11.23.12

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Microsoft Jack Back From Retirement to Save Vista 8

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 8, Windows at 6:04 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Vista 8 section

Summary: Microsoft’s troubled operating system monopoly necessitates some biased ‘coverage’ and Microsoft also allows people to get Vista 8 free of charge

The disaster which is Vista 8 is going to cost Microsoft dearly. Microsoft staff talks about it anonymously in the mini-Microsoft blog. Microsoft is buying fake endorsements again and it gave Microsoft Jack [1, 2, 3] some hardware. He’s not as retired as one might think (or as he wants us to think) based on this new article. ZDNet has a seemingly paid-for section again, but we cannot confirm; ZDNet managers don’t want to talk about it. We mentioned Jack’s 'advert' for Vista 8 from the other day; this time he is calling it “great”.

Some said that Microsoft would give Vista 8 for free to save itself. Well, check this out:

Microsoft is letting Windows 8 Pro users upgrade to Media Center for free until January 31st. Neat. But in so doing, it’s handed out a code that will fully activate any copy of Windows 8. Oops. The Verge has even tested it out and is confirming that it works.

Who said it’s a mistake?

“It’s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there’s piracy than when there’s not.”

Bill Gates

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5 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    November 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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    MS is doing nothing to save Vista 8. Nothing at all. They have no product with that name.

    As far as all your accusations, they are links back to your own site with links to your own site with links to your own site. You have no evidence.

  2. NotZed said,

    November 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

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    The verge link is broken, not that anyone is missing much.

    Vista 8 overall sounds like a complete pigs breakfast of a mess, but then again so does unity or gnome desktop these days.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I’ve fixed the link, thanks.

  3. mcinsand said,

    November 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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    As if Windows’ megalithic architecture wasn’t bad enough in how it guarantees insecurity and unreliability, their Metro experiment could not have come at a worse time. Now, the Applesoft duopoly absolutely cannot afford to motivate users to look elsewhere, particularly a more by the day are moving to FOSS, which is performance-driven, unlike Applesoft. This also highlights the benefits of user-oriented FOSS over Applesoft’s toy operating systems, especially in light of Ububntu’s Unity. Changing user interfaces in ridiculously easy for us, but impossible beyond trivial tweaks for the walled gardens.

    Michael Reply:

    Did you write that to mock the cult-ishness of your group or were you being serious? If you meant that and were not making fun of yourself I find it even more amusing. :)

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