Tuesday, May 06, 2008

go fuck yourself up the ass, Microsoft

Excuse my language, I'm just feeling pissed. I've been meaning to write a rant about Windows Vista, which I foolishly "upgraded" to some time ago, and I never have time to get into all the things done wrong (the "security," of course, being the biggest issue, causing many problems with upgrading and removing programs and also just being annoying as hell, followed by problems with stuff not working, including myriad games from small developers), but here is something that just particularly bugged me.

I have Office 2002. It is not fully compatible with Vista. That's right, 5 years after releasing a product, Microsoft released an operating system that breaks their product, and they don't support it because their attitude is, pay us more money for a newer version. This is why I switched from Outlook to Thunderbird (which is at this point a very good program), since Outlook 2002 is no longer capable of storing my email password when running under Vista.

Anyway, when I exited Word today it crashed, and as usual after a crash Windows searched for an "online solution." These are almost never actual solutions. They either tell you there's a bug they don't have a fix for or they tell you they couldn't find anything at all, so it's just a huge waste of time.

Word has crashed before, but this time I got a "solution" for the World 2002 crash I haven't seen before, so it must have been recently added. It says:

Problem caused by Microsoft Word 2002: consider upgrading

The problem was caused by Microsoft Word 2002, which was created by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Word 2002 is in its "Extended Support" phase. This phase of support for Microsoft Word 2002 began on July 11, 2006. Only security-related solutions are created by Microsoft for this version of Microsoft Office.


To translate:
Hi, your software doesn't work because we are incapable of designing an operating system that supports any kind of backwards compatibility, even for our own products. Of course in theory you can set programs to run with compatibility settings that are the equivalent of letting them run under one of our older OSes that actually worked halfway decently, but that's fairly broken. Please help us profit from our arrogance and incompetence by spending a shit load of money on our latest software, which is probably also riddled with bugs and which we will stop supporting in a few years.

Fuck you Microsoft. Go jump off a fucking cliff and fucking die. Just fuck off.

4 comments:

  1. YEAH! FUCK YOU MICROSOFT
    I HAD EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM, AND I COULD NOT AGREE MORE....

    NOW I AM MOVING TO UBUNTU

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  2. I am trying to open a word 2007 doc on word 2003. I am supprised to see that Word 2007 docs are not created in a way to be supported by its 1 generation older predecessor.

    This makes me want to take my computer screen and throw it at the face of a high level microsoft exec. who is tied down to a chair and can't put his arms up to defend his ugly face.

    Thank you for your rant. I needed to see that I was not the only disgruntled microsoft slave errrr i mean microsoft consumer.

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  3. I hope everyone associated with Microsoft swallows a gun tonight. DIE MICROSOFT DIE!!!

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  4. Microsoft is the anti-reliability anti-compatibility anti-privacy company and they are interested in $$$ only and all of the money that Bill F'n Gates has in his pockets was SUPPOSED TO BE SPENT ON SOFTWARE TESTING AND RELIABILITY. Ship it now. Charge excess $$$. Don't fix it later. Oh, forgot to mention change-it-for-no-reason.

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