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  • America’s best chain steakhouses

    08/23/2013 2:25:11 PM PDT · by Sopater · 170 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2013
    There comes a time in just about everyone’s life when they feel the urge to eat some red meat. Sure, a supermarket steak cooked in a frying pan might suffice, but there’s nothing quite like the experience of going to one of those big chain steakhouses. We’ve come to depend on these places for a good steak and a cold beer, enjoyed in a comfortable and just-boisterous-enough atmosphere, with an overall experience that leaves you full and content. From sea to shining sea, it’s our right to have unrestricted access to chain steakhouses, darn it, and for that reason we...
  • Microsoft starts testing Windows "Longhorn" server

    04/25/2007 7:37:02 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 625+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | April 25, 2007
    Excerpt - SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) released its next-generation Windows Server "Longhorn" software for public testing on Wednesday and said the product is on track for a debut in the second half of 2007. The world's largest software maker said it expects hundreds of thousands of information technology workers to download the test, or "Beta 3," version of the next server operating system code-named Longhorn. Longhorn, which will replace the current Windows Server 2003, is the server operating system equivalent of Microsoft's new Windows Vista PC operating system with an emphasis on many of the same...
  • Get to know your fellow FReepers! [and cheese]

    02/24/2007 7:36:34 PM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 764 replies · 5,885+ views
    today | FA
    How about telling us all your age, gender and location. Also, if you want, who you like in the upcoming presidential primary.
  • Satire On Animal ID [BUT Will Taxpayers Pay for Every New Born Calf n' Parakeet For A Life Time?)

    09/01/2006 6:59:38 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 563+ views
    ALL MAINE MATTERS ^ | 06.06 - | Walter Jeffries
    Based on reading the USDA’s draft proposal for the National Animal Identification System some people are wondering how the USDA is going to tag all the wild animals that fall within the working species groups that must be tracked. The USDA says we don’t have to tag the wild animals. That is good to know... It is the year 2009, February 22nd, the birthday of General George Washington. Today it is a bit windy and the cold is biting here on the eastern slope of Sugar Mountain in northern Vermont. The USDA shows up at my doorstep demanding to know...
  • Top 10 Windows XP Tips Of All Time

    04/22/2006 8:45:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 1,329+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr 21, | George Jones
    Despite all the hoopla about the introduction of Windows Vista, the truth of the matter is that the new OS isn't due for at least another seven to nine months — and it will probably be even longer before most of us start adopting it. Meanwhile, we've still got to deal with Win XP. In order to make the waiting easier, we've decided to assemble the greatest tips in the history of Windows XP. Here you'll find the tips that give you the most bang for your buck; that are most useful in terms of security, functionality, and PC performance;...
  • Windows Vista Review: Where Vista Fails (Microsoft "collapsing under its own weight")

    04/20/2006 10:24:20 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 366+ views
    SuperSite for Windows (excerpt) ^ | April 20, 2006 | Paul Thurrott
    Excerpt - I still remember the day very clearly. It was Monday, October 27, 2003. Several thousand developers--and, let's face it, quite a few garden variety Windows enthusiasts--charged into Hall A at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) like teenage girls at a Justin Timberlake concert, volleying for the best seats. I've been to more Bill Gates keynotes than I can count, and this was the first time I ever saw anyone climb over other people in order to secure a better view. (No offense to Mr. Gates, but he's not exactly a dynamic speaker.) It was PDC 2003 and...
  • Battling Google, Microsoft Changes How It Builds Software

    09/22/2005 10:05:39 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 484+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 23, 2005 | Robert A. Guth
    Excerpt - REDMOND, Wash. -- Jim Allchin, a senior Microsoft Corp. executive, walked into Bill Gates's office here one day in July last year to deliver a bombshell about the next generation of Microsoft Windows. "It's not going to work," Mr. Allchin says he told the Microsoft chairman. The new version, code-named Longhorn, was so complex its writers would never be able to make it run properly. The news got even worse: Longhorn was irredeemable because Microsoft engineers were building it just as they had always built software. Throughout its history, Microsoft had let thousands of programmers each produce their...
  • Nonprofits slam Microsoft's Vista name

