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New Small Business Oriented blog - Microsoft Police (entry on licensing) and Vista bloody Vista (who's fault is it when things don't work on Vista)

Susanne Dansey pointed this out to me - Dave is doing some excellent blogging!  I like both these entries from January.  One discussed the rights and wrongs of what to do with a customer who will not license legally.  My personal opinion here is that if they won't pay a software company, how long until they will avoid paying the services company for a quality job.  Dave's second post is dealing with someone who has been told that Vista is poor and blames anything that does not work under Vista on Microsoft.  I'm not saying that Microsoft is never to blame, but it is nice to see posts like this coming out of the woodwork.

Microsoft Police

There has been a lot of chatter in the newsgroups recently about Microsoft licensing and what to do if you think the legality of clients software is suspect.

Here is my opinion. Funny that, it being my blog ;-)

Simple, get them to become legitimate (or legal) or walk away.

Let’s clarify this. Why I said legitimate or legal is because these can be two separate things. Why? well frankly, just because Microsoft and it’s lawyers say something should be the case, it doesn’t mean that it is the law.

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Vista, bloody Vista!

I was having a friendly discussion in the pub at the weekend and was introduced to a college lecturer. He spoke quite fluently about IT in his college even though he admitted he is not very technically minded.

Then it came…Why Vista he asked, it knackers things, so his techie people tell him? Windows 98 which he has at home is fine :-( GRRRR!

Except, it isn’t fine. His PC was falling apart at the seams, things just weren’t working. The more I questioned the more it became like a broken record. Why had Microsoft not left things alone. The fact that his quite clearly 18million year old dial-up modem wasn’t working was obviously Microsofts fault. They only update things in order to screw money out of poor victims like him. (This did stay friendly I hasten to add and many more pints were sunk during the discussions!)

And then the explanation of why Vista is so bad. According to his techie department, Vista had made printers stop working! Oh really. How about the fact that the printers in question were well known branded lasers of years ago vintage. Who makes them? It doesn’t bloody matter, it is not Microsoft thats for sure!

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Dave - keep on blogging - I like it a lot!!

 

ttfn

David


Posted Thu, Jan 17 2008 10:09 AM by David Overton

Comments

Dave Whyte wrote re: New Small Business Oriented blog - Microsoft Police (entry on licensing) and Vista bloody Vista (who's fault is it when things don't work on Vista)
on Thu, Jan 17 2008 1:39 PM

Thanks David,

Glad to see someone reading!

Hope the new(ish) job is going well.

Dave

Vlad Mazek wrote re: New Small Business Oriented blog - Microsoft Police (entry on licensing) and Vista bloody Vista (who's fault is it when things don't work on Vista)
on Thu, Jan 17 2008 3:24 PM

Damn, found a bigger Microsoft fanboy than you!!!

And you get a paycheck from Microsoft, making the discovery that much more impressive.

Back to kittens :)

-Vlad

Dave Whyte wrote re: New Small Business Oriented blog - Microsoft Police (entry on licensing) and Vista bloody Vista (who's fault is it when things don't work on Vista)
on Fri, Jan 18 2008 3:21 AM

Oh Vlad, you ***!

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