Ugh. This guy needs a refresher course in modern computer history.
Essentially, here are the main points from the above link:
- Microsoft unveiled search features in 2003 that will be included in Longhorn, due mid-2006
- Apple and Google copied the idea and created software that is a pale subset of what Microsoft is promising
- Apple has been busy “copping” features from Windows since Jobs returned in ’96.
- Apple has a “tiny” market-share so very few people will benefit from Spotlight
- The new “MSN Toolbar Suite” represents a step in the promised direction that Longhorn is taking
This is wrong in so many ways. The first of which is that Longhorn will definitely not ship in 2006, and even if it does, Mac users will be using MacOS X 10.6, which will undoubtedly include updates and added features to Spotlight. The second thing he’s wrong about is that Apple’s been working on desktop search since fucking Copland, and Sherlock in OS 8 was the first application that could search your local drive as well as the internet from the same interface. Oh, and as far as Google goes… what the fuck else would Google be doing now? They’ve got web search down cold, desktop search is the next frontier for them. A logical move for Google.
You all know how wrong a statement “Apple’s been copping features from Windows since 1996″ is. I don’t even need to fucking go there, nor do I need to go into the concept that over 90% of the world’s media and content is created or laid-out using a Mac, extending its influence far beyond its “tiny” market-share.
This is just another instance of a Windows pundit thinking he knows stuff about Apple and the world in general by what Microsoft has told him. The world is a lot different when you take off those XP-colored glasses, buddy.
Seriously, I want one. Check out the QuickTime video they rendered. It’s totally boss.
Dimebag Darrell of Panera, dead at 38. Shot in a club in Columbus, Ohio.
Do cowboys from hell go to heaven?
Say you’ve got a Linksys or 3COM wireless router (or your neighbor does.. ahem), but you’ve er.. “forgotten” the password to it.
Here’s a default password list for most major-brand network equipment.
Purely for informational purposes only. Via Kottke.
At the risk of making a personal-based post (oh no!), I’ve really just got to say that I feel pulled in a thousand different directions at once right now. Hence the lack of posting. That’s what happens when you have too much going on; some things get dropped. So, look forward to new stuff soon, but only if my life’s hecticness lessens a bit.
ICP = Insane Clown Posse = Horridly Horrid Metal Teeny Bopper Theme Band
The only thing worse than ICP?
I AM SO WITH THIS GUY.
(Sorry for the caps, but I really am yelling.)
A depressingly intelligent and measured argument for why Kerry actually won, but how Bush got the crown.
I know I’ve been a little heavy on the song lyrics lately, but No Control just really stands out as pertinent here:
culture was the seed of proliferation
but it has gotten melded into an inharmonic whole
consciousness has plagued us and we can not shake it
though we think we’re in control
questions that besiege us in life
are testament of our helplessness
“there’s no vestige of a beginning,
no prospect of an end”
when we all disintegrate it will all happen again
time is so rock solid in the minds of the hoards but they can’t
explain why it should slip away
history and future are the comforts of
our curiosity but here we are
rooted in the present day
if you came to conquer you’ll be king for a day
but you too will deteriorate and quickly fade away
and believe these words you hear
when you think your path is clear
we have no control
we do not understand
you have no control
you are not in command