    08/02/2005 6:09:27 PM PDT · by Panerai · 16 replies · 495+ views
    Macworld ^ | August 02, 2005 | Elizabeth Montalbano
    Microsoft Corp. Monday again came under fire for its choice of the name “Windows Vista” for the next version of its client operating system, this time from two groups that help health-care organizations implement U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) software. The VistA Software Alliance and WorldVista, two nonprofit groups that assist American veterans hospitals, nursing homes and clinics with the VA’s VistA software, have denounced Microsoft’s name choice, citing possible confusion between the operating system and the software used to store and manage veterans’ patient information. “The confusion created by Microsoft and its choice of the word ‘Vista’ is an affront...
  • Next Explorer to fail Acid test

    08/01/2005 6:07:16 PM PDT · by Panerai · 19 replies · 670+ views
    Cnet ^ | August 1, 2005 | Paul Festa
    Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 browser won't pass a stringent standards test that rivals have embraced.In its browser blog, Microsoft acknowledged that IE 7 would not pass the Web Standards Project's Acid2 test, which examines a browser's support for W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) recommendations including CSS1 (Cascading Style Sheets), HTML4 and PNG (Portable Network Graphics). "We will not pass this test when IE7 ships," Chris Wilson, lead program manager for the Web platform in IE, wrote in the IE blog. "We fully recognize that IE is behind the game today in CSS support. We've dug through the Acid2 test...
  • Microsoft could face 'Vista' trademark challenge

    07/25/2005 6:43:26 PM PDT · by Panerai · 102 replies · 1,213+ views
    Macworld ^ | July 25, 2005 | Elizabeth Montalbano
    The founder of a Redmond, Wash.-based custom application and services provider is considering taking action to challenge Microsoft Corp. over the naming of the next version of the Windows operating system (OS). John Wall, chief executive officer of Vista Inc., said his company is “considering all of its options” for a potential case against Microsoft because of the company’s choice of the name “Windows Vista” for the previously code-named Longhorn version of the OS. Wall said the naming of Windows may violate a trademark his company has and potentially create confusion over the software and services Vista provides. Vista is...
  • Microsoft Longhorn to be renamed Windows Vista?

    07/22/2005 12:16:27 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 49 replies · 1,037+ views
    CNet News ^ | July 21, 2005 | Ina Fried
    Rumor has it that Microsoft plans to use Vista as the official name for the next version of Windows, which has been known by its codename, Longhorn. In addition to the rumors on various Microsoft enthusiast sites, the company has also registered the domain name windowsvista.us, as noted by Windows watcher bink.nu. The company won't comment, but it is expected to make some sort of Longhorn-related announcement Friday morning.
  • Microsoft confirms RSS plans

    06/24/2005 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 13 replies · 508+ views
    CNet News.com ^ | 6/24/2005 | Ina Fried
    Microsoft plans to make Really Simple Syndication a whole lot simpler. Really. The software maker said on Friday that it will build support for RSS into the next version of Internet Explorer, as well as into Longhorn, the Windows update scheduled to arrive next year. "We really think that RSS is going to be key to how people use the Internet in the future," said Gary Schare, a director of strategic product management for Microsoft's Windows unit. "Because of that we are betting really big on RSS in Longhorn by integrating RSS throughout the operating system." Most typically, RSS is...
  • Microsoft security just a myth?

    06/21/2005 4:48:45 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 769+ views
    PTI ^ | TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2005 04:17:14 PM | PTI
    NEW DELHI: Breaching the much touted "impenetrable" Window Genuine Advantage (WGA) of Microsoft, an Indian researcher has shown the global software leader how fragile its claims were. With a potential to hurt Microsoft's business across the world, Debasis Mohanty has broke open WGA through an "easy-to-exploit" weakness in the software for generating illegal copies of Window XP programme. Microsoft confirmed the claims of the Bangalore-based rsearcher Debasis Mohanty but sought to downplay it saying "it represents very little threat." A company spokesperson said they did expect counterfeiters to try a number of different methods to circumvent safeguards provided by WGA....
  • Longhorn surprise: 'Red Screen of Death'

