This is exactly the scenario that Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft feared would happen, that the web browser could substitute for the operating system, and why he aggressively went after Netscape Communications in the 1990s, resulting in an anti-trust conviction against Microsoft.
Although Microsoft is still making use of its Windows operating system combined with IE9, it potentially separates the browser from the underlying platform.
This could enable non-Microsoft operating systems and non-Intel compatible hardware platforms to run high performance web applications at native speeds.
Autologon enables you to easily configure Windows’ built-in autologon mechanism. Instead of waiting for a user to enter their name and password, Windows uses the credentials you enter with Autologon, which are encrypted in the Registry, to log on the specified user automatically.
Autologon is easy enough to use. Just run autolog.exe, fill in the dialog, and hit Enable. To turn off auto-logon, hit Disable. Also, if the shift key is held down before the system performs an autologon, the autologon will be disabled for that logon. You can also pass the username, domain and password as command-line arguments: autologon user domain password
Worldwide, Messenger alone has 9 percent of total Internet
minutes, compared to Facebook with 7.4 percent. (Source: comScore WW February 2010)
60 percent of PC users share photos weekly and 25 percent edit and share videos.
50 percent of photos and 80 percent of videos taken don't get shared because it's too hard to do. People want advanced capabilities for managing and creating photos and videos, plus many options for sharing them. However, most won't learn a new, complicated program.
Windows Live Messenger is the most popular IM service in the world, with more than 330 million active accounts worldwide. And Windows Live Messenger has a passionate worldwide user base that has continued to grow strongly.
Digital photos and videos have gone mainstream. Today, more than 70 percent of consumers own a point and shoot digital camera.
In the US, 10 billion more photos will be taken in 2010 than in 2007, rising to nearly 57 billion photos.
There are more than 500 million active Windows Live IDs worldwide.
Fred von Lohmann, likely the technology's sector most recognized legal advocate, has called it quits as senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Fred von Lohmann is Google's new senior copyright counsel.
(Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation)
One of Grokster's lead attorneys in the landmark MGM v. Grokster case, von Lohmann confirmed he is leaving EFF to take a job as Google's senior copyright counsel. In an e-mail Wednesday, von Lohmann declined to comment further.
White models of Apple's new iPhone® 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.