Archive for the ‘Micro$oft’ Category

Shrinking VirtualBox Disk Images

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

On my MacBook Pro with minimal disk size (250GB) I had to install VirtualBox in order to run any kind of Windows, for emergency cases. I was able to install Windows Server 2008 in a 20GB dynamically expanding virtual disk image (VDI). A couple of months back I also made a clone of my HP […]

Free Windows Vista

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Last month, there was a radio commercial on that promotes free upgrade to Windows Vista and I was fooled. Of course, it’s a commercial. You get Windows Vista only if you buy a new PC with Windows XP now. For those currently using licensed Windows XP like me, you get nothing. In fact, even […]

Error on Microsoft Site

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Click on “Special offers for genuine Windows customers”: Received this: I wonder what the offers could be. Offers not found – 404 😉

Under The Hood of Microsoft Windows

Monday, November 20th, 2006

For a Linux geek like me, I always feel so much restrained when using Windows, due to the fact that I can’t really get into the internals of the system especially that now I am using Windows on my 2 year old notebook after the storage catastrophe. It looks like hard disks don’t really like […]

Dear aunt, let’s set so double the killer delete select all

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Is you mom the same person as your aunt? If not, you might want to reconsider if you have been waiting for Microsoft Windows Vista voice recognition system: Thanks to Azidin for the tip.

Microsoft releases revamped Internet Explorer

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

More news related to Microsoft. The software giant has released Internet Explorer 7 Beta. The beta version of Internet Explorer (IE) 7 is now available for download from the company’s website, However, users have been advised that the product should not yet be used in “mission-critical environments”. Since when did I trust IE for […]

Microsoft revamps blogging policy

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Remember what happened to Chinese blogger Zhao Jing? His blog was closed down by Microsoft. Following that decision, many parties were outraged. So Microsoft decided to revamp its blogging policy. News Story by Jeremy Kirk JANUARY 31, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) – LISBON — In the face of outrage from many of its own employees […]

Beijing’s New Enforcer: Microsoft

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

From the New York Times: Microsoft has silenced a well-known blogger in China for committing journalism. At the Chinese government’s request, the company closed the blog of Zhao Jing on Dec. 30 after he criticized the government’s firing of editors at a progressive newspaper. Microsoft, which also acknowledges that its MSN Internet portal in China […]

Microsoft FAT Patent Upheld

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

theodp writes “After initially rejecting Microsoft’s File Allocation Table (FAT) patents, the USPTO has ruled them valid. From the article: ‘Microsoft has won a debate where they were the only party allowed to speak, in that the patent re-examination process bars the public from rebutting arguments made by Microsoft, said unimpressed Public Patent Foundation President […]