Friday, May 29, 2009

Send less spam or unsubscribe me?

A certain store chain* specializing in boudoir outfits hit is on the nail with their customer-forward thinking when you hit the unsubscribe key: ask if you want to unsubscribe completely, or reduce their spam to one spam piece per week.

While not optimal...(read more)

Android harlots: Android to surpass iPhone

Will this nonsense ever stop?

Now you have some dimwits proclaiming the ascent of Android….over the iPhone!

Wha???

For goodness sakes, it would NEVER happen!

Even if you look past the desirability of the iPhone*, how do you get past the Linux underpinnings...(read more)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ivy Worldwide

BuzzCorps is changing to Ivy Worldwide, reflecting an expanded mission, and new capabilities to be added to their offerings.

However, to start, Ivy Worldwide needs a new logo.

To get your creative juices flowing, the pot is primed with $2500 for the winner...(read more)

Bing!

Today, Microsoft unveiled Bing, it’s new search service.

I am looking forward to testing the service against Google and other search engines for relevance....(read more)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Microsoft limits netbook sizes: no story here!

Sometimes, you gotta wonder!

Over this past weekend, the blogosphere has been all a-twitter, pun intended, about a leaked* Microsoft document limiting the sizes of systems shipping with Windows 7. (read more)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Excellent choice: General Charles F Bolden, Jr, USMC, (Rtd)

In what is IMHO, the best pick yet by this administration, President Obama picked retired US Marine Corps General and 4-mission Shuttle astronaut, Charles F. Bolden, Jr. to lead NASA. (read on)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Linux lovers only deploy 20%

Even I cannot make this stuff up!

For all the braying of the Linuxhead sheep about the advent of Linux, (read on)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Intel Antitrust Saga Part II: The EU Cash & IP Grab

One of the unheralded fallout from the IMO illegal EU hobbling of Microsoft, is the requirement that Microsoft publicly release, for IMO, a mere pittance, communications and other protocols to, ostensibly the world, but to EU companies in particular. (Read on)

SCO Trustee wants Chapter 7 for it

I just knew this was going to end badly! (read on)

The Intel Antitrust Saga Part1: Intel is a monopoly?

Who knew?

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Windows 7 Little Things: ‘Aero Glass’

One of the little tricks I used in the Windows Vista Era, was manually activating ‘Aero Glass’ on lowly systems, due to the heavy GPU power requirements of that OS. (Read on)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway by AbsoluteWindows

Well, it’s your turn to win a brand, spanking new AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro coupled with a $100 AT&T Gift Card.

What do you have to do to win this?

Just send me an email at matrixpro@absolutevista.com....(read more)

The SmallBizWindows HP Compaq dc7900 Review

I have been using the HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra-Slim Desktop PC for the past three months as part of a long-term review.

This is one nice PC.

Unboxing
The dc7900 came in a fairly largish box, which was surprising until I opened it, and remembered that it...(read more)

Monday, May 04, 2009

2 Weeks with Windows 7 Release Candidate

I have been using Windows 7 Release Candidate, or RC, for the past two weeks, both in x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) versions.

This release is an upgrade for me, since I have been using Windows 7 as my primary operating system since PDC2008, last October...(read more)