microsoft

apache leads the way

apache rules//netcraft (blue) shows that apache rules the web. and in the //.nl 65% runs apache as well. even sco is //using it!

on related news, the encoding url bug (ie only) is out in the wild:

Customers of Barclays Bank
have received electronic mails that use url encoding and a widely
publicised bug in Internet Explorer to obscure the name of the taregt
fraud site. The use of url encoding seems to be an innovation for this
type of mail, albeit a predictable one.
Viewing the source code of the e-mail link will usually reveal the
hoax, showing the target URL is unrelated to the bank. In this case,
the e-mail link is encoded with hexadecimal numbers, with each encoded
character beginning with "%".

mS humour

they must be smoking crack on the [one microsoft way] in redmond:

"General manager of Microsoft's Windows digital media division David Fester has suggested that iTunes' emerging dominance would be bad for consumers, because it would limit them to the iPod.

He told journalists at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: "Windows is about choice - you can mix and match software and music player stuff. We believe you should have the same choice when it comes to music services.":

windows is about choice? come again? I would *love* to see a world where using microsoft products is a choice instead of an OEM installed thing on my drive, the only option for 90% of the computer illiterate and the defacto standard (hint, lookup dejeure standard). but to say that using windows product is about choice now? the rant goes even further:

"Over time, however, customers will want industry standard choices.". no, no, you have got it wrong! you mix up customer and vendors. redmond wants proprietary standards, customers want open standards.

full interview at macworld

msn: content filtering

is micros~1 in the content business? yes, and they are gaining fast there with their search engine. so how many hits will you find when searching for "linux" ...
on msn? //446
on goegle? //59.900.000.

oh yeah. you can be sure m$ is in the content business. content filtering that is.

iconplaza.com

ooh, all you instant messaging users with 3133t msn clients.. you are so utterlly kewl when you cutsomise your //client with the top 10... tits, doggy style, the finger, weed, hitler... way kewl!

while the is an open, trustable //alternative.

sco and ad

sco is at it again; the product you always wanted from a real unix(tm); authentication via m$'s Active Directory.

UNIX Authentication & Identity Management Using Microsoft Active Directory®
using //openldap was not an option. and why would you? using sco's product is free!

FREE assessment and qualify for FREE evaluation software.

but the again //there is no free lunch! from that page about the wmv format:

Also, the third-party provider of these streams only supports Windows Media Player. Sorry for the inconvenience.

are you sco? really?

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