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When the BBC Talks About Computers It Means Microsoft Windows

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Summary: The MSBBC (N00BBC?) carries on providing new examples where it is unable to name offending/guilty vendors/products, unless they are Microsoft rivals

ThistleWeb (Gordon) from TechBytes noticed that the BBC is at it again. It reports on Windows-only problems, yet does not mention "Windows" (or any Microsoft-related brand for that matter) in the articles about Windows-only problems. As ThistleWeb put it in Identi.ca today, "again the "quality" #BBC journos do a Windows only story without mentioning "Windows" or "Microsoft" http://bbc.in/eWKvgB #fail"



Glyn Moody soon responded with: "another pathetic #BBC piece failing to mention Windows"

Harish Pillay from Red Hat wrote: "Why does BBC not mention M$ windoze in this story? It is all about M$ windows' solid security anyway!"

Later in the same day ThistleWeb noticed yet another example and wrote: "Just how many MS employees are on the #BBC payroll? 2 Windows stories in one day that don't mention "Windows" http://bbc.in/fN8bzX"

“2 Windows stories in one day that don't mention "Windows"”
      --ThistleWeb
As we have been showing for a few years, Microsoft UK staff is entering BBC management and the bias is therefore not entirely surprising. They give the illusion that choice does not exist and Windows is just part of the computer. What would it be like if cars where treated similarly?

In other news, ThistleWeb found this new post which he says demonstrates the "famous "ease of use" Microsoft keep bleating on about". Read the post and be shocked...

“Age of Empires III is available for 10p” Interesting. That’s probably worthwhile. “On Games For Windows marketplace” Oh. Ah well. Lets give it a go.


As it shows thereafter, the whole process is a sordid mess. Bear in mind this is the type of complicated platform the BBC promotes as "standard" (while occasionally bashing GNU/Linux by saying that it's hard, if not altogether ignoring its existence). This is the service taxpayers are obliged to pay for?

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