Most people don’t realize that Web site owners (if they subscribe to a traffic analysis package) and Blog site owners (especially if they use WordPress or Typepad) get to see the search strings that resulted in people visiting their Web site or blog.
As you can see from the above ‘snip’ a few people today did a search on “guruge against you”!
That is kind of funny. I have been an IT analyst for over 25 years. During that period, at various times, I have been vocally critical of IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, Attachmate, NetManage etc. etc.
But it is never personal. It is always objective and I always have the facts to backup my objections.
Yes, I can understand that iolo may feel that I am been rather harsh on them. Not so. I still have System Mechanic on 3 of my machines. I just want them to fix the bugs. I hate it when my Windows 7 machine hangs.
Yes, I am also known to be harsh on Adobe. But, over the years Adobe Acrobat has caused me so much grief. As I told an artist friend recently, I am sure Acrobat has taken 5 years of my life.
Kind of ditto for Microsoft. Over the years Word has kept me up many a night … but then again I use Word more than most.
But, I am also the first to heap praise when praise is due.
Windows 7 exceeds my expectations. Office 2007 has proved to be more resilient than what I expected. Microsoft support, when it came to fixing the icon padlock problem, was superlative. I have said all of this in public.
Acrobat has also got much, much, much better. Acrobat 9.2 seems good … though it amuses me the number of searches I see each day with people searching on “Acrobat 9.2 problems”.
So, bottom line. I am only against specific, quantifiable issues. If System Mechanic 9.5.3 hangs I will complain about it … and provide exact details as to how and when it hung.
If I like something that Microsoft does, I will gladly tip my hat to them.
So don’t just search for “guruge against you.” That is a disservice to me and to you. Be specific. Write a comment.
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