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Microsoft Using Linux

Apparently in response to the viruses going around, Microsoft now has Akamai hosting it’s site. I think that’s a wise decision just as it was a wise decision for Akamai to use Linux servers in it’s massive network. story in information...

Another New Beginning

I do want to clarify some of my feelings about Microsoft. I do not hate Bill Gates or anyone else at Microsoft. I think that Mr. Gates especially is a marketing genius. And I cannot fault anyone for trying to make their business really dominate their space, although...

Microsoft a Traitor

This is unbelievable. But believe it. You’d think in this time of fears for national security, a company wouldn’t be this stupid. But here it is in ZDNews: “Microsoft on Friday signed a pact with the Chinese government to reveal the Windows source...

Not That!

Microsoft says that the open-source movement may have a chilling effect on the entire world! ZDNet News reports that “Microsoft warns that the success of the open-source movement could hurt its sales, potentially forcing the company to cut prices and sacrifice...

Windows not an Advanced OS!

Is the Jan 27, 2003, issue of Information Week (article), Steve Ballmer says that “While some of this money [$5B] is going toward pure research in promising areas such as advanced operating systems and user interfaces, artificial intelligence, and quantum...

Microsoft and Security

In a week where some technology types asked “Is Windows finally ready for the desktop?” it was leaked that Microsoft itself had fallen victim to a SQL Server worm that exploits a vulnerability publicized last year. It seems that someone forgot to apply the...

Houston Just Says No

Yay for Houston! In its typical sales approach, Microsoft threatened to force an expensive audit of all the city of Houston if they did not sign a new multi-million dollar contract. Houston said no. They are deploying a different office suite called SimDesk. I’d...

JPEG Patent Enforced?

Forgent Networks today announced that they will begin collecting royalties on their subsidiary’s patent on JPEG compression. The patent was apparently awarded in 1986. They haven’t made any attempt to enforce it before, so their claim may be unenforceable....

VeriSign/Network Solutions is Sending Fake Renewal E-Mails

The domain name registrar, Network Solutions, owned by VeriSign, has been sending deceptive domain name renewal e-mails to clients of competing registrars. We actually received one from them ourselves. Although we originally registered “mahonri.com”...