Screwing the end user and seeing how far you get

Posted by raislinux2 on May 20, 2011 12:56 AM EDT
Reallylinux.com; By Walter Koenning
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I had naively believed for years that Microsoft was balancing between the demands of shareholders and OEM relationships and its user base. Somehow the balance teetered one way or another, but in the end I assumed I would benefit from purchasing their expensive licenses. Using my laptop which was running Vista, I finally got around to taking my DVD minidisc movie of our summer vacation and trying to properly burn it as a DVD movie we could watch on our big screen.

Linux today is a far more appealing solution than Microsoft Windows, not only for running my home network/firewall but also for running my personal laptop and family internet gaming machine.

I had naively believed for years that Microsoft was balancing between the demands of shareholders and OEM relationships and its user base. Somehow the balance teetered one way or another, but in the end I assumed I would benefit from purchasing their expensive licenses.

Using my laptop which was running Vista, I finally got around to taking my DVD minidisc movie of our summer vacation and trying to properly burn it as a DVD movie we could watch on our big screen.

I sat down to transfer the movie and encountered some odd errors from Microsoft Windows.

At the time I thought, because of all the fraud and copy theft going on, Microsoft was trying to help by making it difficult to transfer movies or watch movies.

But this was MY MOVIE!

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