Ilmselt paljud arvavad, et Kakk kirub va Pisipehmet liiga palju. Vahel tundub endale ka – aga ainult sinnamaani, kus järgmine värvikas asi sealtpoolt tuleb.

Seekord on see [L] Billi intervjuu Newsweekis. Mõned lahedad tsitaadid:

  • ‘Actually, if you look at Windows strength versus Linux, or versus anything, it’s done very well, because we have this big ecosystem. Next time around we’re going to have a lot more agility.’
  • ‘You’re [referring to] the fact that there have been some security updates already for Windows Vista. This is exactly the way it should work. When somebody comes to us [after discovering a vulnerability] we’ve got [a fix] before there is any exploit. So it’s totally according to plan, and that’s why we have the whole Windows Update thing. We made it way harder for guys to do exploits. The number [of violations] will be way less because we’ve done some dramatic things [to improve security] in the code base. Apple hasn’t done any of those things.’
  • ‘Well, certainly we’ve done a better job letting you upgrade on the hardware than our competitors have done. You can choose to buy a new machine, or you can choose to do an upgrade. And I don’t know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don’t even get it. What are they trying to say?’
  • ‘security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.’
  • ‘The more avid users download the upgrades in between, but of XP users how many downloaded a browser that was more advanced than the one they had? Maybe you and the people you know all did, but most people don’t.’
  • Interviewer: ‘So you feel in 2010-2011 Microsoft will be back with the next big one?’ Bill: ‘Absolutely. We’ll tell you how Vista just wasn’t good enough, and we’ll know why, too.’

See intervjuu on seda väärt, et ESR selle oma tavalise piprase kommentaariga varustatuna [L] Halloweeni dokumentidesse lisaks. Kui autorit ei teaks, oleksin surmkindel, et see on MS valvekloun Ballmeri tavaline hülgekõne. Aga ju lähevad kolleegid pikapeale üksteise nägu. Lõpetaks tsitaadiga loo algusest, kus Billil palutakse tuua näide, kuidas ta selgitaks kiiresti ja lihtsalt Vista eeliseid:

The most effective thing would be if I could sit down with them and just take them through the new look for a couple of minutes, show them the Sidebar, show them the way the search lets you go through lots of things, including lots of photos. Set up a parental control. And then I might edit a high-definition movie and make a little DVD that’s got photos. As I went through, they’d think, “Wow, is that something I could use, would that make a difference for me?”

Bzzzt. Wrong.

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