The Apple distortion field
Probably not the best sign in the world that Microsoft has to release service packs to the RTM version of Windows 8 before it has even launched. I mean, why declare RTM then? Well one possibility is that you’re working to meet a deadline rather than releasing when a product is fully baked.
I hate to call people out usually, but MG is just being a ranting fanboy without even thinking before he types, claiming his favorite company as the best without even stopping to think for a second. It’s almost like watching Fox news.
Microsoft patching Windows 8 before it even hits market is a good thing. Things are fixed before getting into end users’ hands. Apple waited until after their OS (Mountain Lion) went to market to release bug fixes related to a major power issue, and Microsoft has fixed theirs before their product even ships.
Ed Bott points out that MG’s logic seems to fall down to:
If Microsoft delivers a 170MB update to its customers based on more than two months of feedback from enterprise customers and hardware partners, it is a sign of incompetence.
If Apple delivers more than 700MB of updates in the same period of time based on complaints from its customers, it is awesome.
The amazing thing is readers gathering around MG mindlessly agreeing with him. Here’s a suggestion: Stop drinking the kool-aid and actually think about what’s really going on here, it’s just a distortion field.