I have to admit, I fell for it myself. Microsoft is so big and powerful that it’s hard not to point a finger at them whenever something goes wrong with the computer or when a security hole is found. I went into a Vista rant a while back.
I do have an undying love for MS Office though. Excel never ceases to amaze me. I just needed to get that out there…
Fair? Maybe. BUT a ton of other companies are given a free pass when things break, crash, or don’t work quite as well as they should. Granted Gmail is free, but it was down last night and is having problems this morning. I’m a big fan of Google’s offerings, but a lot of them have plenty of room for improvement.
The G1 phone has plenty of bugs (albeit minor), and even a security flaw, but they are given a free pass by fans. Actually, what’s funny about the G1 is that their uber-fans’ hatred is directed at the IPhone, not Microsoft per se.
Macs can’t do EVERYTHING, yet some shortcomings are ignored. The Microsoft hatred is blinding I guess.
There are a million and one products and services out there that are good, but not absolutely perfect.
What’s my point? Microsoft’s products aren’t THAT bad.