Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Live from D: Gates and Ballmer preview Windows 7

Live from D: Gates and Ballmer debut Windows 7 - Engadget

I'm not sure if they will tell us anything, but it will be interesting to watch.

Leaked Screen Shots of Windows 7

This leaked screen shots of Windows 7 concerns me. For those of us that skipped Vista in hopes that Microsoft would deliver a usable OS in Windows 7, there seems to be too much eye candy with superfluous processes, like a weather report, running in the task bar.

I still hold some hope that will deliver an OS close to the simple, usable design of Server 2008, which has been my favorite version of Windows Server so far, and not more crap like Vista.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

More on the $199 iPhone

$199 iPhone is cool, but possibly imaginary. MacWorld weighs in.

Hope for XP extension?

Ballmer offers glimmer of hope for XP extension but, "Later on Thursday, however, a U.S.-based spokeswoman for the company said that Microsoft's plans remain 'unchanged.'"

I think there is a lot of wishful thinking going on from consumers. If MS does give an extension, they won't announce it until the last minute.

$199 iPhones?

Fortune reports AT&T plans to reduce the cost by chipping in $200.00 on each iPhone sold.
When the 3G iPhone is introduced this summer, AT&T, the exclusive U.S. iPhone sales partner with Apple, will cut the price by as much as $200, according to a person familiar with the strategy.

AT&T is preparing to subsidize $200 of the cost of a new iPhone, bringing the price down to $199 for customers who sign two-year contracts, the source says. Apple is expected to have two versions of the new iPhone, an 8-gigabyte-memory and a 16-gigabyte-memory model with price tags widely expected to be $399 and $499.

AT&T and Apple declined to comment.

It would be nice, but AT&T is already losing money on the iPhone. I guess we will find out in June.

Your help desk career: Dead end or launching pad?

Help Desk: Dead end or launching pad?

In my opinion every admin should have experience working with end users.