Yes, I am back, and I am back to blogging. But, before things get back to normal, here’s the world’s greatest link dump:
– … because Vista tends to show the administrator priveleges requests far too often. However, word is User Account Control will be less frequent in Vista Release Candidate 1
– Did you find the Windows Live beta gift of Messenger themes lame?
– There’s an API for Windows Live Expo
– Apparently, Microsoft offered to bundle Flash player in Windows in return for PDF support in Office. Sounds like a great trade, for both sides.
– Microsoft bought iView Media, a digital image management software company
– The preview of Windows Live Spaces looks KILLER
– Microsoft is undertaking a major expansion in Redmond
– Do Service Packs count as Operating Systems? Does Apple do more than Microsoft, given that neither has released a new OS in years?
– Does Firefox’s lack of phishing detection make it less secure than IE7?
– Great quote: “Warren Buffet is so rich, he hired Bill Gates to spend his money”.
– Ed’s experience with Windows Vista decay is the opposite of mine. My system has only gotten more stable as time passes.
– Watch out! It’s the Live Local van, driving through your area!
– Microsoft got a contract to provide software for Formula 1 racing
– Microsoft released Private Folder 1.0, a free program that makes it real easy to have a protected folder
– Wouldn’t it be cool if Windows Explorer had tabs, just like a web browser?
– You can pre-order Halo 3 for about seventy bucks.
– This rocks: Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged, a DVD with six popular Live Arcade games for just $40.
– Check out these Windows Mobile robots
– Microsoft has retooled the Vista Performance Rating, calling it now the Windows Experience Index
– Microsoft sold exactly 8 original Xboxes in Japan in June. The 360 is doing slightly better.
– There’s an Xbox 360 faceplate database
– Microsoft Windows Fundamentals, to run on really old systems, is now available for some to test
– Microsoft Office Home and Student will be available to OEMs, as well as a 60-day free trial
– Get YouTube on Media Center
– Windows Live Messenger now works well with Yahoo IM contacts
– There are some Live Messenger wallpapers and screensavers
– Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 is now free
– Microsoft claims it had enterprise search first
– Microsoft is looking for a “Google Compete Lead”. Way to be obvious, fellas.
– Microsoft is changing the way it reports some of its earnings