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It’s Official: Silverlight Is Pointless

Microsoft has now officially admitted that the Silverlight platform is a waste of time for users, deveopers, and practically everyone else, too. The company failed to make Silverlight compelling to anyone in any meaningful way and is scaling back their efforts to promote it, claiming now that that it's a "development platform for Windows Phone”, […]

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Microsoft Death Spiral

The latest article by Information Week's Senior Editor Paul McDougall is well written and cites example after example of Microsoft's incompetence and inability to gain traction in virtually every market they've tried their hand at recently. His article, "Microsoft Looking Like An End-Stage Company" is spot-on and well worth reading.

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A Vulnerability In IE8? I’m So Shocked!

A serious data-stealing vulnerability in IE8 has come to light, but it's not new- it's been quietly stealing data (possibly yours) since at least December 2009 (and perhaps much longer than that, too. Now, get ready to put on your "shocked face",  because it turns out that Microsoft has known about it for at least […]

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Microsoft: Ad Dollars Are More Important Than Your Privacy

You've got to hand it to Microsoft. And if you don't hand it to them, they'll just come and take it. An article in the Wall Street Journal details how Microsoft made a decision to throw away your privacy in return for money from advertising companies. According to the article, a "heated debate" ensued when […]

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Ballmer To Apple: Stop Being So Successful

With some businesses today, it's not enough that you succeed- others must fail. And nothing could be truer of that mindset than with Microsoft. Steve Ballmer recently showed this clearly through a comment he made about Apple's iPad. Basically, the comment boiled down to this: we measure our success by how badly you do, not […]

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At Siemens, We Just Don’t Care

Bad News for users of Siemens devices that run the WinCC operating system: Siemens deliberately made their system running WinCC deeply vulnerable, knew about the problem for 2 or more years, and made a command decision to do….nothing. That's right: Siemens built a seriously stupid vulnerability into their systems and then ignored it for over […]

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Microsoft: Hey, We’ll Have A Tablet Too (Someday)

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, stated that the company would release a variety of tablets and "smart devices" within the next few months. Ballmer made the statement in his keynote speech in Washington, D.C. at the Worldwide Partner Conference. The problem is that a) no one really believes this, and b) no one really cares, even […]

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It’s Official: Microsoft Is “Uncool”

As if this would come as a surprise to anyone with two brain cells to rub together, the NY Times has this quote from Tim O'Reilly: "Microsoft is totally off the radar of the cool, hip, cutting-edge software developers."

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Microsoft: “Yesterday’s Technology Tomorrow!”

Leave it to Microsoft to keep innovating in the dark as if their development labs were built from left-over bits of Rupe Goldberg's yard sale. Microsoft has an unparalleled knack for bringing out new products that underperfom in every meaningful way, and which then promptly sink like a rock. The latest stillborn creation is the […]

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mySQL Outpacing Oracle? Say It Isn’t So

Some interesting results from the 2010 Eclipse User Survey involving trends in open source usage, from InfoWorld's Savio Rodrigues: Linux usage among developers is on the rise, at the expense of Windows MySQL has pulled ahead of Oracle, by a factor of 3-to-2, as the database of choice among Eclipse developers. Enterprise JavaBeans and Spring […]

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