Ref: New York Times
According to reports from Microsoft, they have sold a total of 20 million copies of Windows Vista in the month of February alone.
Definitely a software developers dream!
Microsoft just released Internet Explorer 7 to the masses, but it has me wondering if we will be seeing a repeat of history (Netscape....mayyyybeeee?).
Will Firefox be able to hold on or will Microsoft muscle in with IE7 and regain it's footing in the browser market?
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Microsoft is getting ready for a big battle against Adobe. Microsoft knows that Dreamweaver is the big contender in the developer realm of the web (and design, too).
So Microsoft has produced a collection of videos to showoff 101 Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 features compared to Dreamweaver.
Microsoft has been receiving a lot of feedback from Frontpage over the years. Now, it seems they have moved forward with their newest release called Expression.
I haven't seen Expression or its capabilities, but I can imagine since Dreamweaver is the cream of the crop in web development, Microsoft needed to create a product worthy of taking Dreamweaver down.
Personally, I think Adobe is waiting to see what Microsoft has up its sleeve with the release of Expression. When they release Expression, the next version of Dreamweaver will be released.
CNet.com has an update on the IE security patches, but there are some open issues that Microsoft needs to patch. A patch to a patch. :-)
Microsoft.com put out an update to Windows PC's running IE 6 with Service Pack 1 called the MS06-042 update.
However, a new problem showed up. A new fix will be released because of the way IE handles long web addresses. Hackers can take advantage of this long web address problem by luring people to unknown web sites, allowing a user to take complete control of your PC.
I'm not a big fan of IE, but lately, I've been noticing some articles that are beating up IE7. I've read the following post from Subtraction.com talking about The hidden costs of Internet Explorer:
Just how many hours of productivity have been lost to making Web page code work inside of Internet Explorer? Personally, I know that I’ve spent the equivalent of hundreds of man hours coaxing standards-compliant code to render properly in the I.E. world view, and the companies I’ve worked for have probably logged tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of man hours doing the same. When you add up all the effort similarly expended by designers, studios and corporations of all kinds all over the world and over the past five or ten years, it’s got to be an enormously expensive number; if you were to assign hourly rates to all that time, it might total in the billions of dollars.
But recently, the one that hit me the most was the post in defense of Internet Explorer at ArsTechnica.com. One user fired back at the Internet Explorer Group Program Manager Chris Wilson and made a comment that "Microsoft doesn't own the web, and it should stop arrogantly acting like it does and start playing by agreed upon standards." He concluded that IE7 couldn't even come close to the CSS support that Firefox and Opera has. If this is true, it makes me wonder why Microsoft isn't adhereing to the standards set by the W3C.
Because Microsoft can? (asked as a question, not a statement).
A lot of users are eager to upgrade to Microsoft Vista. As a matter of fact, a few users have e-mailed me about how large a machine is required to run Vista. Some people were even letting me know that it may require 2 gigs of memory to run smoothly.
Well, if you are definitely interested in upgrading to Microsoft Vista, more power to you. ArsTechnica.com posted an article on Microsoft unveiling a Vista upgrade matrix which tells me that I probably won't be upgrading anytime soon.
Does anybody have the Beta installed yet on their machines?
After using SysInternals for soooo long, this piece of news almost slipped past me.
Microsoft purchased Winternals and SysInternals and posted an acquisition FAQ.
Another company swallowed by the juggernaut.
Here is a good article from ZDNet Asia on taking XP Professional and turning it into a VPN server.