    05/12/2005 7:27:38 AM PDT · by dware · 89 replies · 2,041+ views
    TechRepublic ^ | 5/11/05 | Jo Best
    Microsoft has come up with a unique solution to the legendary Blue Screen of Death in the next version of its Windows operating system.With the release of Longhorn, the Redmond behemoth has added a red screen to face users when their system crashes. According to Microsoft techie and blogger Michael Kaplan, who has been experimenting with a Longhorn beta, as well as being confronted with the Blue Screen of Death, now users will also see red. The Red Screen of Death appears to be the bigger, badder cousin to the traditional blue screen and is designed to let users know...
  • Bad news

    04/27/2005 10:24:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 327+ views
    MacWorld: MacCentral ^ | April 27, 2005 05:35 PM | By Jason Snell
    Bad news I’m not saying there’s an active conspiracy against Apple out there… but perhaps there’s a conspiracy of ignorance at the San Francisco Chronicle? For two days in a row, the Chronicle — the newspaper of record in Macworld’s hometown — has published stories with deeply confused and misleading headlines related to computer topics. Tuesday it was a story about Microsoft’s preview of Longhorn, the laughably late new version of Windows that will be available late next year. Next year. The main headline, Opening new Windows, was okay, I guess, but the headline on the “jump” section of the...
  • Microsoft Gives Details on Windows Release (featuring new "security" chip)

    04/25/2005 2:37:40 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 28 replies · 1,033+ views
    Associated Press | Elizabeth M. Gillespie
    Microsoft Gives Details on Windows Release Microsoft's Plan to Hardwire Computer Security in Chip to Debut in Next Windows Release SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp.'s ambitious plan to keep data safe on PCs will make a scaled-down debut in the next release of Windows, though the operating system's most anticipated improvements in graphics appear to mirror what's now available from rival Apple Computer Inc. The long-delayed Windows upgrade, now expected in December 2006, has been touted as the most significant update to the ubiquitous operating since Windows 95 launched in 1995. In a speech Monday, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates...
  • Tiger's Out This Week. No Bull.

    04/25/2005 8:18:50 AM PDT · by r5boston · 252 replies · 3,453+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 04/25/2006 | Steven Levy
    It's Steve Jobs's plan to make this the Week of the Tiger. But Bill Gates and his minions at Microsoft are crying bull—specifically, a Longhorn steer. Despite the zoological bent, this dust-up is not about animals, but operating systems; Apple and Microsoft just happen to have named each of their major system upgrades after beasts of the realm. This Monday, Bill shows off the future of Windows, a.k.a. Longhorn, at a developers' conference. The oohs and aahs may be tempered by the fact that the hundreds of millions of Windows users won't get their hands on it until holiday season,...
  • Will the Next Version of Windows Be Worth the Wait?

    04/10/2005 6:06:02 AM PDT · by infocats · 96 replies · 2,635+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 10, 2005 | Randall Stross
    TEN years ago, Microsoft unveiled Windows 95 in a way that suggested that the product's arrival was no less momentous than when humans stood upright for the first time. The company spent about $200 million introducing the operating system. That paid for festivities on the Microsoft campus (with Jay Leno as M.C.), rights to use the Rolling Stones song "Start Me Up" in a global advertising campaign and permission to bathe the Empire State Building at night with the Windows logo. It also loaded The Times of London with Windows 95 advertising that day, making the newspaper a one-day freebie,...
  • Microsoft to plug ID controls into Windows

    03/30/2005 9:47:38 AM PST · by infocats · 21 replies · 963+ views
    ZDNet News ^ | March 29, 2005 | Reuters
    Microsoft will build software for managing identities into Windows in order to beef up security by giving users more control over their personal information, the world's largest software maker said on Tuesday. The ID technology, called "info-cards," will give users more control over their own personal information in order to shop and access services online, said Michael Stephenson, a director in Microsoft's Windows Server division. Microsoft is currently working on a new Internet Explorer Web browser and version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, but Stephenson declined to say whether info-cards would be built into the current Windows XP version or into...
  • DOJ steps up Longhorn scrutiny

