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A source of grade-A FUD brought to you by none other than our beloved Reactosguy. Branded as a sister project to Microsoft Complaints and Microsoft Sucks! (which we over at Linsux.org have passed around, laughed at and gleefully tossed into the abyss of forgotten memory), Microsoft Eradication exists for the sole reason that some silly kiddy has decided that his spare time is better spent sharing his naive vision of the business world to unsuspecting readers rather than learning something useful for his own benefits. Without further introduction, let’s have a look at what exactly Reactosguy is trying pester all of us here into reading:

http://mseradication.blogspot.com/p/why-microsoft-sucks.html

Yes, that’s that real name for Windows Vista and Windows 7. So I found out on my computer—which had Vista before I downgraded—that Vista has extra junk. The ink folder in Common Files on Vista consumes 184 MB and there is no ink folder in XP Home SP3.

Translation: My “Common Files” folder is now bigger. It must have got “extra junk”.

Stunningly sound logic there, isn’t it?

Office 2010 is behind in open standards, pricing and truths. I hated how Microsoft lied about ODF support in Office 2007 SP1 but it wasn’t actually there.

I am pretty sure people will cry themselves to sleep tonight knowing that their copies of MS Office do not fully support (whatever that means given the context in question) a document format barely anyone uses.

They have massive storage and they don’t need iTunes or Zune 4.0.

What? Never heard about bittorrent? Yarrrgh! Me hearty, yer scallywag!

The first netbooks, I believe, ran Linux because it had a better footprint than Windows.

You know what else has smaller footprint than Windows? MS-DOS. Not that that says a lot about its usability, though.

I think the problem is Windows’ bloated user interface. It consumes 512MB of RAM and 20GB of your beloved hard drive (or SSD) before you know it!

Goodie! 51MB system memory and 20GB hard disk space? My dumpster-dived P-II is so not gonna take it.

OK, I think I have done enough walk-through for this literary insult to everyone’s intelligence. To conclude this FUD tracker piece, let’s have a look at this excerpt from the last entry of the blog:

I’m facing a bunch of meanies (in my brain, as they say), and despite my best efforts to inform any visitor, this has become a deserted island, with only me and nobody to help me. I’ve given up and I have tears in my eyes.

Maybe I am just too old for this, but how insufferably whiny and juvenile do you have to be to come up with a statement like this?

Can someone call a whambulance? I think someone has got a serious case of butthurt.

Edit: Our dear kiddie has now turn the “Why Microsoft Sucks” page into the second coming of Wikipedia. Never mind that the rest of the material is still largely crap, or that even the new stuff still reeks the mental capacity of a deranged pigeon.

“Ribbon is the main reason why Office 2010 sucks. A Microsoft engineer, Mike Gunderloy, who contributed to Office 97 and 2000 (my favourite version before this site began) was tired of having his vote ignored”

Gunderloy left MS not because of Ribbon being featured on Office, but that MS had decided to patent ribbon regardless of his patently freetarded view of such a move:

“What finally pushed me over the edge to ‘I’m getting out’ was when Microsoft started to assert non-intellectual property rights over the its Ribbon interface, making that level of sweeping intellectual property claims. Microsoft went from not patenting much to patenting everything[...]” [source]

The subsequent citations from other sources are even more absurd:

“I paid Sfr 455.87 for Office Home and Business 2010, by Master Card. I received order confirmation n0.561221936 on the 17.09.2010. Up to date I haven’t got any reaction n’or software. Please refound the amount to my Credit Card.” [source]

Really, what does this have anything to do with the software itself? What more, why are you still insisting on using “Microsoft == bad” as your angle despite clearly you simply don’t have an actual point to make about it?

CNN thinks the Zune is ugly. While that doesn’t sound much, the writer points to SanDisk.”

Did you see that video of Jim Cramer smashing the Zune with a hammer? Now that’s a money grabber (no puns intended)!

Seriously, What does Zune market uptake have anything to do with anyone except MSFT shareholders anyway? Did Microsoft ever ask you to buy the Zune like freetards pestered everyone into using ODF?

“Lastly, Windows Phone 7 games don’t work on the Zune HD, unlike the iPhone-iPod touch similarity.”

Zune games don’t work with the 360, either. Does that bother anyone (given Zune’s lackluster reception)?

“Windows 7’s new UAC feature is a blessing in disguise—no longer do you have to put up with intrusive pop-ups most of the time, now you have to put up with malware looking to exploit a medium-setting UAC.”

The fact that the source references results from a anti-virus vendor should have tripped off your alarm already. This is not even to mention the exploits in question only apply to those who have UAC set at the default level inside an administrator account. Never mind the fact that a proper user right management mechanism has long been there since NT4. Never mind the fact that people still insist on using an administrator account for everything despite they shouldn’t. Never mind even the fact that when they actually need to take up the responsibility of an administrator (say, reading a UAC pop-up), they simply decide that it’s all too hard and demands all kinds of band-aid measures for their stupidity (say, UAC) to be set to absolute zero. Of course, facts like these will simply not stop companies like Sophos to take a cheap shot in an attempt to boost their sales, but what do I know as a mere monkey that happens to know how to slide the UAC bar up and down anyway?

