I’ve a video arriving shortly with an incredibly interesting interview with Michael Horn, which I’ve put much attention into, its an important interview for me and I’m sure you’ll be impressed at how insightful and intelligent Michael is as well as the information which he has to offer being incredibly relevant to today. I’ve watched […]Read More Misc news: Updates, WII U sales, NX predictions, Weather and the tech baffled.
Breaking news – Kate Middleton has morning sickness….. The UK as a rule is very quick to jump on a “welfare state” bandwagon when the public feels someone is getting an easy ride. Thankfully I’ve never needed welfare/benefits at any point in my life, but I fully support the facility to be there for those […]Read More Royal babies, Mojang to be bought & when the best is not the always “the best”
This musing comes as a result of a topic brought up over on Usenet. The crux of this article is around a fictitious headline of: BREAKING NEWS: MICROSOFT RELEASES ITS OFFICE SUITE FOR LINUX Take a few seconds to consider how you would feel, then maybe be kind enough to hear my view. So it’s great? […]Read More Musing: Microsoft to offer its software on Linux – A theoretical consideration.
Its time for a rant and a collection of annoyances from over the past few days. They say its better to express it rather than bottle it up, so if I can entertain you at the same time then that will be an added bonus. My first annoyance from this week is Youtube. I can’t tell […]Read More Venting in an old fashioned blog rant
Some of these subjects I’ll be covering in a solo broadcast of Techbytes (which I lovingly refer to as Techbits) since my co-host and I are having issues in the meeting of minds as I’m using a Chromebook at the minute and it has limited broadcast choice. We hope to return to normality asap. Microsoft seems […]Read More Web round up – Microsoft, Google and phones!
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 gone down the “all or nothing” route some advocates have taken) I too was guilty […]Read More Linux Distro’s, FOSS and the advocates behind them – Some food for thought?
I’ve often written about Google services and pay for extra storage on my Google Drive (100gb). This morning I recieved an email to inform me that the price has now been dropped which means I’m now paying $1.99 for my 100gb. That equates to about £1.20 a month for me. Techcrunch reports: Google’s new prices […]Read More Google Drive – Price dropped, more woes for Microsoft?
Three pieces of news from Microsoft today, which signal to me a change in the companies view of itself and maybe now realizes that as well as having no foothold on the popular markets of today such as smartphones, net services and search, see’s itself more providing software for others in its future. First up […]Read More All change at Microsoft? – Or admitting defeat?
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 […]Read More Beware a softie bearing gifts…Microsoft giveaway?
It’s often said that Microsoft doesn’t play nicely with others. Look for example towards its Android “licenses” which allegedly see Microsoft making more money from Android than its own AOL emulator (or Windows Phone). 😉 With that in mind, Microsoft does still very much rule the roost in Office utils and whilst the mainstream consumer […]Read More The writing is on the wall? Microsoft wants to play nicely now?