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  • Windows Vista, ​insignifica​nt? Unimportant?

    Beer28 wrote:
    And I never want to pay the bloated price of MSDN tools and MSVStudio again either. Anjuta, Eclipse, Netbeans, Monodevelop are all free. GIMP is free. Blender is free. Kino, and cinerella is free too. And so is perl-dvd ripp and libdvdcss.

    Right...Microsoft could try to give you tools like those for free(like the express product), but then they'd be really successful. We all know what happened last time- oppressive laws and a lousy AG tried to prosecute Microsoft for the inclusion of Internet Explorer and success.

  • Google... Whats Next?

    rjdohnert wrote:
    They have alot of producst but they all mostly suck.  Desktop Search is ugly, Their Google Earth takes up too many resources, the only thing decent is their IM.

    Actually, I think that their IM is somewhat lacking in any new or innovative features and is substandard. It really doesn't give me a huge incentive to switch to it when MSN has been satisfying me(AND is capable of things like video, though I've never tried it). The GUI is somewhat cool but once you're in a conversation it is pretty dull......just text.
     Also, as Karim pointed out, there's not much synergy between the google products. For instance, the sidebar and IM client  BOTH inform you when you get e-mail. There is no significant interaction between the two.  Instead of ensuring that the products work well together, it seems that they have thrown the same feature into different products. This is irritating.
    And now for a brief Google Desktop rant:
    It's significantly slower than MSN desktop. I guess it's supposed to stop when your computer is idle, but mine didn't. And when you try to pause it, the software only allows you to do so for a few minutes.
    They have done some things right, though.
    Gmail, IMO, is excellent, with very little clutter and a generous amount of space. In addition, I find their search engine to be of high quality with, again, a clean UI.

  • A Wierd Problem (I think)

    Ok I have experienced a very strange problem with IE after hibernation- any instance that was running when I put the computer into hibernation would fail to accept several keys- that is, if I were to go to google.com and trie to type in "microsoft," it would come out something like this:"microf" or something similar. The letters won't work unless I start a new instance. Any idea why?

  • What's YOUR avatar about?

    mine is a picture of hong kong island.

  • hello guys!

    hey...nice to have you here. Welcome!

  • C9 idea: auto birthdays (icons or something)

    jamie wrote:
    ..and one day shorter of breath"

    gotta love roger waters

    cmon wheres the harm? add a birthday field?

    * if i was programming a community site - all birthday posters would go to top of cofeehouse for the day ( most recent posts etc) or a "birthdays today are: __ " something anyway

    Sounds good...perhaps for now we can have a birthday wiki  Wink

  • New political agenda for Microsoft

    LOL. seriously-I think I'm going to regret participating in this thread......somebody kill it now.

  • New political agenda for Microsoft

    Aber wrote:
    We voted him in we live with it. I am by no means a Bush supporter but give it up.

    Yeah I agree. You can't just arbitrarily impeach a president.

  • is there an open source NetMeeting project?

    Unfortunately, for license it says "Other/Proprietary License," so I'm not sure how much luck we'll have finding the source.....

  • New political agenda for Microsoft

    And replace him with who? A typical Democrat who will "fight against big business?" Why would Microsoft want to do that? I agree with you that getting out of Iraq is a good idea, but replacing Bush with some socialist is not what Microsoft or the US needs. Anyway, how are you going to "boot out Bush?"
     Congress would certainly never vote to impeach him.