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some not so Professional
Software Companies need to remember that
they were once Computer Geeks and not Day Traders.
By Doug Chick
I need an operating system that will help me do my job better. I donít
need a software company ramming their latest financial investment down my throat.
Iíve never before received so much e-mail, letters or phone calls from bugware companies wanting to sell me their latest
disaster before their quarterly earnings report comes out. I you people would
ask me what I want instead of telling me, I would say: I donít want a new
operating system, I just want the one I have to be less buggy and more secure.
(Click here to see my request 1000 times) You are making my job harder by
forcing me to buy software that I do not want or need. Just as I almost have my network
running smoothly you have to add, (or mix) another operating system to
it. How can NT 4 be so incompatible with Windows 2000. How can Exchange 2000
look at Exchange 5.5 like it is an alien.
I used to live in
Redmond Washington and I remember when Microsoft used to ask computer people
what they needed to help them do their jobs. Imagine how much more could be
added to these companies bottom lines if they actually produce software that
computer people needed. If your programmers know as much about the stock
market as they do writing code, then I do not want your product. The stock
market should not dictate the needs of a computer department.