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Advice from Bill Gates...   The Jovial You: Humor, Jokes and Riddles

Started Jun-28 by WALTER784; 704 views.
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From: Showtalk

Jul-21

Why does everyone dislike Bill Gates? That is good advice.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jul-22

Showtalk said...

Why does everyone dislike Bill Gates? That is good advice.

Yes, but the advice was from 2009.

And I still didn't like him then. Various people dislike him for various reasons.

Several of my reasons for disliking him is the way he drove others out of business.

1) A company called Netscape came out with this beautiful browser... something nobody else in the world had... but you had to buy it. And there was a protocol called HTML (HyperText Markup Language) which was also created as a world standard for all web page manufacturers creating web pages to follow for compatibility. Well, Microsoft didn't like Netscape and so they came out with their own browser called Internet Explorer (IE for short) and offered it for free with their Operating Systems. And their browser didn't follow the HTML standard... instead Microsoft created their own MTML (MicrosoftText Markup Language) and Microsoft spent literally 10's or 100's of millions of dollars teaching programmers around the world how to write MTML code instead of the already approved HTML. Well, in doing so, Netscape users couldn't see the web pages properly. It ended up that there were more MTML pages and IE users than Netscape and so Netscape took a dive. Microsoft later had Netscape bought out by AOL who even further ruined Netscape's image. Finally AOL also went out of business along with Netscape. MTML and IE were both a knockoff of Netscape and the IETF standard HTML.

2) Sun Microsystems created this beautiful programming language called JAVA. It was a world wide standard and could be run on Unix, Windows and other operating systems. Microsoft didn't like that so they came out with their own Active-X to compete with Java. Again, Microsoft spent 10's or 100's of millions of dollars training programmers how to write in Active-X coding instead of Java. Microsoft also offered their Active-X for free bundled into their operating system. Shortly there after Sun Microsoft went under and along with that, most of the Java coding with it.

3) Novell used to be a Server Operating System manufacturer. They rivaled both IBM's OS/2 and Microsoft's Windows 4.0. Novell was really making inroads into the Server Operating System realm with a product much better than both IBM and Microsoft. It had quite a few unique features to it which others didn't have. One of those features was NLM (Netware Loadable Module). Novell's Netware Operating System was broken into various component modules. And you could load and unload each of these modules separately without stopping the entire operating system. That means that if you wanted to patch or add a new feature to one module, you just unloaded and reloaded that module and you didn't have to reboot your entire Operating System. Well, Microsoft offered then 10's or 100's of millions for the rights to that patent and then Novell went out of business. And Microsoft never ever used that patent. They only bought the patent so that no other operating system manufacturer could use it as it became Microsoft's patent. And they just let that beautiful technology to collect dust in their scrap pile. Actually, Microsoft tried to implement it into their own Windows Operating System, but couldn't do it without entirely re-developing a brand new Operating System which they never did. And thus now, when you want to patch a Windows machine... you usually have to reboot your machine.

4) An industry standard LDAP (Local Directory Access Protocol) came out which could allow machines connected over a network (internet or local network) to be able to mount disks remotely. It was used by Unix, Linux, even Microsoft's Windows supported it. But Microsoft didn't like it and so they came out with their own knock off of a protocol and called it Active Directory. And they pushed it out with their standard Operating Systems and it caused all kinds of problems when trying to use it with the original LDAP systems. Finally, Active Directory overtook LDAP for the most part. Unix and Linux still use LDAP, but Microsoft continues to have problems with connectivity to those systems.

5) A company called WinZIP used to create a zip utility that crunched the size of files way down. Microsoft didn't like them and so they eventually started offering their own zipping function included for free in their Windows Operating system. WinZip eventually went out of business.

So now, Netscape, Novell, Sun Microsystems, HTML, LDAP, WinZIP and a bunch of others more or less bit the dust in Microsoft's attempt to become the world standard... and that's why so many dislike Microsoft. I'm sure if I thought about it, there are probably others too, but those are the biggies where Microsoft literally forced other companies out of business.

And Microsoft's Operating systems are still plagued with all kinds of security vulnerabilities with their Active Directory, Active-X, Internet Explorer, Edge, etc.

So even if what Bill Gates said is good advice... most people dislike him for what his company did over the many years he was quashing his competitors!!!

FWIW

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From: Showtalk

Aug-1

So he has always been unethical. Windows took a dive. People hate it now.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-1

Showtalk said...

So he has always been unethical.

Ruthless when it comes to the competitors... he just runs them all out of business.

Showtalk said...

Windows took a dive. People hate it now.

But very few Windows users have moved to Linux... they just continue to hate... but use... Windows!

FWIW

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From: Showtalk

Aug-1

Windows now takes hours to update and people with older windows systems are forced to update to versions incompatible with their computers.  That is the beginning of the end. Fewer people need desktop computers anyway and are moving to tablets or phones, none of which use Windows.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-1

Showtalk said...

Windows now takes hours to update and people with older windows systems are forced to update to versions incompatible with their computers.  That is the beginning of the end. Fewer people need desktop computers anyway and are moving to tablets or phones, none of which use Windows.

Yes... it's a refreshing reminder that karma is a b##ch!!! (* LOL *)

And Microsoft of all companies... deserves it!!!

FWIW

Android and Apple's iPhone & iPad have really put a dent in their business!

I just wish the remaining PC Windows users would jump ship to Linux with Wine... and not... the Wine is NOT the drinkable kind, it's the Windows lookalike for Linux! (* CHUCKLE *)

It's different than Windows, but hey... Microsoft makes everybody jump through that hoop with every major new Operating System them come out with. The look, the feel, the icons, the menus, the things they used to have in one place but have moved it elsewhere with the newer version.

So with that in mind... just make one last Microsoft Patch... it's called Linux!!! (* BIG GRIN *)

And that will really stick it to Microsoft like they so deserve!!!

FWIW

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From: Showtalk

Aug-1

There is a free program called LibraOffice that has made a dense in MS Office sales.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-2

Showtalk said...

There is a free program called LibraOffice that has made a dense in MS Office sales.

Google's Chrome OS and Apple's Mac have also put a dent in Microsoft's sales too!

There's also OpenWindows which is just an Open Source version of programs that are compatible with MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Powerpoint and MS-Access too!

FWIW

  • Edited August 2, 2021 3:37 am  by  WALTER784
WALTER784 said:

But very few Windows users have moved to Linux... they just continue to hate... but use... Windows!

Dunno - I have a whole bunch of Linux boxes, and the Raspberry Pi has introduced countless millions more to Linux type operating systems, specifically the fork of Debian that was called Raspbian, now Pi_OS.

And some of us evangelize moving away from Windows. For one, you can set up Ubuntu or Debian (or other Linux flavors) with a pseudonym.

These days almost everything is using HTML on-line precisely because Windows developed a reputation of breaking stuff.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-5

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

And some of us evangelize moving away from Windows. For one, you can set up Ubuntu or Debian (or other Linux flavors) with a pseudonym.

Personally, I like CentOS best... Ubuntu and Fedora aren't bad, but I prefer CentOS.

One thing I'm glad to see happening is a lot more companies are placing their servers on Linux based platforms and moving away from Windows because they're more stable (up time), not as vulnerable (don't require as many patches) and don't have to be rebooted for most patches.

FWIW

 

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