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?
People still running a Windows system in the home will probably be able to appreciate the almost full time job of securing it against the latest malware, fixing nonsensical bugs which suddenly appear for no reasons and creating their own imaginative workarounds just to get the desktop functioning. For the home user this may be […]Read More The economic drain of Microsoft – Where YOUR tax money is spent!
I’ve a series of articles on free speech and why the internet has anything but coming very soon. My free time has been taken up of late with a documentary I’m participating in so I will start off by apologising for the lack of updates on OpenBytes (and indeed the TechBytes audiocast). I’ve been quite active over […]Read More The price of “free speech” – Why you can’t be sure who you are talking with.
Despite the usual Microsoft PR, Windows Phone (and infact) many of Microsoft’s many “new ideas”, have been met with apathy from the consumer. Windows Phone has found itself in a catch-22 I believe where the consumer wants the apps and the devs wont come and make the apps they want until they are Windows Phone […]Read More Microsoft begs for Windows Phone developers?
A game developer has reportedly made £52 on a game for the Windows RT, the “Great Big War Game” was a popular title on both Android and Apple devices, yet after being ported to Windows RT, made only £52. Quite understandably the developer was not impressed: Paul Johnson, a high level executive of UK games […]Read More Develop for Windows RT – big money to be made (£52)!!!
Hot on the heels on the “Humble Indi Bundle” where customers pay what they think an item is worth, it appears Steve Ballmer is experiencing what it is like to be a “Bumbling CEO Bundle” and having his bonus cut for the third year running. The Wall Street Journal reports: Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT -1.68% board reduced the bonus awarded […]Read More Bad boy Ballmer’s bonus busted – Microsoft CEO in for a rough time?