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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Today's Microsoft Round-Up

I had planned on doing one post today but these topics keep popping up and for some reason they all have to do with Microsoft. For some strange reason Big Softie has been in the news a lot lately, even more so then before. First it was their wanna-be CraigsList (Live Expo), Hotmail spam blocking troubles, Free USB thumbdrives, and then all the MSN adCenter news .

Well here are a couple of more news and notes from the upper left coast giant. They have opened up Office Live registration, which is supposed to help online collaboration and web efforts. The basic package is free but when it gets out of beta, the other packages start at $30 a month. I'm not positive this will catch on basically because there are so many free tools out there and I'd be able to review it for you if it, like all other M$FT products didn't require you to use Internet Exploder.

Also in the news regarding Microsoft, they have put out week 2 of their Oragami Project which is speculated to be a PC, touch screen media player, portable xbox, do it all, always connected mini device. I know what you are thinking, 'umm Evan, isn't that what a PDA is?' Exactly my thoughts, and if you look at the engadget sneak peak, it basically looks like a PDA turned sideways. There has been no clue as to what it is going to be, except if you view the source code on the Oragami Project's home page, it reads:
The Mobile PC running Windows XP.
What does that mean? Your guess is as good as mine, but it is at least interesting. The best part about it all is that it is making the techno-geek form of Internet racism apparent.

If you read around the web people are frustrated with Microsoft's buzz machine and just want them to put out the product already. Comments on blogs, news sources, are all fairly aggressive. Flip the table a little bit and look at Apple's buzz machine. Everything they create a buzz over gets people all excited and beaming with anticipation.

Why such the hatred for Microsoft people? They are our friends, on our side to take down the Evil Google, well at least on my side.

By Evan Roberts at 11:45 AM | Comments (0)

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