MAC vs. PC Musical Features Epic Fight, Gore, and Love Story

All those Mac vs. PC ads are really starting to get tiresome. I mean, how long has this been going on? Two years? Even Mac people can’t stand them anymore. Like it or not, computers are computers; they’re tools, and each have their own unique uses. So when I stumbled on this awesome MAC vs. […]

A Keyboard… How Quaint

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] CNET News reports that this week’s ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology could reveal some interesting new developments in the area of computer interfaces. But is it time to abandon the mouse and keyboard for Star Trek levels of speech input technology? Maybe not just yet. According […]

Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” Dude Interviewed

In the following video, Microsoft engineer Sean Siler explains how he came to be the real “PC” guy inside Microsoft’s latest advertising campaign. Seeing him like that goes to show that yes, Apple does indeed try to make people think that PC users look like a stereotype.

Microsoft Hires Boy Band to Promote Windows 7 and PDC 2008

To promote the upcoming Professional Developer Conference (PDC 2008) and announce that attendees will get a free Windows 7 pre-loaded 160GB hard drive, Microsoft has filmed the following clip, that, shall we say, will leave you with a really bad taste in the mouth. Lyrics after the jump.

Steve “The Clown” Ballmer is a PC

Now that you’ve all seen the new “I’m a PC” ad from Microsoft, I’m sure that we can all agree that this commercial was much more efficient in driving its point across compared to the “Seinfeld and Gates” joke. Even though part of the ad was made using a Mac, it’s no secret that PCs […]

Microsoft Releases First “I’m a PC” Ad

Microsoft has launched its “I’m a PC” ad campaign last night, and compared to what they have done with their “Seinfeld and Gates” commercials, this ad really drives a point home. It seems that PC users are not at all like what Apple would like people to believe, and some of them can even be […]

The Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates Show – Take Two!

While I thought the first ad was really disappointing, this one is pretty hilarious, even though once again, apparently pointless. But wasn’t Jerry’s original show supposed to be based around this kind of stuff, meaning nothing? I guess that the message behind the ad must be about how Microsoft is a people company, and that […]

First Seinfeld + Gates Microsoft Ad is Utterly Pointless

Before saying anything, watch as Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates make total fools of themselves. Now is it only me, or are you guys also thinking that this is utterly pointless? I know that Microsoft and Mr. Gates are astronomically rich, but they could at least try to spend their money on something that would […]

XP’s Nagware to Get an Upgrade [Oxymoron?]

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Mary-Jo Foley has posted an interesting bit of news about Microsoft’s most popular OS.  Nope, not Vista, silly, Windows XP.  It seems that Microsoft is planning a roll-out of a new version of Windows Genuine Advantage for XP.  If the update thinks you’ve got a pirated version of XP, […]

Microsoft Promises ‘Backwards Incompatibility’ On Internet Explorer 8.0

By Shéa Bennett Contributing Writer, [GAS] Microsoft, which released a feature-complete beta of Internet Explorer 8.0 on its website yesterday, has revealed that two of the main design goals of the product were backwards compatibility and total compliance with web standards. “The core web rendering engine in IE8 is compliant with web standards, but we […]

BSOD: Blue Screen of Olympic Dimension?

We all have to admit it, this year’s Olympic opening ceremony was of epic proportions… but there was only one thing that wasn’t so epic. Right at the moment when Chinese gymnast Li Ning was flying to light up the giant Olympic torch, someone took this picture. And if you think that this was Photoshopped, […]

Exchange 2003 transaction log files filling up very quickly

I haven’t blogged about any IT-related issues in a while, and I thought that the solution to this little-known exchange 2003 problem would probably interest the SysAdmin crowd among you guys. If one day, you log into your inbox and find an email waiting for you announcing that the disk containing your exchange 2003 transaction […]