No Longing for Longhorn

bq.Should you buy Longhorn? Consumers buying new PCs probably won’t have much choice. Windows XP will likely stick around longer for corporate customers, but it’ll eventually be phased out. – “John Clyman(Microsoft Unleashes Longhorn)”:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1836619,00.asp I am not so sure about that. bq.Windows 2000 remains the dominant desktop operating system in …

Microsoft and RSS

Is Microsoft’s “RSS Plan(Microsoft to bolster RSS support)”:http://news.com.com/Microsoft+to+bolster+RSS+support/2100-1025_3-5759366.html going to turn out to be good or bad? There is lots of talk both “for(Microsoft, lists, RSS and me)”:http://www.reallysimplesyndication.com/2005/06/22#a634 and “against(Microsoft to take RSS five steps backwards)”:http://www.digital-web.com/news/2005/06/microsoft_to_take_rss_five_steps_backwards. Better support for lists sounds like a good thing, but I had always thought …

Polaris 3.2

Our ILS, “Polaris(Polaris Overview)”:http://www.polarislibrarysystems.com/Polaris/PolarisOverview.asp, is about to hit version 3.2. The beta testing at the “Pierce County Library(PCLS – Pierce County Library System)”:http://www.pcl.lib.wa.us/ has been successfully completed. This is one of those situations where they could easily be justified in going 3.5 or even to 4.0. It is really going …