Video Band on the Runtime

by Sander Gerz January 19, 2004 20:53

A friend of mine, Nicolas SOREL, has made his video of the concert available that was given on the rooftop of the Standard Hotel. It's perhaps a bit dated, being from the PDC, but it sure brings back some memories. Good ones.

If you can read French, you should check out CodeS-SourceS/Developers Association.

 

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What does Microsoft think of Holland?

by Sander Gerz January 09, 2004 09:09

Well, according to a recently announced contest (the Windows Server System 2003 challenge), Microsoft is boycotting the Netherlands. What do you make of this?

The Official Contest Rules state that:

Residents of the following countries are ineligible to participate. Cuba; Iran; Iraq; Italy; Libya; Netherlands; North Korea; Sudan; Syria.

Have we just been listed among the 'axis of evil'? What have we done to deserve this?

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Will Longhorn still be called Windows?

by Sander Gerz January 02, 2004 21:07

In his weblog, Robert Scoble talks about whether Microsoft's Longhorn should still be called Windows. He mentions a few pros and cons why it should or should not be Windows. While a new name will mark the enormous shift that the OS is undergoing, I strongly think that it will be labeled Windows for years to come.

Think of brand recognition. Sure, you don't want people being confused about whether a piece of software will run on it or not. Scoble mentions that apps designed for Longhorn will not run on Windows XP, well, a lot of XP apps don't run on Windows 95 and most surely not on Windows 3.11 (let's forget the versions before that one). The one common denominator: Windows...

I remember someone mentioning a review session of the .NET Framework attended by Bill Gates. At this point it was in alpha or something, but there was no namespace containing the name Windows, he ordered a change. Win.Forms should be Windows.Forms...

Anyway, marketing and nostalgia will make sure that the Windows name will be used for Microsoft's OS for quite a long time.

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