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Microsoft’s Products — Including Servers — Go Down at Frequent and High Pace

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Servers, Windows at 10:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: An overview on the latest collapse of Microsoft services and Microsoft servers

A LOT OF Microsoft products are dying these days. Microsoft shuts them down to save money. Last night we wrote about the death of Windows Live Spaces and the day before that we reported that another product is said to be dead. If Microsoft is as cash-rich as it wishes people to believe (Microsoft actually has debt), why is it shrinking itself like this and approaching cheaper workers?

“Users of Windows Live Spaces will be migrated to GNU/Linux and finally enjoy decent uptime.”Microsoft’s problems are not just financial. The problem is that Microsoft’s products — broadly speaking — are well behind the competition’s. As Pogson put it (about the death of Windows Live Spaces): “Users will have a smooth transition to WordPress, the software running this blog. I hope this isn’t embrace, extend and extinguish in the blogosphere. Maybe bloggers are too intelligent and don’t drink the Koolaid.”

Users of Windows Live Spaces will be migrated to GNU/Linux and finally enjoy decent uptime. The downtime problems in Microsoft services such as BPOS are said to be “Design Issues”. Microsoft cannot produce a decent stack, so “Recently, M$’s BPOS which has a 99.9% guarantee was down to 99.7%,” claims Pogson. Microsoft had to issue some credits, which are like a lousy form of refund or compensation. Microsoft promises and guarantees can never be taken seriously.

In the next post we shall look at Microsoft’s latest financial situation.

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