Chris Sells also comments on the jQuery thing and I have to say I respect that man! Let’s hope his best-case scenario pans out:
… is that Microsoft learns to play nicely in this world, submitting features, changes and bug fixes to the jQuery source tree in a way that’s consistent with the vision from which jQuery sprang, making it work better for Microsoft customers and non-Microsoft customers alike.
Marquee de Sells: Chris’s insight outlet
How Hard Could it Be?: Glory Days – Bill Gates – working for Microsoft:
How Hard Could it Be?: Glory Days
Joel Spolsky talking about Big Bill leaving Microsoft.
Singularity, in code and binary! How cool is that? Holy cow! 🙂
I’ve been fascinated by Singularity from day #1 and this is another step towards my dream; Microsoft creates a super stable/secure/responsive OS, using the best tools and best practice we know now and implements a Super Powerful(tm) virtualization engine that enables us (users) to run every Windows version under the sun in a VM; thus enabling us to run every Window application ever written and then some! That sentence was ugly! I need to improve my writing skills… But the dream is there anyways. What would be even better is this; team up with one or more CPU manufacturers (Intel, IBM, AMD) and create an open and free architecture and build an open and free kernel on top of it. Then enable others to build great applications on top of that again. Microsoft could then sell their Windows Virtualization Engine to enable man+dog to run old Windows applications… Better yet; team up with Novel and make sure that the OS API is compatible with .Net/Mono so we can run most of our .Net application with out virtualization and we can develop applications in a managed 1 library, many languages world. How cool would that be?
Singularity RDK – Home
Why oh why aren’t there more than 24 hours in day? I need more time! 🙂
The Sean Blog : Backstage Pass
View this video. It only takes a few minutes, but it’s worth it. 🙂
Life At Microsoft – The Truth Revealed | Tina Wood | Channel 10
What? Microsoft isn’t just like The Borg? Oh my!
Seriously, Microsoft doesn’t get enough credit or enough constructive criticism. They are far from flawless, but even farther from “The Evil Empire”. I would absolutely love to work for Microsoft and help improve their reputation in the “geekosphere”. I think Microsoft is on a better track now than just a few years back, but they still have a long way to go. The biggest problem they are facing though is that whatever they do they can not win. Look at the latest news from Redmond; opening up protocols and whatnot. But do they get any credit for it? Hardly… If Apple had done the same Steve Jobs would be elected president of the US and hailed by the Pope! Okay, maybe not the Pope, I dunno if he own an iPod (I don’t!), but ya’ll get my point I hope.
How to turn that around? Do something that impacts real peoples lives. Lower the price of Windows to about $100 and Office Home Edt. to about $50. And be honest about it; “We want more people to buy our software, so we lower the price.” Easy does it. And then start getting your products to work together. Make Media Center, Zune and Xbox360 work seamlessly (hint; today it does not!).
I’ll stop here, but if anybody is listening and want my opinions on how to make sure that Microsoft keeps going in the right direction and once again becomes a “happy-shiny” company; let me know and I will speak. 🙂
The Sean Blog : Giving Feedback
Damn… Microsoft needs to make this simpler! All these versions, it makes us all confused! How about an Express (free), Professional (no TFS love) and Team (all the goodness) version only? Just like with Windows Vista there are just far too many options here…
Link to Rob Caron : Visual Studio 2008 Comprehensive Product Comparison