I'm not sure how the company lost sight of what matters to our customers, both business and home, the most, but in my view we lost our way. I think our teams lost sight of what bug-free means, what resilience means, what full scenarios mean, what security means, what performance means, how important current applications are, and really understanding what the most important problems our customers face are. I see lots of random features and some great vision, but that does not translate into great products. . . . I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft.This mail surfaced in the Comes v. Microsoft antitrust trial this week.
In response to the e-mail's unearthing, Allchin wrote up a post in his blog earlier today that says his statements were merely "a rant encouraging a change to the way we [Microsoft] were building Windows at the time."
Allchin would get a Mac, if he didn't work at Microsoft
Posted on Saturday, Dec 16 2006 @ 04:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck