Topic: Microsofts Philosophies and why I hate them
I am angry. At Microsoft. However, unlike most users who are only angry about trivial things like
malware, I have a very good reason to be so. It all started with a nice Cyanogenmod port a dude
uploaded at github (to the dude: you're awesome). It's for an extremly exotic device. But thats not
important. So, I download the ODINv3 Software, which is - you guessed it - windows only. Odinv3 is
used to flash alternative ROMs onto a SAMSUNG smartphone. But that is where the trouble started.
I use Linux. I have had it for a long time now, and I love how customizable and logical it is. I also love
being able to browse documentaries on human reproduction without having to fear about malware
too much. My Desktop PC runs a lubuntu, my laptop a nice archlinux install. So, on which PC do I use
the Odin software?
First thing I tried was Windows 8. I posses it, so I decided to install it to my laptop. Of course, it ruined
the fucking bootloader. Means, I can only start windows, and not my custom linux. Anyways, I install
Win8 onto my laptop, and it installs. It finishes the install. And then there is the first problem:
IT FUCKING FLASHES BLACK / SCREEN, BLACK, SCREEN, BLACK, SCREEN. Really makes you psycho.
So I install the Nvidia graphics driver, and it shows me the screen finally. Yay! But wait! There's more!
I try to install Kies (samsungs phone suite utility thinggy), but Windows 8 wants to be activated. So I think "no problem", and enter the Key.
Says "its already in use". Ok, I think, might be because this is the update version.
I try the vista key, and it says "dude, something is wrong with your PC #yolo #swag". Found out later
that you have to install VISTA or 7 first, and then install Windows 8, so you can activate the windows 8.
Once that knowledge enlightended me, I tried to tell windows it was an update by setting a few values
in the HORRIBLE registry. I do, restart, and it didn't fucking help at all.
The fun part is, the machine randomly decided to fucking freeze.
I think, Ok, let's install VISTA. Some people might be facepalming or laughing already now. I install it
and it works way better than Windows 8, the screen doesn't fuck around and nothing. I think "cool, i
can use this". WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK, YOUNG MAN? NOPE. YOU FUCKING CANT.
I couldn't even connect to the web. The manufacturer of this laptop only provides XP and Win7 drivers.
Fuck. So this PC is NOT FUCKING USEABLE with either 8 or vista.
"Fine, I can still go WinXP. I love WinXP anyways, it was the last good OS they released besides Win7".
One Word: SSD. WinXP is over 10 years old, and SSDs weren't so trendy back them for some obscure
Take a deep breath. Ok. Wat do? I tried to install XP on a virtual machine, but the experiance was less
than underwhelming. This did not work either. I don't get it. A fucking bunch of random fucking people
can fucking make a fucking operating system that fucking detects drivers itself, has a huge knowledge
base and usually works out-of-the-box. Some paid company that wants a shitload of money before you
can even USE their inferior OS can't even include the fucking drivers? What the F...
Being short on alternatives, I search for downgrade possiblities. There are some. But they require that
you buy yourself the version of the OS you can downgrade to (i.e. Win7), and you have to have the OS
that is already install (win8). WHY THE F would I want to buy Win7, when I have Win8 already forced
upon me? And where the fuck does all the money go they get with those shitty policies? Into steve
ballmers furniture? Into digital rights management and licensing? Maybe somebody should tell those
fucking idiots that operating systems are made by coders, designers and the like and not by fucking
These are the fucking points I hate about the microsoft philosophie:
1. Our operating system is so superior people pirate it (ahahaha no, the only reason its pirated is
because most games only work on this piece of shitware), so we include these cool licensing features.
2. If you want to downgrade, pay for it. Wtf? Why should I pay for a downgrade? If I want to download
in linux i just install the fucking kernel I want to downgrade to...
3. There are no drivers for this device. Deal with it. ... I hate you! I hate you!
4. Our software is perfect from design. There is no need to customize it. (although its possible from 3rd
party tools. Which usually contain malware).
5. You do not need any other OS than the M$ Bloatware Nonoperating System. No comment.
I somehow detect similarities to religion..."You do not need another God besides me"...
FUCK YOU M$! And M$ policies remind me of the 10 laws of god.
When in doubt, move north. God bless suomi.