Microsoft Bashing is so ’99


John Topley has a nice piece about Microsoft and why he doesn’t understand all the hatred towards it.  Hear, hear!


All the MS bashing does get one down after a while, even though I’d say our skins are thicker than most.  I am just one of the 55,000 trying to build the best software we can.  It’s sounds trite because you hear it a lot from people here, but it’s true.  My particular job is to build the best web mail client out there and I love it.  I love hearing about how people use our stuff.  I love walking down the hall and seeing people outside my group dogfooding our latest bits and hearing what they think.  I love getting email from people I’ve never met who’ve taken time out of their day to tell me about a bug or something in the software that they think just isn’t right, and I love making sure we record those bugs and design change requests (what we call DCRs) so we can get those fixes out in the next release.


I don’t remember where I was going with this particular entry anymore.  Have a read through John’s blog entry

Comments (4)

  1. The main reason I have seen a decrease in the bashing is that for every bash people do or say about Microsoft it takes it to heart. People say that IE is so not secure…. So Microsoft said "We will make our Browser Secure"…. People said "Windows Crashes if I look at it funny"….This was pre Windows XP…so steps by Microsoft were taken to allow the system to still operate after an error or crash (though it still happens) but not as often. People said " LINUX is better than Windows" then Microsoft asked "WHY?" took careful notes…Then Linux became the target of SCO- but however in all cases when it came to pattent rights… Microsoft Said "Protect the USER from those costs!" So you see how just by listening to the bashing Microsoft wins… People said "What about our privacy" Then Microsoft said "Privacy and Security is our Main focus." So for every blow taken on by Microsoft the company has made the changes to counter the claims.

    That is the main reasons why bashing is now out of style.

    People Speak….Microsoft Listens 🙂

  2. Take Outs for 25 April 2004

  3. John Topley has a nice piece about Microsoft and why he doesn’t understand all the hatred towards it. Hear, hear! All the MS bashing does get one down after a while, even though I’d say our skins are thicker than most. I am just one of the 55,000 tryin