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Submission + - More evidence that XP is Vista's main competitor (computerworld.com) 3

Ian Lamont writes: "Computerworld is reporting that Windows XP Service Pack 3 runs MS Office 10% faster than XP SP2 — and is "considerably faster" than Vista SP1. XP SP3 isn't scheduled to be released until next year, but testers at Devil Mountain Software — the same company which found Vista SP 1 to be hardly any faster than the debut version of Vista — were able to run some benchmarking tests on a release candidate of XP SP3, says the report. While this may be great news for XP owners, it is a problem for Microsoft, which is having trouble convincing business users to migrate to Vista: 'Vista's biggest competition isn't Apple or Novell or Red Hat; it's Microsoft itself, it's XP, [Forrester Research analyst Benjamin Gray] said. So enamored of XP are businesses that Microsoft may feel obligated to extend the operating system's mainstream support past its current April 2009 expiration date. ... He attributed the lowered expectations to a lack of detailed information about Vista in 2006; too-high prices for PCs with 2GB of memory, which is essentially the minimum needed for Vista, according to company managers; and a larger-than-expected number of incompatible applications.'"
The Internet

Submission + - :-) turns 25, but how old is (?_?) (whatjapanthinks.com) 1

KNicolson writes: "We all know that :-) turned 25 today, but what about the Japanese equivalents (?_?) Who first came up with them and how long ago? Following some research of of the Japanese side of the internet, I found the answers to my question of who invented Japanese emoticons and when. The earliest documented use is about 20 years ago, by a non-Japanese, it seems!"

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