Apple, Adobe, Twitter: Are We Slapped Yet?

You’ve probably read how Apple slaps developers in the face, Twitter slaps developers in the face, and Adobe slaps intelligent humans in the face. These are all tempests in teapots.

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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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Notes from the Liberty Front

The French government is saying no to Microsoft (see “French parliament dumping Windows for Linux” By Christophe Guillemin, Special to CNET News.com). While institutions such as the Minstry of Agriculture have already adopted Linux servers and the gendarmerie uses OpenOffice … Continue reading

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Why Will Microsoft Fail?

Microsoft’s delay in providing Windows Vista to the general marketplace has sparked all manner of criticism and analysis. I’ve addressed a number of questions from reporters and journalists and gathered them here, with paraphrased questions and my responses. Q. People … Continue reading

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