Microsoft Disses Vista Once Again by Extending XP

December 24, 2008

This is starting to look like one of the soap operas where a guy marries one girl but keeps dating his old girlfriend. Microsoft said Vista is their new true love, but they just can’t give up XP yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft’s “Cram Vista Down Their Throats” Campaign

July 16, 2008

The time of worry is over” says Microsoft, according to MS expert Mary-Jo Foley on ZDNet. No, “the pain spreads to all” starts now says me, based on all my previous experience watching Microsoft move to control a new area. Microsoft tried to be polite about their new under-performing Vista operating system, but now the gloves are off and they’re cramming it down our throats, no matter what.

XP support, while officially continuing, has been getting blasted Read the rest of this entry »

Leopard Makes Users Happier Than Vista

March 27, 2008

ComputerWorld, originally a bastion of IBM centric enterprise computing technology, may become a fave read in the Apple world. This assumes MacFans don’t read too far past the headline.

This story reports on a survey done by ChangeWave asking Read the rest of this entry »

Linux in Small Business Update

February 29, 2008

I’m writing this entry on OpenOffice 2.3 running on used Dell PC running Ubuntu 7.10 Linux. I started using OpenOffice for all my writing about two years ago. Since I told people OpenOffice did everything Microsoft Office did, but was available free, I decided I should walk that walk so I could continute to talk that talk. After telling people Linux was a great way to get a reliable PC for free or next to nothing, and avoid much of the the security hassle of Microsoft Windows, I converted Read the rest of this entry »