Sunday, April 6, 2008

Windows Modular - Critique of Vapor OS

I just read an interesting read over at Ars Technica about the next version of Windows (named Windows 7, as of now) and speculation on the reason why it will 'suck'.

http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/modular-windows-will-suck.ars

As I read it, there is a compelling argument for moving away from the ONE SIZE FITS ALL pricing of an OS to a more modularized approach of picking the parts you want/need and paying for those.

However, too much speculation is written on what could only be gleamed from the little bits and pieces we have heard about the OS.  I don't think it is fair to write such a piece so early in the process.  Last time I checked, there wasn't a ONE SIZE FITS ALL price for VISTA as is!  You got:

  • HOME BASIC
  • HOME PREMIUM
  • BUSINESS
  • ULTIMATE

I think a modular form of Operating System will benefit Microsoft in helping keep in check the rampart libraries with multiple exploits and will help steel the OS against future attacks.  I commend Microsoft and hope they implement and execute on their plan properly, or face the scorn of the user community.  Let's not revisit a Vista debacle again.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Frak Yeah! BSG starts again!

For those un-initiated, the above statement is actually very confusing and even bordering on the belligerent side of things. But for those of you who are initiated and do understand the above statement, all I have to say is:

So Say We All!

Friday, April 3, 2008 marks Season 4 and the final best season ever.  Predictions (some are fairly obvious):

  • The colonists will find Earth
  • Rosalin will die before the colonists reaches the homeworld (this was prophesied)
  • The last cylon is Gaius Baltar

If you have not seen any of the Battlestar Galactica series yet - I highly recommend it.  The series has won some serious awards for stories, effects and it is even capturing people who would not normally watch a science fiction series.

The effects alone in the stories are cinematic in scope, alone!

Anyway - you know what I will be doing tomorrow night!

Cheers!

Bill