Category Archives: Opinion

Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System

  I’ve had a few people send me a link to Rick Broida’s PC World article on "Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System" — they asked what I thought of PC-World’s article compared to my own two … Continue reading

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On the Internet You Can’t “Take it Back”

  MSDN Blogger, Tatiana Racheva, thinks you can have a "do over" on the Internet — but once you post something on the Internet . . . it’s public. If you wish to recant what you said online, you simply … Continue reading

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REVIEW: First Look at Microsoft’s New BING Search Engine

  Microsoft is about to release the third incarnation of their online search platform.  Originally called MSN Search, then Live Search . . . it’s now being rebranded as "Bing"   Bing’s technology attempts to be more than "just search" and deliver something Microsoft … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases “Sloob” Instead of “Slola”

  I’ve already whined about "Why Microsoft Engineers Should Not Name Products" — Microsoft employees write brilliant software; but with names like Snarf, Phlat and Glee. . .they could obviously use some help naming their software.   Recently one of my favorite Microsoft … Continue reading

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Microsoft Hands Monopoly Baton to Google (^_^)

  As a Microsoft MVP, I’m continually asked (teased?) about Microsoft’s software "monopoly" — I explain that while I believe they’ve leveraged their large user base to “bully” some vendors . . . Microsoft has ALWAYS been about creating an … Continue reading

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Microsoft (Finally) Releases a Great Responce to Apple’s “I’m a Mac” Advertisement

  I try to keep my blog as fair and balanced as possible; but as a Microsoft consultant (and MVP) I’m obviously biased. Apple’s "I’m a Mac" advertisements are clever, but misleading. Apple is really a "closed system" – Apple … Continue reading

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Why Does Microsoft’s “NBC Olympics” Website Affect YOUR Website?

  With the Olympics beginning tomorrow, the entire world will see Microsoft’s next generation web platform Silverlight.  Microsoft created the "NBC Olympics" Website – and it is indeed gorgeous!   So why does Microsoft’s "NBC Olympics" Website affect YOUR website? … Continue reading

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My Advice? Still Don’t Upgrade to Windows Vista, Get a New Computer! – Part II

  Keith Combs politely replied to my email to say he wasn’t happy for putting words in his mouth, and taking him out of context.   Keith does not have a monopoly on being passionate about Windows Vista — I steadily … Continue reading

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My Advice? Still Don’t Upgrade to Windows Vista, Get a New Computer!

  One of my favorite Microsoft Bloggers is Keith Combs. He’s bright, speaks his mind, and doesn’t wear Microsoft Tinted Glasses. Keith recently blogged that he’s confused:   Why aren’t people upgrading existing Windows XP machines to Windows Vista? Don’t … Continue reading

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WTF? Sun Java Update Installs “Puzzle Pirates” Game as Default!

  I’m already upset that Apple attempts to install their Safari browser because of a QuickTime or iTunes upgrade.   And I’m not pleased that Adobe always wants to install the Google Toolbar or Google Desktop when installing or upgrading … Continue reading

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