Software Installer Follies We Could Do Without

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Microsoft and Windows

On Microsoft Windows, there’s been this set of installation program tropes that have gone on since the Windows 95 days. Yes, grandkids, there was a Windows 95, also known as “Ha ha, we’ll make this obsolete in just three years with Win 98!” Anyway, we’ve all seen so many “install wizards”, we can all count […]


The Fall of Monkey Boy

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Microsoft and Windows

Ah, the legend of Monkey Boy! Steve Ballmer, current sitting CEO of Microsoft, earned this nickname for his famous onstage rants at Microsoft events, such as the infamous “developers, Developers, DEVELOPERS!” chant. Monkey Boy has drawn criticism lately, because his steering of the good ship Microsoft since taking the helm from Bill Gates has met […]


Microsoft Was Never In Favor With Hip, Young Anybody To Start With

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Microsoft and Windows

What I love about stories like this one posting at Slashdot is that it does so much of my work for me. It already shows so much of what deludes the IT crowd. Apparently, “‘Microsoft is totally off the radar of the cool, hip, cutting-edge software developers.” Ooooooh, pass me the crack pipe while I […]