open office

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Government wants to break free from Microsoft? – France shows you how.

I will start this article covering two matters on the Web in regards to Microsoft software and government.  It’s reported that Bristol Council is having some difficulty breaking away from its Microsoft “lock-in” (which might not surprise some) however does suggest that its making inquiries in all the right places in order to bring about … Continue reading

Prices, Promotions and extortion – The One Microsoft Way ?

It’s a shame that I released the previous article so quickly since I really could have amalgamated these two together for a better overview of recent actions.  If the summer is traditionally a quiet period for tech news, then I think this next piece signals the end of it. Previously I wrote regarding Microsoft having a … Continue reading

NewsBytes – Monday 23rd August 2010

Kinect beaten by Sony Move Poor old Microsoft just can’t seem to get it right?  Kinect, Microsoft’s attempt in my opinion to suck a little more life out of the 360 has been beaten by Sony’s similar offering (Move) which won “Best hardware accessory”. CVG had this to say: The jury, which consisted of celebrated … Continue reading

A Microsoft fail agenda? – Yes Blevdog, I do want to discuss.

The title of this article will be made clear shortly as Ive had an “exchange” of posts with a Microsoft employee on Twitter. Being that most of you have read previous conversations, I think you know what to expect, but suffice to say I will continue to look for someone who is willing to hold … Continue reading

Are games the last bastion of salvation for the Windows platform?

and why I believe PC gaming will be on a decline (albeit gradual): Ive got alot of material to publish, but since Ive had a very enlightening conversation over on a site in regards to todays gaming, I thought it may make an interesting article to discuss and give my opinions here. Games, games, games.  … Continue reading

Bonjour FOSS! – France embracing Open Source software.

Its no secret that many governments around the world are either looking into or have already adopted FOSS in some capacity.  Ive said many times that FOSS doesnt just mean Linux, nor does it mean that if you replace one proprietary application with a FOSS one you need to replace them all.  Whats wrong with … Continue reading

Bill Gates says “Thanks” on Microsoft Watch.

Article by GoblinRFD Well not really, its obviously a user making a joke, but hey it got you here and got me another hit! (Im trying to get 1000 before the end of the day) Whilst it may be just a joke, I think the post is indicative of the opinion of Microsoft.  As I … Continue reading


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