsoft” they keep telling us about?

“Microsoft cannot be trusted!”

This is not a claim made by ourselves. It appears in John Dvorak’s blog (a headline) and it refers to an incident we wrote about yesterday — an incident which had some people accuse Microsoft of “sabotaging Firefox.” Here is what Dvorak’s blog states:

How many times has this sort of presumptuous crap rolled out the backdoor of Redmond? I’ve used Microsoft software since 1983. And though there are additional reasons for my disaffection and departure from the realm – I’ve replaced every remaining Microsoft product in my possession with something better in recent years – this sort of quasi-criminal behavior stands alone as reason enough.

“Notice the name-calling,” says one of our readers who points to this article. “Microsoft messes up and suddenly it’s the users’ fault if they don’t like what Microsoft did to their system.”

“Don’t encourage new, cross-platform Java classes, especially don’t help get great Win 32 implementations written/deployed. [...] Do encourage fragmentation of the Java classlib space.”

Ben Slivka, Microsoft

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  1. David Gerard said,

    June 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm

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    Holy shit. Dvorak must have calculated he had enough “fuck you” money to retire or something.

    (I started reading him in MacUser in the 1980s. He was great then.)

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