Justin Moss

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Okay, so it’s going to be a “solid build” – good – we wouldn’t want a wobbly build!  However, what we’re all wanting to hear from Microsoft is confirmation that there will only be ONE product:

One Edition, not Six

Microsoft – please – not this again.  Just one edition “Windows 7” – simple, clean.  If you want to sell licensing to add-on modules, fine, but make sure that the core product covers 90% of your customers’ needs right out of the box. The add-ons should be true specialist tools – Media Centre, Tablet Computing, Developer Tools, etc.  The entire Windows 7 ‘extended’ environment should require a max of five add-ons, at say $19 per module, with most specialist customers likely only to need a maximum of two add-ons to complete their required configuration.

Forget this insulting and arbitrary delineation between “Home” and “Business” – the toolset is common enough that the OS should be the same for all customers.  Customisation tools (desktop, fonts, colours, etc) provides ample means necessary to personalise your home workspace from office workspace.

By offering one substantial product, and thereby demostrating a modicum of respect for your customers, you will be rewarded with loyalty .. or better (think Steventologists / Fanboys).

[Rant ends here]

Windows 7 beta

Get your geek on – install the Windows 7 Beta – but, peeps(!), it’s a beta and it’s made by Microsoft, so dual boot the b*tch :-/

Update: ArsTechnica have a great article “What killed Vista will make Windows 7 fly

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“Oops I’m Late”: Automatic coordination between GPS, your calendar and the person you’re meeting. Awesome idea – and soon to be on iPhone (rumoured).

“Oops I’m Late! is software for mobile phones that sends notifications based on one’s calendar and GPS. Whether you are late, on-time, or early, let Oops I’m Late! keep in touch rather than be distracted while driving. No re-entering destination information for the umpteenth time; Oops I’m Late! uses Calendar information already on your phone to obtain coordinates”

www.oopsimlate.com/

3M MPro 110

A really tiny projector.  I’ve been waiting for this forever – fun!

www.markpascua.com/2008/09/19/3m-…

Made Easier

Do you loathe the “Eject Disk” routine in Windows? Me too!   This might help.

www.lifehacker.com.au/tips/2007/1…

Update: Forget the software! -just left mouse click over the eject disk icon and choose the drive you wish to eject.

Concept

Not more low riders! www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtkoje4-…

I know I know, we’ve all seen “surface computing” .. and no, I’m not a microsoft fan boy .. but hey! I just can’t get enough of this – how much fun would this be!

www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title…



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  • mattvolke: Cool blog! Check it out my movie blog at themoviebros.wordpress.com/
  • justinmoss: Hi Dave, thank you. Yes, you can have it synced with multiple computers (I used to do this though I no longer have a need for this). From my experie
  • Dave Watkins: Excellent information. Thanks for sharing. Is you iPhone synced with multiple computers? dave