    01/26/2005 9:09:44 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies · 309+ views
    MacCentral via Yahoo News ^ | Jan 26, 2005 | By James Niccolai, IDG News Service MacCentral
    DOJ steps up Longhorn scrutiny Microsoft Corp. will meet with representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice (news - web sites) (DOJ) next month for the first of several briefings intended to ensure that its upcoming Longhorn operating system complies with the terms of the final judgment in the government's antitrust case against the software maker. In court papers filed Tuesday, the government also said that its technical committee raised concerns about whether Windows XP (news - web sites) and Service Pack 2 are in compliance with the judgment. Microsoft replied to those concerns recently and the government is reviewing...
  • Norwegians Confused by Bush Salute

    01/21/2005 2:44:28 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 83 replies · 1,810+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2005
    OSLO, Norway (AP) - President Bush's ``Hook 'em, 'horns'' salute got lost in translation in Norway, where shocked people interpreted his hand gesture during his inauguration as a salute to Satan. That's what it means in the Nordics when you throw up the right hand with the index and pinky fingers raised, a gesture popular among heavy metal groups and their fans in the region. View Photo View Photo View Photo More Photos ``Shock greeting from Bush daughter,'' a headline in the Norwegian Internet newspaper Nettavisen said above a photograph of Bush's daughter Jenna, smiling and showing the sign....
  • M go Blue (Rosebowl Ping/Vanity)

    01/01/2005 2:33:22 PM PST · by drt1 · 14 replies · 411+ views
    Go Michigan - Beat Texas
  • iPod users are music thieves says Ballmer

    10/06/2004 2:49:05 PM PDT · by Range Rover · 52 replies · 1,638+ views
    silicon.com ^ | October 04 2004 | Andy McCue
    iPod users are music thieves says Ballmer October 04 2004 by Andy McCue 'Vested interest', say cynics... Speaking to an exclusive gathering of press in London on a number of issues, such as security, Steve Ballmer didn't pass up the opportunity to take several digs at his company's arch rival Apple. At the heart of the debate is Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology which will let content providers such as record labels and movie studios keep control of their intellectual property (IP) - or at least ensure all royalties are paid and copyright observed. Billing Microsoft as the good guys...
  • Move over Windows XP take a look at Longhorn! :)

    09/07/2004 11:52:28 PM PDT · by FesterUSMC · 41 replies · 1,544+ views
    Hey take a look at Longhorn if your using WinXP or WinXp SP2. Pretty cool. Longhorn Transformation Pack Remember, backup all your files before using this, this is just a look into what Longhorn will look like, just a taste. I found this site from anandtech.com he is a reputable computer geek and would not put something on his site that would harm your system. I have it on my computer and give you some neat themes and even gives you a weird side bar for notes and such.. Pretty cool... Here is one of the MANY wallpapers that comes...
  • Apple previews next version of Mac OS X

    06/28/2004 1:05:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 35 replies · 656+ views
    Reuters | June 28, 2004
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. on Monday previewed the latest version of its Mac OS X operating system code-named called Tiger, which Chief Executive Steve Jobs said was far ahead of rival Microsoft Corp.'s next major update to Windows. Cupertino, California-based Apple also introduced a 30-inch flat panel display in a sleeker and trimmer housing, its largest display yet, which adds to the 20-inch and 23-inch displays it already offers. That puts it up against other PC companies that sell large flat panels, such as Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. Apple, best known for its sleek Macintosh...
  • Microsoft Revises Longhorn Graphics Requirements

    05/06/2004 6:07:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 10,237+ views
    winnetmag.com ^ | May 6, 2004 | Paul Thurrott
    Although Microsoft didn't announce general hardware requirements for Longhorn as expected at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2004 trade show this week, company representatives did reveal that the graphics-card requirements for the upcoming system have changed since Microsoft first revealed them at WinHEC 2003. Microsoft also presented details about Longhorn's so-called tiered user experience, which the company calls Aero. "The Aero user experience is a generational leap over what's available today in Windows XP," Kerry Hammil, a program manager on the Avalon team, said during a graphics session at the show Monday afternoon. "There will be two discrete...
  • Projected 'Average' Longhorn System Is A Whopper

    05/04/2004 5:34:43 PM PDT · by Dominic Harr · 38 replies · 278+ views
    greg_barton writes "At first I thought this was a joke, but this article from Microsoft Watch confirms it: 'Microsoft is expected to recommend that the 'average' Longhorn PC feature a dual-core CPU running at 4 to 6GHz; a minimum of 2 gigs of RAM; up to a terabyte of storage; a 1 Gbit, built-in, Ethernet-wired port and an 802.11g wireless link; and a graphics processor that runs three times faster than those on the market today.'"
  •  How Microsoft Is Clipping Longhorn

