HelpWithWindows Newsletter Volume 12, Number 4
February 27, 2009

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

I have decided to discontinue the HelpWithWindows Newsletter effective immediately.

I have been publishing this newsletter for the last 10+ years, and it has been a rewarding experience. In the early years Windows news was frequent & exciting when we moved from Windows 95 to Windows 98, Microsoft's Internet Explorer fight back, and the move to Windows XP.

But in the last 2 years I feel it's just all a repetition of moves. Microsoft made a big mess out of Vista and is now going to push Windows 7 to replace it as soon as possible. Microsoft doesn't seem interested in listening to their customers; they seem only concerned with their shareholders.

The recent round of layoffs seems to confirm this. Because Microsoft saw their net income shrink by 11% compared to the same quarter last year, they decided to axe a few thousand employees. Mind you, in that last quarter they still made a net profit of $4,174,000,000. And we were thinking that it was only the bankers that were greedy!

Anyway.. politics & business decisions aside, I have come to the conclusion that I can better use my time by writing articles for my HelpWithWindows web site & spend more time helping Windows users though the WindowsBBS forum, which has increased its popularity in the last year.

I want to thank all regular readers of the HelpWithWindows Newsletter for their support over the years and invite you to visit the website and our forums on a regular basis.

If you prefer, you can use the links in this newsletter to unsubscribe from the Newsletter. I will delete the database in about a week's time, so your subscribed email address will be deleted at that time.


Arie Slob,


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