Friday, September 12, 2008

5 reasons as to why it's wrong to hate Microsoft

People hate anything that Microsoft does. It's a common perception that Microsoft is an evil monster. If anyone writes anything good about Microsoft, he gets buried way down. But there are always 2 sides of the same coin. So here are the 5 other sides of MS which I love :-

1) The Windows Operating System

You might be thinking about BSOD's right now, but to me Microsoft is the company that has made computers come to the hands of billions of people who might not even be knowing what a kernel is. They have made computing easier and a whole lot of fun.Windows is the biggest gaming platform apart from the consoles. You will not find such a vast library of applications in any other operating system.

2) Bill Gates

I love Bill Gates. He may be the wealthiest man in the world but he also gives like the wealthiest man in the world. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is helping millions of people in hundreds of different countries. Microsoft may be huge and rich but it's definitely using the platform to make the world a better place.

3) Indirect wealth creation engine

They are helping millions of people indirectly to get their paychecks. The game developers and graphics card manufactures owe a great deal to the Windows platform. There are thousands of websites and blogs which are creating money by writing about or bashing Microsoft products. Adobe which is a big software developer wouldn't be so big, if it wasn't for Microsoft.

4) Innovation

Many people would say that Microsoft doesn't innovate but I beg to differ. They don't rest upon their laurels. They are constantly evolving and changing by taking feedback and improving the existing products. Microsoft Surface, Live Mesh, Photosynth, Silverlight are results of this innovation.

Microsoft Surface

5) Steve Ballmer

Steve Anthony Ballmer is not your typical CEO. He is sweaty, bald, and crazy. Even though Microsoft is not his own company, his enthusiasm and passion about Microsoft sends a signal that he truly loves and worships Microsoft as a company. His wild screamings and dancing on stage and chanting developers 14 times in front of an audience gives a different edge to Microsoft.

See some of his hilarious videos

Going Crazy


So did you find any reason to like Microsoft?


cpc said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you.

People like to critize MS for their mistakes and price apple. However, apple was not competitive enough due to compatibility issues until just a few years ago. The main problem MS is facing now is the same issue that was address by mac in OSX: Do we continue supporting old software or wipe our OS clean? Windows 7 is the answer. They're wiping clean.

I think it's worth mentioning that thanks to windows, the computer industry was standardized and populated with tons of software and peripherals. Before they came along, everyone had a different OS, and companies had to build custom everything for each individual OS and hardware.

I am a big fan of Bill Gates and MS. I think they're everything I ever aspire to be.

//Good job!

Ramesh Kumar said...

Who hate MS...MS rules over OSs World...!!

Thanks for this article ! I just love MS, Bill Gates and all are releated to MS(BillGates)