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Nokia’s IPcom patent problem

If it wasn’t bad enough that Nokia backed the three legged horse in the smartphone race (Windows Phone 7), its now got another problem on its hands. It is reported by the Wall Street Journal that a court has ruled Nokia is infringing a patent belonging to IPCom: The ruling means IPCom could seek an … Continue reading

Nearly half a billion $ lost online – Microsoft’s continuing tale of woe

Despite what Microsoft advocates may claim about Windows 7 sales or office sales (lets face it there’s no bragging about WP7) they can’t seem to talk up  their online efforts. It is reported over at Business Insider that this quarter Microsoft lost $476 million on line, with the only light seeming to be they are … 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

Justice for the consumer who didn’t want Microsoft – An EU precedent?

Readers to OpenBytes may remember that a couple of years ago, I like many people bought a PC of my choice only to have Windows pre-installed.  It was unwanted, it was uneeded and presumably this forced inclusion, added to the claimed “sales figures” of Windows.  I enquired about a refund and after a little to and fro, … Continue reading

Microsoft, MC Hammer and mobiles – its old news and new news!

I want no connection drawn between the legend that is MC Hammer and the “company” that is Microsoft, there’s old news and surprising news to be had in the world of tech today! First up  – MC Hammer, the singer who was so popular during my “youth” has made a rather unexpected comeback, not in the guise … Continue reading

VB coming to WP7 – “Users, users, users” What WP7 really needs?

WP7, the phone which we have covered many times on the TechBytes audiocast, is in the news again.  There are reports that VB will soon be available for developers for WP7.  Great news?  Well if you read Microsoft-Watch and their quotes from Microsoft, then yes, all would sound well: Microsoft is allowing third-party developers to … Continue reading

Microsoft – A modern day tale of (November) woe? What MS says != reality?

Today I thought that I would present a list of articles/links which hardly put Microsoft in the same light as its PR agents and boosters would want you to know.  On TechBytes Audiocast we have  often mentioned that what Microsoft advocates say != reality.  To reinforce that point, let’s have a look at some of … 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

NewsBytes – Saturday 28th August 2010

XP RIP 25/10/01 – 22/10/10 It seems Microsoft is going to retire Windows XP on 22nd October – no, really this time! As reported by one of the few MVP’s I have respect for: …Windows XP, up to this point, was one of the most popular versions of Windows and continues to dominate the desktop … 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


Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets, both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast.  Supporter of free and open source software.

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