Windows 7 endless reboot answer evades Microsoft

30 10 2009

Microsoft support offers ideas, but some PCs still crippled after upgrade attempt.

Computerworld – Users remained stymied today by endless reboots after trying to upgrade their PCs to Windows 7, according to messages posted on Microsoft’s support forum.

An answer has yet to be found for all users, who began reporting the problem last Friday after watching the upgrade stall two-thirds of the way through the process. Most users said that their PCs had displayed an error that claimed the upgrade had been unsuccessful and that Vista would be restored. Instead, their PCs again booted to the Windows 7 setup process, failed, then restarted the vicious cycle.

Several Microsoft engineers, including the company’s senior group manager for Windows supportability, have offered advice, but on Monday users continued to publish complaints on a growing forum thread.

Começamos bem Windows 7 – seja como for o Windows 8 resolverá estes problemas!

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Esperem um minuto!

19 10 2009

A Microsoft vai lançar o Windows 7 já no próximo dia 22, mas então o que aconteceu ao Longhorn de 2003. Este parecia muito mais avançado que o Vista ou o próprio Windows 7?

Este que aparentava ser o melhor Windows de todos os tempos simplesmente sumiu do mapa?

Estou chocado!!! deixo aqui o vídeo para os mais distraídos saberem o que perderam, afinal não era mais que apenas vaporware?

Nem ao fim de 9 anos conseguiram reproduzir o conceito que desenharam!





Mensagem da Linux Foundation para a Microsoft – Parem de atacar o Linux

11 09 2009

billgates01Jim Zemlim, o director executivo da Linux Foundation deixa um aviso para a Microsoft. Parem de atacar o Linux. Zemlin afirma que a gigante do Software está a usar de um tipo de guerrilha contra o GNU/Linux e que este comportamento está a ser negativo para o crescente número de clientes Microsoft que usam ambientes mistos Windows/Linux.

Estes comentários de Zemlin vêm a propósito do facto de a Microsoft ter recentemente vendido a uma empresa algumas patentes originais da SGI, patentes estas que estariam no lote das que a Microsoft acusa de serem infrigidas pelo Linux. A empresa que comprou as acções é uma empresa que normalmente compra e revende acções a outras empresas que as usam para atacar produtos concorrentes da 1ª.

Zemlin na sua acusação sugere que as intenções da Microsoft seriam desviar as atenções para um ataque ao Linux usando outra empresa como queixosa desviando de si as atenções, normalmente este tipo de ataque é denominado attack by proxy.

Felizmente a Microsoft foi apanhada e a Open Invention Network (OIN) estava atenta e conseguiu adquirir estas patentes. A OIN é uma empresa que adquire patentes e as licenceia sem custos para entidades que em troca aceitem não usar as suas patentes contra o Linux ou aplicações relacionadas com o software Livre. A OIN foi fundada em 2005 pela IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat e a Sony.

Excerto da noticia original

Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin has a message for Microsoft: he wants the software giant to stop attacking Linux. Zemlin contends that Microsoft is engaged in a covert war against the open source operating system and that the company’s hostile behavior is detrimental to the growing number of Microsoft customers who deploy mixed Windows and Linux environments.

Zemlin’s comments about Microsoft are a response to a patent auction carried out by Microsoft to sell a number of patents that the company allegedly said were related to Linux. The patents, which were originally obtained by Microsoft from SGI, were sold to Allied Security Trust (AST), a patent-holding group that grants its members perpetual licenses before reselling the patents.

Zemlin suggests that Microsoft’s intention was to surreptitiously slip the intellectual property to a patent troll that would then go after Linux companies. This tactic would allow Microsoft to launch an indirect assault against the open source operating system while largely insulating the company from retaliatory patent litigation by The Open Invention Network (OIN), a patent-holding group that uses its intellectual property portfolio to protect Linux. Zemlin says that the plot was thwarted, however, because “Microsoft got caught.”


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Microsoft “doutrina” empregados das lojas Best Buy com mentiras sobre Linux

9 09 2009

ballmer_monkeyA Microsoft anda a “doutrinar” os empregados da cadeia de lojas “Best Buy” usando mentiras e alguns mitos que tem vindo a espalhar sobre o Linux. Como se isto não violasse as leis de antitrust?

Estão aqui os slides da apresentação noutro servidor.

Excerto do artigo

Microsoft (MFST) is “indoctrinating” Best Buy (BBY) workers to sell its highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system using outright lies about the performance of open-source competitor Linux, according to Linux experts and at least one Best Buy employee who has seen the alleged Microsoft training slides.

“Linux does not support many common applications and online services like iTunes, Zune, Quicken, Photoshop, and Office 2007,” asserts one slide in the now-leaked Microsoft ExpertZone training module designed for Best Buy employees preparing to sell Windows 7, which will be released in October. Another slide calls the statement “Linux is safer than Windows,” a “myth.”

But when I went into my local Best Buy on Houston Street in New York on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I was informed that the chain does not carry Linux-equipped laptops or net-books. So why would Microsoft be teaching Best Buy employees to counsel customers to avoid Linux? Why indeed.