    04/09/2004 1:31:40 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 66 replies · 197+ views
    Business Week ^ | 4/19/2004 (issue date) | Jay Greene
    Online Extra: How Microsoft Is Clipping Longhorn To get the already-delayed follow-up to Windows XP out the door by 2006, it has decided to omit some of the most ambitious features Never in its history has Microsoft (MSFT ) had to wait so long between Windows releases. When Windows XP launched in October, 2001, researcher Gartner Inc. expected the software giant to gin up a new version within two years. But Microsoft's ambitious follow-up to Windows XP, code-named Longhorn, has bogged down in delays. The company rarely discloses timelines for products, lest it miss its targets. But in copies of...
  • Longhorn Beta Delayed to 2005 [Windows XP successor delayed again]

    04/03/2004 6:46:06 AM PST · by Law · 100 replies · 218+ views
    VNUNet ^ | April 2, 2004 | Daniel Thomas
    Microsoft is delaying the rollout of the beta of its Longhorn operating system until early next year in order to focus on improving security in... Windows XP... The beta of Longhorn - the successor to Windows XP - was supposed to be distributed before the end of this year, but has now been moved back... The move is likely to delay the commercial rollout of Longhorn, which Microsoft said would only be released once beta trial customer feedback had been incorporated into the product... In 2001, Microsoft spoke about releasing Longhorn in late 2004, but then said it was likely...
  • Interview: Weighing an interim release to Windows (Microsoft scam to extract more money)

    03/01/2004 8:35:03 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 33 replies · 327+ views
    InfoWorld.com ^ | March 01, 2004 | Ed Scannell
    Interview: Weighing an interim release to Windows XP product manager Greg Sullivan discusses XP Reloaded Under the project name Windows XP Reloaded, Microsoft is considering how to add functionality to Windows. The discussions could result in an interim release of Windows before Longhorn. Greg Sullivan, lead product manager for Windows XP, recently spoke with InfoWorld Editor at Large Ed Scannell about XP Reloaded. InfoWorld: Will XP Reloaded serve as the basis for an interim release between Service Pack 2 and Longhorn? Sullivan: There has been a lot of speculation about new product plans for an interim release and what...
  • Developers prepare for Longhorn

    10/30/2003 4:21:33 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 3 replies · 223+ views
    computerworld ^ | Friday, 31 October, 2003 | Allison Taylor
    IDC says next-generation Windows will change development process The official launch of Longhorn might be more than two years away, but developers at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference are saying it's necessary to start preparing their organisations now for the next generation of Windows."It's important for us to know if the direction of Windows 2003 and Longhorn is totally different -- we have to start to set up our own direction," says Canadian developer Sungsoon Kung, of Montreal Microsoft-based independent software vendor (ISV) Nakisa. "We have to start working with our customers.""It's important for ISV's because we are investing a lot...
  • Microsoft gives an early look at next Windows

    10/28/2003 8:57:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 111 replies · 521+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | October 27 2003 | Richard Waters
    Bill Gates on Monday offered the first public look at Longhorn, the next generation of the Windows PC operating system that he said would be Microsoft's "biggest release of this decade and the biggest since Windows 95." However, the Microsoft chairman gave no timetable for the launch of the software, which has already slipped to a later timetable than originally thought. With Longhorn now not expected before 2006, Microsoft faces a gap in its new product cycle that has left a question over its growth rate in the meantime. Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, has called Longhorn a "bet the...
  • Gates Unveils Windows Longhorn SDK, WinFX Programming Model

    10/27/2003 2:57:57 PM PST · by rs79bm · 111 replies · 224+ views
    Microsoft's first public unveiling of its next generation of Windows, code-named Longhorn, and WinFX programming model received a tepid response from thousands of developers gathered to see the future of Windows. At Microsoft's annual Professional Developers Conference, Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said the Longhorn technical preview being released to software developers on Monday represents the first cut of the next generation of Windows. Microsoft also debuted a new WinFX programming model and a new markup language for Windows, code-named XAML, which CRN first reported last May. The two are designed to make Longhorn development faster and easier...
  • Microsoft Unwraps 'Longhorn' Operating System

