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Former Windows Dev Chief: MS has "lost its way"

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Longtime Windows development chief James Allchin wrote in a January 2004 e-mail to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and company co-founder Bill Gates that the software vendor had "lost sight" of customers' needs and said he would buy a Mac if he wasn't working for Microsoft.

"In my view, we lost our way," Allchin, the co-president of Microsoft's platform and services division, wrote in an e-mail dated Jan. 7, 2004. The e-mail was presented as evidence late last week in the Iowa antitrust trial, Comes v. Microsoft Corp.

"I think our teams lost sight of what bug-free means, what resilience means, what full scenarios mean, what security means, what performance means, how important current applications are, and really understanding what the most important problems our customers face are. I see lots of random features and some great vision, but that does not translate into great products."
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Allchin... later wrote in the same e-mail that he would buy a Mac if he was not a Microsoft employee
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Kinda harsh considering the source
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Ouch. Smited by Allchin.
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Good to know that not everyone at MS worships money and thinks we will buy their next OS no matter what.
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I think that he'll soon be Allnose
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Macs are 100% less stable than PC's btw.
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Macs are 100% less stable than PC's btw.
Hahahahaha.

Loser.
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Macs are 100% less stable than PC's btw.
Based on what opinion? that pile of poo your sitting in?
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I use a G5 Workstation for Graphics design. And when I'm using any program,the OS freezes about 4 times on me. First Hand experience.
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Macs are 100% less stable than PC's btw.
Wow, that makes sense. I hate to bash you on mathematical grounds but if a PC were 100% stable and a Mac was 100% less stable, then a Mac would work approximately 0% of the time....please keep your blatant fanboyism and ridiculous math far, far away from this forum lol.

In all seriousness, I prefer Macs to PCs in almost every way, I just happen to love building my own rigs, maintaining them and upgrading them when the time comes so I'll keep building PCs, though I wouldn't mind owning a Mac laptop or iMac sometime in the near future, and I've got 4 iPods ranging from a 4th gen to the newest Nano and they're all great too.

EDIT: I don't know what's with your G5 (have that looked at by someone, seriously that's not good) but my school has 50 G5s (in addition to 200+ Dells) and they all run fine, I've used them in my Video/Film class and three other multimedia related courses in the past three years and not only have they never crashed (one of them used to overheat a ton when I was a freshman but the Apple guys replaced it pretty quickly) but they were a ton easier and more enjoyable to use than the PCs in the PC labs. (we have regular Dells in our library and in all classrooms, but when you take a multimedia class you can choose if you want to be in a Mac lab or a PC lab and those PCs are dual Xeons.
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Wow, that makes sense. I hate to bash you on mathematical grounds but if a PC were 100% stable and a Mac was 100% less stable, then a Mac would work approximately 0% of the time....please keep your blatant fanboyism and ridiculous math far, far away from this forum lol.

In all seriousness, I prefer Macs to PCs in almost every way, I just happen to love building my own rigs, maintaining them and upgrading them when the time comes so I'll keep building PCs, though I wouldn't mind owning a Mac laptop or iMac sometime in the near future, and I've got 4 iPods ranging from a 4th gen to the newest Nano and they're all great too.
Read my previous post.
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