12.06.09

Gemini version available ♊︎

Microsoft Press Deceives the Masses About Windows

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Vista 8, Windows at 8:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Just keep rubbing it in, via the press, analysts, newsgroups, whatever.”

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

Communication

Summary: The press which is in Microsoft’s pocket uses its position irresponsibly to brainwash the masses by the spread of marketing and not reporting

THE reality behind Vista 7 cannot be distorted, not even with obedient, self-appointers reporters who comply with norms, pressure, PR agencies, and hearsay. Some of them are also paid by Microsoft. They made a big mistake when they spread the message that Windows Vista would be a great success (even after it was released) and they are doing it again with Vista 7.

“They made a big mistake when they spread the message that Windows Vista would be a great success (even after it was released) and they are doing it again with Vista 7.”Shifting of focus from Vista to Vista 7 is perfectly clear to see and there is even a shift of focus to vapourware that we call “Vista 8″. We’ll come to this later. Not a single headline about “Vista” has appeared in the past week’s news*, compared to 20 clusters of headlines about Vista 7 (which is also relatively little). This is typical.

So who is responsible (at least in part) for hyping up Windows? Well, there is the unofficial ‘Microsoft press’ (they recently set up a biased “visualization” site), which writes positively about Vista 7 and quotes Microsoft as taking pride in waste. The same publisher also shows what Comes vs Microsoft once revealed — that Microsoft may want to abolish SQL.

Think the “NoSQL” movement isn’t prominent on Microsoft’s radar screen?

Think again. Not only is the company tracking it, some people inside Microsoft have actually jumped on the anti-SQL bandwagon. This came to light when Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell took some pot-shots at the latest threat to the company’s bread-and-butter database strategy during the recent Professional Developer’s Conference.

This is an old plan that never materialised (more lock-in). It is interesting that the ‘Microsoft press’ can bring this up, along with baseless and ridiculous claims from Doug Barney, who shockingly claims “Mobile Windows Surge Due”. Where does this man live? Based on several surveys from planet Earth, Windows Mobile is sinking like a rock, but that’s just the reporting one ought to expect from the ‘Microsoft press’ (they have a whole bunch of domains now), which sometimes seems to act like a peripheral marketing agency of Microsoft.

In a similar vein, BetaNews is talking only to so-called ‘analysts’ who are in Microsoft’s pocket. They are approached for the reporter to get perspective on Microsoft’s competition. This includes Rob Enderle [1, 2, 3] (on the same week when Enderle is using TG Daily to boost Windows Mobile) and a Microsoft-focused group, which has been saying the same things elsewhere this week (Rosoff as a source). On the other hand, BetaNews has also published this article from Carmi Levy, titled “See ya later, WinMo: Microsoft’s mobile strategy needs a reboot”

After 13 years and countless kicks at the can, it’s time for Microsoft to call it a day.

Going back to Vista 7, Microsoft is looking for free labour, just like the in “Show Us Your Wow” campaign that left submitters’ contributions dumped altogether, along with the campaign Web site.

What’s in it for those who help Microsoft?

In return, Microsoft will choose five random winners who will get some Windows 7 swag.

They must be referring to schwag (bribes), many of which we saw before. Microsoft offers many “incentives” to people who praise and promote the operating system. In fact, Microsoft’s PR booster Ina Fried is selling the illusion of scarcity whilst another Microsoft booster, Paul Thurrott, does likewise. Joe Wilcox, formerly of Microsoft Watch, wrote about this in BetaNews. Now that people criticise the marketing tactics of Apple and Microsoft, Wilcox also comments about their stores.

Perhaps even more interesting is the level of fantasy, which includes hype and vapourware one finds when it comes to Windows. Vista 7 is hardly adopted and Microsoft is already talking about future versions. Why? Probably to “freeze the market,” to use Microsoft's own words. They always fail to deliver what they promise, but it keeps people deluded and unwilling to explore other options.

Vista 7 is already anti-competitive by design and people still notice.

Now there is a more Microsoft orientated web version reliant on Microsoft servers (I’m sure)?

Vista 7 stifles Samba compatibility, for example.
____
* We use Google News as a yardstick.

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

A Single Comment

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    December 7, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Gravatar

    Correction: mobile windows would be sinking like a pebble. It was marginal and never big to begin with. It’s been all but dropped by everybody including MSFT loyalists in favor of functional systems. Android is the latest and is expected to really just be sprinkling dirt over the grave.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. How Oppressive Governments and Web Monopolists Might Try to Discourage Adoption of Internet Protocols Like Gemini

    Popular movements and even some courageous publications have long been subverted by demonisation tactics, splits along unrelated grounds (such as controversial politics) and — failing that — technical sabotage and censorship; one must familiarise oneself with commonly-recurring themes of social control by altercation



  2. [Meme] Strike Triangulations, Reception Issues

    Financial strangulations for Benoît Battistelli‘s unlawful “Strike Regulations”? The EPO will come to regret 2013…



  3. [Meme] Is Saying “No!” to Unlawful Proposals Considered “Impolite”?

