Kinect beaten by Sony Move

Poor old Microsoft just can’t seem to get it right?  Kinect, Microsoft’s attempt in my opinion to suck a little more life out of the 360 has been beaten by Sony’s similar offering (Move) which won “Best hardware accessory”. CVG had this to say:

The jury, which consisted of celebrated German video games industry experts, overlooked Microsoft’s Kinect for the prize.

Source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=261174

Xbox 360 woes….

Dr Schestowitz of Techrights takes an interesting look at the woes of the 360 including products on hold, sales and much more.  The  question I would like to put to my readers: How many 360’s of yours RROD? and how much longer will you be wanting to stay with 360 specs? Dr Schestowitz had this to say:

Microsoft lost the consoles war a long time ago. The Xbox 360 might be the last product to ever come out of Microsoft to test absorption of DRM in the mass market. What a hallmark of restrictions in one’s own living room.

Source: http://techrights.org/2010/08/23/nintendo-wipes-microsoft/

Telegraph comments on Linux/FOSS

The Telegraph writes about the three better known platforms – Windows, Apple and Linux.  They have this to say about Linux, which whilst I would correct the “difficulty/experts” part (Ive deployed Linux to many users who have no interest or knowledge in computing), its a fair assessment of the power of Linux that Ive had in all my years using it.  Get yourself a LiveCD and see for yourself how wrong the “expert” part of the Telegraph article really is.  In their article they had this to say:

Definitely the hardest operating system to learn but also the most formidably powerful. A computer running Linux is capable of doing everything a Windows or Mac computer can but has the added bonus of most software being free. However, it’s really only for experts.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/7955821/Best-buys-computer-software.html

The Telegraph goes on to write about OpenOffice and compares to the cash cow of Microsoft Office saying :

Just as capable for most users as anything Microsoft can offer and totally free, Open Office is the software of choice for those on a budget. The word processing program easily matches Word and much of the other PowerPoint and spreadsheet capabilities are extremely close.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/7955821/Best-buys-computer-software.html

Do the majority of users need to pay for alleged extra features of Microsoft’s Office?  Try OpenOffice for yourself, its free. What have you to lose?

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