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Phone calls from Microsoft

Posted 11-05-2009 at 03:26 PM by pereb

Pretty funny stuff, in a sad sort of way.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...8-0079764bb001

I can't believe that people fall for this. Why would Microsoft call someone to tell them they have a virus? Although, the script they use is somewhat humorous.
"Are you online now?" - followed by "Is your computer running slowly?"

The sad part is that I have a mother in law...
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Microsoft Courier

Posted 11-04-2009 at 03:20 PM by pereb

Say what you want about Microsoft, but they are having quite a good 2009. First came the revamped Zune HD, then came Windows 7, and now…Microsoft Courier.

What is it you ask? Well with the craze in e-book readers lately and the advancement in “touch” technology, the Courier is a “tablet” engineered by Microsoft themselves. However, Microsoft refers to their new project as a “booklet” instead of a tablet because…well it is designed like a book. The current design of the Courier has...
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Can MicroHoo topple Google?

Posted 07-31-2009 at 10:38 AM by pereb

Look out, Google; MicroHoo is coming to get you. Wednesday, the deal between Microsoft and Yahoo (“MicroHoo”) was finally signed, after months of speculation and discussion. The number two and number three search engines in the U.S. have joined forces and become one. They simply couldn’t stand to sit back and watch Google corner the market anymore. It was time to topple the giant.

Google is the undisputed heavyweight of search engines; it holds 65% of the search market in the U.S.,...
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The Latest Fad: Open Source?

Posted 07-21-2009 at 03:13 PM by pereb

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I’m a huge fan of open source development, as I’m sure most of you on here are. I’ve never really understood the mindset of, “We want you to buy and use our software, and you’re able to look at it far more objectively than we can much of the time, but we absolutely do NOT want you to be able to implement your potentially ground-breaking ideas into our software! And we’ll fix our own bugs, on our own time, thank you very much!”

Offering software...
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Chrome OS: What could it mean for Linux?

Posted 07-17-2009 at 01:06 PM by pereb

Last week, Google put an end to the ongoing rumors and officially announced Chrome OS. Marketed as a solution for lower-end PCs and netbooks, Chrome OS is touted as running “within a new windowing system”. What’s interesting, though, is that it will run on top of a Linux kernel. Is Google’s Chrome OS project a step towards legitimizing (in the sense of marketing to the mass public) Linux?

When it comes to operating systems, the public perception is quite narrow. There's Windows,...
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