China wants Microsoft to extend Windows XP support past April 8th ( NeoWin 2013-12-04 )
Yep, another day another FUDfest from the MetroTard fanboys. Here's a comment from one of NeoWin's short bus riders ...
Microsoft should go in for the kill and make XP installations shutdown every hour with a message saying to upgrade to a newer version of Windows!
Yes MetroTard, please
urge them to do this! Make a martyr out of Windows XP and watch what would happen! Not to mention the fact that it would instantly be the world's largest case of computer crime ( hacking/tampering/sabotage ), disabling more systems than all other bad guys combined. Please, make it so! ( In fairness, most of the other NeoKids disagree with him ).Microsoft's getting aggressive and it's about time ( NeoWin 2013-12-06 )
Microsoft is getting aggressive with its advertisements, and its about time. Over the past decade, Microsoft has typically taken the high-road and avoided being overly antagonistic towards its rivals, mostly because it was sitting on top of the world in terms of market share in many of the key consumer markets. But with Apple stealing Microsofts tablet thunder, Google sweeping away nearly all of the smartphone market, and Chromebooks now pushing hard into the low-end computing segment, Microsoft has finally wised up and opened up a can of a**-kicking advertisements.
For years, Microsoft has been sitting on the sidelines, biding its time as it built out its ecosystem - but now its time to protect that investment. Well, it was time to protect that investment years ago, but slow moving management, among various other factors, caused Microsoft to misstep several times. But hey, the past is the past.
No longer is Microsoft willing to be pushed around and, at long last, it is confident enough to call out its competitors for their failures and shortcomings. Microsoft is not new to the tech game and it has to constantly evolve and transform itself to stay relevant. This new aggressive side of the company is an encouraging start to the next chapter in its history.
Phewww! Waiter, I'll have what he's having.
Microsoft, the nearly trust busted convicted monopolist, is like an Angel you see, put upon by those twin devils Google and Apple. Oh whatever floats your boat. Everybody's entitled to an opinion regardless of how fictional it might be. Even Brad Sams.
But since this is
from Brad Sams ( who is a contender for MicroZealot-in-chief at NeoWin and it wouldn't surprise anyone if "Dot Matrix" is a sock puppet for him ), and his "editorial" does not come with a disclaimer attached it requires some sort of public service announcement so that folks understand him and what he is likely doing. Brad became famous here back around September 2012 in Post #961
where we noted that he set the new standard for fanboyism and the upcoming Windows 8
launch by stating: "The next person who says that Windows 8 is the next Vista deserves to be shot, twice.
" Then he stealth edited that comment away leaving obvious holes in the thread commentary leading right back to his edit, a kind of Streisand Effect.
Other threads came along ( see here at #963
) and enough people had saw what he originally wrote before he edited it away down the memory hold so he came clean by briefly mentioning it in a forum discussion in this completely different thread
about the controversy and coyly admitted it but still never updated the article to mention the stealth edit. His explanation was that 'he did in fact mention the edit on Twitter though' ( wtf? ) because 'that's where the outrage was centered' which compounded the problem because he didn't post his original "The next person who says that Windows 8 is the next Vista deserves to be shot, twice
" comment on Twitter at all, he posted it right at the top of the original editorial thread at NeoWin
, and that is where the mea culpa and explanation belonged ( 'Hey I apologized over there where no-one saw it!' ) . Even to this day that original thread is left hanging with holes and he avoided coming clean about it. The moderators circled the wagons and owner Steven 'NeoBond' Parker played dumb and away the story went, or at least they wish it did. While not quite as effective as Stalin's airbrush method of erasure, it appears to have worked on the typical NeoKid as seen in some of the comments. Anyway, this is Brad Sams here
from a YouTube video
talking about his company 'Tracour' and other things including his age, which I believe is about the same as Windows 2.0, which certainly qualifies him as an expert on Microsoft's Angelic history.
With that out of the way I believe this editorial is just an exercise in fire suppression since Brad seems to have a knack for setting the tone over there among the rabid FanDogs even if Steven cannot see this. The 2012 editorial described above ( "should be shot
" ) tried to dampen the growing feeling during the fall of 2012 that Windows 8
would be stillborn in the coming launch after already undergoing two full years of criticism and the RTM didn't make anybody change that opinion. So today, the latest editorial is necessary because even among NeoKids there is a lot of criticism of Microsoft for the Scroogle nonsense. Yes, it's true. There isn't the knee-jerk sycophantic cheering in the Scroogle stories. It is very safe to say that way more MetroTards dislike the campaign than dislike Windows 8
hence he simply may feel the need to rally the troops again.
Once again, no question he is entitled to his opinion, and I'm certainly not saying anything about censoring him, now or then. Heck no, these little incidents help to put a face on NeoWin, and I'd say his face matches exactly what one imagines for the average NeoKid!
I'm not sure what Brad's little company does, but I wonder if it has anything to do with reputation management.