Archive for the 'Microsoft' Category

Jul 06 2008

Richard Stallman’s point of view

You must read this article by Richard Stallman on the BCC News website about Bill Gates retirement (BBC article). Richard Stallman is the founder of the Free Software Foundation and from the article you can see that he sees Microsoft as and Bill Gates as Dark Vader. I agree with his argument about the Microsoft […]

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Jun 22 2008

Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS versus Micrsoft Vista SP1 Business edition

In the past I have tried a number of Linux distributions. All those reviews ended with the feeling; “nice for a geek but I don’t think the rest of world wants to go back to the commandline and non consistent GUI’s”. Linux has gone a long way since then and now that Novell is claiming […]

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Apr 01 2008

Microsoft Office OpenXML standard accepted

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Microsoft Office OpenXML has been accepted as ISO standard. Some countries didn’t agree among which; China, Iran, India, South Africa, Brazile and Canada. The first three could be expected. The last three are a supprise to me. The question is if the ISO acceptance is going to be accepted by e.g. Governments who want to […]

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Mar 31 2008

New browser on the block

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I saw an entry on Robert Scoble’s blog about a new browser by AT&T called Pogo. You would ask, why on earth do we need a new browser if we already have, IE6, IE7, IE8, FireFox 2 and 3, Safari, Opera, …. Well, maybe we need a new browser which is compliant with all the […]

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Mar 23 2008

Windows Vista sp1

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Well, this week SP1 for Windows Vista came out. I haven’t had any problem with Windows Vista so I wasn’t really waiting for the update but my Windows update icon popped up and said “A new update is available for you“. Before starting the update I checked the small print on the Microsoft website. There […]

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Mar 15 2008

Software upgrades!

In the last three I’ve updated some important software I use and I would like to tell you about it. I have updated: My desktop OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, WordPress from version 2.0.11 to 2.3.3, Joomla from PHP-Nuke 7.6 to Joomla version 1.5.1. Vista upgrade. Last year in december I decided to upgrade […]

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Mar 08 2008

Scoble goes (again) into a non-issue discussion

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Again Robert Scoble has started a discussion about whether Apple is better than Windows Vista (link). Just like the other instances he is trying to compaire apples and oranges. Apple Apple is a hardware and software supplier. It produces software (application and a OS) which will only run on hardware produced and sold by Apple. […]

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Dec 09 2007

Windows Vista or not

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This weekend I took the plunge and tried Windows Vista on my desktop PC at home. The result: I like it! It is quick, the graphics are refreshing new and most of the software I own works. I know that as with most systems if you do a fresh install, the speed of the OS […]

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Nov 15 2006

The pressure is on Microsoft again

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Kroes sets deadline for Microsoft to hand over software secrets This is the headline on a Guardian article in todays paper [link]. The last time the European Union forced Microsoft to produce that lame version of Windows XP without Mediaplayer. This time they are forcing Microsoft to reveal all its inside secrets of Windows. Not […]

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Sep 12 2006

Vista RC1 on a Tatung TTAB-B12D Tablet PC

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Since Vista was released in Beta I have been looking for a moment to install it and to try it out. I specially wanted to install it on my Tablet PC. I wanted to do a clean install so I equipped the Tablet with a new hard disk and tried to install beta 1 from […]

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Jun 16 2006


This has been quite a week for Microsoft; Scoble leaving, share prices going down and than now Gates leaving! Robert Scoble; I have been reading Roberts’ Blog for some time. Him leaving Microsoft was not really a suprise to me. There were some signals in his writing; the time he stopped blogging, the moment […]

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Feb 27 2006

Microsoft’s Origami

link: Geekpedia News. Some hoepla about a new device by Microsoft. It looks like an A5 tablet PC if you ask me. Take a look at the pictures. This is the snippet tool you can also get on the Tablet PC.

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