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MSN, AIM, Google Talk, oh my!
Sorry Yahoo, your name didn't fit. So I've been thinking a lot about Instant Messaging lately. I think Chris got it right in his post last week. Since I just wrote a lengthy response over on Scoble's blog about this... I'm just going to cut and paste it here. Yeah, I'm lazy... but it's 9pm and I haven't left the office yet. So forgive me. I think what the IM companies are trying to figure out is... if we don't tie the client to the service, how does the service make money? As wonderful as it would ......

Posted On Monday, August 29, 2005 8:54 PM

I'm not sold on WinFS.
First off, let me say that I am very impressed with the work the WinFS team has done and that they've already won a great deal of respect from me. That said, I'm not 100% sure I see the need for their product. This opinion is certainly not set in stone, but from what I've seen and what I understand so far... I'm not sold. Why is that? Well maybe it's because I watch videos like this one and I think... why is that different from what we already do? You can tell that these guys are super fired up about ......

Posted On Monday, August 29, 2005 8:31 PM

WinFS ships beta 1, and support for Windows XP!
Earlier than even I expected, WinFS beta 1 has shipped via MSDN. Tom Rizzo had the original scoop. There's a video some demos at Channel 9. There's also a new WinFS Blog. Bazzoni has screenshots ......

Posted On Monday, August 29, 2005 4:59 PM

Access Linux partitions from Windows

Just saw that Stephan Schreiber has created an IFS (Installable File System) driver that give Windows support for the Linux “ext2” filesystem.  It's available at his site, here. 

Like some of the Linux NTFS drivers, this one does not obey the filesystem's file and directory security.

One must wonder if Windows bootdisks will become a common tool to hack poorly protected Linux passwords ;)

Posted On Tuesday, August 9, 2005 12:52 PM

Steve blogs about how to add custom search locations to WDS

Check it out!

Steve Ickman's WDS blog

Posted On Tuesday, August 2, 2005 1:43 PM

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