Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’

#Microsoft #Windows 7 tool innovation all the way!

November 13th, 2009 Comments off

Our good fried Ina Fried over at c|net posted a nice story about Microsoft’s latest innovation.   A tool created to help install Windows 7 on netbooks apparently mysteriously ended up being based on the ImageMaster open source project.  Yup, now their passing open source code off as their own (guess Apple didn’t have anything they could rip off for this one).

I’m sure that MSFT would have done the right thing even if the blinding light of the tech press hadn’t been pointed at them but they are deflecting blame onto some anonymous “third party” who is supposed to been contracted to develop the tool in question. No names, natch.

Having been caught realized their terrible mistake, Microsoft have claimed that they are going to do the right thing and released the source code for the USB/DVD tool back into the open source community (hope someone is going to track that!). Strangely enough, the original ImageMaster project is now no longer to be found on CodePlex – Hmmmmm. Innovated out of existence.

Microsoft: Windows 7 tool used GPL code | Beyond Binary – CNET News.


Ubuntu 9.04 kicks Windows 7’s ass! #tech #ubuntu #windows7

May 17th, 2009 Comments off

ubuntu-logoA few days ago I posted about my disasterous experiences installing Windows 7 RC on my TabletPC.  Then I promised I’d try the same expereiment with the latst Ubuntu distro and report back.  Here’s that report. Read more…


Windows 7 – Horse Feathers! #tech #Windows7

May 10th, 2009 4 comments

So I know I’m going to get flack for this one, but Windows 7 bunnies, I’m about to burst your bubble. Read more…


Windows 7 not shipping before 2010 OFFICAL

April 30th, 2009 Comments off

Well pop pickers, now it seems that we can all relax and enjoy OS X Snow Leopard safe in the knowledge that Winblows 7 isn’t even likely to ship before 2010. I guessRedmondhas plenty of time to fire up its photocopiers. Read more…


Windows 7 the most anticipated bug fix of the year – Computerworld Blogs

April 27th, 2009 Comments off

According to some who read the tea-leaves in the whacky world of Windows, version 7’s release candidate is just days away from public availability.   Read more…