Microsoft is doing another of their bogus “comparison studies” again. This time, it supposedly tests the “claim” that Linux runs better on legacy hardware. First of all, I challenge anyone to find a copy of Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server that will run on a 386. I can run Debian Linux on a 386 easily. Anyway, why is Microsoft “testing” this claim anyway? Do they REALLY want to be known as the OS that can run on legacy hardware? I doubt it!
MS Tests Legacy “Claims” of Linux
It is just another effort to smear the rep of Linux… and, if you ask me, it seems that as much time as they are spending trying to do it, they are PLENTY worried!
OK, so probably no one but me cares… but I have finished upgrading to WordPress 2.0. Success smells so sweet! Rock on!
This type of color and clarity in a video is what will make IPTV work! Check it out! You will need Macromedia Flash Version 8.0 installed, the link for that is here:
Free Macromedia Flash Player
Then, once you have it installed, close and re-open your browser and go to this link:
Very nice! Nice, soothing music, too!
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Dr. Bill Podcast – 18 – (01/07/06)
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Dr. Bill has another “Bad Tech Day!”, The VERY BAD Microsoft Exploit of the Windows WMF Metafile problem, Geek Software of the Week: Portable OpenOffice!, Will Google get into PC Hardware… rumor, refuted by Darkmoon from LUX.ET.UMBRA, will YOU trust Blu-ray from Sony?, the Muppets Mahna Mahna Song and things that get stuck in your head!, the saga of Dr. Bill’s very bad Tech Day… and week!
So occasionally it happens… you hear a tune, and it gets stuck in your head! It can be maddening! So, for your pleasure, here’s on of those tunes! Mahna Mahna from the Muppet Show! It was on Episode 17, co-hosted by Juliet Prowse. The show aired in 1976. Here’s a link to the Video:
The Muppets sing Mahna Mahna
There you go! Why? Why not!?
Good News! (I just saved some money on my car insurance!) No, really… I just got all the missing Dr. Bill Podcasts restored! Now I can go to bed. After all it IS 11:13 PM! Night, all!
Well, as some of you may have noticed, the Blog has been down over night and part of yesterday afternoon. The web site files got deleted by an overly aggressive, curmudgeon-ly system admin that was jumping up and down and screaming as he pressed the wrong button (it other words, me!) I have restored the basic functionality, but the stream audio of the podcasts are still off-line until I can reclaim them later (probably this evening.)
Until then, refrain from snickering at me. OK, I heard that!
Sony announced a list of movies it will release on the new high definition Blu-ray format that may replace the DVD. No consensus has been reached as to whether this is the format that will replace the DVD… but they are releasing these anyway.
First Sony Blu-ray Movies
“Released first will be The Fifth Element, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Desperado, For a Few Dollars More, The Guns of Navarone, Hitch, House of Flying Daggers, A Knight’s Tale, Kung Fu Hustle, The Last Waltz, Legends of the Fall, Resident Evil Apocalypse, Robocop, Sense and Sensibility, Stealth, Species, SWAT and XXX. Four Blu-ray titles will be released each month starting this summer, ramping up to 10 per month by the end of 2006.”
Now, the question I have is, even if I were to want them, do I trust Sony not to have a rootkit infection on their disk? Ah… no.
Will Google start selling Google branded PCs? THAT would be a strange turn of events!
Google to Sell PCs Soon?
“The Internet giant, based in Mountain View, Calif., is considering selling its own version of a wireless networking device for homes, according to two sources, and is reportedly in talks with giant retailer Wal-Mart Inc. to sell an inexpensive Google-branded personal computer. Google already makes Google-branded hardware, mainly consisting of a line of search engines meant for businesses. Google-branded consumer devices, outside of promotional items like Lava lamps, are hard to find. ”
WOW!!! That was fast! As the comment to this post from Darkmoon points out, the rumor has already been debunked! Here’s that link!
Google WON’T Make PCs
Thanks, Darkmoon! By the way, check out LUX.ET.UMBRA for more of Darkmoon’s great tech info! Here’s the link to his Blog:
This week’s Geek Software of the Week is Portable OpenOffice. That is, the full OpenOffice Suite, designed to be run entirely off of a thumbdrive! That’s programs and data! Wow! This way, you can take your favorite office suite, and your data, with you, no matter what computer you use!
I like it, because if I have to sit down at someone else’s system, I can have “my” environment to work in, without having to open their software (and use the Evil Empire’s package!) Very cool! And, while you are at it, check out the other applications that are listed that can be run entirely from a thumbdrive!
“PortableApps.com is a community site devoted to the development, promotion and use of portable applications. The site was created by John T. Haller, the developer behind numerous portable applications (like Portable Firefox and Portable OpenOffice.org) as a way to centralize the knowledge and development efforts of multiple portable application efforts.” Neat idea!