Saturday, February 03, 2007

Vista ain't the fashizzle

Here we have an article where Bill Gates (a.k.a. Damien) attempts to actually convince his sheep that the OS X-look-alike, Vista, is safer than OS X:

"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine," Gates claims.

The full load of BS from the MS founder can be read here at MSNBC. I'm sure his nose grew about 12 feet by the time he left the interview.

Then comes the truth, of course. The Mac is making inroads against Microsoft, gaining a few percentage points of market share. Bill Gates would normally never address Apple; now he has to, because Apple has become a threat. Computer users are more savvy these days, and they're aware of the open plagiarizing M$ has perpetrated against Apple; OS X has had these "new, innovative features" for years, but true to form, M$ slaps its label on the technology and acts like it just "innovated" all the new, wonderful technologies. Fortunately, M$ always leaves out one key component when photocopying...quality is an afterthought. Apparently, that's still the case. Read on.

And even more truth. A Mac user bought and installed Vista and seemingly regretted that decision:

The online sale went fine and I was issued a license key for my second machine. The problem was that the key didn't work. I re-entered and double-checked it at length with no luck. Time to go to support. In the email I received it had a web link to follow if you need help, so I clicked. It goes to a non-existant page at, and still does today.

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