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September 27, 2007 – Comments (3)

So, trying to buy a license to convert a trial of OneNote (very handy MSFT program) into the real deal.

Would you believe Microsoft can't even get ecommerce right? After navigating one of the ugliest sites I've encountered this side of MySpace, I eventually get all my info entered, convince MS I don't want its ridiculous, $10 charge to remember my passcode for me, and hit enter.

I get this message: You have experienced an error. Please clear all your cookies and try again.

PITA for me, probably a deal breaker for people who don't know what cookies are, let alone how to clear them.

Sj

PS, I was using IE to do the ordering. Maybe that was the problem.

3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 27, 2007 at 11:53 AM, kristm (99.75) wrote:

And that's just their Web site, the software is even worse...

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#2) On September 27, 2007 at 12:50 PM, TMFBent (99.81) wrote:

Not all of it. Onenote is teh shiznet.

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#3) On September 28, 2007 at 11:41 AM, maverickpl (72.23) wrote:

If clearing my cookies and trying again were all I had to do to solve my troubles with MS product related problems, then "love" would not be a strong enough word to describe my feelings for Microsoft.  The hatred really manifests itself when Microsoft has the gall to take credit for stealing others ideas and deny the existence of any flaws in their products instead of fixing them. And if they finally do get something right, they become content calling their marginal improvements great leaps of progress.  All the while, they could fix the problems with the mountain of your money they are sitting on, but because they have effectively leveraged and maintained their monopoly, it makes more sense not to. No, 2 minutes and $10 aren't why people hate Microsoft. It just reminds them that they do in fact hate Microsoft.

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