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He's Steve and he's a SuperVillain Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 26 2005 @ 01:30 AM EST
Contributed by: glosser

What we have here is a shockwave movie spoofing the Apple commercials created to entice people to switch from Windows to Mac. This one is all about making the switch to Linux.

You need a web browser with Flash installed to view it. Hopefully, you have speakers and sound set up to hear it as well. I give this a rating of "global amusement". :)

Thanks to my brother for sending me the link to this.

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Samsung cranks out next-gen Rambus memory Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 25 2005 @ 04:09 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

I just couldn't pass on this story, especially with how wonderfully successful and universally accepted the original product ended up being. Yes, lots of sarcasm today, not sure why. :)

Samsung on Tuesday said it has begun mass production of 256-megabit XDR DRAM chips, memory based on the XDR interface from Rambus.

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CEO helps Microsoft enter its 30s gracefully Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 25 2005 @ 03:58 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

You know, in the "keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer" spirit, let's examine a recent interview with Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer. If words alone meant anything, I would be happy he doesn't run my company.

REDMOND, Wash. The clock says 8 a.m. CEO Steve Ballmer has been up since 4:45, has worked out and been in the office for a while. Tall coffee in hand, he's already his famous self: revved up, voluble, funny, charming and launching into a root-root-root for the home team.

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Army prepares 'robo-soldier' for Iraq Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 25 2005 @ 03:51 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

Fire up those "SkyNet" jokes, the US Army is about to send robot soldiers into Iraq. Good thing the enemy has no idea they are coming.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. The rain is turning to snow on a blustery January morning, and all the men gathered in a parking lot here surely would prefer to be inside. But the weather couldn't matter less to the robotic sharpshooter they are here to watch as it splashes through puddles, the barrel of its machine gun pointing the way like Pinocchio's nose. The Army is preparing to send 18 of these remote-controlled robotic warriors to fight in Iraq beginning in March or April.

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Search engine Google sets sights on video Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 25 2005 @ 03:43 PM EST
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Am I the only one that doesn't see the need for search engines searching EVERYTHING?? I get the feeling, someday I am going to walk over to my sock drawer and scream when I notice a Google toolbar on it.

Internet search giant Google's next target: video.

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Microsoft to drop Media Player from Windows for EU Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 24 2005 @ 03:40 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

In the "I guess losing a court case does have ramifications" department, Microsoft has been forced to make changes to their product.

BRUSSELS (AP) Microsoft (MSFT) will not appeal an interim European Union ruling forcing it to strip Media Player from its Windows platform in the 25-nation bloc, the company announced Monday. But the software giant said it would continue to fight a ruling that it must share software blueprints with competitors.

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Microsoft to sell Outlook e-mail program for Hotmail accounts Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 20 2005 @ 07:00 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

I would like to pay Microsoft to keep Outlook AWAY from me, even though I don't use Hotmail. How much does that cost? :)

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) Microsoft will begin selling its Outlook e-mail program as a subscription to Hotmail customers, in a bid to persuade people to pay for add-on services and better compete with rivals such as Google and Yahoo.

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The Consumer Electronics Show: Slow Progress Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 17 2005 @ 05:06 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

Here's the summary of what was cool at this year's just completed Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. HP's Linux based Media hub is mentioned.

It was rather hard to find true convergence products at CES. Most vendors are still too enamored with technology and not excited enough about building a truly consumer-oriented, appliance-like offering. I wasn't particularly excited about Apple's announcements either, but I'll leave that to another time and focus on the companies and products that stood out at CES.

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Apple Posts Its Best Earnings Quarter Ever Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 13 2005 @ 08:12 PM EST
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I used to have an Apple IIc. So, part of me still roots for them. :)

Apple posted its best quarter ever and surpassed analysts' expectations, with net profits for its first quarter more than quadrupling compared to the year-ago quarter. Surging iPod and PowerBook sales drove the record-breaking gains.

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Microsoft issues 2 new "critical" security patches Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 12 2005 @ 04:28 PM EST
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You know the drill, patch any Windows box you can find or pay the price. The alternative is to install Linux and enjoy a much more laid back experience. Sure, security exploits occur, but they tend to be more difficult to exploit.

Microsoft warned Windows users Tuesday of two new "critical"-rated security flaws in its software that could allow attackers to take control of a computer and delete or copy information.

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