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Elementary OS – Feeling like paying them?

I've advocated Linux and free software for years.  I still do. Over the years I've also stated many times that proprietary software (and indeed software running on any other license) is fine with me, so long as the user is... Continue Reading →

The Atari 2600, Stella 3.9.3 & What was wrong with us in the 80’s?

I was born in the mid 70's and consider myself lucky to have enjoyed the 80's with the introduction to our home of the Atari 2600.  Like many people reading this article, those will be fond memories of hours spent... Continue Reading →

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... 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... Continue Reading →

Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?

By now its common knowledge that Google has released publically, figures on the takedown requests it has recieved from copyright holders and their affiliates.  Microsoft figured heavily in this release which is what I wish to look at a little... Continue Reading →

Nearly half a billion $ lost online – Microsoft’s continuing tale of woe

Despite what Microsoft advocates may claim about Windows 7 sales or office sales (lets face it there's no bragging about WP7) they can't seem to talk up  their online efforts. It is reported over at Business Insider that this quarter... Continue Reading →

More bad fortune for Nokia – The Microsoft disaster

Microsoft's WP7 can be summarized by giving the example of a star collapsing in on itself - its dragging everything near it, in with it.  Nokia who to be fair have been suffering of late seem now to be in... Continue Reading →

One mans patent is another mans future – AOL sells $billion+ in patents to Microsoft

What do you do when you have products which people are not buying? What do you do when you produce a product that fails to grasp the interest of the consumer in the same way as your competitor? Do you... Continue Reading →

It can’t be! – The tablet hit with consumers!

... it will be Windows Phone 7 hell for Windows tablets when they finally have a real showing. Certain tech "experts" dismissed them, they said the tablet form factor would never replace the desktop. Whilst this could be put down to... Continue Reading →

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