Posts Tagged ‘Windows’
  • WinMo 6.5.3 to preclude WinMo 7. Keep us ever waiting for what we really want.
    by Mike
    Posted December 30th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    I think it's safe to assume pretty much any and every WinMo fan still out there is ready for WinMo 7. Microsoft however has other plans as a blurb on a MSDN page mentions a version 6.5.3. I'm all for incremental updates and constant tweaks here and there, but WinMo 6.5 in it's entirety needs more than a few tenths added to it's version number. Not to mention, any resources spent on prepping, launching, and supporting 6.5.3 would be better spent on version 7, don't you think? WinMo 7 couldn't...
  • January 11th ban hammer date for Microsoft Word: Off again. Kind of.
    by Mike
    Posted December 23rd, 2009 at 6:18 am
    Not even 24 hours ago we heard the news that Microsoft lost their appeal to i4i -- a small XML developers firm -- and that the presiding judge decided to uphold the January 11th ban on Microsoft '07. Yesterday the two most obvious choices for Microsoft were to pay up and forget about it or appeal again, risking losing more money and another court case. Microsoft however is choosing plan c. Plan C is simply selling new versions of Word '03 and '07 without the infringing and "little-used featur...
  • Finally, a fix for Office ‘97/Windows 7 UAC woes.
    by Mike
    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    Software from Microsoft is benefited by rather constant, frequent updates that keep your Windows software running the best that it possibly can. While I update/upgrade my hardware and software as often as I can, there are many out theme who fall more into the "casual use" category. For them, updating all the time isn't necessarily that important. With that said, users of Windows 7 whom installed Office '97 (yes, that's '97 with a "9") may have noticed as of late that editing UAC controls...
  • About that Microsoft Apple device ban…[Follow up]
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    The world was seemingly coming to an end as we know it. After a recent German Microsoft Press event and some random Microsoft PR dude telling people to pack up their Mac's or go home. Naturually that didn't sit well with pretty much the entire blogosphere. But according to a second Microsoft Rep, the statement made by the German employee was "misinformed" and overall talking about stuff he shouldn't be or simply isn't talented enough to do? Whew, I'm just glad we got that one covered. I'm ...
  • Microsoft cracking down on Apple device usage at press conferences/private events? [Update: False]
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 6:58 am
    **Update: Looks like filing that rumor in the rumor cabinet was worthwhile after all -- (Link) File this in the "half rumor" file cabinet for now. I say "half rumor" because the comments on which this post is based are in German. A German dialect that is apparently too much for Google Translate to handle. The resulting english output is anything but readable. But we press on. Supposedly bloggers and journalists attending a Microsoft event in Germany were warned by a Microsoft employee/...
  • DirectX 11 and Dirt 2: The best eye candy money can currently buy…
    by Mike
    Posted December 2nd, 2009 at 6:36 am
    I'll admit that my time is extremely precious. Between work, blogging on two sites, and college, any spare time I may have is used for simple tasks such as eating, going to the bathroom, and when the mood strikes me, taking a shower (just kidding, I'm much cleaner than that.) But every now and then I do manage to break away from the daily grind and get in some good 'ol gaming time. While first person shooters are one of my old favorites, I find as of late that I'm being more drawn to racing...
  • Microsoft calls out its own for claiming Mac inspired Win7 design…
    by Mike
    Posted November 12th, 2009 at 6:38 am
    I can't say I didn't expect his one but Microsoft's Windows Blog made a post titled "How we really designed the look and feel of Windows" rebuking their Partner Group Manager Simon Aldous' statement that Windows 7 was designed with Mac's UI and aesthetic feel in mind. It wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. Obviously Microsoft had a problem with this. The statement is short and to the point: I hate to say this about one of our own, but his comments were inaccurate and uninformed. The 'B...
  • Microsofot Store PC’s free from crapware.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Purchasing your computer at any retail location or online is hardly the same PC once you actually get a working model back to your house. When booting up your new PC for the first time, you go through normal set up with accounts and such. But one thing that has been a pain for years is the pile of crapware that comes pre-installed on your PC. Anything and everything you can think of has at some point taken the role of crapware. Such junk is called crapware because the only thing it excels at...
  • What is this mysterious Windows branded laptop on 30 Rock?
    by Mike
    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    Eagle eyes by Chris from MobileWhack caught a seemingly average laptop being used on the show 30 Rock. On closer inspection however we can see what appears to be a glowing Windows logo. Microsoft doesn't make hardware in regards to actual computers. So what is it? A simple one-off made for the show or some slick skin/sticker? Most likely. I've noticed myself that Macs, particularly Macbook Pro's are becoming increasingly more common in TV commercials. Is Microsoft following Apple's lead...
  • PC Games made made fresh and ready to order at new Microsoft Store.
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    It's pretty much a given that any consumer electronic/gadget store is going to have a boat load of drool inducing products and services crammed under one roof. I mean, that's the whole point you go to such a store. But one particular feature of Microsoft's new Scottsdale, Arizona stands out from the rest and is actually really cool. So what is it? PC Games are made fresh on the spot for each order. Throughout the store, customers will find game kiosks which allow the customer to browser ...
  • Windows 7 and Boot camp not on talking terms. For now.
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    Reports out of Cupertino are showing that Windows 7 junkies looking to have the latest and greatest dual-booting machine will have to wait until dear old Saint Nick pays them a visit. According to Apple, current versions of Boot Camp do not support Windows 7. Instead, dual-booting hopefuls will have to wait until "the end of this year" as well as sport a Snow Leopard equipped computer. One other stinging realization is that first gen Intel machines spanning 9 actual machines and 3 product...
  • Steve Ballmer: “I’m happy with where Windows Mobile 6.5 is now”
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Only an idiot blindingly defending his company after he knows he and those under him failed would claim such a thing. The overall consensus on WinMo 6.5 is it still sucks while looking a tad prettier. In Gizmodo's multi-part interview with Microsoft's captain, Ballmer defends Windows Mobile saying he's "happy with where 6.5 is at now". But that isn't the only laugh inducing comment. No sir. Not by a long shot. Even more surprising if not ridiculous, he goes on to say that "at the end of ...
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