Why does a lot of people think Microsoft suck?

Philippines
May 26, 2010 12:26pm CST
I read a lot of negative things about Microsoft around the net, why do you think they suck? As far as I know, I've loved MS since I was in highschool but fanboys or girls are taking sides whether MS or MAC is better. Please site your opinions.
3 responses
@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
26 May 10
I guess that it is a sort of reminiscence from the time of windows 95 & 98... i remember that in those times the ms os used to freeze and crash all the time, so whoever used windows in that time is still cursing microsoft for all the problems those systems caused! I personally like both win7 and winxp (let's avoid talking about vista for a while....) and i also like to use linux distro.. I don't like much mac computers but i suppose that this is just due to the fact that i am not used to using them, having worked for a lot of years with ms os's. Anyway microsoft does not suck, but as every semi monopolistic player it is not likely to gain the public favour!!
• Philippines
26 May 10
I totally agree. It's just that I read a lot of articles saying that MS is on a downward spiral and apple is ready to take over it's place. I love MS, but I would love to hear from MAC users (or fanboys) about why they dumped MS.
@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
26 May 10
Well in a certain way microsof is in a downward spiral.. it used to have 99.95% of the market and now it has just 95%... They must be desperate ahhaha
@med889 (5958)
28 May 10
As far as I know I have also used MS since I was aware of the computers so I sort of like it too. When people talked about computers I was only focusing on MS so till now I use it and I think people who has found new stuffs prefer to change for a trial.
• Philippines
29 May 10
During the old times, the Microsoft programs are the most popular OS used by almost everyone around the world. However, time changes and there are new companies trying to invent new and better OS than the Microsoft. So what's the reason about sticking to an old one while there are others that are now much better to use.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
28 May 10
early versions of MS are buggy and crashes frequently and since they are a bit expensive some consumers are disgusted over its performance. others as you have said are merely fanboys who will only take sides on what product they adore. MS has been also a favorite target of hackers and exploits due to its massive appeal and user share compared to other OS, as a resort of this, often times the OS performs under expected conditions. and some still implies that MS should lower its OS prices and offer something to the freeware world which is not a business agenda of MS since it is a profit oriented organization. But generally i find MS useful and more appealing to common users as a testament of its popularity unmatched by any other OS.