Once again, just like a softie shill. You excel at accusing others of what Microsoft is notorious for.
No doubt the reason Firefox is intermediate is that in the old days it had to function and win users in a world where web sites were being designed to work with IE, and some sites actually blocked anything but IE. Fortunately those days are behind us.
One quibble from the article: "That page is dated May 2013 but may be inaccurate: this announcement and many media reports suggest Munich switched from OpenOffice to LibreOffice in 2012." As anyone who has been paying attention knows, LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice, prompted by mistrust of Oracle, which had acquired the OpenOffice project when it bought out Sun Microsystems.
Mr. Tonner has noticed what I noticed, and commented on -- namely that the CEO search has hit a speed bump or two. Evidently the Board's choices don't always see Microsoft as their first choice. Not everybody wants the job.
I have to agree with Mr. Tonner that whoever takes the job will have his plate full. And a lot is at stake; it matters whether the Board makes a good decision, so it's worth their while to be as sure as they can be to make a good decision.
Great article. Quoting from same:
“I don’t write code,” said Obama in reaction to the website crash. Nor is he expected to.
But that is exactly the problem, you see. Our government is run by lawyers, not engineers. People who can spout intimidating rhetoric, but have no idea what it takes to make anything work.
The smartphone put the digital world into our hands and now the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses serve up the digital world "hands free."
The Vuzix M100 is the world’s first commercially available "Smart Glasses." It is an Android-based wearable computer, enhanced with a wearable monocular display and computer, recording features and wireless connectivity capabilities designed for commercial, professional, and prosumer users.
Android strikes again...
Yahoo keeps noting Red Hat in MSFT headlines.
How dirty can Microsoft be? Dirtier than you or I can imagine, no doubt.
Every time I think the softie shills are as stupid as possible, they prove me wrong by getting even stupider. I conclude they can be stupider than I can imagine anyone can be.....
Incidentally, the reason for posting this here is that it's listed by Yahoo under MSFT Headlines. The reason for that, no doubt, is that competitor activity is of interest to MSFT investors.
Bots need not respond, but no doubt they will anyway. It's like telling gnats not to gather 'round...
The almost-universal softie shill response would be to Blame The User. I.e. the user must be abusing the device to make it reboot or switch to voice-only mode.
One may speculate about why Microsoft would so severely misrepresent a near-legendary pioneer in a field Microsoft is presently engaged in. The truth seems to be that when Atari was acquired by Warner Communications, Warner management had no idea how to manage such an asset. That is perhaps understandable, considering that no such company had ever existed before. Microsoft management seems to have a better grasp of how hangle the Xbox. Or at least it did until recently....
"The same place your food came from ..."
Typical non-reply, missing the point entirely, by a wide margin. The food doesn't come from GOVERNMENT farms.
The "private sector" is more than capable of feeding everyone. The problem is that private enterprise rewards only productive effort, and only in voluntary exchange. "Liberals" want to enforce other conditions.
I've recently learned that these are not new ideas. The Ming and earlier Dynasties in China faced similar issues. For centuries the Chinese Emperor engaged in periodic redistribution of land, to make sure everyone had the means to support himself. Note that this is not the same as redistribution of food already produced. When the Maoists tried something similar, they managed to convert China from an exporter of rice to an importer of rice.
Quite possibly. The consensus of informed opinion seems to be that the Board knows better than to appoint an internal manager as CEO, since Ballmer has for years been combing the talent out of that crew, likely to save his own sorry adz. Elop is often mentioned as runner-up to Mulally, but surely the Board knows he was very recently an internal Microsoft manager himself, and that is one reason he was farmed out to Nokia. And surely they know how he has affected the fortunes of Nokia.
The Board was shooting for a December 2013 replacement date for Ballmer. When word got out that Mulally is not available, they suddenly started saying they are shooting for an early 2014 date. That suggests to me that they don't really like any of the choices now before them.
"Windows XP has been one of the leading operating systems in the world since it was released by Microsoft (MSFT) in 2001, but Microsoft announced that it will stop supporting the product as of April 2014. As technology has advanced and the need for additional features has become ubiquitous, Microsoft contends that consumers must get with the times and finally upgrade those old XP machines.
"While many XP users may be perfectly comfortable with their current system configurations, it will become progressively more difficult to continue using their XP systems once Microsoft drops support as the machines will be vulnerable to viruses and new software support will come only from unofficial sources. There is little doubt that eventually most of the users will migrate to more modern systems, but the real question is, will Microsoft really be able to take advantage of this transition, or will other companies jump in to gather up their user base? As it stands, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), VMware (VMW) and Google (GOOG) will in many ways enjoy the demise of XP just as much as Microsoft."
It's questionable whether what people need is additional features. What they need is fewer but better features.