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Tech: Google; Longhorn strategy; MS v. EU

updated 12:55 am EST, Mon November 10, 2003

Google; Longhorn; MS vs EU

Weekend tech news: Internet search engine Google has unveiled free software that lets people search the Web quickly, against European Union regulators' charges it abused its dominance of desktop computer operating systems.




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    Google

    Like Sherlock?

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    MS BS

    I love these articles talking about vaporware (Longhorn) and how great it is going to be with all kinds of new features to integrate the internet into the desktop OS. The only problem is that all the so-called new features are available now from virtually every OS vendor EXCEPT Microsoft. But, of course, the world turns to the MS beat and the computer masses will believe whatever comes out of Gates' mouth without hesitation. If it were possible, Gates would integrate the flushing capability of a toilet into the Window's API so that you won't be able to take a dump without logging into .Net My Services. And your microwave will actually rely on your CPU and Windows to cook your meal. Something tells me that Gates is going a little too far with this Cyber-dictator philosophy. Can you imagine if web designers embrace Longhorn's html/xml frameworks and write websites that require .dll files in order to load? A webpage that links to precompiled binaries is not a webpage, it is a network application. No thanks! I want to be able to access the web with whatever OS, hardware and browser I choose. This is going to bad when it hits the shelves in a few years.

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    Google for Windows

    And this is interesting how??

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    Yawn

    Wake me up when MS is over...

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    they only time i'll say.

    Go Europe! (except France!) just kidding

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    Client software??

    Let's see. We've finally got businesses to move to server-based software, where, to update it only requires a single update, and software issues and conflicts are left to a minimum since you don't have to worry about DDL issues on each client (running different versions of Windows or whatever). Now MS wants to put everything back on the client. Well, I guess the IT departments will love that one ("We need another $5 million to roll out these software updates...").

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    Oh yeah!

    The monkey-boy rocks!!

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    heh heh

    'Fastest Computer' TV Advert Banned

    By PA News Reporter


    Computer giant Apple has been banned by advertising watchdogs from claiming its latest product is “the world’s fastest, most powerful personal computer”.

    The claim was made in a television advert for the Apple PowerMac G5.

    But the Independent Television Commission branded the advert “misleading” and banned it from being broadcast.

    Eight viewers contacted the ITC to complain that the claim was based on the results of limited tests in which the specification of the computers used was configured to give Apple the best results.
    ple said the tests, carried out by an independent third party, were “fair and even”.

    But the ITC found that the claim was not supported by independent reviews and that, at best, the G5 was only “generally as fast” as its competitors.

    In its advertising complaints report, it ruled: “The ITC considered that there was insufficient evidence to support the claim ‘world’s fastest, most powerful personal computer’.

    “Furthermore, it shared one viewer’s doubt that the claim could be substantiated at all because, as evidence for and against the claim had shown, computers were constantly being updated and had many different applications and benchmarks.”

    It concluded that “the advertising was misleading and ... should not be re-shown in its current form”.

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    Google Deskbar

    "Google Deskbar also does not run on Macintosh or Linux computers." So why do we care again?

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    wow. windows will get

    sherlock and watson in a few years. and i cant wiat to see how much i can play with the new windows only websites that rely on MS code to run on teh client level. the implications of such control by hackers and crackers are going to be limitless. a nice little XSS attack to take advantage of someones information and cookie space would be grand. one more MS security hole waiting to happen.

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