Tag: microsoft

  • Ubuntu for mobile… damn that’s exciting!

    Ubuntu for mobile… damn that’s exciting!

    Over the Christmas and New Year holiday I wanted to get something done that I’d been planning for a number of months: replace Windows 7 on my PC with Ubuntu, ridding myself of any Microsoft software (I think). I’d long ago abandoned Microsoft Office in favour of Libre Office and have had my Samsung N130 […]

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Deal Would Strengthen Google

    I’m getting might pissed off with all this talk about some “deal” between Microsoft and Yahoo now. I don’t see how Microsoft forking out $15 billion for Yahoo’s search business would have any impact on Google‘s share. Sure, on paper, Yahoo’s share would drop to 0% and Microsoft would jump from 8.5% to 29%, but […]

  • IE8: Saviour of the Semantic Web, or Usability Nightmare?

    I’ve been pushing web standards for years, so the news that Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer 8 will support W3C guidelines by default is very welcome from where I’m sitting. There is one problem, though. They’ve announced that sites including CNN, Facebook and MySpace won’t work correctly. Users of the browser will have to choose to view […]