Monday, April 30, 2001
what's hot what's not
What part of Desktop Domination is this?
The Register reports that Microsoft has a new FUD campaign (Fear, Uncertainty Doubt). They are offering prizes for telling them if you bid or sell PC's without Microsoft Operating Systems.
1 Point is one system. Prizes Include:
POINTS REWARD 250 points 5 Microsoft game titles 500 points Above reward plus a Fossil Big Tic watch 1000+ Above rewards plus a Fast Cook & Grill Combo and Travel Chair **Please note that your privacy will be maintained - Microsoft will not disclose your Company's identity as the source of the bid information. ***At your request a letter can be sent to the issuing Company clarifying Microsoft licensing policies.
First they say they won't tell** Then they tell you they will***
Really Ugly Sales Meme
Quicken is one of the most popular accounting software packages on the planet. The article below outlines a real ugly trend in software crippleware.
Twist in Intuit's crippleware techniques doubles the cost of its tax-table service
read here - go there
One of the things that you are not told when you buy Quicken 2001 is that it loads Internet Explorer 5.5 on your machine Before the Quicken program.. If you do not install IE, you cannot install Quicken.
I will be looking for another accounting package and will be advising my clients to do the same. Preferably Open Source. It is not the money, it is the method.
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