    A ‘toxic mix’ of enablers and cowards (who won’t vote negatively on EPO proposals which they know to be unlawful) can serve to show that the EPO isn’t a “social democracy” as Benoît Battistelli liked to call it; it’s just a dictatorship, currently run by the son of a person who actually fought dictatorship



  4. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    IRC logs for Wednesday, October 20, 2021



  5. [Meme] EPO Legal Sophistry and Double Dipping

    An imaginary EPO intercept of Administrative Council discussions in June 2013...



  6. Links 21/10/2021: PostgreSQL JDBC 42.3.0 and Maui Report

    Links for the day



  7. [Meme] [Teaser] “Judge a Person Both by His Friends and Enemies”

    Fervent supporters of Team Battistelli or Team Campinos (a dark EPO era) are showing their allegiances; WIPO and EPO have abused staff similarly over the past decade or so



  8. 'Cluster-Voting' in the European Patent Office/Organisation (When a Country With 1.9 Million Citizens Has the Same Voting Power as a Country With 83.1 Million Citizens)

    Today we examine who has been running the Finnish patent office and has moreover voted in the EPO during the ballot on unlawful "Strike Regulations"; they voted in favour of manifestly illegal rules and for 8.5 years after that (including last Wednesday) they continued to back a shady regime which undermines the EPO's mission statement



  9. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XVIII: Helsinki's Accord

    The Finnish outpost has long been strategic to the EPO because it can help control the vote of four or more nations; evidence suggests this has not changed



  10. [Meme] Living as a Human Resource, Working for Despots

    The EPO has become a truly awful place/employer to work for; salary is 2,000 euros for some (despite workplace stress, sometimes relocation to a foreign country)



  11. Links 20/10/2021: New Redcore Linux and Hospital Adoption of GNU Health

    Links for the day



  12. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    IRC logs for Tuesday, October 19, 2021



  13. Links 19/10/2021: Karanbir Singh Leaves CentOS Board, GPL Violations at Vizio

    Links for the day



  14. [Meme] Giving the Knee

    The 'knee' champion Kratochvìl and 'kneel' champion Erlingsdóttir are simply crushing the law; they’re ignoring the trouble of EPO staff and abuses of the Office, facilitated by the Council itself (i.e. facilitated by themselves)



  15. Josef Kratochvìl Rewarded Again for Covering Up EPO Corruption and the EPO Bribes the Press for Lies Whilst Also Lying About Its Colossal Privacy Violations

    Corrupt officials and officials who actively enable the crimes still control the Office and also the body which was supposed to oversee it; it's pretty evident and clear judging by this week's press statements at the EPO's official Web site



  16. [Meme] Sorry, Wrong Country (Or: Slovenia isn't Great Britain)

    Team UPC is trying to go ahead with a total hoax which a high-level European court would certainly put an end to (if or when a referral is initiated)



  17. How Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden Voted on Patently Unlawful Regulations at the EPO

    We look back and examine what happened 8 years ago when oppressed staff was subjected to unlawful new “regulations” (long enjoyed by António Campinos, the current EPO autocrat)



  18. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XVII: The Non-Monolithic Nordic Bloc

    We start our investigation of how countries in northern Europe ended up voting on the unlawful “Strike Regulations” at the EPO and why



  19. Proof That Windows “11” is a Hoax

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  20. Firefox Becomes as Morally Reprehensible as Apple, Facebook, or Uber

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  21. Links 19/10/2021: GNU dbm 1.22 and Godot 3.4 RC 1

    Links for the day



  22. [Meme] [Teaser] GitHub an Expensive and Dangerous Trap (Also: Misogyny Hub)

    The ongoing Microsoft GitHub exposé will give people compelling reasons to avoid GitHub, which is basically just a subsidised (at a loss) trap



  23. Norway Should Have Voted Against Benoît Battistelli's Illegal (Anti-)'Strike Regulations' at the European Patent Office

    Benoît Battistelli‘s EPO faced no real and potent opposition from Norwegian delegates, who chose to abstain from the vote on the notorious and illegal so-called ‘Strike Regulations’ (they’re just an attack on strikes, an assault on basic rights of labourers)



  24. Links 19/10/2021: Sequoia PGP LGPL 2.0+, Open RAN Adoption

    Links for the day



  25. [Meme] [Teaser] Benoît Battistelli, King of Iceland

    Later today we shall see how the current deputy of the head of the EPO‘s overseeing body was in fact likely rewarded for her complicity in Benoît Battistelli‘s abuses against EPO staff, including staff from Iceland



  26. IRC Proceedings: Monday, October 18, 2021

    IRC logs for Monday, October 18, 2021



  27. Links 19/10/2021: MyGNUHealth 1.0.5 and Ubuntu 22.04 Now Developed

    Links for the day



  28. [Meme] [Teaser] Thrown Under the Bus

    Tomorrow we shall look at Danish enablers of unlawful EPO regulations, Jesper Kongstad and Anne Rejnhold Jørgensen



  29. The World Needs to Know What Many Austrians Already Know About Rude Liar, the Notorious 'Double-Dipper'

    Today we publish many translations (from German) about the Austrian double-dipper, who already became the subject of unfavourable press coverage in his home country; he’s partly responsible for crushing fundamental rights at the EPO under Benoît Battistelli‘s regime



  30. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XVI: The Demise of the Austrian Double-Dipper

    Friedrich ‘Rude Liar’ Rödler is notorious in the eyes of EPO staff, whom he was slandering and scandalising for ages while he himself was the real scandal


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts