This amused me:
In case you can’t see the image, it shows the release notes for the Google App Engine SDK, which I’m trying right now. The notes say:
Fixed behavior with source files that have Windows line-endings or missing line-endings.
With a nice self-referential touch, the notes reveal the very problem they are
…continue reading Google App Engine line endings snaglet exposes Windows/Unix disconnect
Microsoft has revised its document describing Five Misunderstood features in Windows Vista.
I’m not going to analyse the revisions, as others have done that, though I will mention in passing that Adobe Acrobat’s Compare Documents feature does a nice job of showing the revisions:
However, I would like to highlight this comment
…continue reading Microsoft’s Misunderstood Misunderstandings
Proof that Google is God.
Don’t forget Asimov was here first – remember Multivac?
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I’ve just received a press release summarizing what Microsoft is willing to say about Windows 7. Perhaps the most interesting comment is this one:
Microsoft’s goal looking forward is to focus on building Optimized Desktop infrastructures including an OS versus single point-in-time OS releases.
That sounds sensible. It also suggests that Microsoft is beginning to
…continue reading Microsoft wants to end the Windows release circus?
Microsoft’s Professional Developer’s Conference is traditionally where it shows developers its forward plans. Sometimes these do not work out as expected. Notorious examples include Hailstorm web services, and pre-reset Vista, in which Windows Presentation Foundation was more at the core, and which included the WinFS smart file system.
It follows that the just published session
…continue reading What’s coming in Windows? Check the PDC 2008 agenda