It’s Fun to Hate Microsoft

By Deane Barker on May 8, 2014

Microsoft killed my Pappy: Scott Hanselman points out the truth: the Microsoft you’ve worked so hard to hate for so long is not the same company it used to be:

We’re putting source on GitHub, many groups are using Git with TFS internally for projects, we’ve open sourced (not just source-opened) huge parts of .NET and are still pushing. We’ve open sourced Azure hardware specs, opening SDKs, and we’re making systems more pluggable than ever. Frankly, we’re bending over backwards to NOT be dicks about stuff, at the very least in my corner of the company. Could we do better? ALWAYS. Are we pure evil? Nah.

But, of course, none of this matters because people are still going to hate Microsoft because they need someone to hate.  Yes, Windows 8 has some stupidity to it.  So does iTunes. So does Draconian control of iPod connectivity. So does a ton of stuff Apple does.

But, whatever. Keep hating if that’s what you need to be happy.