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Linux Distro’s, FOSS and the advocates behind them – Some food for thought?

Since 2008 when OpenBytes was created as a platform to highlight the benefits of GNU/Linux and FOSS itself, little did I know that even though I’ve always kept a foot in the door for the new user (and certainly not gone down the “all or nothing” route some advocates have taken) I too was guilty … Continue reading

Google Drive – Price dropped, more woes for Microsoft?

I’ve often written about Google services and pay for extra storage on my Google Drive (100gb).  This morning I recieved an email to inform me that the price has now been dropped which means I’m now paying $1.99 for my 100gb.  That equates to about £1.20 a month for me. Techcrunch reports: Google’s new prices … Continue reading

All change at Microsoft? – Or admitting defeat?

Three pieces of news from Microsoft today, which signal to me a change in the companies view of itself and maybe now realizes that as well as having no foothold on the popular markets of today such as smartphones, net services and search, see’s itself more providing software for others in its future. First up … Continue reading

Beware a softie bearing gifts…Microsoft giveaway?

I make no secret of my opinion that Microsoft should never be allowed the dominance on any form factor that its enjoyed over the years on the desktop.  After many years of introducing users to Linux and indeed other alternatives, it always amazed me that such simple features of Linux that I take for granted … Continue reading

The writing is on the wall? Microsoft wants to play nicely now?

It’s often said that Microsoft doesn’t play nicely with others.  Look for example towards its Android “licenses” which allegedly see Microsoft making more money from Android than its own AOL emulator (or Windows Phone). ;) With that in mind, Microsoft does still very much rule the roost in Office utils and whilst the mainstream consumer … Continue reading

The economic drain of Microsoft – Where YOUR tax money is spent!

People still running a Windows system in the home will probably be able to appreciate the almost full time job of securing it against the latest malware, fixing nonsensical bugs which suddenly appear for no reasons and creating their own imaginative workarounds just to get the desktop functioning.  For the home user this may be … Continue reading

Nintendo – Dropped the ball? The WII U fails the future proof test?

I’ve discovered first hand the enthusiasm that Nintendo users/supporters/consumers have for their ecosystem and console.  Maybe the greatest example of devotion was that on G+ where the merest suggestion that the WII U was lacking in spec’s was met with the age old “its the games”, “gameplay is more important” – both of which valid … Continue reading

The price of “free speech” – Why you can’t be sure who you are talking with.

I’ve a series of articles on free speech and why the internet has anything but coming very soon.  My free time has been taken up of late with a documentary I’m participating in so I will start off by apologising for the lack of updates on OpenBytes (and indeed the TechBytes audiocast).  I’ve been quite active over … Continue reading

Microsoft begs for Windows Phone developers?

Despite the usual Microsoft PR, Windows Phone (and infact) many of Microsoft’s many “new ideas”, have been met with apathy from the consumer.  Windows Phone has found itself in a catch-22 I believe where the consumer wants the apps and the devs wont come and make the apps they want until they are Windows Phone … Continue reading

Develop for Windows RT – big money to be made (£52)!!!

A game developer has reportedly made £52 on a game for the Windows RT, the “Great Big War Game” was a popular title on both Android and Apple devices, yet after being ported to Windows RT, made only £52.  Quite understandably the developer was not impressed: Paul Johnson, a high level executive of UK games … Continue reading

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