March 31, 2001

Want Content ? Now You Will Pay

Filed under: — 5:46 am

Everyone’s talking about Web sites moving to a pay-for-content model. Wired News has a good analysis of the trend, ZDNet has a more skeptical view, and of course Microsoft’s HailStorm will be fee-based. Get your credit cards ready.

Today’s Forecast: Hail

Filed under: — 5:12 am

Last week Microsoft unveiled their HailStorm strategy. I’m still not sure what it is, and neither is Forbes. has a decent summary. The Register and Wired News think it’s a plot to take over the world. Jakob Neilsen likes it. I’m so confused…

March 29, 2001

March 28, 2001

Windows XP Hardware Requirements

Filed under: — 3:22 am

Microsoft has released some preliminary hardware recommendations for Windows XP, including the questionable “does not allow end-user access to expansion bus cards”. Here’s ZDNet’s report . (more…)

March 26, 2001

Be the First to See Windows XP’s New Bugs

Filed under: — 12:46 pm

As of today, you can pay Microsoft $20 and get the pre-release version of Windows XP when it’s released. The first 20,000 orders will also get a beta version next month. Here’s the report from NewsBytes and the Order Link.

March 24, 2001

Apple Releases OS X

Filed under: — 2:20 am

According to this Register article, Apple expects to sell hundreds of thousands of copies of its much-hyped MacOS X, which was released today, in the next few weeks – but some promised features are missing. This is starting to remind me of another company.

March 23, 2001

March 22, 2001

Cringely was Wrong

Filed under: — 11:17 pm

Robert X. Cringely has admitted he was wrong about Norton e-mail anti-virus: it doesn’t send your email to any other server. Symantec has updated their FAQ to address this.

Mir Falls to Earth

Filed under: — 10:06 pm

The space station Mir fell to earth moments ago, apparently somewhere near its target in the South Pacific. Here’s a summary from New Scientist. Watch this space for links to followup articles.

March 21, 2001

Logitech’s new Cordless Optical Mouse

Filed under: — 9:24 pm

Logitech is releasing their Cordless MouseMan Optical in early April. Here’s David Coursey’s glowing review. I’ll have to get one of these, unless Microsoft comes up with a cordless version of my current mouse.

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