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Top Windows writer abandons Microsoft

Sees the light and buys an Apple
Tue Sep 12 2006, 09:29
MICROSOFT DEVELOPER and writer Pete Wright has had enough of Vole and has bought an Apple.

Wright says that after nearly 15 years on Voleware, including working for Redmond, he has got thoroughly bored with the outfit.

Writing in his bog he said that Microsoft had become the IBM of the software world. Wright revealed that he is on Vole's ‘influencer' lists, which are email lists where Microsoft people try to get him to toe the company line and say great things about it.

Now he has taken a role as Director with a company at the leading edge of the "Web 2.0" curve. His team will write Ruby on Rails code, use Macintosh computers to do so, shun Microsoft technology completely, go to work in shorts and sandals and blast each other with nerf guns.

As a parting shot to Microsoft, Wright says that its super soaraway Vista operating system is a pile of crap compared to Mac OS X and Ubuntu with GLX.

Its software is buggy, overpriced, and stress inducing. "Their development tools are staid, designed and developed by committees to solve every problem you could ever conceive of, while being ideally suited to solving none."

The bog is here. µ


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