03.22.22

Windows is Dying Despite Vista 11 Hype

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 5:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: Microsoft ‘Delighted’ by Windows 11 (Vista 11) Usage, Which is Only 1% Three Months After Official Launch and Six Months After Release Online

Moments ago:

Vista 11 released

Summary: The bleeding continues; Microsoft is on fire (up in flames) and Windows continues to languish in spite of billions spent on dishonest marketing

01.27.22

Microsoft-Connected Publishers Suffer and Perish With Microsoft (While Peddling ‘Fake News’ for Their Beloved Sponsor)

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 10:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 4c9abb62b7da7b1c35b74bf0bb179ee1
Microsoft Success is Fake News
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: IDG and other fake news outlets/networks/sites (selling to companies flattering articles about themselves or renting out ‘news space’ to them, not just ad space) want us to think Microsoft is doing very well, but it’s just that same old Ponzi scheme

LAST night we published Microsoft 'Delighted' by Windows 11 (Vista 11) Usage, Which is Only 1% Three Months After Official Launch and Six Months After Release Online,” in effect twisting the headline from PCWorld’s (IDG) Microsoft henchman, who has promoted Microsoft there for many years (no pretence about it).

And meanwhile, Microsoft Bogdan is trying to substitute failure in the market with some vague and shallow perception of “happiness”.

Ballmer: We've migrated 2% of Vista 10 users to Vista 11The actual numbers (or simple facts) don’t favour Microsoft. One version of Windows cannibalises another while overall the market share of Windows continues to fall. MinceR remarked on last night’s post, saying “I’d replace “the failure Vista 11 has been” with “the failure that is Vista 11″, as it remains a failure…”

XFaCE said “it is a “has been” OS to be fair”…

“Trying to claim that it’s too new to be judged would be a face-saving lie.”The video above looks at the scarce coverage of the fake “delight” of Microsoft. I try to explain why they’re lying and remind people who does the lying. This is just another example of media capture by Microsoft, wherein the goal is to send “positive messaging” about a failing product (more like rebranding).

Remember that in one form or another (like a fake “leak”) Vista 11 has already been “out there” for over 6 months. Yes, more than half a year. Trying to claim that it’s too new to be judged would be a face-saving lie.

11.25.21

Windows Vista Service Pack 11 (Vista 11) Has Failed to Curb the Growth of GNU/Linux

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 7:49 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 4b8ca03aa2452f4b586ecf1a548a0c61

Summary: Windows market share continues to decrease in spite of billions of dollars spent bribing the media for fake hype, especially in light of a new Windows Service Pack (SP), Vista SP 11

THE video above is sort of a culmination of many thoughts and some discussions we had this morning in IRC. The graph on the right tells a story. Not only did the release of Vista 11 fail to have an impact; Windows market share continues to decrease both before and after the release.

The Windows marketGNU/Linux is the fastest-growing platform (not Apple operating systems), but it’s usually called neither “GNU” nor “Linux”, so the media will pretend that “Linux” is failing and the Linux Foundation will intentionally ignore the desktop market (while taking money from Microsoft, which tries to protect Windows).

I’m personally very thankful to the many thousands of developers who have worked on GNU/Linux since the 1980s (back when I was a kid). Their work is paying off and bearing fruit, emancipating a lot of computer users even if the corporate media refuses to acknowledge that.

08.03.21

Seven Eleven: 11 is to 10 What 7 Was to Vista

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft, Vista 10 at 4:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Well the initial impression is how much it [Windows 7] looks like Vista. Which I think is…uh…the thing I’m not supposed to say.”

Microsoft Jack (Schofield)

Vista 11 coming out; It's just Vista 10 with additional restrictions

Summary: Microsoft is, as usual, aggressively manipulating/bribing the media (hyping up a shallow version inflation along with paid-for vapourware advertising) while strong-arming the market; there’s no other way they can compete anymore

THE spyware bundled in
‘Third parties’ down the bin
Multi-billion-dollar media spin
Booting nothing but Win*

Innovation curtailed
Because since Vista we’ve failed
Bribery money mailed
By Trump we got bailed

Share buybacks increased
For truth tellers Cease and Desist
By regulators only slapped on the wrist
So we can persist in being a beast

07.04.21

[Meme] Microsoft Will Fix Everything, Eventually…

Posted in Microsoft, Vista, Vista 10, Vista 7, Vista 8, Windows at 4:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista to Vista 10

Vista 11 Will Fix Everything
The next version will fix everything, always

Summary: Microsoft wants you to know that the solution to all your problems is right around the corner; just stay with Windows…

06.14.21

[Meme] Microsoft Stooping Down Low in Search of Vapourware With a Superficial Version Bump

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 8:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: StatCounter: In May 2021 Windows Market Share Falls Sharply to Just 28%, Whereas GNU/Linux Climbs to 2.31% in Desktops/Laptops

Vista 10 going down the drain; Don't worry, we'll find a Vista 11 for you
Vista 11 will Fix Everything™ though it doesn’t even exist yet!

