Tag Archives: Microsoft

Steve Ballmer Defects to Google

In a highly surprising turn of events, Steve Ballmer appears to have returned from his sabbatical and promptly tendered his resignation, effective immediately. Suffice to say, this behavior is quite startling given Ballmer’s long tenure with Microsoft (since 1980), and … Continue reading

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Vista Usability (Drivers) II

A class action lawsuit is currently ongoing against Microsoft regarding Vista. This lawsuit addresses user experiences with Vista, and how Microsoft misled consumers with cleaver/dishonest marketing. Here’s where it gets interesting: Bundles of internal Microsoft email have been released to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Live

When you consider how large and successful Microsoft has become, I’m somewhat dazzled how much trouble they’ve had getting into the Web 2.0 scene. I’m sure Microsoft doesn’t enjoy playing second fiddle to Google, Yahoo, and other Johnny-Come-Latelys. I suspect leadership … Continue reading

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Windows 7

Depending on what you’ve read or experienced: Windows Vista is really great, really bad, or somewhere in between. For the most part, I’m not too excited about Vista. I think there are a bunch of technological improvements, and lots of … Continue reading

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Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Beta

Good new for developers and teams working on Microsoft Visual C++ projects!  This past year, Microsoft publicly started re-investing in Visual C++. If you have upgraded to Visual Studio 2008, you can beta test some new and significant functionality coming … Continue reading

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Microsoft Emacs.Net

A recent post at meta-doublasp hints at something Microsoft may have in the works: Emacs.Net. For many UNIX and Linux folks, emacs is probably old hat. Otherwise, here’s a quick overview. Emacs is a popular UNIX text editor, often used … Continue reading

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Google Gets Ready to Rumble With Microsoft

The New York Times just posted a good story describing the upcoming fight between Google and Microsoft. I personally find the differences between these two monoliths very fascinating. Times are definitely heating up as Google continually grows its internet presence, … Continue reading

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