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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

UK Government going ahead with Open Source

Intellect 2012 Open source and open standards are the direction for UK government IT, the civil servant leading the government’s technology change agenda has said. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/10/open_source_government/ More often than not, the UK governments grasp on technology/software is rather vague to say the least.   We need look no further than BBClick to see the level in … Continue reading

Microsoft stock takes its largest dip in two years? – More than 4% according to reports.

With people around the world celebrating the Royal Wedding, good cheer may be hard to find around Redmond today.  If Steve Ballmer had considered raising a glass to the happy Royal couple, then the news on the Microsoft stock drop may instead have the chairs flying. It is being reported that Microsoft stock is down … Continue reading

Nokia & Microsoft sign deal ahead of schedule – Time is of the essence?

I’ve spoken previously about the Nokia/Microsoft deal and I believe its been covered once or twice on the TechBytes show too. Hot of the Microsoft press (albeit its news center) Microsoft is announcing that it has signed the deal with Nokia which was reported in February, earlier than expected. Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: … Continue reading

Its a F’Kin comeback! – the “greatest social networking phone ever”

And a look at the Kin/WP7 press releases questioning if people actually believe the PR anymore. Ive certainly had a laugh at the disaster that was the Kin.  What made the failure so comical was that up until the point of total #fail, the Microsoft faithful were promoting the phone to the bitter end.  They … Continue reading

Start saving – Windows 8 on its way?

A short snippet of a rumor…. For anyone who thought that their Windows 7 investment would not be “upgraded” for some time may have to think again. It is being alleged that the Dutch Microsoft site released a statement which Winrumors has translated to read: Furthermore, Microsoft is on course for the next version of … Continue reading

Russian Police backed by Microsoft? – A dangerous combination and no surprise?

The New York Times reports a rather disturbing story. They are currently saying: The group, Baikal Environmental Wave, was organizing protests against Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin’s decision to reopen a paper factory that had polluted nearby Lake Baikal, a natural wonder that by some estimates holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh water….Instead, the … Continue reading

Bing on Android – Microsoft rides the coat tails of Android again?

We start this article reminding ourselves of some comments Steve Ballmer has made in regards to Android.  You may have heard about Android, its a rather popular mobile platform which Microsoft is thinking it is going to be able to compete with when the old new Windows Mobile 7 is released shortly. ;) just some words … Continue reading

15 seconds of uptime before a crash? – Yep thats Microsoft!

Continuing on from the previous article of  “Those “magnificent” softies in their flying machines” we now learn what happened at the Red Bull competition when Microsoft took to the skies. A Microsoft “product” having an uptime of seconds was no surprise to me when after 15 seconds we learn Microsoft’s glider came right back down to … Continue reading

The fall of the Redmond Empire – History lesson not learnt?

The Roman Empire fell for many reasons, one of which is argued that it it extended its military ambitions too far and another was that it became decadent.  The stories of the Romans hording art/literature, the opulent lifestyles, the conquest, the military might…are these things that different to the corporate monster that Microsoft has become? … Continue reading

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