So, Microsoft has announced that ad-supported copies of the Works suite will be made available within the next few months. While I'm no fan of having applications stuffed full of ads running on my PC, this could be a hit.
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Yesterday the Consumer Protection Board in New York called on Apple to make it easier and less expensive for users to replace the iPhone's battery once it's comes to the end of its life.
It's the beginning of the end for the 20 year old technology.
The other day I posted a poll which asked "If you were to ditch Windows, would you go to Linux or Mac?" The results of that poll are, I think, very interesting.
While Apple might be doing well, I can't help but notice how jittery Apple investors seem to be. Any bad news relating to Apple seems to cause dramatic drops in stock prices.
Come August 14th Microsoft should have a surprise for all Vista users - two batches of fixes which improve reliability, compatibility and performance. Hmmm, a big bug-fix fest just weeks before Apple releases Leopard ...
A few weeks ago I took a look at how Ubuntu 7.04 handled proprietary file formats such as MP3, WMA and QuickTime movies. Overall the support was good (although I couldn't get QuickTime 7 movie support working) but it seriously bothered me that I had to resort to downloading and making use of codecs which are, well, to be blunt, illegal to use.
An iPhone customer who's not happy that the battery isn't user-replacable has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple.
It's Friday again so it's time for another Friday Rant. This could be a very long post ... but I'll try to restrain myself.
Here's a question for all you Windows users out there. Let's say that you were to switch from Windows to either the Linux platform or the Mac platform, which would you choose?