Thursday, November 30, 2006
Here is a readup. But make sure to look for Premium Configuration as otherwise, you will not be able to run the new "GUI" from Microsoft. Whoever said that you don't need more hardware to run a new Microsoft OS must be turning in his grave. Microsoft has always proved that their new OS will need more ram and more processing power then ever. Now it also needs more hardware resources. Read more about it here.
I would stick to XP and if I need to swtich, will switch to Mac or Linux. MacOS can give a similar or better GUI now and a cheaper configuration too.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Easy to use free accounting software from Microsoft
In a way it is true. The way web is designed and running till now is such that only techies (not geeks, just techies) found it usable. Even to send an email, it made it so complex with stuff such as return receipt etc. Hopefully web 2.0 will make internet accessible to rest of the folks.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
IMHO, Microsoft has succeed.
What about Linux Distros? Well, if Novell faced an issue (Interesting enough, SUSE was going pretty well), other Linux Distros will surely face a similar issue. If Novell was just interested in getting 300MN$, it would have easily sold of SUSE to someone such as Oracle, Sun or Google (i am sure Oracle would be interested).
What about other large Linux Supporters such as Oracle? Well, Microsoft is trying to kill Linux Completely. In fact, in mid-to-large server segment, Linux is (and was?) first real threat to Microsoft. Solaris achieved a status and is just maintaining it as a leading Unix OS. Mac OS X is still years away from becoming the darling of corporations in running their mail servers and directories (Exchange, Actrive Directory are probably most sold products of Microsoft in server segment). Linux based mail and ldap have become easy to setup and maintain. Companies like oracle had performed sufficient harm to the whole scenario by buying off various small opensource entities such as SleepyCat/Berkley, which were running as backbone of many such Linux based system.
What is this occuring? A reason behind why this may be occuring is partially becausing of IP Laws as well as how the licenses are structured. OpenSource companies have to find a way to make product seperate from the company. Right now buying a company allows the buyer to literally kill the product. It should be structured such a way that product remains alive even after company is purchased by someone else.
What about Patent Laws: US need to something about the law. If someone finds a new way of holding a pencil that will make writing easier, can he patent it? I think with the current law, I can (provided I get the right lawyer to get it worded correctly). Patents were about technology and innovation, but instead they have become a legal battleground. If nothing is done about it, the market will be shrunk.
What does the threat lie now?
What about Other OpenSource based OS? OpenSolaris? Mac X OS? Would Microsoft go behind them too? There are several other opensource operating systems, all of them have a problem now.
What about the 100$ laptop that Media Lab of MIT was building. It was supposed to be running a flavour of linux. Now, if Linux is in danger, then this project is also in the danger. A laptop running Windows Vista will need atleast 800$ of cash, which means no one can afford it any more in 3rd and 4th world countries. So we can forget about educating kids with easily available technology, atleast for 30 years (assuming that patterns expire in 30 years).
Friday, October 20, 2006
Mary Jo Foley writes " Windows XP Service Pack (SP 3), which Microsoft officials said in January to expect in the latter half of 2007, now has slipped into 2008" at http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/index.php?p=54&ta.... That is a lot of bad news for Windows Users, but probably good news for Sun and Various Linux vendors. What this is going to do is, force lot of Windows Users to determine if it is good for them to stay on Windows with some of their apps, or move to Vista or other platforms for better management. Just to think, if Sun ties up with Dell to ship Sun Solaris on AMD based Dell boxes or even Intel based Dell boxes.. what could happen?
Friday, October 13, 2006
If you are running Windows 2000 or XP, there is Grisoft's Free Antivirus... It may be lacking some of the features and It may be annoying a bit... but it works, and it gets updated regularly. Updated: There is a new version available out there, so if you already downloaded one, be sure to download the updated one now.
If you are running Windows XP, then you have an option of using Google Pack. Follow the link on this page and you could download Norton Antivirus 2005 which is part of Google Pack for free.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Check out the link at ZDnet.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Well, Wouldn't you think that Google competes with Microsoft?
Hint: Let me ask you a question. If you need more information on Microsoft, which search engine will you use?
Well, Google does provide a search page configured to search for microsoft specific sites. Difficult to believe? click here.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Wow, Isn't that cool? Not so.Dual booting or triple booting OS on one mac is never going to be used in production. Just for Hobby.It would really be wise if Apple would bundle Mac with Linux as an option.
Read more at www.linux-watch.com/new...
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Have you seen new pictures assigned to various contacts added to your google talk? Did you ever wonder, how did such features get added? Look into your \Program Files\Google folder, and you will see several updates Google Talk has downloaded and installed (even without your knowledge). What do you think about it? is it a good way of implementing something?
Read more at www.google.com/talk/