Archive for the tag 'Microsoft'

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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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 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

Published by under Microsoft,Tablet PC

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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Feb 05 2008

Looks like Google is scared shit

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If you read the New York Times article about the action Google is taking to crash the Microsoft – Yahoo deal, you can only conclude “They are scared shit“. A lot of bloggers are writing about how Microsoft is going to kill Flickr. I think just the opposite. Yahoo and Flickr could mean a good […]

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Jan 03 2008

Long Live Closed-Source Software! | Computers | DISCOVER Magazine

Published by under Open Source,Technology

You have got to read this! [link to document] Jaron Lanier states that the open-source model will hold back radical, unique and one of a kind new designs. As an examples he uses Linux with it’s many distribution versions, the iPhone as a product and the scientific practice of doing research and publishing your result […]

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Dec 17 2007

Netherlands Adopts Open-Source Software: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

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It sounds really nice, the adoption of open-source software and open standards to cut cost and the dependencies on individual companies. Anyone who looks further into this sees that it is more the case of “using only those open standards so certain companies are excluded”. Netherlands Adopts Open-Source Software: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance Technorati […]

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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 26 2007

Amazon Kindle

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Robert Scoble has published his one-week review of the Amazon Kindle. The Amazon Kindle is an eBook Reader much like the Sony Reader and the iLaid from iRex Technologies. Of the six comments Robert has, some of them are legit but most of them show that he is looking at this too much from a […]

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