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  • An Open Letter to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Dear Mr. Ballmer, Let me start by saying that I’ve admired your company since I was 10 years old. I think what Microsoft does for the industry, and the world, is amazing. I think Windows is, and has always been, the best operating system on the market. However, I have to take issue with your recent...
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  • The Problem With SaaS & Cloud Services

    When I heard about the iMate Momento digital picture frame, I was an instant fan. I thought it was really great how it integrated with Vista’s SideShow. Once I received one for review, I found out that the execution fell far short of expectations. Well, today I got an email from iMate, which I am including...
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  • Who Benefitted the Most from the Vista Capable Program?

    Ars Technica has a wonderfully insightful piece about the Vista Capable lawsuit , and the ramifications of the $1.5B number that the plaintiffs have been floating around in the case. if you haven’t read it yet, please do so, as I agree with their points, and it is the jumping-off point for what I am...
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  • My Take on the Vista Capable Fiasco

    I haven’t said anything about this yet, because I’ve been watching things unfold. I don’t necessarily want to say anything that has an affect on the outcome one way or another, and I didn’t know what was true and what wasn’t. But after the e-mails that were released last week , some of the rumors were...
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  • Apple Should Count Its Own Beans First

    Apple’s latest ad, “ Bean Counter ”, attempts to claim that Microsoft should have spent the $300M it used on its latest marketing campaign on fixing Vista’s issues. Let’s set aside the fact that Windows 7 sticks it to Apple (hard core), or that Apple can’t ship anything without a v0.1 release 4 days...
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  • Why Vista Maximized Windows Are Black

    Raymond Chen has the answer. This is a performance optimization. For a not much longer version, read his post .
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  • Photos from Microsoft’s Home at Disneyland’s Innoventions

    Haven’t gotten a chance to get down and see Innoventions yet? Well, that’s ok, because it’s apparently not quite finished yet. But Andy from MiceChat has a ton of pictures from the parts that ARE finished, as well as some commentary. His review is decidedly mixed, with his worst criticisms stemming from...
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  • I Can’t Believe New York Times Let This Get Published

    You know, it really surprises me sometimes how little reporters that cover technology actually know about technology. Case in point is an article in this Sunday’s New York Times that claims that Windows should undergo that same under-the-covers change that OS X went through a number of years ago. There...
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  • Hulu Coming to Vista Media Center?

    Hulu is my favorite video sites on the Internet. Why? Because I can watch almost all of my favorite shows for free, with far less advertising than television. The problem with the site is, if I want to watch it on my Vista Media Center PC, I have to go out of the 10-foot experience, and use my keyboard...
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  • Wired's Vista "Do's" Have Some Major "Don'ts"

    Wired has an article up about how to speed up Vista . While they have a couple OK tips in there, there are a couple of suggestions that caught my attention as colossally BAD. I tried to edit the wiki page to reflect this, but I was rebuffed by the original author. So much for community contributions...
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