Ever wonder why I keep calling Microsoft evil? Here’s a classic example. Warning: The blog has some salty language since the man is obviously upset.
Rob was a beta tester for Microsoft and was an ardent supporter. WGA killed his Vista activation. When he griped about it they called him a thief and deleted his comments from the boards. Then they completely cut him off from all the boards. His passport account has been blocked. Classic Microsoft.
Here’s a quote from his blog:
I’m really frustrated by this, and I can’t believe MS is doing it. But this isn’t a life quest for me – at least not until after the Cowboys game is over. Am I disappointed, disgusted, frustrated and even appalled? Yes I am. MS has really done more then let me down today. They’ve embarrassed me for supporting them. They’ve lost some trust I don’t think they can ever regain. They have been evil. They have censored me. They have cut my voice off – ignored my opinions, and basically disposed of me. I won’t forget that anytime soon. Mostly I am sorry for the time and energy I have spend over the last year supporting Vista. I am heart-broken that I spent that time fruitlessly for a company that obviously doesn’t care, doesn’t get it, and could care less if I was a happy customer. I am dismayed that they cut me off without consultation. I am freaked out that they delete my posts. Best one word description for my experience with MS today: disgust.
Look for this to be repeated over and over again when Vista gets to the masses. When WGA decides you are a THIEF, you will be locked out of your machine and you will have no recourse. Another great scam brought to you by the disgusting despicable morally and ethically bankrupt monopoly.
But then – other companies have problems as well – like Blogger, just now:
This server is currently experiencing a problem. An engineer has been notified and will investigate.
Status code: 1-500-21
Hmmm – I left another comment before this that Blogger “ate”.
Anyway, was just thanking you for the link.
This is why I offer a Linux CD to anyone who wants one. 🙂
I’ve converted many people thus far. I hope that Vista allows me to convert even more.