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Want the power of all the popular toolbars, but don't want to lose valuable screen real estate to get it? LittleBigBar solves the problem...

September 11, 2003 by Hip to your Jive

IE10 is the day the Web won for apps, not browsers

Does it matter that the reason IE9 and IE10 are much better browsers than IE8, with far more standards, all accelerated by the hardware that's in all modern PCs, isn't because Microsoft wanted to make a better browser, but because Microsoft wanted to make Windows 8 the best place to run Web apps?What's left to ask for in IE10?

September 21, 2011 by

Google+ on your Network? Not quite so fast.

As partners listened to Microsoft’ spiel at Microsoft WPC today, they may ask themselves the same question that any Google follower should be asking as well – with all of this talk about video, how is your network possibly going to keep up? From Google+ to Lync to Facebook,  application developers are rushing to embed video into the social , collaborative experience.

July 12, 2011 by

Ignore the Google and Microsoft sideshow

As Microsoft seeks to turn its experience of messing with European legislators to its advantage by tee'ing up Google for a dose of messy litigation, I have to ask myself: who cares? Why can't we just ignore this sideshow?

February 28, 2010 by

Is it OK to use OEM Windows on your own PC? Don't ask Microsoft

If you go shopping online for Windows 7, you'll find OEM System Builder copies at significant discounts from full retail prices. Microsoft's own web sites and support forums give conflicting, confusing, often inaccurate information about these products. What's an honest consumer supposed to do?

November 15, 2009 by

Semantic Search Round Table at the Semantic Technology Conference

Wednesday's opening Keynote here in San Jose sees Guidewire's Carla Thompson joined on stage by senior representatives from many of the more interesting players in the Semantic Search space; Tomasz Imielinski from Ask, Peter Norvig from Google, Riza Berkan of Hakia, Scott Provost from Microsoft, William Tunstall-Pedoe of the UK's True Knowledge, and Andrew Tomkins of Yahoo.

June 17, 2009 by

Where is Vista SP2?

Even though Microsoft seems increasingly reticent to say the "V" word (Vista), some users still do care. I've had several readers ask me when the Redmondians are going to release Vista SP2 on the Microsoft Download site.

May 19, 2009 by

Five unanswered questions after Microsoft's Q3 earnings call

I could have entitled this post "10 unasked and unanswered questions" or maybe, if dinner wasn't calling, "50 unasked/unanswered questions" But let's start with five questions that Wall Street analysts didn't ask and Microsoft execs didn't answer after the company announced its FY 2009 Q3 earnings on April 23.

April 23, 2009 by

How hard will it be to move to the Windows 7 Release Candidate?

The Windows Easy Transfer utility is greatly improved in Windows 7, but it’s still missing a killer feature Microsoft promised three years ago. In this post, I explain how you can use this utility to move your data and settings to a new Windows 7 installation and ask the question that every Windows user wants to know: Why do you still have to reinstall programs when you move between PCs?

April 12, 2009 by

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