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 be good. We’ve seen what happens when MP’s get involved in IT.  They don’t understand…

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 different: Internet Explorer 9 may well be the fastest web browser yet from Microsoft, but…

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 with whats been going on.  Incase you have forgotten I do not work in the…

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 someone is looking elsewhere for a solution to their IT needs.   In many cases…

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 grab it with both hands.  Why would Microsoft be happy with that? – I’ll let…

Chromium (build 4.0.242.0)

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 4.0.242.0. Please note that this is not intended as a comprehensive review, merely an update on my observations with Chromium…

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 from June 10th until August 8th. Is this the new way Microsoft is going to…