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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
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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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
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
It was released as part of an antitrust case. It's real.
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It is very real...
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Wow a lot of the things he complained about, I've been totally frustrated with. Especially Hotfixes being listed in my programs list - ugh! There must be dozens of them in there!
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Its like "Sent:" and "To:" are mixed up. :O
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post #25 of 58
I would venture to say that this email is real. If it is not, it was written by a very business savy person. Having an attitude like this from the top down is why Microsoft is Microsoft. It did not happen over night and they worked their butts off to be successful.

Hats off Mr. Gates (if this is real).
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post #26 of 58
You'd think Mr. Gates' email would sound a little more professional. It sounded more like a noob ranting about a moviemaker download rather than a supposed email by Bill Gates displaying his expessed disappointment with Windows XP.

I say it's fake. If It's real, the amount of slang he uses is unreal, and one would think that he would be a smidgen more professional than that.
post #27 of 58
That's soooooo fake.

Like Bill Gates doesn't know whether to "Open" or "Save" an executable.
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lol this is a funny little thing looking through that page of exhibits:

Exhibit 136 - email dated Aug. 9, 1989, Subject: dos clone check on windows - ("Bill Gates ordered to all application business units to include checking routines sof operating environments and if it is Microsoft DOS, nothing will happen. But if it is non MS-DOS (such as Dr DOS), application will display messages saying that "This application has been developed and tested for MICROSOFT MS-DOS. Since you use different environment, this application may not work correctly...")
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That's soooooo fake.

Like Bill Gates doesn't know whether to "Open" or "Save" an executable.
he was writing it from a "joe-consumer" perspective. i don't actually think this is even very interesting "news"
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Who knows if it is real or not. =x I don't know him enough (or at all) to validate if that is real or not. ;o>>
You don't think Bill Gates would use better punctuation? I'd be willing to bet that Bill uses a freaking comma after a prepositional phrase
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