Archive for the 'Microsoft' Category

Big Brother Bill is watching you

on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Microsoft yesterday began expanding its anti-piracy program by quietly pushing out a software update that in many cases automatically scans Windows computers and reports on whether they are powered by unlicensed software.

Now big brother bill scans your computer and reports it back to Microsoft.


Microsoft pays $115 million of Copyright Infringement

on Friday, April 21st, 2006

A Texas jury has awarded $133 million in damages to David Colvin, after finding Microsoft and Autodesk guilty of infringing upon Colvin’s two software patents for software antipiracy protection. Colvin’s company, z4 Technologies Inc., filed patents for ‘passwords and codes assigned to individual software copies to prevent unauthorized copies.’ Microsoft was ordered to pay $115 million, and Autodesk $18 million for infringement of the product-activation schemes. A spokesman from Microsoft contends that ‘Microsoft developed its own product-activation technologies well before z4 Technologies filed for its patent.’ Appeals are expected.

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IE7 did it again

on Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

It’s a big surprise for me to see Google Adsense is not working on IE7.
It’s because IE7 is blocking third party javascripts. It’s really a matter of Microsoft to decide to block Google.
Maybe Google Adsense will re-write the Adsense code to show it as a local javascript not to loose their 2 billion share in the pay per click scene.
And this will affect other ad programs like chitika, clicksor or else.
Say goodbye to your javascript ads if this feature on IE7 becomes official.
However it’s only in Micro$oft’s hand to do an exception for certain javascripts to run cross domain, but I don’t guess they will do that favour to Google any soon.

More on IE 7

on Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

It’s been a while not hearing something new about IE7.
I kind of wait for the RC stage. Until then I decided not to install it. At least without a VMWare.
Think about it, even release versions are buggy in M$ world, I can’t stand the bugs on betas too.

If you are interested here is the new “flashy” intro and download for IE7

Google AdSense Account Disabled ?!?!!!

on Saturday, January 21st, 2006

It was a regular day that I checked my google adsense account and I saw that message:

No AdSense Account
An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as you have not yet completed an application. If you are using your AdWords login, you can create an AdSense account with the same login.

I was really confused, I checked my emails an the bad news: Google AdSense Account Disabled.
Read more…

X360 Review

on Monday, November 28th, 2005

It’s been a while since my last post.

check the x360 review…


ps: I loved the disclaimer on the review

I feel the need to include a disclaimer before getting into this: I don’t own an original Xbox, I own a Playstation 2, I consider myself a casual gamer, I’m a fan of Open Source and not Microsoft.

MS cares standards? Don’t make me laugh!

on Monday, September 19th, 2005

IEBlog on the weekend announced a new toolbar for IE 6 and 7 : A developer toolbar.

Toolbar is absolutely same as Firefox toolbar WebDeveloper plus an IEBlog button, which gave me a good laugh.

Still a nice effort for MS seeing that Validate HTML and CSS options on that toolbar. No surprise it’s made by 5 interns and a developer. I guess those interns will never make it to full time employees if they continue to care about standards and etc. Somebody should tell them to stop using firefox at MS HQs too.

Nothing new in the toolbar, all just a replica.

Upgrading to Vista

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

ovell expects the cost of upgrading to Vista will encourage many companies to turn to Linux instead.

link to the article.

To DRM or not to DRM

on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

An interesting talk on DRM

Windows Vista and IE7

on Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Now both Windows Vista and IE7 is on beta…

We’ll see what will happen. I hope microsoft does not spoil RSS with IE7.