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Re: [News] Microsoft Seeks to Get a Chokehold on Television

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Saturday 09 December 2006 16:29 \__

> begin  risky.vbs
> <1242027.VLH7GnMWUR@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Singapore Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent for IPTV trial
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| I recall last week when a high-level Microsoft executive said to
>>| me that they were pleased with Microsoft IPTV adaption in North
>>| America and Europe, but their company needed to find more partners
>>| in Asia. Well, it didn't take long to see movement on that front.
>> `----
> Bluewin, a major ISP in Switzerland has just rolled out its digital TV
> service ... 2 years late. Guess who the major partner is? MS. A
> colleague has 2 of the boxes. One arrived with the sound not
> working. The other has sound but it lags the picture by several
> seconds. There are no end of complaints.
> I received an HP do everything mobile phone a few months ago. When I saw
> it ran Windows I gave it to my daughter. She was highly delighted although
> did say it was a bit big and heavy. Anyway, last time I saw her she was
> using her old phone again. When I asked her why she said the phone I
> had given just kept having problems.
> Moral here, don't partner with MS for anything. Their SW is just too
> flaky far less insecure by design.

Windows mobile??? It's abysmal. Can't run it for months without a reboot,
according to what I have been hearing in the Palm newsgroups. It's a good
thing you didn't torment yourself by keeping that gadget. Now, why would you
let your daughter suffer like that? *smile*

Review of Windows Mobile 6.0 for PPC (Crossbow) operating system

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| Regrettably, this world lacks miracles and this case is just another
| proof of that. The system still doesn?t offer support for several
| active windows in Internet Explorer, so that you are limited to a
| single window at a time, also profiles are missing in WM; the office 
| applications haven?t been enhanced either. Nor were the multimedia
| tools. What the company has really got to do is keep on tuning
| Office Mobile, extending Windows Live, release Windows Media Mobile
| 11 and so on.


Microsoft doesn't deny Windows Mobile flaw

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| Microsoft has refused to deny that the most recent version of
| Windows Mobile leaves data poorly secured on handsets.


Airscanner Vulnerability Summary: Windows Mobile Security Software Fails the

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| Since developers are not in a hurry to keep their users information
| secure... we feel compelled to publish - with exclusivity granted to us
| by author till August 21, 2006 - an article, that reveals various
| problems with Windows Mobile software from various software vendors!
| This article is a "must read" for any serious user of Windows Mobile...


"Insecure and Buggy", the article calls it.

Smartphones get a firewall

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| V3 will only run on the latest Windows Mobile 5 and Symbian 9.1
| systems though, the rationale being that as the market grows so
| fast, they will be the bulk of malware-targeted systems very soon.
| [...]
| The Windows release is out now and the Symbian one will follow early in 
| 2007. The software costs $35 (£20), which includes a year's updates and 
| service.


EDN highlights Linux's success in phones

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| Linux powered about a quarter of all "feature phones" shipped in
| 2005, according to market analysts cited by Webb. Linux grew
| fastest in Asia, in phones from NEC, Panasonic, and Motorola,
| he notes. Meanwhile, mobile subscribers worldwide are expected
| to grow from 100 million to about 350 million, thanks largely to
| cellular rollouts in India, he says. 


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