I’ve noticed this at lot of places: Blogs, User comments, Canteen Conversations, Meetings etc. People love to hate Microsoft & its operating system – Windows.
You’ll hear this a lot if you are surrounded by abunch of IT engineers – “Windows is not stable”. So, once upon a time, I had asked this simple question to one of them “Can you tell me why its not stable?”. The answer that I got wasn’t convincing. The IT guy had replied “It crashes so many times”.
I’ve used Windows 98, XP & now I’ve Vista Business. None of them ever crashed. No, I’m not an ‘average’ user. I’ve ‘played’ with the system and it worked well.
Another thing you’re likely to hear when surrounded by bunch of software engineers is – “Windows does not give you complete control over the system”. I doubt if that’s really true. I’ve seen hardcore Windows lovers, too. Look at Windows through a regular user’s view! Its beautiful and it gets the things done. That’s what people want.
In my opinion, Microsoft has changed the world in its own way. Microsoft is a great company built by a great visionary & entrepreneur – Bill Gates. I think people who don’t like Microsoft should first stop using Windows and switch over to Linux.
I’m happy with Vista and it never crashes. I’ll be happy if Microsoft buys Yahoo. Go Microsoft Go!