Microsoft Flunks Computer Science 101

Microsoft Flunks Computer Science 101

Summary: I love it when Microsoft confirms my extremely low opinion of them... ZDNet U.


I love it when Microsoft confirms my extremely low opinion of them... ZDNet U.S. has a good article on the recent Azure debacle. Real life events keep forcing me to revise my opinion of Microsoft... downward.


Topic: Linux

J.A. Watson

About J.A. Watson

I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.

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  • A solution which would eliminate many problems--most notably Microsoft's inability to do anything technical correctly-- would be for Apple, given their having more cash than Poland, to buy Microsoft. Assuming they put Everything Microsoft in good order AND tweaked their customer service, they could end up with more money than Imelda Marcos.

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  • ...or Imelda Marcos' estate.

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  • I have been reading about MS Azure for 3 or 4 years and I still haven't figured out beyond "its a cloud-thing". I suspect that's the problem MS has, the Marketing (Not)geniuses (or should that be !geniuses) don't really have a clue either.