Reply to post: Re: utterly evil corporation MS was 20 years ago

Born-again open-source enthusiast Microsoft rucks up at OpenChain

Nick Kew Silver badge

Re: utterly evil corporation MS was 20 years ago

You may have a point. But noone forces you to use windoze 10: indeed, I haven't used any windoze since about 2000.

What I meant with Utterly Evil was their actions that blighted the 'net as a whole, not just their own users. As in, breaking MIME, thus releasing the first wave of email viruses (Melissa, Lovebug) on their own users, but also breaking standards-compliant systems and stifling innovation on the 'net.

One casualty of that was my own web-based office software (think google docs for the idea), that relied on MIME standards and broke in MSIE. Mail-by-web where MSIE would do its own random thing with attachments, and miscellaneous documents that MSIE might try to load in $random-app.

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