Category Archives: Microsoft

Charting the upgrade path from DOS 5.0 to Windows 7 (video)

Via Engadget comes one of the most fascinating geeky videos ever created.¬†YouTuber Andrew Tait (aka “TheRasteri”) installed DOS 5.0 and Windows 1.0 on a VMWare instance and then proceeded to upgrade it through every Windows version right up to Windows … Continue reading

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Dumb Hackers

When Windows crashes the user is prompted to send the details of the error to Microsoft. I always do, but it’s usually due to some third party program that isn’t playing nice. Hackers develop malicious code intended to do harm … Continue reading

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Microsoft CRM for Non-Profits

Microsoft CRM has entered the non-profit space. From Mary-Jo Foley: Microsoft made available on April 7 a new, vertical-specific version of its Dynamics CRM product, known as Microsoft Dynamics CRM for nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Features include customizable donation … Continue reading

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720p Web Cams

HD comes to your web conversations, courtesy of Microsoft’s TrueColor web cams: Microsoft Corp. today brightens your video calls with TrueColor Technology, a groundbreaking new image processing technology that provides superior color and brightness in even the worst lighting conditions. … Continue reading

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The Cloud Kills Microsoft EBS

A year and 5 months ago Microsoft launched Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), an attempt to build an infrastructure for the mid-market. This week, the EBS team blogged that the EBS product line will soon be discontinued because: First, midsize … Continue reading

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Free WSS vs. MOSS

InfoWorld’s J. Peter Bruzzese explains that there are two versions of SharePoint. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) is the high-priced version. The free one is called Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), currently at version 3.0. Bruzzese says the free version … Continue reading

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QotD: Windows vs. Linux

The Quote of the Day comes from Scott Granneman, an author, entrepreneur and adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis: To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows box, you … Continue reading

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First Vista Security Patch

Microsoft released the first security fix for Vista on patch Tuesday. This one is especially ironic for the OS billed as the “most secure ever”: the hole allows someone to take complete control of your computer.

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Quarter-Million Bugs in Vista?

Nice stat from the Economist.com: All told, the program comprises some 50m lines of computer code. And as any programmer will tell you, software contains typically five to ten errors for every 100 lines of code. So, even if 90% … Continue reading

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