windows haters (repost for albert wagner)

Albert Wagner alwagner at tcac.net
Sun Jun 2 11:30:57 PDT 2002


On Sunday 02 June 2002 12:50 pm, you wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Jun 2002 23:28:14 -0500
>
> Albert Wagner <alwagner at tcac.net> wrote:
> > > The problems are:  a) they make a product you don't like and b) you
> > > don't understand the law or how business works.
>
> Replying to a reply. sorry.
>
> Just a quick note, but a lot of people say 'well, microsoft might be
> bad, but without them, PCs would never have taken off and be so cheap'.
>
> To that I say:
>
> Great, thanks a lot.
>
> X86 is one of the LEAST pleasant architectures out there to work on.
> thanks for making a crap design the standard

I couldn't agree more.  I remember when the 8080 and the 6800 came out and 
never understood why IBM chose intel over motorola.

>
> and
>
> Computers would have become ubiquitous anyway.
>
> The Apple II sold like hotcakes in the US.
>
> Sinclair, Commodore, Acorn and Atari were doing GREAT in the UK.
>
> if X86 and M$ hadnt won, we'd all be using PPC or ARM systems with open
> standards (more competition).
>
> So, Thanks for nothing, Billy boy...

Again, right on target.  An opportunistic predator just muddied the waters as 
far as I am concerned.  

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