Jim Louderback: Passing the Torch

I’ve been disappointed for years that “PC” Magazine didn’t recognize that Windows was just one option of what to run on a “PC.” In his farewell column as Editor-in-Chief of PC Magazine, Jim Louderback give Microsoft a kick in the, uh, pants:

“I could go on and on about the lack of drivers, the bizarre wake-up rituals, the strange and nonreproducible system quirks, and more. But I won’t bore you with the details. The upshot is that even after nine months, Vista just ain’t cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can’t get Vista working, I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux.”

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One Response to Jim Louderback: Passing the Torch

  1. bill_mcgonigle August 24, 2007 at 11:22 am #

    Back in the day, when I was a subscriber, they used to cover DOS, OS/2, Deskqview/X, and perhaps some others. Towards the early 90’s, Microsoft started buying the first 10 pages of the magazine for Microsoft Office ads, and the coverage changed.

    I haven’t read one for a while – do any of the big distros buy full-page ads?

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