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A fresh pic of yours truly & a Win 7 RANT!

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This was snapped by my wife in a Chinese resto behind our home in Dalian:

What a fine looking 75 year old, even if I say it myself!

Now that I have praised my look, I can unload on Win 7 and it’s application ware. Why did I ever abandon Macs? Beats the hell out of me! Win 7 and its app sphere is a piece of junk now and will always be. It is a perfect reflection of the wrong headedness of Gates and Ballmer. They will never get IT, like Steve does!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/11 at 17:15

The heavy hand of Microsoft

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In my mind it begins with the image of Steve Ballmer heaving chairs, which is either a myth or too true to type. Then there are those ads that now maintain the a desirable PC is all about size of RAM, Hard Drive et al. Now there is the new ad for IE 8.0 and it reeks of fear-mongering to a ditzy female PC user who appears stupid and half mad.

Is it just me or does MSFT today act like GM did for the last 50some years!

There are companies that pay attention to unproductive methods/attitudes and remake their image, like IBM. And others that do the right thing naturally ala Apple and Google.

And then there is Microsoft big and bad!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/06/12 at 08:12

Even if he is a bit less rich now Ballmer still sounds like a resentful and rich softie …

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Image representing Windows as depicted in Crun...
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just doesn’t get it, just like the PC character in the Apple Mac ads. See below and click here:

January 7, 2009, 9:30 pm <!– — Updated: 10:54 am –>

Ballmer: Windows Is Still Relevant

Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive at C.E.S. Wednesday. (Credit: Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, began the year of Windows 7 Wednesday night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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After a tepid response to Windows Vista, which was introduced just two years ago, Microsoft wants to assert that a new version of Windows is something computer users should get excited about. Mr. Ballmer announced that a beta, or test, version of the new operating system will be available to the public this Friday. (It will be at The final release is still nearly a year away.

These days I am an active user of OS/X 10.5, XP home and sometimes even Vista. But the only OS’s that I like using are OS/X and Google anything. Poor rich and whiney softies seem to be looking for some kind of gentle understanding.

Oh, Win 7 should be great, you wish!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/01/08 at 08:16