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[#] Fri May 01 2009 17:57:43 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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*cites self as a source, since my install didn't require any such thing* (on Vista)


[#] Fri May 01 2009 22:31:30 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The author of IG's article has amended the article a little bit.

He admits he's at fault; he missed something about 'express setup'.

[#] Mon May 04 2009 14:44:57 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu May 07 2009 08:20:42 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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so now we know which strings they cut:

[#] Sat May 09 2009 13:39:46 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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seems as if everyone settles on the M$ Office ODF support is  just another sort of FUD...

(btw, nice bubles on mouse over on URLs... have a look at it)

[#] Sat May 09 2009 14:14:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yeah, this was a real sleazeball move on their part. They've included a deliberately broken implementation of ODF into MS Office.

[#] Sun May 10 2009 16:31:51 EDT from BOFHMike @ My Castle Wall

Subject: Campy - On Location - Behind enemy lines

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Report: Day one -  arrived on site at 1100 PDT.  People working the booths are either on happy drugs, or genuinly helpfull.. not sure which yet.  I haven't tryed the water/cool-aid....

 Not a lot of drones yet.  only a few people with MS attire. I've avoided looking at the flashing lites, but the Starbucks was too much to resist.  (I chose a drink NOT on the menu... custom drinks harder to fake.) 

 They told me that there was a secret handshake to get a discount on the airport shuttle, but I fooled them... anyone* can get the same discount.. it's their regular price... (jack asses)

 I have yet to bump into other infiltrators.. no obvious red hats, or penguin wear....  But I did see w Novell logo on a poster... hmm...  are they turning to the darkside?

 Oddly enough, my (office provided) Windows CE PDA/Phone broke as soon as I arrived in LA.  coincidence?  I think not*

 I will report more later...

[#] Mon May 11 2009 00:14:38 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Novell isn't a surprise. Ever since the Ximian kids were put in charge, Novell is basically the Linux division of Microsoft. I expect an acquisition within the next two to three years.

This will sound shocking coming from me, but ... just relax and learn all you can. It's useful knowledge to have even if everything they make is complete crap. Just keep your head on and filter out the hype.

[#] Mon May 11 2009 07:09:40 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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A Windows PDA will break if you simply look at it funny.  They are about as durable as a very thin sheet of glass.

[#] Mon May 11 2009 10:15:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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DOJ is going to get tougher on antitrust issues.

Hmm. I wonder how long it would take to spin up another antitrust case against Microsoft, and whether it could be finished before a more Microsoft-friendly regime takes over.

[#] Tue May 12 2009 12:24:24 EDT from BOFHMike @ My Castle Wall

Subject: behing enemy lines - notes from day 2

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Yesterday was.. um.. interesting.  Found a penguin mixed in with the vendors.. I'll try to get photographic evidance today.

MS anounced W7 by the holidays (I know, that's already been announced on the news)  But they are also announcing Office 2010 for the same timeframe.  (great, another version for customers to wine for.)

Looks like SharePoint is the big push this year.  3 out of 4 vendors have some sort of Sharepoint product or service.  No big technology surprizes yet.  Dell and HP are compeating for having the most efficent servers, Wyse has absolutely NOTHING new to show that we haven't seen last year... oh, the GPU is a bit faster....

Anyone stuck in a MS hell office, the B2 of Service Manager will be out this fall, and is worth a look ONLY if you are using the rest of the MS Systems tools (SCOM/WUS/etc....)  It will require 64bit Server 2008 (as will the rest of the new mangement tools.

 More l8er


[#] Fri May 15 2009 11:37:45 EDT from Ian M. Shot @ Haven BBS

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The Sharepoint push started two years ago.   Last year it seemed like half the vendors were pushing Sharepoint solutions.  My co-worker (big MS advocate) is out at TechEd also.   I haven't heard much from him. 


Then again I am the strange one here, and work with anything.   Ah well, I have a couple of Linux VMs to go setup.  

[#] Fri May 15 2009 13:22:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Microsoft clearly wants SharePoint to become VendorLockInPoint -- a difficult product to move away from, similar to the way many organizations have foolishly locked themselves into Outlook and Exchange.

It isn't really happening, mainly because SharePoint does nothing useful.

[#] Sat May 16 2009 00:33:31 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I laugh at livedrive. Lots of dot com startups made sharable drives, no possible revenue model, and they all went away.
Even google isn't doing it.

[#] Sat May 16 2009 23:52:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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$56 per year for 100 MB is a revenue model. It's still doomed to fail, though.
am trusting all of my data to *who*? And when will they go out of business?"

[#] Mon May 18 2009 00:51:15 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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56 for 100 MB?
I get 10 GB from Apple for 99 a year

[#] Mon May 18 2009 14:50:19 EDT from Ian M. Shot @ Haven BBS

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Actually SharePoint has some really good ideas.   Document version control, sharing of documents without each user having a different version, Wikis and Blogs out of the box, having your calender and inbox on your home page.   The issue with SharePoint is the execution of the ideas.  Yes it is another way for Microsoft to lock in businesses into Microsoft products.  


But I still think there are some really great ideas within SharePoint.  

[#] Mon May 18 2009 18:27:02 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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doesn't sound that new to me, just like some other things boiled together?


[#] Mon May 18 2009 23:44:27 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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$56 per year for 100 MB is a revenue model. It's still doomed to fail,

I thought it was free. My mistake.

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