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post #11 of 58
Bill Gates is not that nice... I cal fake.
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So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated.
LOL
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post #13 of 58
I say this is a fake, its as if Bill Gates had no idea about what was going on with his company until that one night. I highly doubt that.
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Sure, Bill Gates would some how leak his email to the public. It doesn't even show what kind of email service he used. Total fake. It's hilarious how some take the internet seriously.
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post #15 of 58
I posted this yesterday in the Windows section. It is absolutely not fake. It was turned over as part of an antitrust case.

The PDF containing this email can be found here and is called PX07199.pdf (this email is the last in the pdf)
I found the source through this website, which is devoted to the antitrust case
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Fake
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Well, I think that if this is true, Bill Gates was just writing the email as if he was basic user with no knowledge at all. When you make an OS, you want to be sure that many people as possible use it to maximize profit, in order to do that, it has to be noob simple and user friendly. I'm sure that Bill Gates isn't as stupid as he intended to sound in this email, I'm sure that Microsoft receives thousands of similiar emails daily from users which shows that work has to be done to make the OS easier I guess to use. Keep in mind that not everyone is as knowledgable as people on OCN, we are used to talk and interract with people who know as much as we do on OCN, but when you get out there in the real world, 60% at least of the people are the kind who need a step by step guide to log into their email account and who uninstall a program by deleting the Start Menu shortcut folder, so imagine what happens when bam! installer error, BSOD, whatever...
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Im NOT calling this a fake. I can see him and at least 10 computes at his house. Not all of them are fully patched up and everything. With all the installations and what not. Most of his complaints are completely Valid. Im sure he knew if he googled Movie Maker that it would bring you a link to it. But technically shouldn't the Microsoft Website be just as fast or if not even faster(less sorting)? Open or Save??? I never open stuff, i just save it always. But direction needs to be given regardless. Several times when im walking a person trough something they ask which to do.

Bill Gates has more important things to worry about then to Test the functionality of the webpage.

I assume: [He doesnt doesnt look at any of the code, and im sure all they tell him is the changes that they are gona make. With so many divisions and groups, he has to DELEGATE EVERYTHING away. Since someone runs everything he pops his head in here and there.]

I have to say one thing... Bill gates should have seen the freeking add / remove program hot fixes in there earlier. Edit: i know its 2003 Those PISS ME OFF.
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post #19 of 58
I wouldn't say it's fake just by the language he's using. He was a supergeek when he was younger, people don't change that much, especially if the guys he was emailing were in the inner circle.

Computer component and software companies are kinda known for their lack of formality anyway when it comes to day to day business.

I reckon it's probably not a fake, to be honest. Just because he wasn't aware of the lack of functionality of the website before that point doesn't mean anything. It wouldn't be something he'd concern himself with usually I'd say. But if you were him, and you noticed what he did, you wouldn't be long about getting someone on it.
post #20 of 58
No-One will ever know if that is real of not.

If it is true then I think it was written from the perspective of a home user.
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