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Também na ZDNet





A arrogancia da Microsoft chega aos Netbook’s

9 06 2009

ballmer_monkeyAh, Microsoft, that crazy company from Redmond, WA is at again. This time they want to rename the Netbook unilaterally to the…drum roll please…”low cost small notebook PC.”

Novamente o Steven Guggenheimer  da divisão OEM da Microsoft é noticia neste blogue 😀

A Microsoft na sua arrogância habitual prentende mudar o nome adoptado pela Intel para os Netbooks para low cost small notebook PC o que em português de Portugal será o equivalente a “notebook de baixo custo”. A Microsoft chegou a esta conclusão sozinha sem consultar todos os outros OEM’s interessados na comercialização destes produtos tais como a Intel, HP, Dell entre outros.

Houve uma altura em que quiseram mudar o termo navegar na Internet para Explorar a Internet para de alguma forma conotarem o termo ao Internet Explorer e assim combater a Netscape. Estes tipos não aprendem e passam pelo ridículo

Segundo o blogue da Daniweb

As first reported in the Digitimes last week, Microsoft decided on their own that the name was not appropriate and they were renaming it. I’m fairly sure they didn’t consult with the rest of the industry about this change, but hey they’re Microsoft right? They can do whatever they please. Of course, it doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to go along.

Same Old Song and Dance

I doubt very much that anyone was actually looking for a new name, certainly not Intel, the company selling the chips to power these machines, which actually coined the term. This is after all a hardware issue and the last I looked Microsoft doesn’t actually make PCs, but why should that stop them from trying to force an entire industry to bow to their considerable will.

Even if the Netbook industry were looking for a new name, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be from the succinct “Netbook” to the mouthful of “Low cost small notebook PC.” Sure, that rolls off the tongue and should make the folks who write the marketing copy very happy.

It’s Really About Selling Windows 7

Digitimes reports that Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division, Microsoft said the Netbook name suggests it’s only for internet use and these machines can do so much more. On this we can agree, but why change the name? If Netbook sales were anemic maybe one could understand a pitch for a change, but they seem to be doing quite well.

Could it be that Microsoft doesn’t trust the hardware manufacturers to name these machines correctly or for the public to understand what they are without being hit over the head? No, as it turns out that’s not it at all. What it’s about is selling more expensive copies of Windows 7. You see, by creating a new higher end Netbook, they can justify forcing the manufactures to adopt a more expensive version of Windows 7. In the end. this is just a ploy for selling a few more copies of the more expensive version of Windows.

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Estará a Microsoft a comprar os vendedores de Netbooks?

4 06 2009

ballmer_monkeyA computex iniciou dia 2 de Junho e têm sido mostrados vários Netbooks ARM e ATOM a correr Linux.

Até aqui não existe novidade mas existem suspeitas que a Microsoft anda a “comprar” fabricantes de Hardware ( OEM ‘s) para que estes não lancem modelos com Linux.

No segmento baseado em processadores Intel ATOM a Microsoft tem o Windows XP para concorrer com o Linux. Quando chegamos à  tecnologia ARM as coisas são diferentes tendo apenas o Windows CE para este segmento. Espera-se um grande “boom” no final deste ano de Netbooks com arquitectura ARM porque comparado com os ATOM estes têm menor consumo chegando a bateria a durar 10 Horas e uma melhor performance além de um preço bastante inferior.

Apesar de o lançamento do Windows 7 ter sido antecipado para Outubro deste ano parece que a ameaça do Linux não deixa a empresa liderada por Steve Ballmer deixar o mercado actuar de uma forma natural preferindo assim negar à população em geral a possibilidade de verem o Linux a trabalhar. Ficam então Links em baixo para algumas noticias sobre algumas aparentes irregularidades de actuação de controlo do mercado.

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Asus cancela projecto de Netbook com Linux

A Asus faz  campanha Anti-Linux/pró-Microsoft nos Netbooks.

ComputerWorld – Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

Is Microsoft ‘Buying-Off’ Linux Netbook Vendors? [Updated]

ASUS Linux insult will be Intel and Dell’s gain





Microsoft to users: Don’t switch to Vista

17 05 2009

ballmer_monkeyBill Veghte aconselha que os utilizadores do Windows XP não devem actualizar para o Windows Vista.

O Vista é o ultimo S.O. e a actual coqueluche da empresa que o fabricou, a Microsoft. Afinal de contas isto é o que o autor do artigo tem vindo a dizer,  que o Vista é lixo.


It’s official. Bill Veghte, Microsoft’s senior VP for Windows business, told an audience of the Microsoft faithful at TechEd that Windows users should not switch to Vista. Veghte said, “If you’re just starting your testing of Vista, with the [Windows 7] Release Candidate and the quality of that offering, I would switch over and do your testing on the [Windows 7] Release Candidate, and use that going forward.”
In short, Microsoft is finally telling you what I’ve been telling you all along: Vista is junk.
Microsoft has actually been doing this for over a year now. First.

in April 2008, Ballmer described Vista as a “work-in-progress.” Then, he said users should skip Vista in favor of Windows 7 in October

http://blogs.computerworld.com/ballmer_says_skip_vista.

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