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Crippling Vista DRM

A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection. I’ve been considering a new laptop once Microsoft finally ships Vista and Sony et al start bundling it, but reading things like this seriously makes me reconsider. (I’m a big fan of the TX series.) I’d love to read a differing viewpoint. Hat tip: Simon.

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MSN Spaces Numbers

Scoble has been questioning the claimed numbers of MSN Spaces and somehow the conversation got sidetracked in the technicalities of “what’s a blog?” I’m not sure what Microsoft hopes to gain by inflating their numbers so much, now claiming 70 million “blogs”, but it’s interesting to note back in March they were claiming 123 million blogs users at SxSW (Flickr photo of their booth). Activity (posting, etc) stats would be far more interesting. (This is something we need to expose more, too.)

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Leaving Microsoft

Niall Kennedy is Leaving Microsoft, apparently the crazy market reaction to the Live.com-based investment changed a lot of what he had been promised on being hired. In some ways it's too bad big companies haven't figured out how to hold on to driven and entrepreneurial spirits like Niall yet, but on the other hand I'm pretty excited to see what he has cooking for his startup.

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Microsoft iPod Redux

Remember that great Microsoft iPod video? (The old link doesn’t work anymore.) It turns out it was actually created by Microsoft. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry.

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Poetry is Microsoft

Has Microsoft stolen WordPress’ tagline? (Note: I’m sure someone in 1970 probably said “Code is Poetry” at DEC or something. 😉 But it has been the WordPress tagline since day 1.)