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Monday, March 10, 2008

Resident Evil

Fun to watch from the sidelines
Long long time Apple user, about ready for next upgrade

Disclosure, I do use MuSoft Office
For OS, I've been with Apple since long before the Mac OS
Back to when I'd juiced up my Apple II with a whopping 64K memory, self taught Basic, and stored both data and apps (well, not really apps, call them rudimentary programs) on a tape recorder.

Oh yeah, and managed to catch Browser Wars on Discovery channel, complete with footage of Billy Gates testimony at the Federal Anti-Trust trial.
Made Bill Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman..." look straightforward.

They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know. - New York Times:
"Then there’s Mike, who buys a laptop that has a reassuring “Windows Vista Capable” logo affixed. He thinks that he will be able to run Vista in all of its glory, as well as favorite Microsoft programs like Movie Maker. His report: “I personally got burned.” His new laptop — logo or no logo — lacks the necessary graphics chip and can run neither his favorite video-editing software nor anything but a hobbled version of Vista. “I now have a $2,100 e-mail machine,” he says.

It turns out that Mike is clearly not a na�f. He’s Mike Nash, a Microsoft vice president who oversees Windows product management. And Jon, who is dismayed to learn that the drivers he needs don’t exist? That’s Jon A. Shirley, a Microsoft board member and former president and chief operating officer. And Steven, who reports that missing drivers are anything but exceptional, is in a good position to know: he’s Steven Sinofsky, the company’s senior vice president responsible for Windows."

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