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2013-01-14 11:08:03 PM  

adenosine: I haven't used it yet, but I bought a copy of Windows 8 for my new computer.


Ah, there's your mistake. You actually paid for Windows!

/only partially kidding
 
2013-01-14 11:33:43 PM  

styckx: Microsoft misstep No. 13: DOS 4.0
Microsoft misstep No. 12: The evil cuties Bob, Clippy, and Rover
Microsoft misstep No. 11: Zune, Kin, Courier, Windows Mobile, and missing the consumer mobile boat
Microsoft misstep No. 10: Bad Windows: Do they run in cycles?
Microsoft misstep No. 9: Windows Ultimate
Microsoft misstep No. 8: Windows Genuine Advantage
Microsoft misstep No. 7. Branding
Microsoft misstep No. 6. Windows Live
Microsoft misstep No. 5: Windows 8
Microsoft misstep No. 4: Windows 8 branding
Microsoft misstep No. 3: Missed opportunities in the cloud
Microsoft misstep No. 2: Management musical chairs
Microsoft misstep No. 1: Internet Explorer 6


Thank you!
I wasn't going to go through all of those pages just to confirm Windows 8 was on the list.
It sucks big time. I returned the laptop I had purchased that was loaded with it today.
 
2013-01-15 03:00:06 AM  

cretinbob: 8 pages? Really? It takes 8 pages to list 13 things that MS didn't do well? Jeez I'm glad the author didn't go with 25 or 100 things.


I see what you did there....
 
2013-01-15 01:22:42 PM  

YodaBlues: d say you should probably choose an analogy that is actually analogous the situation I am describing.


OK, here's an analogy.

Andenosine posted the Windows 8 licensing terms

YodaBlues came back and pretended like he was tougher than Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction, and he doesn't care about those stupid license terms, because he's a bad motherfarker, and out in the real world a man can do anything that no other man stops him from doing with physical force. Also, when he calls the automated phone support to activate windows on a second computer they haven't ever actually caught him,

The Larch said that claiming that something is OK because you haven't been not caught makes you sound like a retarded five year old, and you're stupid, and you should feel bad for being so stupid.

YodaBlues comes back a second time to say that he really didn't mean that he could get away with it because he's a baddass who hasn't been caught. What he really meant was FREEEEEEEEEDOOOOMMMMMMM!

The Larch posts what might have been the stupidest car analogy ever posted in the history of the internet, involving Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin running southern california car chop shops, and Thomas Jefferson altering the Constitution of the United States because he felt that Ben Franklin's customization infringed on his own.

YodaBlues still apparently takes this conversation seriously, because he really is a retarded five year old, and he doesn't feel bad for being stupid yet.
 
2013-01-15 02:04:38 PM  

The Larch: YodaBlues: d say you should probably choose an analogy that is actually analogous the situation I am describing.

OK, here's an analogy.

Andenosine posted the Windows 8 licensing terms

YodaBlues came back and pretended like he was tougher than Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction, and he doesn't care about those stupid license terms, because he's a bad motherfarker, and out in the real world a man can do anything that no other man stops him from doing with physical force. Also, when he calls the automated phone support to activate windows on a second computer they haven't ever actually caught him,

The Larch said that claiming that something is OK because you haven't been not caught makes you sound like a retarded five year old, and you're stupid, and you should feel bad for being so stupid.

YodaBlues comes back a second time to say that he really didn't mean that he could get away with it because he's a baddass who hasn't been caught. What he really meant was FREEEEEEEEEDOOOOMMMMMMM!

The Larch posts what might have been the stupidest car analogy ever posted in the history of the internet, involving Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin running southern california car chop shops, and Thomas Jefferson altering the Constitution of the United States because he felt that Ben Franklin's customization infringed on his own.

YodaBlues still apparently takes this conversation seriously, because he really is a retarded five year old, and he doesn't feel bad for being stupid yet.



25.media.tumblr.com
Wow, that's the first time I've ever caused someone to have a nervous breakdown. Awesome.
 
2013-01-15 02:11:20 PM  

The Larch: YodaBlues: d say you should probably choose an analogy that is actually analogous the situation I am describing.

OK, here's an analogy....BLAH BLAH BLAH



No it's not, that's a sandy vagina. You should get it checked out.

You're the one shiatting your pants with rage and yet, somehow I'M taking the conversation too seriously.
 
2013-01-15 03:40:34 PM  

YodaBlues: You're the one shiatting your pants with rage and yet, somehow I'M taking the conversation too seriously.


LOL. Yeah, the guy posting about Thomas Jefferson's southern california car customizing chop shop is the rage guy.
 
2013-01-15 03:54:20 PM  

The Larch: YodaBlues: d say you should probably choose an analogy that is actually analogous the situation I am describing.

OK, here's an analogy.

Andenosine posted the Windows 8 licensing terms

YodaBlues came back and pretended like he was tougher than Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction, and he doesn't care about those stupid license terms, because he's a bad motherfarker, and out in the real world a man can do anything that no other man stops him from doing with physical force. Also, when he calls the automated phone support to activate windows on a second computer they haven't ever actually caught him,

The Larch said that claiming that something is OK because you haven't been not caught makes you sound like a retarded five year old, and you're stupid, and you should feel bad for being so stupid.

YodaBlues comes back a second time to say that he really didn't mean that he could get away with it because he's a baddass who hasn't been caught. What he really meant was FREEEEEEEEEDOOOOMMMMMMM!

The Larch posts what might have been the stupidest car analogy ever posted in the history of the internet, involving Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin running southern california car chop shops, and Thomas Jefferson altering the Constitution of the United States because he felt that Ben Franklin's customization infringed on his own.

YodaBlues still apparently takes this conversation seriously, because he really is a retarded five year old, and he doesn't feel bad for being stupid yet.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-15 03:55:18 PM  
Looks like some Farkers just have to have the last word.

Seriously, who gets their panties in a bunch over a EULA? Certainly not Microsoft. Most EULAs are created by a commitee of lawyers to cover the ass of the company. There is a long history with Microsoft doing a "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" on the conditions they set forth (there is acknowledgment from the highest execs at Microsoft on record, but I've also heard it personally from people in Redmond). That's why they have things like MSDN subscriptions that issue new CD keys every year and absolutely ZERO enforcement.

...but please, keep arguing; after all, you lose if you don't get the last word in before the comment box closes on a Fark thread!
 
2013-01-15 04:36:00 PM  
"Although about 3 million computers get sold every year in China, people don't pay for the software. Someday they will, though," Gates told an audience at the University of Washington. "And as long as they're going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade."
 
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