Thursday, June 15, 2006
Gates will continue on as the company’s chairman after transferring his duties over a two-year period.
“This was a hard decision for me,” said Gates, who founded the world’s largest software company with childhood friend Paul Allen. “I’m very lucky to have two passions that I feel are so important and so challenging. As I prepare for this change, I firmly believe the road ahead for Microsoft is as bright as ever.”
Microsoft’s Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie will immediately assume Gate’s title as chief software architect and begin working side by side with Gates on overseeing all software technical design.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Right now, I am writing this post in the Beta copy of Word that I downloaded the other day. I just now got a chance to actually sit down and use the product, and I have to say so far that I like what I see. The integrated blogging feature is awesome. I have been using the add-in from Blogger for quite some time but the new way of doing things the Microsoft way seems to be a much better solution.
The only negatives that I can say about the product are the performance and learning curve. Word is slightly slower than past versions, but this is a Beta release so it should be a much speedier product when it goes gold.
I have been using Word for years and since its inception very little has changed in the way it works and now I find myself having to relearn how to do very many of the everyday tasks. In just the small amount of time that I have used it, I seem to be picking up very quickly.
Good job Microsoft.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sony has this "we are undefeatable" attitude, and with 60 percent market share, who can blame them? But do they not understand market trends and how quickly they change?
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
The new online network will provide Windows Vista and Xbox 360 gamers with
a consistent experience, with one gamertag, one set of achievements, one friends
list and voice communications between all Xbox Live members. Bringing the Live
Anywhere vision to Windows means that millions of gamers worldwide can access
all the best elements of Xbox Live whether they’re playing on an Xbox 360
system, a Windows-based PC or their mobile phone.
-Bill Gates, E3 2006
From a Microsoft Press Release:
Xbox Live experiences come to Windows-based PCs. Gamers
will have the ability to jack into the vibrant Xbox Live world from their
Windows-based PCs early next year to play games with friends. Answering the call
of millions of Windows gamers for a world that is always on, the Xbox Live
experience on Windows will give gamers a consistent online game experience in
which they have one identity, one friends list, one set of achievements and
voice communications across all games on the network. These experiences will
debut on Windows with the Windows Vista™ operating system and “Shadowrun™” this
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Also in the next few weeks I will update the blog with several new features, stay tuned to see what comes.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
The virus is a classic proof-of-concept, written to show that it's possible to create a cross-platform virus, Kaspersky said. "However, our experience shows that once proof-of-concept code is released, virus writers are usually quick to take the code and adapt it for their own use," Kaspersky said.
That concern is shared by Swa Frantzen, who tracks incidents at the SANS Internet Storm Center, which monitors network threats. "The impact of the proof-of-concept at this point is very low in itself, but it is a sign the cross-platform aspects are becoming important," Frantzen wrote on the ISC blog. "As the developers of viruses continue to research this, we will see more cross-platform malware come about in the future."
Kaspersky has added detection for the malicious software to its antivirus databases.
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Thursday, April 06, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Now let me see if I understand this, Apple is letting Windows run on their own hardware, while at the same time they are going to let Windows run OS X software. This to me puts Windows on top. If it can run on any hardware and run almost any software then what is the drive to buy a Mac? I think things are about to get very interesting.
Mac programs to run on Windows starting in 2007
Boot Camp is now in Beta, and will be included in the next version of Mac OS X.
"Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple's superior hardware now that we use Intel processors," said Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller. "We think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch."
Learn more about Apple Boot Camp
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
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Microsoft is slowly opening itself up to the new world of technology in which Linux is a very important part of that world, and this move may help them in ensuring that Windows Server System will be, and stay, on top.
Sunday, April 02, 2006
I just returned from the theatre where I saw a "trailer" for the Simpson's Movie. Here is the first info I have been able to find on it...enjoy kidies.
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Thursday, March 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
"It's the first time Unix was not top overall since before the Tracker started in 1996."
Sunday, February 19, 2006
UK officials have begun talking with Microsoft about the security features in Vista, which they say are too strong and could make it impossible for law enforcement officers to collect data from criminals' computers. The UK would like Microsoft to provide them with a software back door in Vista, so that "competently set up" Vista computers could be examined by the police if needed. Although it's unlikely that Microsoft would allow such a back doordespite unending rumors of a CIA/NIS back door into previous Windows versionsor even announce the existence of such a back door should one be granted, the company did say that it would work with the UK on the issue. "We are working with law enforcement to help them understand [Vista's] security features and will continue to partner with governments, law enforcement, and industry to help make the Internet a safer place to learn and communicate," a Microsoft spokesperson said this week. You know, maybe if the UK could put in a good word for Microsoft with the European Union (EU), they could make a deal.
How could this be true, I always thought Windows was a unsecure mess that anyone could get into? (sarcasm) Well I guess someone thinks Windows Vista will be a secure OS.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, in a push to take charge of the election-year agenda, is expected to say Tuesday that "America is addicted to oil" and must break its dependence on foreign suppliers in unstable parts of the world.
In his State of the Union address, Bush also is expected to renew his commitment to the central pledge of his inaugural address. "Our nation is committed to an historic, long-term goal - we seek the end of tyranny in our world," he plans to say. "The future security of America depends on it."
Excerpts were released in advance of the 9 p.m. EST speech.
Monday, January 02, 2006
Story 1: US will not provide additional funding to rebuild Iraq
“The Bush administration does not intend to seek any new funds for Iraq reconstruction in the budget request going before Congress in February, officials say. The decision signals the winding down of an $18.4 billion U.S. rebuilding effort in which roughly half of the money was eaten away by the insurgency, a buildup of Iraq's criminal justice system and the investigation and trial of Saddam Hussein.”
Story 2: US planning to strike Iran
The US is reportedly coordinating a military strike against Iran with NATO. It is also reported that countries neighboring Iran, such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, and Pakistan have been also updated regarding the supposed plan. American sources sent to those countries apparently mentioned an aerial attack as a possibility, but did not provide a time frame for the operation.
I may just be drawing connections where none exist, but could the winding down of efforts in Iraq be a sign that a strike on Iran is coming since it would free up needed resource if a conflict with Iran were to begin?
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If your wondering I got a new hard drive for my computer so I installed it. Well I got to the very last stage of getting all my software back on the computer and guess what? Internet Explorer failed me, I had a terrible malware attack that forced me to reinstall the entire system again. I had a lot to do and didn’t have time to do it again and I just now found the time and got it done.
Even though I had a terrible experience with Internet Explorer I am still an avid use and will continue to use Internet Explorer.
PS: I used Firefox the second time to get the software and this time everything went perfect, so I guess Firefox is the more secure browser in this situation.