Summary: Instead of trying to actually fix its broken (and self-breaking) operating system Microsoft has decided to sell mythology and false promises, as usual

“Stewart Alsop, industry gadfly, presented Gates with the “Golden Vaporware” award, saying, “The delay of Windows was all part of a secret plan to have Bill turn thirty before it shipped.”

Barbarians Led by Bill Gates, a book composed
by the daughter of Microsoft’s PR mogul

“The purpose of announcing early like this is to freeze the market at the OEM and ISV level. In this respect it is JUST like the original Windows announcement…

“One might worry that this will help Sun because we will just have vaporware, that people will stop buying 486 machines, that we will have endorsed RISC but not delivered… So, Scott, do you really think you can fight that avalanche?”

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft

06.01.21

The Death of WSL and WSL2

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Vista 10 at 5:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

It was always just about Windows… and it failed

Professional update: I am moving to the @Rancher_Labs team at @SUSE to help improve the Windows Containers experience there. I am very excited to take my unique set of Windows/Linux skills and become more active in the Kubernetes community.
One thing less to worry about inside Canonical

Summary: The era of WSL is ending; adding a small “g” to acronyms (rather than just version inflation and DirectX) won’t save or salvage the failure WSL has been for nearly half a decade (appalling adoption rates)

VISTA 10 is “Linux” OS

Blame Microsoft when Windows Update makes a mess
Freedom means less and less
When Microsoft can kick your system in the ass

“When Microsoft can kick your system in the ass”WSL going to Hell
Hayden Barnes on his sword fell (yes, he left Canonical!)
Lies about 'success' the media will still tell
But just like a corpse this thing will always smell

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

Bill Gates, Microsoft

12.23.20

Pushing Mesa and Linux Graphics Towards Proprietary Microsoft GitHub, WSL (Vista 10), and DirectX

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Kernel, Microsoft, Standard, Vista 10, Windows at 1:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: In yet another arrogant display of Hubris and self-admiration, Microsoft enters a project merely to divert resources away from its principal goals, instead rendering it a ‘slave’ of Microsoft’s proprietary universe (DirectX, WSL, GitHub)

THE ‘good folks’ from Microsoft have decided to ‘help’ Linux… by helping themselves to it. In whose favour? To whose ends?

Bill Gates once said: “The fact that there’s some e-mail here at MS that says ‘let’s go up and beat this guy’: there’s nothing wrong with that – that is capitalism at work for consumers.”

Yeah, so sabotaging Linux is also “capitalism at work for consumers.”

“They don’t love Linux, they just try to change Linux, including outsourcing of Linux to GitHub, which is proprietary software.”He even used the word “consumers” because that’s how Microsoft views computer users — merely those ‘peasants’ out there, ripe to ‘consume’ whatever Microsoft imposes on them.

This video started as a response to this hours-old article entitled Microsoft Adds SPIR-V To DXIL Library In Mesa – With A Focus On WebGPU Support (as usual, the responses are better).

Linux and GitHubMicrosoft “should stop fooling around, drop DX/DXIL and switch to Vulkan/SPIR-V to begin with,” as somebody put it in the latest comment. The article itself says Microsoft is “using Mesa to translate the APIs for consumption by Direct3D 12 drivers…”

So they come to Mesa to promote Microsoft, i.e. the usual. We’ve seen this many times before and we wrote about it dozens of times this year alone.

They don’t love Linux, they just try to change Linux, including outsourcing of Linux to GitHub, which is proprietary software. It's all about control (by Microsoft). As these videos aren’t scripted I ended up also discussing the sort of vision Microsoft has for Linux, namely a kernel that’s closely controlled by Microsoft, with all developers closely monitored and censored by Microsoft. Is this what we want for Linux?

Microsoft loves to use or mischaracterise its control over some GNU/Linux instances (in Azure) as “proof” that it “loves Linux”, but Azure has basically been an utter failure (financial calamity) and days ago we had it confirmed that Azure employees were fired this year. The video above also mentions that WSL has been an utter failure. They’re not exactly succeeding at “Embrace, Extend, Extinguish,” but they carry on trying. If we aren’t sufficiently vigilant, we might even fall into their trap.

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