    10/27/2003 11:54:55 AM PST · by JohnSmithee · 46 replies · 325+ views
    Technology - Reuters ^ | Mon, Oct 27, 2003 | By Ben Berkowitz
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT - news) on Monday gave its most detailed look yet at the next-version of Windows, code-named "Longhorn," which features new methods of storing files, a complete revamping of the graphics, tighter links to the Internet and greater security. At the company's Professional Developers Conference here, Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates (news - web sites) previewed Longhorn and the world's largest software maker's long-term development goals to the people who will build the applications that work on the new operating system. Such applications have long been crucial to the success of Microsoft's flagship...
  • Longhorn' Rollout Slips (Microsoft's next OS)

    09/02/2003 7:34:05 AM PDT · by mattdono · 73 replies · 400+ views
    e-Week ^ | September 1, 2003 | Peter Galli
    <p>Microsoft Corp. has once again shifted the schedule for the release of "Longhorn," the company's next major version of Windows, leaving some users up in the air about an upgrade path.</p> <p>Microsoft executives from Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on down have long described Longhorn as the Redmond, Wash., company's most revolutionary operating system to date. The product was originally expected to ship next year. Then in May of this year, officials pushed back the release date to 2005. But now executives are declining to say when they expect the software to ship.</p>
  • Microsoft's plans cloudy for server OS [Longhorn, the next release of Windows]

    08/04/2003 5:13:20 AM PDT · by yonif · 48 replies · 310+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | August 4, 2003, 4:00 AM PT | Ina Fried
    Microsoft has laid plans for a server version of Longhorn, the next release of Windows. But it remains unclear what the software will include and when it will debut. The software giant has said relatively little about Longhorn--the next desktop version of the Windows operating system--and even less about the server version. All Microsoft will confirm is that a server version is indeed back in the company's product plans. The desktop version of Longhorn has been described by company executives as revolutionary and even as a "bet-the-company" proposition. Microsoft will also link the shipment of new versions of Office, server...
  • 2003 and Beyond

    03/21/2003 3:35:47 PM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 8 replies · 172+ views
    Automation Access ^ | February 23, 2003 | Andrew Grygus
    The PC Industry The PC industry was once thriving, driven by rapid innovation. It's now down and it's not coming back. Microsoft's monopoly enforces the "Uniform Windows Experience" to the extent innovation and product differentiation to attract new computer purchases are simply impossible, even compared to nameless "white box" products. IBM wisely withdrew from the general desktop PC market, while Hewlett Packard and Compaq merged out of desperation. Dell alone thrives by being just an assembler, well tuned to commodity markets. The other majors are weighted down with design engineers and manufacturing facilities. The few remaining second tier vendors like...
  • Microsoft Longhorn as a 3D O.S.?

    07/24/2002 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Digital Chaos · 7 replies · 463+ views
    Maximum PC | August 2002 | Digital Chaos
    Reading an interview with Neil Trevett from 3D Labs, in Maximum PC (August 2002). He is talking about the technology of the new 3D Labs graphics proccessors and its uses, when this question comes up: MPC: What about in a 2D application? Will virtual memory Make your desktop faster? NT: Yes, it'll definitly make your desktop faster, particularly as we go to the new generation of Windows. Longhorn [the code-name for Microsoft's proposed 3D operating system] proposes a really intractable problem when you think about it. If you have a high-resolution screen that's double-buffered, you can absorb 64 megabytes of...
  • How Microsoft Plays Monopoly

    07/18/2002 6:44:20 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 36 replies · 488+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | July 18, 2002 | Arron Rouse
    It's got a get out of jail free card By Arron Rouse: Thursday 18 July 2002, 11:17 THE NEWS that Microsoft intends to ditch backwards compatibility (here), with its Windows XP replacement, Longhorn, has come as a surprise to many. Some industry pundits have expressed serious doubts about the idea. Doubts and surprise are the last thing you need -- this is a textbook Microsoft move. To get a better idea of why Microsoft would consider a course change as bold as this you need to consider the problems it is facing at the moment. There are several major issues...