Update: Whooooaaaaa…hold your horses. Microsoft says it ain’t so: A Microsoft spokeswoman issued this statement: “The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. We have no further comment.” Corroborating earlier reports, Rupert Murdoch’s tablet-only magazine The Daily apparently saw a work-in-progress version of Microsoft’s native Office app for iPad, and the publication posted the above screenshot to prove it exists. The Daily’s first impressions? The app’s user interface is …
On March 18, 2010, this blog will be 10 years old. I haven’t been the best blogger, and I haven’t written this site alone, but over the years, it’s always been a place I wouldn’t feel right about not having on the web. This graphic is a testament to all the work I’ve put in with various people to keep things going. Here’s to 10 more years.
Some images weren’t available in the Wayback Machine, so that’s why there are a few broken images in there. View full size on Flickr.
I know this is an MP3 blog now, but I reserve the right to post stuff like this. It’s about iPods and iPods play MP3s, so that’s ok right?
In a recent report stating that XP won’t run on Intel-based Macs because of Apple’s use of EFI as opposed to BIOS, a Microsoft spokesperson said:
Anyone, including Apple, can purchase and re-sell Windows for use on their industry-standard hardware.
Which. I mean. Hold on for a second.
Yeah, Apple would license and sell Windows to run on its hardware WHY? Ah, those Microsofties, they’re so hilarious sometimes.
As described by my friend Scott:
The Audio is Microsoft introducing Vista… The Video, well, Steve Jobs would be proud:
Introducing the REAL Windows Vista, Episode I.
Really clever and totally awesome, the video basically has audio of Microsoft talking about “brand new” features in Windows Vista, edited over video of someone showing those features in Tiger.
Microsoft explains to parents how to read their kids emails. Fairly useless and totally square. Via TMN.
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.
Is it any wonder, that when browinsg a website for a company that purports to let you run emulated MacOS X on your PC, you run into a Microsoft .NET error?
Sure, you could run MacOS X on your PC, but why would you? If you want a Mac, fucking buy one.
MacOSX running on an XBox. Kyle was still wrong, because it used PearPC and a firt-gen XBox, but still. It’s a little too close to him being right about something for my stomach to take this morning.