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Originally Posted by Soya View Post
Epic repost.
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Originally Posted by CorporalAris View Post
Repost!
So what no one care about the repost police. You guys were never hired, never wanted and should just resign your repost police badge lmao.

On second thoughts I want to join so that I can spend all my time here at OCN searching... I mean trolling for reposts lol.
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when did gates write XP....?
Several times actually. Use the search text function.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Why does Bill Gates sound like he doesn't know how to use a computer running the OS that he designed??
It's a rant about usability. It's an example of how large of a pain in the ass Windows can be when trying to do some very simple things. Just because someone who has been using windows for decades can get something done, does not mean it's intuitive, easy, or convienent.

Gates was understandibly pissed that an OS hailed by his company as the pinnacle of user friendliness could make someone jump through an hour's worth of hoops to get a single piece of Microsofts own software running. Things were rarely so difficult in Windows 3.1, and that's the point. It should be easier and faster, not harder and slower.
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I am pretty sure Bill Gates would not write some thing so un-tech as that...definately a hoax.
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I am pretty sure Bill Gates would not write some thing so un-tech as that...definately a hoax.
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lolz
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post #17 of 21
It's obviously not written by Gates. Still funny though.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
I am pretty sure Bill Gates would not write some thing so un-tech as that...definately a hoax.
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Originally Posted by lhowatt View Post
im with you
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Originally Posted by LegendaryC View Post
It's obviously not written by Gates. Still funny though.
You guys give Mr. Gates waaayyy toooo much credit...


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When we were concluding our interview last week, I showed Gates a printout of the e-mail and asked if he ever got Movie Maker to work. Gates noted that Microsoft plans to include Movie Maker as part of Windows Live, so people will get the program when they download that online package. The company isn't confirming that officially yet, but's not a complete surprise. See this Wikipedia entry and this related post on LiveSide.net. (Site temporarily down as of Tuesday morning.)

As for the message, Gates smiled and said, "There's not a day that I don't send a piece of e-mail ... like that piece of e-mail. That's my job."

Update:
Dave Ross of KIRO-AM/710 in Seattle did a dramatic reading of the message on air Wednesday morning. Click here to access the audio.

Update
, Friday: During his farewell event at Microsoft this morning, Gates referred to this, and poked a little fun at us: "One of the newspapers had some e-mail that I sent about how maybe Windows could have been better at something, and they said, 'This is a shocking e-mail. Shocking!' And I said, 'What do you think I do all day? Sending an e-mail like that, that is my job. That's what it's all about. We're here to make things better."
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post #19 of 21
Nice
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Originally Posted by Villainstone View Post
So what no one care about the repost police. You guys were never hired, never wanted and should just resign your repost police badge lmao.

On second thoughts I want to join so that I can spend all my time here at OCN searching... I mean trolling for reposts lol.
When I see a repost I say that, but I also link to the original article, where the subject is already being discussed. Some people just like to jump in and yell REPOST! though :-\\
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