“Computerworld has this article on why XP owners will refuse Windows 7.”

To quote Preston Grella directly on the issue:

“Some XP users I know simply don’t like change. They’d like the old Windows Explorer back, or the Run box back, or would have liked to have seen the same desktop icons in Vista that were in XP.”

This definitely calls for ILikeMyShitAllOldNShit, don’t you think?

#1 Posted by reactosguy on Jan 31, 2011 1:08 AM

+1

#2 Posted by reactosguy on Jan 31, 2011 1:09 AM

I waited for this day.

Finally. Someone who wants to see improvements. I’m working on it later since I’m yawning like crazy.

#3 Posted by reactosguy on Jan 31, 2011 1:12 AM

Not that this is relevant, but the information you listed is from Microsoft-Sucks.org. I merely chopped away some information.

#4 Posted by JoeMonco on Jan 31, 2011 1:24 AM

“Not that this is relevant, but the information you listed is from Microsoft-Sucks.org. I merely chopped away some information.”

Protip: If you don’t want to own up to what you have put in your own blog, rather than just making lame excuses like the above, express your denial in style and confuse your reader with legalese nonsense such as this:

DISCLAIMER: The content of the Microsoft Eradication is provided for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. Reactosguy does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided on this web site or incorporated into it by reference. The information on Microsoft Eradication is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

#5 Posted by administrator on Jan 31, 2011 2:25 AM

“Office 2010 is behind in open standards, pricing and truths. I hated how Microsoft lied about ODF support in Office 2007 SP1 but it wasn’t actually there.”

So why didn’t “Open Source” step in and write a plugin for it. Microsoft wrote a plugin for older versions of Office to support docx.

#6 Posted by NoMis on Jan 31, 2011 5:17 AM

“So why didn’t “Open Source” step in and write a plugin for it. Microsoft wrote a plugin for older versions of Office to support docx.”

It’s all about telling everyone how bad MS is and how they lock you in with their document format. As if everyone would drop MS Office for open office if MS would just support this damn format.

I find the whole argument rather ridiculous.
They come in as the minority, invent some document format and declare it as a standard. Then they tell everyone they should implement their self declared standard.

What they don’t understand is, that MS sets the standard and they are even open with it. They could implement docx in open office just fine. But I guess thats NotALinuxStandard™. “It’s not an open standard” gets tossed around, whatever open means in that context and they tell you how a format that nobody uses is actually the standard.

The industry does not adopt standards just because they are FOSS.
Just look at mp3 vs ogg H264 vs Theora.

#7 Posted by ChrisTX on Jan 31, 2011 7:42 PM

WinSxS is causing the harddisk consumption. But compatibility is bad, bai..

...also lol’d at MicrosoftSucks -> http://microsoftsucks.org/index.php?id=16158

#8 Posted by reactosguy on Jan 31, 2011 9:24 PM

I’m astounded by the number of TMs associated with this FUD Tracker piece.

Added disclaimer, working on the highly-criticized Why Microsoft Sucks page.

Getting happier now?

#9 Posted by JoeMonco on Jan 31, 2011 9:56 PM

“I’m astounded by the number of TMs associated with this FUD Tracker piece.”

I forgot to put in one more, actually:

WorksForMe™

#10 Posted by reactosguy on Jan 31, 2011 10:02 PM

I finally redone the Why Microsoft Sucks page.

I feel that the second half of the Get The Real Facts (Linux vs Windows Server) needs to be redone. Until then, thanks for helping with the improvements!

#11 Posted by reactosguy on Feb 3, 2011 9:10 PM

Our dear kiddie has now turn the “Why Microsoft Sucks” page into the second coming of Wikipedia. Never mind that the rest of the material is still largely crap, or that even the new stuff still reeks the mental capacity of a deranged pigeon.

Oh my bad. I’ll look for new sources.

Thanks for pointing that out. I barely have any spare time on my hands.

Anyways, I acknowledge that some sites do this better than me.

Then you will ask, “Why have an MS Sucks page if you know yours is crap?” Because I’ll eventually improve it over time, so it will become better over time.

Thanks for helping me out. But why not put comments on the page as well? The readers could sure use a look at how my page was back then.

#12 Posted by reactosguy on Feb 10, 2011 11:48 PM

“Branded as a sister project to Microsoft Complaints and Microsoft Sucks! (which we over at Linsux.org have passed around, laughed at and gleefully tossed into the abyss of forgotten memory)”

It’s not a sister project, it’s a companion. That is to say, it was created as a personal side to the companion.

#13 Posted by reactosguy on Jul 31, 2011 11:59 PM

More updates coming soon.

I hope by the the end of the day this will be FUD-free.

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