About twenty times a day I ask myself the same question over and over: "Why is Microsoft software so bad?" I mean, it's horrible. For example, this message pops up on my screen occasionally, "A program is trying to access your email folder. Would you like to grant it permission?". My first thought is naturally, "Which program?", but the warning is too coy to answer that. Finally I realize it's my IPAQ trying to sync and grant permission. But didn't it ever occur to anyone at Microsoft that users might want to grant some applications permission and not others?
Another example - Visual Studio has so little clue about software. VS 2003 can't even take you to the correct overloaded method. VS2005 is better, but good grief it's been 3 years (21 in internet years) and they "give" us this? Refactoring is included, but very limited. VS 2005 is a great editor - if this was 1999. Why did't Microsoft just buy IntelliJ?
I waste so much time each day from bad error messages and a outdated IDE.
So why is this? Why is Microsoft software so bad?