Comments: MSN Search

I can speak on this matter, having both a mac and a PC. I like Mac, a lot, but many computers are like this. I had a Mac for 10 years straight(not the same one) and for style, advanced programs, and awesomeness it is superior in any way. But not being a film editor, a garage band mixer or an avid iPod user, I find it frustrating. Word is a superior program than anything Mac has, including the Mac version of the product. The Mac Icons(toolbar things: minimize, maximize etc) are frustrating. They are circular(I dont know why) are small, and dont work all that well. The Mac basic programs are mind crushingly awful. To get any work done you have to get Microsoft Office, which is better on a PC.

Internet explorer is far from great, bu I havent noticed a difference between Firefox and it. Firefox doesnt kick out as often, but I will live when I load a page and get kicked from IE. That was it. Hardly worth the download time, as a result I wont bother getting it.

My Computer does not crash every day, it rarely freezes(tops once every two weeks) which is comparable to my Mac of the same age. I hate the Microsoft company(the only reason I got a PC was because I thught Microsoft was forced to scede Windows) for being a monopoly, but I have little issue with their system. I could have misread and you might have meant their CPU unit, I have a dell so I dont know about that. I have little issue with Microsoft, and for someone who isnt a specialist I am satisfied with the PC, just as good, if not better than a Mac for my purposes.

Posted by Brian at March 9, 2005 02:48 PM

no one comment on this, I want to yell at brian first

Posted by kit at March 9, 2005 05:16 PM

Why? I simply stated my beliefs, Firefox isnt all that great, and IE is more what I need. I was also saying that I didnt know what you meant by all this stuff. Windows is just fine, it isnt great, but I cant see where you are coming from on the crashing daily thing. I thought I put in a hint that you might need a more specialized program, but I dont. I am not up at 11 programming java, Windows is fine. What system is better? It would be nice if there was a better system, but untill that happens, I'll settle for Windows or OS

Posted by Brian at March 9, 2005 07:48 PM

Pointless Anecdote below!:

At the most recent Macintosh convention, one guy traded three really good tickets to the Grammys for one ticket to see Steve Jobs' presentation. Meanwhile, in the nearby PC/Windows convention, Bill Gates' presentation crashed twice. Kinda sad considering he's the president/CEO/lord high everything else and his thing crashed more than a fed up user with a blog.

Posted by Eric at March 9, 2005 09:26 PM

Reality Check. It was the Grammys. Who the hell cares. He probably couldnt sell them and traded them to get some sort of value return.

Posted by at March 9, 2005 09:29 PM

Oh, and I cant wait to be pounded for saying that about Windows, try and do it soon, I dont think I am going to stay up to be insulted.

Posted by Brian at March 9, 2005 09:30 PM

MSN search? Never heard of the thing. I could be completely wrong here, but I think it is unlikely to outplace google. Google became popular because of its usefullness, almost all schools promote it, despite the fact that it doesnt come preinstalled w/ anything. MSN search, unless they really can do it well, won't be that likely to do well, I don't think. Internet Explorer may default to, but I have never seen someone search from there.

As for you saying google invades privacy through gmail, I disagree. A machine searching the text of your email and providing you with ads just doesn't seem like anyone is actually invading your provicy.

Agree about Microsoft, but I will still remain a devoted Windows user, because sadly, as you said, Microsoft makes stuff compatible for only windows, plus games tend to only come out for windows.

Posted by Andrew at March 9, 2005 11:56 PM

     MSN Search came out just a few weeks ago, more then likely no one knows about it. But the point is that they are pushing their product strong into the market. Try downloading the latest copy of MSN Messenger, it will actually automatically install the MSN Search bar unless you specifically ask it not to. In fact some people have even found problems when MSN Search Bar is installed that it can't be removed if you had any previous installation of google toolbar. Google already released code in the google toolbar installer to counteract this, but the point is that MSN has the power to shove their product upon every windows user on the planet and they'll try their hardest to do so.
     As far as the whole invasion of privacy thing I never said they did. I was simply making a point that google seems to be picking up a lot of things that just make me feel on edge. They've been doing things that, while not technically harmful, just seem creepy if put in the wrong hands.

Posted by Kit at March 10, 2005 04:01 PM
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