I’ve been looking at the browser stats for 2009. According to StatCounter, Microsoft began the year with a 67.19% share for IE (versions 6-8 combined) and ends it with 55.23%. That’s a 12% loss or an 18% decline, depending how you figure it.
The biggest part of that share has gone to Firefox, which
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Microsoft has lost its appeal in a case where a small company called i4i claims that Office 2003 and 2007 infringes its patent on embedding custom XML within a Word document. This is not the XML that defines the content and layout of the document. It is XML contained within the document that Word itself
…continue reading More patent nonsense: Microsoft loses in Office custom XML appeal
Today I received news of the a new Eee PC range from Asus which will be based on the Intel Atom N450. Two things caught my eye. One was the promise of “up to 14 hours of battery life”. The other was the inclusion of dual-boot. The new range offers both Windows 7 and what
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I’ve just attended a briefing on Microsoft Server and the future of the Small Business variant was one of the things we discussed.
There are a couple of issues with Small Business Server that make me question its future. One is that, at a time when cloud-based services are proving their ability to simplify computing
…continue reading What is the future of Microsoft Small Business Server?
Just as the EU declared victory over Microsoft having secured the dubious benefit of a browser “choice screen” – I’m wondering if users will suspect malware when this thing appears – the FTC has stepped in with an anti-trust case of its own.
the FTC alleges that Intel has waged a systematic campaign to shut
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Jeff Attwood has lost the content from two popular blogs that he runs:
100% data loss at our hosting provider, CrystalTech.
He gives a little more detail here. He is now trying to recover data from search engine caches such as Google’s – a painful business, apparently; Google banned his
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