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[News] Eclectic Rants Du Jour (or "Why Linux is Still Better")

  • Subject: [News] Eclectic Rants Du Jour (or "Why Linux is Still Better")
  • From: "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 1 Dec 2006 01:35:12 -0800
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Security issues as usual...

Zune Hack: Share That Song Again in Five Easy Steps

,----[ Quote ]
| You knew this was inevitable: a way to disavow any knowledge of
| a transferred song on the Microsoft Zune, circumventing that
| share-once restriction in the player's WiFi routine.


Look what they did to Gamespot.com...

I'd hate to be the guy responsible for this mashup...

,----[ Quote ]
| I know I work at Microsoft now, so many of you may think I'm
| biased, but this is just funny.


The usual bugs and usability issues...

15 Simple Ways Microsoft Could Improve Computing

,----[ Quote ]
| I think there are some very simple updates to XP, IE, and Office
| 2003 that could drastically improve the overall computing experience.

| In no particular order...


Vista Activation a PITA...


Lastly, rip off those whom you can, because you have a monopoly

Brits to pay 70 per cent more for Office 2007

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| Confidential Microsoft figures reveal the estimated retail price
| of Office 2007 Ultimate edition in the UK will be a staggering £600
| - 68 per cent more expensive than Microsoft's suggested US retail
| price, based on current exchange rates.


These are the overcharging issues, for which Microsoft is repeatedly
getting sued in the United States.


Leaked price information about Windows Vista: 'only' 723 dollar...

,----[ Quote ]
| Today Microsoft leaked information about the upcoming Vista release
| in Europe. Windows Vista Ultimate Edition will be sold for 'only' $


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