Google Failing? – Are you kidding me? My Response to the “Micro$lop exec says Google is ‘failing’ in the enterprise” article, by Sharon Gaudin.
The open source community and it’s development is always changing and expanding. It seems to me Google isn’t just on board, but offering their full support. Meanwhile, Micro$lop sits back and tries to sue everyone who has a better idea. People really shouldn’t find Micro$lop’s sue-happy business strategy ironic though, considering how Micro$lop came to be.
Google’s willingness to utilize and participate in open source communities and projects (The Chromium Projects for example) has made them a leader in many technologies. It also helps them make their own products/services better; superior to Micro$lop’s. (I.E. making Google Chrome a far better, faster, more secure, more stable and over all, a far superior web browser than Micro$lop’s alternative).
The Chromium OS is open-source project providing a faster, simpler, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. If the Chromium OS project turns out an OS, half as successful as the Google Chrome Web Browser, the OS will be 100 times better than Micro$lop could ever dream of building!
If you don’t want to use Chromium, but still want a dependable alternative to Micro$lop Windoz, I suggest you try Apple’s Apple OS X, Debian GNU/Linux (with KDE) or Kubuntu (basically, Ubuntu with KDE). You’ll find each of these are safe, secure, simple and really fast; even on reasonably aged computer hardware.
In fact, you’ll find you can extend the life of older computer hardware, simply by switching to Linux. Linux does not require computer hardware to be anywhere near as powerful as those running Micro$lop Windoz. Windoz is a over-bloated, resource hog, but Linux can work without major issues on machines 5-10 years old (maybe older).
Don’t get me wrong, more ram, faster hard drives and better graphics cards will also make Linux better. However, Linux, like Apple, can do more, with less!
Micro$lop needs to give up their sue-happy business strategy and trade it in for a strategy of quality, simplicity, UI and customer service, to become anything more than their own gong. Micro$lop simply doesn’t produce quality at any consistency.
Micro$lop needs to start over! They need to help advance the open source community efforts; which in turn, would help their own.
Can you image what Micro$lop could turn out, if they changed gears and put its efforts into open source communities; a community working to make Micro$lop Windoz better?
It isn’t too hard to imagine. You can already make Linux look like Micro$lop Windoz. You can also run many Windoz applications, right inside Linux. If worst comes to worst, you can run Micro$lop Windoz as a virtual machine, and install all the Windoz applications you want (though, I hardly find this a viable method).
Tom Rizzo wants to talk about support huh? Well, truth be told, neither company has anything to brag about, but especially not Micro$lop. Micro$lop support is the worst support in the world, at all levels. No matter what kind of support you need, you always get scripted answers, followed by the run-a-round, from someone you cant understand, and more importantly who cant understand you.
I haven’t seen a single positive review of Micro$lop, their support, nor their ability to solve a problem. Yet, I have been in contact with several levels of Micro$lop’s support. I’ve been in touch with Micro$lop’s support for MSN internet access, Hotmail, Live Mail, Office, Windoz (desktop and server). Each time, the person assigned to help me was little more than a slightly trained monkey.
Though, I would bet Tom Rizzo doesn’t have a clue how terrible Micro$lop’s support really is. If he has problems, he gets real engineers while the public gets foreigners, automation and scripted answers.
I have also been in contact with Google’s support team. While they aren’t nearly as bad, you get a similar song and dance.
Micro$lop mouth pieces always love to talk market share. Though, they rarely have any grasp on the what the data actually means. The truth is, when it comes to market share, Micro$lop is loosing it. As more and more people find Apple and Linux to be way less of a hassle and way more cost effective, they leave Micro$lop.
Seriously… Think about the last 10 years of computers you’ve had. Think about all the software you’ve purchased to put on them. Think about all the updates and repairs you’ve had to do to machine. Think of how many times you’ve had to re-install Micro$lop windoz.
I’ve been using Apple since I was about 5 or 6 years old. I wrote my first program on an Apple. These days, I use Apple and Linux in parallel. I have had Micro$lop Windoz systems, too (usually at the insistence of the client/company I was working for at the time). I get better results running Micro$lop as a VM in Linux than on it’s own machine and just recently got rid of my last remaining computer running a native installation of Micro$lop Windoz.
Since then ridding myself of Micro$lop, I have had far fewer computer problems. No Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). No Lag Time, waiting on the OS to do what I told it to. The internet service works better. No Viruses. No Mal-ware. No Spy-ware. No Ad-ware.
To top it off, I pointed all this out to two retired individuals, who were looking to buy new computers They both found brand new Apple MacBook Pro systems. Neither of them have had any issue adjusting to Mac OS X from Micro$lop Windoz. I would guess, both could have switched to any other variation of NIX, just as easily.
To wrap up this article, I’d like to point out that buying Micro$lop software is one great big, elaborate scheme to keep people locked into Micro$lop.
Micro$lop wants software developers to write software for Micro$lop operating systems.
Lets say you are a dentist, getting ready to open your own practice. The number one thing you need is a practice management system. If you find one you like, which is designed to work on Micro$lop Windoz, you will equip your office with Windoz machines and a Windoz server to run the software.
Now, lets say you want to work from home on the weekend. You also have to have a Windoz machine. If you want to allow any of your staff to work from home, they also need Windoz machines.
Along with each Micro$lop Windoz machine purchased, you need to buy anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-rootkit and anti-spyware software. You have to pay for updates to these every year.
If you want to keep your computer running the best it can for as long as possible, you need a commercial de-fragmentation software, because the one provided with Micro$lop Windoz is a joke; it simply does not work. You have to pay for updates to the commercial de-fragmentation software every year, too.
All of these costs are on top of the cost of the practice management software and the monthly or yearly license costs associated with it.
Instead, if you choose a web based practice management software, developed with the latest web standards, for your new office, you could run it on just about any OS with internet access. Then you could use Linux-Based (or Mac OS X) desktops for use in your office. You could still use Micro$lop Windoz if you wanted too, but with Linux, you wouldn’t have to continuously buy new software updates and renewals. They are FREE!
Apple may cost more up front, but an Apple or Linux solution could save companies millions (maybe billions) of dollars, over the long-term; that is if you can keep from tripping over yourself to buy Micro$lop’s latest turd. If you are a small or start-up business, this process could significantly decrease your short and long-term technology costs.