Microsoft Opens Up Kinda

Microsoft announced on Sunday that it would share Microsoft Office 2003 source code as part of the Microsoft Government Security Program. The program is designed to make governments feel more comfortable about Microsoft’s security practices. The source code for Office 2003 is going to be shared with the governments of more than 30 countries. I’m sure the United States will have numerous teams from different agencies analyzing this source code....

September 20, 2004 · 1 min · Chris Short

Microsoft and the Death of the Internet

Microsoft and its products and services are slowly destroying the Internet or at the very least changing the dynamics of the Internet. There are three main reasons for this rift in the Internet. The first reason is Microsoft’s standards. The second reason is the popularity of Microsoft software. The final reason is the security (or lack thereof) of Microsoft software. When you combine these three reasons together you get a potential Internet killer....

October 9, 2003 · 6 min · Chris Short

Microsoft and Open Source

For the past year or so Microsoft has repeatedly said no to Open Source and more recently after numerous attempts to say no has opened up some of its source code to various businesses and governments. Imagine a world where Microsoft Windows and Office were totally open. That’s not likely; so let’s imagine a world where Microsoft made its products a little more open. What do you think would happen if Microsoft kept its kernel under wraps and released just its GUI out to the world as Open Source?...

March 6, 2003 · 5 min · Chris Short

Evolution of Windows

This isn’t a complete history of the series of Microsoft Windows. These are my views and opinions of events that took place as I experienced them. My account of events might not even hold true, but it’s my account of things that happened, how I experienced them. It starts when I started in the tech business. A complete timeline of Windows and the Microsoft organization (including the Evolution of Windows) can be found at about....

March 3, 2003 · 7 min · Chris Short