Anyone care to comment or explain?
Anyone care to comment or explain?
I wonder if by reporting the issue that would also be considered indirect linking to the harmful content (well, supposed harmful...)
I also wonder how they can make sure that the intermediate links are still active and thus bring to the offending page without breaking the chain at some point - maybe they use some sort of link-checker for HTML websites? - otherwise it wouldn't be offending anymore, right?
(They already admitted defeat a while ago in the hardware department)
Here's a list of what "good" competition brings to the users:
OOXML Microsoft is adding full support for OpenDocument (ODF) file format to their Office suite of business productivity software with SP2, were not for the competition (already 10% of the market) that they are receiving from OpenOffice.org (now owned by Oracle).
Windows 7 for netbooks
Who would have thought that an OS that normally retails in the few hundred dollars would be able to be included in computers of roughly the same cost? (these days netbooks tend to be more on the $400-$500 range than the original $200 for the EEE PC 701, but anyway...)
Try before you buy
Vista was in beta for 1 year, and Windows 7 release candidate will also be free to use until 1st June 2010. You have to admit, it's a pretty big win for users (due to competition from Apple MacOS X and GNU/Linux), even though corporate ones always had it the easy way.
Where do you think the industry could be if in the last 20 years Microsoft would have not been allowed to persevere in its illegal activities? (remind yourself of the court proceedings before proclaiming them innocent...)
The software's primary utility appears to be in tracking down suspects that use proxy servers or anonymizing websites to cover their tracks.
Why on Earth a US court would have jurisdiction to authorise access on computers of people leaving abroad or using third-countries proxies is beyond me...
Seeing the recent trends of:
- Firefox users quickly upgrading to the latest version
- Internet Explorer users stuck with company policies and the likes
I can easily predict the prompt jump of Firefox 3.5 to the top spot in all of the 5 continents (or 6 continents, depending on how many fingers there are in your hands) as the single most used browser version, followed by Internet Explorer 7 & 8 and a few monsters still using version 6. Do not also forget the growing share of Safari users, already over 5%, as iPhone and iPod Touch users account for 50% of mobile Web access...
Long live the king
(btw, that would be summer in the northern emisphere... those in latin America, Africa & Oceania will have to wait until Christmas)
[update on 9th September 2009]
The prediction is well underway, with Europe as the first continent where it happens: http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version-eu-daily-20090810-20090908
[update on 23rd November 2009]
The day that it happened: on 22nd November 2009, Firefox 3.5 was the most used browser version worldwide !!! http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version-ww-daily-20091105-20091122
guess that shows when and why businesses choose what in the first place...
Yesterday I was applying for a job and one of the first pages in the application had a big title saying:
at which I thought "gee, I haven't started yet and already it asks me to resume the upload of a file ?!"
while instead it was attempting to mean "upload of your resume" (which is another word for CV)...
Microsoft is now competing with its own products:
- IE 7 has just passed the 50% mark of the total IE share (remind yourself that it's a mandatory update so users must *explicitly* prevent its installation) and they're almost ready to roll IE 8
- Vista has barely passed the 10% mark (don't believe their hype, many have plainly got Vista OEM/Corporate but installed and used XP on their computer) and Windows 7 is already on the xmas shopping list
- adverts mentioning the keyword "Windows" = 4202
- adverts mentioning the keyword "Linux" = 1555
- adverts mentioning the keyword "UNIX" = 2301
- adverts mentioning the keyword "SQL Server" = 4344
- adverts mentioning the keyword "SQL" = 7206
- adverts mentioning the keyword "Oracle" = 3378
- adverts mentioning the keyword ".NET" = 3100
- adverts mentioning the keyword "Java" = 3346
This might not be the year of Linux or Open Source (yet) but it's definetely not the year of Microsoft...