Microsoft and the Death Star


Bill Long
 

Thought I would share this about a week after the article was published.


There is a lot of talk on CN and here, and other places about how people dislike Microsoft or have disdain for Windows, and that is what it is. The old adage is that they are the Evil Empire.

This article puts a good spin on that moniker. They turned their meme Death Star on the largest security breach in history and obliterated their operation.

I did not see a single post here or on CN that gave the company props for that.  I know this isn't exactly AP-GTO related, but their software (mostly Windows) is berated here from time to time, so I thought it would be fair to share a good light, on what I think is a great company these days.

I hope you all are well this holiday season, and I hope the skies bring you some good fortune in the days to come.

Clear Skies!

Bill Long


Lee Dodge
 

Bill-

What an interesting and entertaining article.  I was not aware of Microsoft's actions, especially since our government has been ineffective in addressing the problem.  
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Lee


Bill Long
 

Don't need them. We have a Death Star. 😋


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Bill-

What an interesting and entertaining article.  I was not aware of Microsoft's actions, especially since our government has been ineffective in addressing the problem.  
'

Lee


Robert Chozick
 

Thanks for sharing this. 

Robert 


On Dec 24, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Don't need them. We have a Death Star. 😋


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Bill-

What an interesting and entertaining article.  I was not aware of Microsoft's actions, especially since our government has been ineffective in addressing the problem.  
'

Lee


Ray Gralak
 

Very nice! Kudos to Microsoft for taking this action!!

-Ray Gralak
Author of PEMPro
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

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Thought I would share this about a week after the article was published.

Microsoft unleashes 'Death Star' on SolarWinds hackers in extraordinary response to breach - GeekWire
<https://www.geekwire.com/2020/microsoft-unleashes-death-star-solarwinds-hackers-extraordinary-response-
breach/>


There is a lot of talk on CN and here, and other places about how people dislike Microsoft or have disdain for
Windows, and that is what it is. The old adage is that they are the Evil Empire.

This article puts a good spin on that moniker. They turned their meme Death Star on the largest security breach in
history and obliterated their operation.

I did not see a single post here or on CN that gave the company props for that. I know this isn't exactly AP-GTO
related, but their software (mostly Windows) is berated here from time to time, so I thought it would be fair to
share a good light, on what I think is a great company these days.

I hope you all are well this holiday season, and I hope the skies bring you some good fortune in the days to come.

Clear Skies!

Bill Long


Roland Christen
 

As much as some of us like to complain, we here all rely on Windows computers to run our operation. Windows runs our design software, our testing hardware, our CNC machines, our accounting and office software, my imaging software etc etc. No way we could produce much of anything without this vital tool.

So I wish a Merry Christmas to all who work there, as well as all people on Earth, bar none (even the Grinches)
Kissing heart

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
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Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 6:56 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Microsoft and the Death Star

Thought I would share this about a week after the article was published.


There is a lot of talk on CN and here, and other places about how people dislike Microsoft or have disdain for Windows, and that is what it is. The old adage is that they are the Evil Empire.

This article puts a good spin on that moniker. They turned their meme Death Star on the largest security breach in history and obliterated their operation.

I did not see a single post here or on CN that gave the company props for that.  I know this isn't exactly AP-GTO related, but their software (mostly Windows) is berated here from time to time, so I thought it would be fair to share a good light, on what I think is a great company these days.

I hope you all are well this holiday season, and I hope the skies bring you some good fortune in the days to come.

Clear Skies!

Bill Long


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Bill Long
 

I work on Windows, but the security side of the platform, on a product only we use at this point. I am pleased though, to hear that your business that I adore so much runs on Windows. 


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As much as some of us like to complain, we here all rely on Windows computers to run our operation. Windows runs our design software, our testing hardware, our CNC machines, our accounting and office software, my imaging software etc etc. No way we could produce much of anything without this vital tool.

So I wish a Merry Christmas to all who work there, as well as all people on Earth, bar none (even the Grinches)
Kissing heart

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
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Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 6:56 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Microsoft and the Death Star

Thought I would share this about a week after the article was published.


There is a lot of talk on CN and here, and other places about how people dislike Microsoft or have disdain for Windows, and that is what it is. The old adage is that they are the Evil Empire.

This article puts a good spin on that moniker. They turned their meme Death Star on the largest security breach in history and obliterated their operation.

I did not see a single post here or on CN that gave the company props for that.  I know this isn't exactly AP-GTO related, but their software (mostly Windows) is berated here from time to time, so I thought it would be fair to share a good light, on what I think is a great company these days.

I hope you all are well this holiday season, and I hope the skies bring you some good fortune in the days to come.

Clear Skies!

Bill Long


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Don Anderson
 

Hear Hear Bill.
There is a reason MSW is the operation system of the vast majority of the computers on the planet!

Don Anderson


On Thursday, December 24, 2020, 05:56:16 a.m. MST, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Thought I would share this about a week after the article was published.


There is a lot of talk on CN and here, and other places about how people dislike Microsoft or have disdain for Windows, and that is what it is. The old adage is that they are the Evil Empire.

This article puts a good spin on that moniker. They turned their meme Death Star on the largest security breach in history and obliterated their operation.

I did not see a single post here or on CN that gave the company props for that.  I know this isn't exactly AP-GTO related, but their software (mostly Windows) is berated here from time to time, so I thought it would be fair to share a good light, on what I think is a great company these days.

I hope you all are well this holiday season, and I hope the skies bring you some good fortune in the days to come.

Clear Skies!

Bill Long


Joe Zeglinski
 

Bill – to you and your  Colleagues at Microsoft...
 
    BRAVO – very well done indeed !!!!!!
 
Joe Z.
 

From: Bill Long
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 7:56 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Microsoft and the Death Star
 
Thought I would share this about a week after the article was published.
 
 
There is a lot of talk on CN and here, and other places about how people dislike Microsoft or have disdain for Windows, and that is what it is. The old adage is that they are the Evil Empire.
 
This article puts a good spin on that moniker. They turned their meme Death Star on the largest security breach in history and obliterated their operation.
 
I did not see a single post here or on CN that gave the company props for that.  I know this isn't exactly AP-GTO related, but their software (mostly Windows) is berated here from time to time, so I thought it would be fair to share a good light, on what I think is a great company these days.
 
I hope you all are well this holiday season, and I hope the skies bring you some good fortune in the days to come.
 
Clear Skies!
 
Bill Long