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Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs In Chrome Become a Standard?

JeremyGNJ Sounds like Microsoft in the 90's (327 comments)

This sounds exactly like something stupid Microsoft would have done in the 90's because they "know what's better for users".

about 4 months ago

Endeavor Launch Pad Being Rebuilt Piece By Piece

JeremyGNJ Wasteful (48 comments)

This is a worthwhile endeavor. Suuuuure. With the shortage of funds for the arts these days, is THIS what a museum spends money on?

about 6 months ago

Former Microsoft Exec: Microsoft Has "Become the Thing They Despised"

JeremyGNJ Dont Forget the Government Interferance (488 comments)

People tend to forget that Microsoft wasn't ALLOWED to innovate in some areas after the anti-trust trial. Microsoft was not allowed to integrate certain software and services into their OS. They had to code them as completely separate products without direct interaction. While they still had these shackles on, Apple and Google were free to meld ANYTHING they wanted into their core products.

more than 2 years ago

Sexy Female Scientist Video Draws Fire

JeremyGNJ Horrible (404 comments)

What a horrible bunch of stereotypes and role models for young girls. Everyone know that to be smart you have to bug ugly or fat.

more than 2 years ago

Cost of Pre-Screening All YouTube Content: US$37 Billion

JeremyGNJ Unsustainable (345 comments)

Seems to me that Google has built a business that is too cumbersome to maintain legally? I mean just because no one was bothering them about it previously doesnt mean tthey dont have the legal obligation to do it. It's as if I started a landscaping business and I was dumping all the waste products in my back yard. When I run out of space and have to pay for garbage means that my business is flawed....not that they should write laws to allow me to dump it anywhere.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Nokia's Smartphone Division?

JeremyGNJ Re:Apple? (192 comments)

What you all forget is exactly how long ago Microsoft entered the PDA/Smartphone Market.

Back then, the screen technology was not advanced enough to handle finger-touches and gestures. They had to us a stylus in order to get accurate "clicks".

more than 2 years ago

Google Tweaks Algorithm As Concern Over Bing Grows

JeremyGNJ More eHOW!!! (397 comments)

Great, now all eHow has to do is write scripts to update their pages every day, and they will safely stay at the top of EVERY search result.

more than 2 years ago

PC Era Forecasted To End In 18 Months

JeremyGNJ In other news... (449 comments)

In other news...Linux will be huge on the desktop within the next 18 months.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Inbox Throws Blow At Google... No Flinch?

JeremyGNJ Re:Why would google care? (207 comments)

Google should care....because of the huge boost this gives to Microsoft Office Online. Millions of users...instantly.

more than 3 years ago

Google Says 3rd Parties Would Be Liable For Java Infringement

JeremyGNJ Evil (236 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Recommendations For Home Virtualization?

JeremyGNJ VMWare Workstation (384 comments)

VMWare Workstation is king for desktop virtualization. People will recommend all sorts of free/opensource tools, but the features simply wont compare to VMWare. DirectX support, snapshots, seemly windows etc etc etc. It does cost about $150, but well worth it if you have serious needs.

more than 3 years ago

Desktop Linux Is Dead

JeremyGNJ Re:seriously? you guys posted this? (1348 comments)

If this is true, then it's good news for Microsoft. XP Support has been set to continute until 2020.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook, Microsoft Team Up Against Google

JeremyGNJ Re:Useful how? (297 comments)

I think that "in general" you're right, but you're forgetting the human aspect. If my uncle is buying something for his computer, it might not care what all of his facebook friends think about computers, but he might VERY WELL care what *I* think, and so he might be curious to see what I like. In a similar regard, I wouldnt ask my mother where to vacation, but I have several friends on facebook that do a lot of traveling, and I think seeing their experiences might be useful.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Admits Is a Contender

JeremyGNJ Re:Or, plug the lesser of two competitors... (480 comments)

This is exactly what I was thinking. Microsoft does this sort of thing all the time. They avoid drawing attention to something when it's "up and comming", and then after the real threat has subsided (MS Office has matured a level, and OO is going downward) they create the strawman.

more than 3 years ago

The Inside Story of Microsoft's 'Project Natal'

JeremyGNJ People will buy it (130 comments)

Because people wont look at it as "the price of half a console" they will look at it as "the price of 2 1/2 games". People spent $150 a month on TV + Internet, they will have no problem spending that on their kids for christmas in order to place something that isnt "run around and blow up other kids".

more than 3 years ago

Like Google's Chrome, Mozilla To Silently Update Firefox 4

JeremyGNJ Bad Move (287 comments)

Wow, these companies are really shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to corporate adoption.

No right-minded SysAdmin would want this sort of thing in their environment. While I understand that you CAN turn it off, Im willing to bet (without caring enough to actually look), that they have neglected to add any security features that would prevent an end user from turning the "auto update" back on.

more than 4 years ago

What Aspects of Open Source Projects Do You Avoid?

JeremyGNJ (344 comments)

Yea, those Windows and MAC users are so dumb. They expect installing an application should be a standard part of the OS and easy!

Instead, they will have to learn that you are better off if you choose between several different package managers with various subtle differences.

more than 4 years ago

A Public Funded "Microsoft Shop?"

JeremyGNJ Re:Efficiency ? (490 comments)

It sounds tike you need better management tools, not a new OS. There's lots of ways to minimize the Processes/Services running on XP and to keep the systems clean...without remoting into them individually. not to mention....removing old files and profiles will not to ANYTHING to improve the speed of the computer.

more than 4 years ago

A Public Funded "Microsoft Shop?"

JeremyGNJ Re:Guess what (490 comments)

Wow, what an ingorant post. If you think it's confusing to edit the might want to stay away from .conf files.

more than 4 years ago

A Public Funded "Microsoft Shop?"

JeremyGNJ Efficiency ? (490 comments)

You're speaking of "efficiency". I assume you're speaking of FireFox as an example. But there's is nothing more efficient about an IT organization supporting more than one tool for the same purpose, based on the preference of a user (or an admin). If you can lay out how a company or IT organization would improve efficiency by supporting FireFox, along side IE (because you MUST support IE since many 3rd party apps use the IE engine embedded), I'd love to see it. I might even elect you to office.

more than 4 years ago



Xandros becomes a business distribution over-night

JeremyGNJ JeremyGNJ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JeremyGNJ (1102465) writes "I might be jumping the gun here, but it seems like there's some news that will have thousands of IT managers considering Xandros as a business distribution, nearly over-night. Apparently they have licensed Microsoft Exchange protocols from Microsoft as part of their newly formed partnership with Microsoft.

When I first spotted this, I assumed that they licensed the Outlook-Exchange protocol for the purpose of making a "native" exchange client....which would have been huge news. This is so much bigger. Microsoft allowing another company to use their Exchange protocol on the server-side is not something I ever expected to see happen. Most people know how critical MS Exchange is in many large corporations. This creates the prospect of an alternative...even a migration path, away from Exchange."

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