I hate Microsoft

Loathe their clingy, grabby nature that doesn’t allow you to do anything they think you “shouldn’t” be able to do. Such as move your domain name to (gasp) another host. Because if you decide that’s your best move, so that you can have, say, actual CONTROL over the html without their limiting templates….well, they’re just going to wipe out any file associated with it, including all of your email with that account. Plus you’re going to have to obtain a special key from them to even unlock your domain (which YOU purchased! And own!). The price for that key is them wiping out all of your files.

I hate them. I hate Outlook, I hate IE, I hate Office Live particularly. When I was dating Greg, given the nature of his occupation (working for the Dark Lord himself), I tried to like MS. Really tried. And yet, I always had deep seated misgivings about the proprietary formats. And today, MVKatherineJane.com does not exist, until I can wrest control away from them and set it up with a new host. And my email is hosed as well.

I’m apoplectic. And slightly incoherent. Because I’m disconnected now in ways that I shouldn’t be. All because of some trusting decisions I made two years ago about platforms.

I’m tempted to go throw the laptop in the lake.

No Responses to “I hate Microsoft”

  1. Anonymous
    November 7, 2008 at 5:34 pm #

    Don’t kill the laptop trade with your daughter(duh)’Cus i like your laptop…Jk~Ewokey~

  2. bowiechick
    November 2, 2008 at 4:07 pm #

    nooo not the laptop…not its fault!yes..hail Firefox. Opera is OK too.

  3. Anonymous
    November 2, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    Every program disigned is FIRSTLY designed for PROFIT and to rake in money and money for people in bed with that company…Microsoft is the biggest,Kodak cameras and their software is one that gets on my nerves as well, I like some of their cameras just the same…Tony,St.Anthony

  4. JimVW
    November 2, 2008 at 3:18 pm #

    Open Office, Thunderbird (or Eudora for e-mail), Firefox (all hail)They’re the first things I put on every box (well, and AVG for virus protection)