Microsoft’s Interoperable Assimilation

This is how Microsoft gets away with “interoperability” — co-opting proven standards (like XML) and turning them into Microsoft pseudo-standards, which are then set as defaults for the program while offering the real standards as options.

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Microsoft’s Interoperable Assimilation

What’s interesting in the war of words between Bruce Chizen of Adobe and Dan’l Lewin of Microsoft is that Dan’l used to work at Apple and has a perspective from Apple’s old days that Microsoft software was essential to the … Continue reading

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Stuck Inside of IE with the Browser Blues Again

Microsoft is moving into Macromedia and Adobe territory with a set of new products aimed at web designers and illustrators. Preview versions of Microsoft’s Expression Interactive Designer (for web application development) and Expression Graphic Designer (for creating web graphics) are … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Microsoft’s Christmas

Sing along! On the 12th day of Microsoft’s Christmas, Bill Gates gave to me: Twelve monthly patches Eleven vulnerabilities Ten security breaches Nine Vista promises Eight suits a-counterfeiting Seven point-“uh-oh” browser Six serendipities Five Mobile Palms Four acquisitions Three flaws … Continue reading

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