M$’s Products and Stores Are A Crashing Bore

“There are eight – EIGHT – sales reps in a very small space.  When I get there I am the only customer.  Note it is 7pm on a Wednesday night and the place is bustling with holiday shoppers and tourists.  I am the only person at their ”store.””

see Evan Buys A Microsoft Surface.

Even more than a decade later, the reason I migrated to GNU/Linux is still valid. People don’t want M$’s products and their “service” sucks. People want freedom not slavery.

I suggest all freedom-loving people use Debian GNU/Linux, the OS that works.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to M$’s Products and Stores Are A Crashing Bore

  1. It’s more like a Phoney “7” thing than Me 2 or Vista 3.

  2. kozmcrae says:


  3. dougman says:


    Many of the customers had problems figuring out the Surface gestures, so the employees would step in to help. Swipe from the right to open one menu. Swipe up from the bottom to open another. Swipe an app down to close it. This confusion is understandable since there is a tutorial when you start the Surface to show you these gestures, but obviously a customer just stepping up to play with a running unit wouldn’t see that.

    Just from a few minutes of demos, the software seemed fairly buggy. The built-in social app kept hanging. Maps were very slow. People would remove the Touch Cover and rotate the screen but the software didn’t respond, so they would make an even bigger rotation gesture. This was obviously not an ideal demo experience.

    Lots of people wanted to try the keyboard in particular — both the touch and type one. Many of those people had problems at first typing on the Touch Cover (as did I), but the Type Cover one seemed to work well. Only one of the demo units had a Type Cover, the rest were all fitted with different color Touch Covers. There were no Surfaces on display without a keyboard — this is supposed to be a tablet, right?


    With all that up-and-running, I immediately headed to the Windows Store (the virtual one with apps, not the physical one with Surfaces) to get some apps. Total nightmare. In the ten days I’ve been using the Surface, that Store has either been down or completely unresponsive a large percentage of the time. It just hangs and hangs and hangs, seemingly forever. I restart, re-open and some things work, then it hangs again. I’ve been trying to download one app for days — still no luck. I’m sick of restarting. And the back-button just isn’t working. Joy.

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