Windows 8 and Surface: Microsoft’s do or die moment?

Microsoft SurfaceRecently I haven’t been blogging much as my career took a sudden change of direction and I found myself having to re-learn C# and .NET skills I’d not used for five years, as well as having to catch up with the changes to those technologies in that time. Whilst I like C# as a language, I have been feeling a sense of trepidation over finding myself using such technologies, for I couldn’t see how Microsoft could escape heading down Nokia’s path from dominance to oblivion. The announcement of the Microsoft Surface may have just changed that, but I’m not completely convinced.

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Regardless of what you think of the Free Software Foundation, please sign this

Windows 8 chained parody imageI don’t like particularly like the Free Software Foundation (FSF). My dislike of them stems from my dislike of the virus-like GPL license that they champion and their – to my mind at least – dishonest claim that the GPL is “free as in freedom”. Yet despite all this, I believe their latest campaign is one that everyone should read about and hopefully support. Continue reading “Regardless of what you think of the Free Software Foundation, please sign this”