__/ [ High Plains Thumper ] on Friday 28 July 2006 19:59 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Microsoft: PCs need a major design makeover
>> Company's designers want hardware to have 'Vista sensibility'
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Doesn't sound much like Microsoft, does it? But it is. BusinessWeek
>> | has learned that a team of 20 in-house designers has been working
>> | quietly for the past 18 months on an elegant new look for PCs that will
>> | run Microsoft's next operating system, Windows Vista. It's a major
>> | departure for the company, which historically has left design to the
>> | likes of Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Gateway. Persuading the hardware
>> | guys to embrace the toolkit won't be easy. They're already working
>> | overtime to build better-looking gear on their own.
>> http://tinyurl.com/kkam5 (msn.com)
> Link is a 6 cookie site.
I always have NoScript running. Speaking of MSN, cookies are notorious.
,----[ Quote ]
| ...One day, Expedia could start offering higher fares to customers who
| have more than a million dollars in their Investor stock portfolio.
| There's not really anything technically impossible about this, and
| it's probably legal, too...
| ...The scary thing is that if you use Internet Explorer, Microsoft
| controls your web browser...
It's all about cross-site cookie swapping and redirections.
> Sounds it could provide vendor lock-in, not only
> in software but hardware.
Yes. A true sabotage to any other O/S (Linux being the only option) that can
reside on the same hardware. It should be considered a black area.
GNU/Linux is beautiful. < http://youtube.com/watch?v=lawkc3jH3ws >
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU is Not UNIX | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
roy pts/9 Tue Aug 1 09:02 - 09:06 (00:04)
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