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  1. He has a strong point tho, all I hear is talk talk talk.

    Why don’t you deliver something?! The delays especially messed everything up. I strongly consider myself to be an influential, and yesterday I bought a Mac!

    That says something.

  2. He has a strong point tho, all I hear is talk talk talk.

    Why don’t you deliver something?! The delays especially messed everything up. I strongly consider myself to be an influential, and yesterday I bought a Mac!

    That says something.

  3. Stefan: Microsoft ships new stuff nearly every day. Speech Server just went into beta, for instance.

    Oh, but you mean Windows, right? Let’s talk next year and see if you are still using OSX as much as you think you will.

  4. Stefan: Microsoft ships new stuff nearly every day. Speech Server just went into beta, for instance.

    Oh, but you mean Windows, right? Let’s talk next year and see if you are still using OSX as much as you think you will.

  5. Hmm – I bought my first Mac exactly 1 year ago today. – I use the heck out of it – iLife 6.0 with it’s iMovie HD support for my Sony HDV is awesome – and remember, that’ s one of those old PPC versions.

    Now if my Xbox360 and MCE setup get trumped by a Mac Mini setup.. hmm – Intel based, too… :)(The 360 is mainly used in our house for music, TV recording, and photos through the MCE along with some gaming)

    I agree with Stefan – ship something, The Vista has a LONG view to the horizon.

    I’m definitely an influencer and my recommendations will be Intel based Macs – you can’t go wrong and even if Vista rocks the house you won’t be left out in the cold.

  6. Hmm – I bought my first Mac exactly 1 year ago today. – I use the heck out of it – iLife 6.0 with it’s iMovie HD support for my Sony HDV is awesome – and remember, that’ s one of those old PPC versions.

    Now if my Xbox360 and MCE setup get trumped by a Mac Mini setup.. hmm – Intel based, too… :)(The 360 is mainly used in our house for music, TV recording, and photos through the MCE along with some gaming)

    I agree with Stefan – ship something, The Vista has a LONG view to the horizon.

    I’m definitely an influencer and my recommendations will be Intel based Macs – you can’t go wrong and even if Vista rocks the house you won’t be left out in the cold.

  7. John,

    Just wondering, do you use the horoscopes that link from your blog to divine Microsoft’s destiny or some other method ;->

    Seriously, though, your comments on unbundling IE were interesting. Maybe Robert can find someone on the IE team to deabate the merits of it blogwise?

  8. John,

    Just wondering, do you use the horoscopes that link from your blog to divine Microsoft’s destiny or some other method ;->

    Seriously, though, your comments on unbundling IE were interesting. Maybe Robert can find someone on the IE team to deabate the merits of it blogwise?

  9. Brian: I can debate both sides of that argument. There are good reasons to bundle (it makes an OS easier to use for a new user, for instance) and good reasons not to bundle (it makes the OS more complex, harder to upgrade and debug, and introduces security attack vectors).

  10. Brian: I can debate both sides of that argument. There are good reasons to bundle (it makes an OS easier to use for a new user, for instance) and good reasons not to bundle (it makes the OS more complex, harder to upgrade and debug, and introduces security attack vectors).

  11. Hi Robert. I hear you about the pros and cons, but what intrigued me about Dvorak’s piece was the (not so?) subtle questions it raised about how MS chooses targets and who chooses them. He says that tying IE to the OS turned back Netscape but opened a big can of hurt for MS in the long-run. In hindsight do any of us think that the badly managed Netscape Communications Co. really posed such a vital threat to MS? Well someone important once did.

    Just like someone important now thinks Google is the big target. As I’ve conveyed to you in the past in emails and here, I think Google will eventually wither under the weight of its own hubris and lack of focus — but what damage might Microsoft do to itself in trying to turn back this “threat” and, in the process, losing focus from its meat and potatoes business?

  12. Hi Robert. I hear you about the pros and cons, but what intrigued me about Dvorak’s piece was the (not so?) subtle questions it raised about how MS chooses targets and who chooses them. He says that tying IE to the OS turned back Netscape but opened a big can of hurt for MS in the long-run. In hindsight do any of us think that the badly managed Netscape Communications Co. really posed such a vital threat to MS? Well someone important once did.

    Just like someone important now thinks Google is the big target. As I’ve conveyed to you in the past in emails and here, I think Google will eventually wither under the weight of its own hubris and lack of focus — but what damage might Microsoft do to itself in trying to turn back this “threat” and, in the process, losing focus from its meat and potatoes business?