Tim Wilson

Musings of a fantasy author in a wibbly wobbly world.


internet explorer

Why a start-up should avoid Microsoft? (MP+IT = #Fail)

It seems that  "Startup Britain" has hit a BSOD and we can thank Internet Explorer and Windows. On Monday a site was launched with the backing of David Cameron for "helping" entrepreneurs with their Start-up.... Oh joy, you know this will... Continue Reading →

NewsBytes 17th October 2010 – Mono, IE9, Badboy Ballmer & Angry Birds!

IE9 is "delightfully" not as quick as the competition? Daniweb has conducted speed tests of all the major browsers (including IE9) and come to the conclusion that far from being the fastest (as Microsoft seem to claim) the reality is... Continue Reading →

Can a Microsoft “stunt” ever go right? & looking at what we know of Mobile 7 bad I hurled not laughed. It is godawful disgusting marketing. Source: Joe Wilcox of Betanews on a previous Microsoft marketing attempt. If Windows 7 party, Kin and unfunny shoe commercials hadn't convinced you that Microsoft is rather out of touch,... Continue Reading →

Microsoft been lifting code again? – & Windows Mobile decline.

I find myself writing this article playing catchup.  Thanks to my ever problematic ISP finally giving up the ghost and going down completely for the majority of the last week, I now have the task of getting up to speed... Continue Reading →

2010 – the year of the ….. alternative?

Im quite sure there are Microsoft advocates waiting in the ether to pounce on a title such as "year of the Linux desktop", you can see them yourself in action on any forum/newsgroup/irc channel where its dared to suggest that... Continue Reading →

Microsoft’s IE at an all time low?

If people tell you that Microsoft "loves the FOSS" or is happy with alternatives to their products, keep in mind the following article.  Since it seems to me that when users are presented with an alternative to Microsoft products, they... Continue Reading →

Chromium (build

Before publishing an article which I am really looking forward to - Ahhh Youre killing the FOSS! I thought I would post an update on my experiences with the latest build of Chromium, that being Please note that this... Continue Reading →

“Come on in the waters lovely” – Novell RH support? & IE Woes?

The "happy couple" Microsoft/Novell are going to be dealt with in the same post today, since there is some news for both parties. In an interesting piece of news it appears that Novell want to help Red Hat customers who... Continue Reading →

IE 8 – To feed or not to feed?

In my opinion I have not seen anything more distasteful than the latest alleged tactic by Microsoft.  There will be no lengthy opinion or silly picture. Microsoft allegedly is donating eight meals to the hungry for every IE 8 download... Continue Reading →

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