An Unknown Indian

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Microsoft behaves cheaply yet again

Posted by Balachandran on August 10, 2007

       Hello folks. People who have already read this blog a few times would know that I often make posts against microsoft. For those who do not agree that M$ is bad, here is another example. It was announced on Wednesday in our college that Students can attend the off-campus placement program for Microsoft at PSG the next day. Initailly, many students were happy. But soon after came the eligibility for attending the placement program. This are the conditions

  • Must be a certified .NET programmer with expertise in the technology.
  • Must have expertise in all Microsoft technologies.
  • Must have a CGPA* of atleast 8.

CGPA is a grade point based evaluation system and setting a minimum of 8 is agreeable. But the other 2 conditions are absurd and they clearly show how cheaply M$ behaves. It is well known that most of their technologies s***. And yet in an desparate attempt to propagate them, microsoft has adopted this new technology. This is equivalent to saying, to work in IBM, you must be a master of their UNIX or like to work at Ford, you must have owned and driven a ford.

I was really wondering if Microsoft will ever have a sane guy in their folds who would tell them that their reign has ended and that to survive any more, they must turn to open source.

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2 Responses to “Microsoft behaves cheaply yet again”

  1. I don’t think this is wrong. It’s their requirement and they have the rights to do. Expertise doesn’t means that they should be master of the technology. Expertise means they must be well aware of the things. For recruitment in product based companies, they used to ask expertise in their products to avoid training load on the employees. For Example, Nokia cannot recruit people who haven’t touched mobile phones 🙂

  2. ansar said

    I agree about Mr.Balamuugan’s point, they have all the rights to say thier requirement.if we are alligeble, if we are interested then we can attend..

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