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Bill Gates Just Said

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posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:27 AM
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Look- I'm a regular Joe- but when the RICHEST man in the world's being interviewed, it just might be worth a look. He extrapolated on how Microsoft has actually introduced cutting-edge technology that's changed the world. Think about it- where would we be without microsoft? Internet, email, operating systems, etc... AND GET THIS_- HE said, ""we will look back 5 years from now and think this (our current technology) was a joke."




posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:36 AM
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Yeah? So? It's true... Look back at technology of five years ago from today. It's lauaghable compared to the capabilities we have now.

Or are you reading into it further than I am? Please explain...



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:38 AM
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Well, usually whatever is being developed in the labs, seems far ahead of what is mainstream today.

I aint to sure about vista though, all the tests we have ran on it show the betas to be too unstable, I hope they get a few more build levels before a commercial release.

Id hate to see another windows ME....lol.

Gawd, that thing was unstable, even the commercial release was horrible. win98 SE is actually considered better lol, even though it was made earlier


Windows ME would produce run time and kernel errors sitting idle!!


it will still probably be a year before the commercial release of vista...projections are for march 2007 I believe.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
Yeah? So? It's true... Look back at technology of five years ago from today. It's lauaghable compared to the capabilities we have now.

Or are you reading into it further than I am? Please explain...


Very further cmdkeenkid. He spoke of capabilities that bordered on telekenisis; business strategies that are draconian at best, and technology that we haven't even dreamed of man. This nerd is rich for a reason I guess. Did you see it? MSNBC, 1-2am, good tv.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:58 AM
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Ah, well you should have mentioned that in the opening post! That makes a world of a difference!

And no, sadly, I missed that one. Maybe I'll catch it later today or find it online someplace. Sounds interesting.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 01:06 AM
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XphilesPhan
Actually, I'm useing a very stable version of ME. It took some getting used to but I fine tuned the OS and have not had any trouble. Then again I may have the only good version in the world!


I like haveing a system no one else knows how to use, let alone wants to. LMAO



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 01:16 AM
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I like 98SE for stability AND reliability. (Yes, they are different.) I like 2000 for expanding my brain.

[edit on 25-5-2006 by MajesticJax]



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 01:24 AM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
XphilesPhan
Actually, I'm useing a very stable version of ME. It took some getting used to but I fine tuned the OS and have not had any trouble. Then again I may have the only good version in the world!


I like haveing a system no one else knows how to use, let alone wants to. LMAO


well that might explain it, I had it runing for about 6-8 months after fine tuning, but I have found there comes a point where the damn thing falls apart. usually starting with a kernel error and just exponentially gets worse which resulted in a format and reload of the OS. Of course I may have exposed it to more viruses and programs of a more malicous nature, but in every lab environment ive seen it in, it has only confirmed what I already knew.

now compare that to my win XP pro, which, coupled with some 3rd party software and fine tuning I have had succesfully run for over 2 years without a critical systems error.

I prefer the win XP pro.

also there are some security flaws that are inherent with 9x/me series.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:00 PM
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My wife had a Compaq w\ a AMD Duron running Me about 4 years ago. That computer was a real piece of crap! She has a mac laptop that was state of the art 2.5 years ago, but it has always seemed slow as x-mas to me.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:16 PM
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Billy-Boy is gunning for the extensible firmware interface (delayed till Vista 2)... can you say "Control"? What if Billy-Boy has no storage file system (the war with Symantec Veritas is just gettin'serious)? Makes DRM objections looks mild. An MS controlled active BIOS for all devices? Not while I've got BSD, (1986 "big crunch" vintage) and lots of old hardware; march around Jericho long enough and the "wall" will fall. Hello Google, when's that rumoured consumer OS gonna be ready?

Exciting times,

Victor K.

[edit on 25-5-2006 by V Kaminski]


Dae

posted on May, 25 2006 @ 01:09 PM
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I wonder if this has anything to do with the ATS thread Bush:The nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would "startle" most Americans.

Yeah my bunneh senses tell me something is going to happen soon. Maybe they decided that the best way to distract us will be with sparkley technology. Man, Im sooo cynical, maybe there will be a 'happy ever after'...

The telekenisis bit could be related to the brain computer interface tech here and here



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 06:25 PM
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For those who may wish to hear and see what Mr. Gates said in a 17 minute interview earlier this year try this link. It's from Feb 2006, an interview by channel9.msdn.com, not what one could call totally uninteresting.

