Microsoft used to be the first follower of the computer software. They used to take all of the good things that were in the OS or software offerings from their competitors and put those offerings into Microsoft offerings. Now Microsoft is so confused, they aren’t even being good followers.
I want to be fair, it is okay to be a first follower. In fact, it is often a great strategy. They can take the great ideas from the computing world and improve them to offer to their consumers at a much lower cost. This has been the modus operandi of Microsoft for decades. This must be a particular trait of Bill Gates that Steve Ballmer just doesn’t have. Since Billy left Microsoft, Microsoft cannot even seem to copy good ideas anymore.
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After being on an iPhone for a year, I don’t think I could ever go back to a Windows Mobile phone. I used the Windows Mobile platform for probably 11 years (including the original Windows CE non-phone devices) and it always seemed like the NEXT generation would solve all my problems. The next generation never did come and by the time I gave up, I was in the habit of restarting the phone every morning.
I recently tried to install the desktop search tool from Microsoft. After several tries and lots of reading online, I couldn’t get the add-on installed that would allow this tool to search my Outlook 2003 files (let alone my Thunderbird personal email). I gave up and installed Google desktop and was completely indexed on everything in one overnight session.
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I enjoy using Ubuntu rather than the trash that Microsoft puts out. I have a dual boot computer so I can always go back to the evil empire if I need to but my default OS is Ubuntu.
Sadly, the tools for managing blogs in Ubuntu are a bit slim so I was excited that Qumana was putting out a version for Linux. I tried several times to get it working and have come to the conclusion that it is not ready for prime-time. It simply doesn’t work well in my environment. So I am still creating posts with Scribefire or the built-in tools that WordPress provides.
Hopefully, Qumana can get this working but for now it looks like it is DOA.