I've seen rumblings in Microsoft to suggest that maybe, possibly, they're appreciating the need to follow standards instead of trying to arrogantly dictate them. Maybe.
But it's hard to say. They have a long history of duplicity in these regards.
I guess one has to see how the new boss dictates the way...
Either way, we will see soon whether Nadella truly wants to run *with* the industry instead of screwing up the whole world with the "Windows Uber Alles" aggression used by Gates and Ballmer.
Did he not fire a lot of people within the company recently?
He wants to significantly change the culture of Microsoft... the old culture, he recognizes, doesn't work anymore.
10k of the 18k were nokians - so I guess this is the poison pill they swallowed during the nokia aquisition. Ballmer probably had some axing in his procastination in that range, maybe more maybe less.
Its the price microsoft paid for becoming a phone manufacturer.
I see that Exchange 2013 now opens the editor inside the main screen when you compose a message, instead of popping out a new window.
Clearly they stole this idea from Citadel and we should sue them for a hundred beeeeelion dollars.
They should be good for it.
They have an outright bug in their WinDNS.h header... one that proves that their fucking TCHAR character type is the stupidest way to deal with characer encoding, since everyone seems to treat it like a char data type instead of its own data type.
If you #define UNICODE, and call DnsQuery_UTF8 according to both the documentation and the header, it will very likely give you garbage, because you'll be working with a datatype that returns a UTF16 string, but the actual data will be UTF8.
If the thing even links properly, or potentially lead to mysterious stack-related problems because of bad arguments.
Clearly they stole this idea from Citadel and we should sue them for a
hundred beeeeelion dollars.
I'll write up the Summons and Complaint for you, IG !!
But first you must send them, certified/RRR, a demand letter with intent to litigate, including your intent to seek punitive and exemplary damages with the option of opening a Litigation Plaintiff(s) Class subsequent to the filing of the initial Complaint.
That way you can file the complaint Pro Se and open the class action later (for which you will need attorney representation).
--K2NE (not a lawyer, but still "batting" 100% in court!)
And of course when you compose a message there's a little button stuck right over your text area that substitutes for the Ctrl key on your tablet. Hey geniuses, I'm not using a tablet. I have a keyboard with *two* Ctrl keys.
Get the damn button out of my way!
So I found myself on a 'doze machine today, and I fired up IE, the program whose only purpose in life is to download a real web browser. I put "google chrome" into the search box, and right along with the download link, Bing put up a big box saying "DID YOU KNOW INTERNET EXPLORER IS FASTER THAN CHROME?
TRY IT NOW!"
Die in a car fire, Microsoft. Instead of IE you should just be including installers for other browsers. You lost the browser war. Give it up.
I wonder if that's true, or false advertising, for which they could be sued.
probably that accounts for some weird site which they made up to completely missbehave in chrome, which doesn't do anything usefull at all.
or weird active x-shit, which is beyound chromes control...
Internet Exploiter? Probably too close to the original name.
It should be called "Bill Gates has not suffered a slow and agonizing death yet; please correct this ASAP."
How about.... Internet Fecesfinder