On another note Mr. Bill wants you to take a test drive. He seems so "nice young man next door"... great philanthropist... still you gotta know deep down this guy "knows" he's best and it's either his way or the road less travelled (see Sun's recent 5000 layoffs). I resent "something" about MS and Mr. Gates, I just can't put my finger on it... I'm quite likely just jealous and biased or maybe I'm afraid this may be Big Brother's tech guy. How much history is written on MS software?

Thanx,

Victor K.

[edit on 1-6-2006 by V Kaminski]



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
XphilesPhan
Actually, I'm useing a very stable version of ME. It took some getting used to but I fine tuned the OS and have not had any trouble. Then again I may have the only good version in the world!


I like haveing a system no one else knows how to use, let alone wants to. LMAO


You have a stable version of ME????????????


You are either:

1. The Illuminati
2. From another dimension
3. An alien
4. On drugs and having one hell of a trip!






posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by MajesticJax
Think about it- where would we be without microsoft? Internet, email, operating systems, etc...


The Internet: created by Tim Berners-Lee

Operating Systems: Um, IBM anyone?

E-mail: gotta have the internet first...

Browsers: I'm pretty sure Netscape got there first...

Even boring old Windows (THE GUI, Graphical User Interface) wouldn't exist without the originating work of Xerox.

So, what did Bill Gates invent, exactly?

The home-gaming system (X-Box)? The hand-held computer (Palm Pilot)? The word processor (Word Perfect)?

The Blue Screen of Death? The ability to sell a faulty product and then force customers to repair said faulty product at their expense?



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 06:54 PM
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I don't see why Microsoft is so hated, the company I work at used the competiton, Apple, and stopped after all the problems. One day none of the computers would load right because, well, they couldn't figure it out. Now that they use WIndows XP nothing has gone wrong, none of the computers have crashed on a mass scale like Apple, none have refused to turn on or load like Apple, and none have been amazingly slow like Apple.

No wonder Bill Gates is so rich, my company spent millions on getting rid of the Apple's and getting Windows for all the offices. And if my company did that then how many other companies have done the same?



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:07 PM
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Guess what's coming next? Ever hear of Wallop? You might. How about an MS funded "social-networking" company? Haven't done much resesearch yet but some may find link1 and link2 of interest or perhaps concern.

Thanx,

Victor K.



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:44 PM
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HOWLRUNNERIV is right,gates didnt invent anything. He just took what was already available and made commercialised and user friendly. Not to mention from a networking standpoint,microsoft is a nightmare.So many holes in windows..............But microsoft can get away with anything,seeing as that's the only os compatible with all software. Im still waiting until software/game devs make thier products compatible with linux/unix.



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by Yumi
I don't see why Microsoft is so hated, the company I work at used the competiton, Apple, and stopped after all the problems. One day none of the computers would load right because, well, they couldn't figure it out. Now that they use WIndows XP nothing has gone wrong, none of the computers have crashed on a mass scale like Apple, none have refused to turn on or load like Apple, and none have been amazingly slow like Apple.

No wonder Bill Gates is so rich, my company spent millions on getting rid of the Apple's and getting Windows for all the offices. And if my company did that then how many other companies have done the same?



simply put... apple is the innovator... microsoft is more about making money. yes simplistic and reductionist... but damn near true.

every system has its flaws... some are better at certain things then others. what you expierenced im sure has been expeirenced a bunch of times by those using pcs.

the apple users are like the marines... the few and the proud.



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by MajesticJax
but when the RICHEST man in the world's being interviewed, it just might be worth a look.


Why? Just because he's uberly rich doesn't make him the smartest, most forward thinking person in the world you know, it just makes him the most successful. He and his company have quite a lot to answer for in terms of lost income due to holes and bugs in his crappy software.


He extrapolated on how Microsoft has actually introduced cutting-edge technology that's changed the world.


I dare you to name just one of those cutting-edge technologies that they supposedly "introduced."


Think about it- where would we be without microsoft? Internet, email, operating systems, etc... AND GET THIS_- HE said, ""we will look back 5 years from now and think this (our current technology) was a joke."


If we had no Microsoft, I'm sure the alternative would have been better. You can't get much worse then Microsoft when it comes to a quality product. They excel in price fixing, OEM strongarming and other general anti-competitive behavior. Most if not all the technology they use in their OS's weren't even developed by them originally, you can thank Xerox for the main biggies like "Windows" interface system as well as the Mouse.

My prediction 5 years from now will be this.

BREAKING: MS Left in the dust by GOOG in a stunning debut of their much anticipated universally free and open source GOOGLEOS.



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 09:23 PM
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There is already something compeating with microsoft, it's called as a term"open source" linux was made on that principle, and many people prefer linux when it comes to networking jobs.
This is just the start, I dont think microsoft can hold the monopol for much longer, with open source posible there is always the tend for perfection.



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