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Windows

+ - Vista converts Mac OS X user to the dark side

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swissfondue writes "Nik Cubrilovic of Omniweb and occasional Techcrunch writer switches to Windows Vista after a partition crash on his Mac OS X volume.

He likes it: "I didn't expect it to be like this, I didn't want Vista to be this good" and he gives following main reason: "the interface is much much smoother and neater". Basically he finds Vista to be very much like Mac OS X, but with better performance.

With Vista's tractor beam now fully functional; is there any hope for the Mac Jedi?"
Enlightenment

+ - Beam me down: mirrors bring sunlight to valleys

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swissfondue
swissfondue writes "The BBC is reporting on plans of the village of Viganella, Italy, to install a giant mirror (40 sq. m.) to reflect sunlight to the village piazza during the sunless period from 11 November until 2 February. Alas, the financing for the 100k Euro project still remains in the dark.
In other (old) news, Rattenberg, an Austrian village, has a 2 million Euro plan to install a series of heliostats to brighten their winter days."

Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support rather than illumination.

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