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.
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?
Every so often when the moon is full and perspiring Ballmer is in its third phase, Microsoft takes one of it’s products and changes its name re-brands it. I can’t be the only user who refuses Hotmail as part of their email filters – its usually junk, often a scam and occasionally a throwaway mail […]Read More It’s rebranding time again for Microsoft! – Hotmail gets a new name & DanceFailLIVE
Whilst Microsoft has been busy creating Android “licenses” with an untested patent claims under secrecy of NDA, one initially could be forgiven for having very little sympathy for Microsoft. It is being reported that a German court has taken steps to remove Microsoft products from the shelves most notably the 360 and Windows Phone 7 […]Read More Microsoft products banned from German market!
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 […]Read More Nearly half a billion $ lost online – Microsoft’s continuing tale of woe
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 […]Read More UK Government going ahead with Open Source
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, […]Read More Justice for the consumer who didn’t want Microsoft – An EU precedent?
Xbox 360 – Had its time? Theres long been a “console war”, long before the BSOD there were console wars which didn’t involve the name “Microsoft”. We’ve had Sega/Nintendo, Nintendo/Sony…the list goes on and in the history of console gaming Microsoft has entered pretty late. Over the Xmas period I noted that the PS3 was […]Read More Console wars – Microsoft failing with the 360? & Killzone 3 public beta (PS3)
It is important to stress at present time this news comes from one source. It is neither confirmed or denied by Microsoft at time of writing. It is being suggested the Microsoft Kinect could be responsible for a “red ring of death” hardware failure of the 360. As I say, this is a suggestion from […]Read More Kinect and the RROD? – A new years “treat” for Kinect owners?