Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In the name of innovation

Many crimes have been committed by Microsoft in the name of innovation.
Not the least among them is the pain the company inflicts on the world through its MS Office software.  Though slow on innovation and providing capabilities ot integrate with a collaborative workplace, Word is a behemoth a relic of the past where users worked on standalone computers.  Yet, Office commands a lareg share of the marketplace due to Microsoft's dominance in the OS market.

One instance of how Microsoft freely "infringes" on other firms' copyrights while crying foul about open source comes to light with the news that a court rules against Microsoft.  The feature under discussion, customizing XML is being called as "obscure functionality" by Microsoft.  However, it indicates the technology unfriendliness of a company that only has cash cows in its product portfolio.

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Have you Flocked yet?

Flock is a social browser. If you are the type that uses the browser the old fashioned way - meaning you do not engage with a community in consuming online content, then Flock is not for you.

However, if you an hour doe snot go by without you tweeting, blogging or updating your facebook profile, and oh, of course without checking your email (if you still use it), then flock to Flock. Technology is changing how we all interact socially and Flock tries to become the default platform for this social web. Its engine is derived from Mozilla's Firefox browser and that makes it all the more appealing as there is a large community of users who contribute to Flock through add-ons and extensions. Moreover, as Flock is open source anyone is interested in taking Flock and morphing it to suit the next generation of social media technologies, is free to do so.

You may be wondering where this leaves IE8 - well, have you seen any dinosaur fossils recently?:)




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