Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

 Microsoft’s Push in 2010

Microsoft’s 2010 was one of transitions-and make-or-break decisions.
Although Windows 7’s strong sales indicate the company still has a lock on the traditional desktop-bound software market, the tech industry as a whole has shifted its interest and efforts increasingly toward mobile devices and the cloud. To its credit, Microsoft seems to have recognized that transition, and [...]

 Microsoft Linux

My first reaction when I got an e-mail from Microsoft about a big announcement involving Chief Executive Steve Ballmer this afternoon was that Vista was going to be shipping early. Rumors have been flying that the new and much-delayed version of the Windows operating system is just about done.
Instead, it’s a much bigger bombshell: Microsoft [...]

 What can Linux learn from Microsoft?

Linux can learn from Microsoft? Nooooo. Yes, someone out there actually believes that! In reality, all the different operating systems beg, borrow, and steal from one another, and Linux-Watch’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has an article detailing five things that Linux can learn from Microsoft. After reading through it, most of the author’s arguments seem agreeable, [...]

 Microsoft Outlook Plugin

Microsoft Outlook Plugin Version 1 (Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP)
Once installed, the plugin will allow classification of messages as spam or non-spam from the mail client. To use the plugin simply select the message(s) to be classified in Outlook and click on the red envelope for spam, or the green envelope for non-spam.
Note: When reporting spam it is [...]

 Loves Linux - Runs Windows

European governments have long complained about their dependence on Microsoft’s software, but their rhetoric has not turned into a mass migration away from Windows.
During the past few years, Europe’s elected officials have made a lot of noise about ambitious projects to switch to open source software, including big migrations of government PCs in France, Germany, [...]

 Microsoft Linux

My first reaction when I got an e-mail from Microsoft about a big announcement involving Chief Executive Steve Ballmer this afternoon was that Vista was going to be shipping early. Rumors have been flying that the new and much-delayed version of the Windows operating system is just about done.
Instead, it’s a much bigger bombshell: Microsoft [...]

 Microsoft Will Provide Support For Linux

Microsoft is to give Linux’ penguin mascot a plank across the ice. The software leviathan stunned a rookery of Linux users yesterday at a conference and expo in Boston with the revelation that it will now provide technical support for the open-source software running on Virtual Server, and would make Virtual Server 2005 R2 available [...]

 Questions Microsoft’s Need for a “Get the Facts” campaign?

Microsoft’s controversial program, “Get the Facts”, offers what they call third party white papers and research reports comparing Microsoft and Linux. But we wonder what they really offer? Already aware of a possible ownership bias with Gartner, any reports from them featured on Microsoft’s web site raises an eyebrow over here.
Now we get word of [...]

 Microsoft and Open Source Ports

A recent post by Imran William Smith at AsiaOSC discusses about the issue of “Why Microsoft is porting some of its products to Linux ?” The article is available here. Given the stranglehold the Redmond giant seems to possess on the desktop application suite market, it is surprising change in business policy at first sight.
The [...]