What Microsoft Can Learn From Mac OS X Lion

This article makes a point which has been on the mind of Windows and Mac users for quite some time: namely, that Microsoft ought to stop selling so many versions of its OS. It's confusing, it's expensive, and from my point of view, underhanded. What Microsoft Can Learn From Mac OS X Lion They should … Continue reading What Microsoft Can Learn From Mac OS X Lion

Every time I boot up the Windows XP virt…

Every time I boot up the Windows XP virtual machine on my Mac, I waste at least half an hour with stupid Windows "critical updates", not to mention Windows Live One Care updates. My computer is always "at risk". Windows seems intent on wasting my time, every time I use it.

Is it any wonder there's computer piracy in Romania?

If the US and other Western countries are looking at Romania and shaking their heads while wondering why there's so much computer piracy there, perhaps this will help them get the picture. In 2008, the median monthly salary in Romania was €285, or $353, as another source quotes it. The same source says that by … Continue reading Is it any wonder there's computer piracy in Romania?

Netflix Watch Instantly comes to the Mac

On October 27 (last month), Netflix started testing a new way to stream movies for its Watch Instantly feature. They began using Microsoft's Silverlight player, which is platform-independent and can still handle the DRM that movie studios love so much. This meant that Mac users were no longer left out of the picture, and could … Continue reading Netflix Watch Instantly comes to the Mac

Vista SP1 addresses some of my previous frustrations

I've had Vista SP1 installed on my machine for a week or so, and I'm pleased (surprised as well) to see that Microsoft addressed some of the issues that have frustrated me in the past. I guess when your expectations are low, any step toward something better is noticeable. If I sound somewhat bitter, it's … Continue reading Vista SP1 addresses some of my previous frustrations

One more reason why Microsoft doesn't get it

At work, I use Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. I tried to install Vista SP1 on my computer yesterday. I created a restore point, just in case something went badly, and started the install. Here's the error message that I got: Apparently, Vista SP1 cannot install on my machine, because I've got too many language packs … Continue reading One more reason why Microsoft doesn't get it

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-26

iPhone Accessories - The My Touch keys turns you iPhone into a tactile gadget http://tinyurl.com/38rps4 # NSA's Domestic Spying http://tinyurl.com/22r6xq # USB Gadgets - The Evergreen USB Caterpillar Hub http://tinyurl.com/2q9e66 # What Happened to Wartime Sacrifice? (Interesting point of view) http://tinyurl.com/2vfqmv # The most powerful sporting rifle in the world http://tinyurl.com/2zld45 # JoT 1087, Alternatives … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-26