• Subject: FW: Bill Gate$.
  • From: "Karen Summers" <ksummers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 18:42:28 -0800
  • Importance: Normal

Ya' know...I don't know much about Linux or the Mac OS (what's it called?),
but gosh guys, ftp on the 400 sends me error messages that say "Unable to
send data".  At least Microsoft has decent FREE online help.  You can't
imagine what I had to go through just to get a password to look up any
possible assistance that doesn't cost $285/hour to figure out why I have 5
minute response time after upgrading my operating system (I am not
exagerating and it's still not fixed 72 days later!  The development machine
is unusable.).

Bill's wares are cheap, easy to load, full of bells and whistles and easy to
get help for.  Did I mention cheap?  No one is required to accept the the
preload of Windows (pick your release).  Buy a Dell and load Linux.  What
happened to "the guy with best ideas gets paid a lot of money for them and
wins"?  Isn't that what we all want?

Get off Bill's back.  Who out there complaining (that is not a Mac owner)
has a Gates-free machine?

Criminy!
Kari
(P.S. BTW: I am a bona fide, card-carrying AS/400 bigot.  Ask any
mainframer!)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com] On Behalf Of Arnaldo Gaudenzi
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 3:37 AM
To: Midrange
Subject: Bill Gate$.


Hi!

I read of a Gallup poll saying that 68% of the american public has a
favourable opinion and praise
him for a OS which, I think, is:
- unsteady;
- sometimes misterious;
- with so much help screens that make a ping-pong between Microsoft site,
books and on-line without
solving the question you put or doubt you have;
- in many cases not facilitating peoples work.

Perhaps this 68% are all computer vendors that solve a system problem with
"first of all, let's
reload Windows" which means time and money.

Cheers
Arnaldo


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