Against my better judgment I'm starting to sympathise with Bill Gates. Windows is criticized for lack of security features but now he's beginning to fix that he gets abused for elbowing out suppliers of antispyware and other software. Apparently in the future Windows will include anti-virus and secure delete functions. No doubt this will cause complaints from suppliers. As the Windows firewall and antispyware is currently inferior to free alternatives discerning users will continue to look elsewhere. However the Windows versions will do the job for newbies who won't be fully informed about the dangers on the net. Seems reasonable to me. Andrew
1 - if it wasnt him it would be someone else 2 - where would the world be without windows? 3 - although he makes a shed load of money, he donates a huge amount (no matter what percentage of his salary it is) to charity (last i read he donated £750m to a vaccination programme for children). That money (and more) is doing a lot for the world as well.
so in short admire and respect a guy who has standardised computer operations across the globe and contributes vast amounts of cash to needy causes
Ok, Windows Firewall isn't the best out there but as you say very useful to newbies! I wonder if people actually dislike Microsoft because of its products? or the money they're getting? Envy?
If you really don't like MS - look at what Linux has, you'll soon been tearing your hair out and if Mac is any better, I suppose you'd better start saving because that costs EVEN MORE! Or you could always write your own OS couldn't you?
At least 'Bill Gates' is making the effort to please his consumers by providing updates and extra protection to their products. Would you rather them maybe ignore after sales unless you phone their hotline?
I think he fully deserves all he gets if not more!