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September 29, 2008  9:51 PM

I’m a PC, and I don’t necessarily like Microsoft



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Linux, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

After the annoyingly strange Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates commercials promoting Microsoft, a new batch of adverts surfaced featuring the slogan “

September 19, 2008  1:47 PM

Microsoft reclaims ‘I’m a PC’; ditches Gates/Seinfield



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

As quickly as they started, the Microsoft/Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads have ended. Phew.

The nonsensical ads left viewers scratching their heads and Seinfeld with quite a heavy pocket. The comedian reportedly earned $10 million for the commercials...


September 11, 2008  6:01 PM

In a world without Microsoft…



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

Earlier this week on searchCIO-Midmarket.com I wrote about IBM’s pitch (with partners) for a “Microsoft-free desktop.” It seems a little far-fetched. Then again, we got...


September 5, 2008  1:10 AM

Google’s Chrome: Not your average Web browser?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Firefox, Google, Microsoft

Microsoft’s IE is facing some serious competition. With Mozilla’s Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Opera Software ASA’s Opera and recently


August 29, 2008  12:53 PM

IE 8 brings Web-surfing privacy and peace of mind (for users, anyway)



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla, Web surfing

 

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will have a new privacy setting. The new setting, dubbed “porn ...

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August 21, 2008  6:49 PM

Seinfeld vs. Justin Long? Please, let’s get someone with some funny.



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

  Can we all agree that Jerry Seinfeld was never the funny one? For all his quirks and humorous relationships, Jerry was always the straight man to his consistently...


August 6, 2008  1:30 PM

Microsoft’s Midori: Straight up or on the rocks?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO, new products, Virtualization

Microsoft is planning for the retirement of Windows by working on a new operating-system—Midori.

Maybe.

Well, more than likely considering all the Internet-buzz about it (one of many projects in ‘incubation,’ according...


June 25, 2008  2:15 PM

Microsoft Windows XP users need a shoulder to cry on



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

Apparently, customers are supposed to be happy that Microsoft is going to support its most successful OS for another six years. If you haven’t already, you really should take a look at Microsoft Senior Vice President Bill Veghte’s

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June 24, 2008  3:24 PM

Bill Gates’ not so big exit



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

Legacies are a funny thing. Take Hugh Grant. Director Richard Curtis, in the DVD commentary to his film Love Actually, claims a shot of Grant bowing on stage will be the final image in the actor’s nightly news obituary someday. Grant, also on the commentary, disagrees. He expects...


May 22, 2008  1:29 PM

Microsoft Vista, not so popular



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

I know, I know, I know that people love to hate on Microsoft and Windows Vista in particular. So when I wrote yesterday on SearchCIO-Midmarket.com about whether CIOs might skip...

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