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Microsoft’s not Cool?

Posted in Computers, News with tags , , , , , on July 2, 2008 by blakejohnson

Last I checked, Microsoft made Windows XP, which in my mind is still a go-to for all-around computing. I’d even feel safe saying it was a good “anything to anyone” OS. To me, Microsoft is cool enough. Until Vista.

However, I also hadn’t thought about the fact that they really don’t have any ads…anywhere! When that occurred to me, during the reading of this article, I was glad that someone with apparent success (Alex Bogusky) so far was stepping in to help ’em out a bit. Personally, I like the Windows feeling of complete control you get when operating one of their systems. I’ve read that Apple cleverly hid lots of system settings out of the average user’s way, and agree that it’s a smart idea. However, I feel pretty competent on most machines, and like the layout of a Windows machine. I’ve also been raised most my life on Windows, so my fondness may spring partly from that. Either way, I’m interested to hear/read/see what Bogusky comes up with for the mega-company.

Fastcompany.com via Thebestcasescenario.

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Microsoft's not Cool?

Posted in Computers, News with tags , , , , , on July 2, 2008 by blakejohnson

Last I checked, Microsoft made Windows XP, which in my mind is still a go-to for all-around computing. I’d even feel safe saying it was a good “anything to anyone” OS. To me, Microsoft is cool enough. Until Vista.

However, I also hadn’t thought about the fact that they really don’t have any ads…anywhere! When that occurred to me, during the reading of this article, I was glad that someone with apparent success (Alex Bogusky) so far was stepping in to help ’em out a bit. Personally, I like the Windows feeling of complete control you get when operating one of their systems. I’ve read that Apple cleverly hid lots of system settings out of the average user’s way, and agree that it’s a smart idea. However, I feel pretty competent on most machines, and like the layout of a Windows machine. I’ve also been raised most my life on Windows, so my fondness may spring partly from that. Either way, I’m interested to hear/read/see what Bogusky comes up with for the mega-company.

Fastcompany.com via Thebestcasescenario.

Frets on Fire!

Posted in Entertainment, Games, Humor with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2007 by blakejohnson

No doubt most of you have at least heard of the rampaging game Guitar Hero, or played it.  Well, that’s all fun and good, but the super hardcore kids get to play Frets on Fire, an open source game for Windows/Mac OS X/Linux that lets you not only play just like Guitar Hero (though not commercial music), but you get to rock the crap out of your keyboard while doing it (no kidding, you actually hold it like a guitar, check out the demo video).  I was pretty into this game when I first found it, and the how-to-play video is quite entertaining, judging by the demo video mentioned above.  I’d love to give it a try, but I don’t want to put it on my Windows video system, and the only other computer I’ve got is a MacBook… (if you watch the demo video, you’ll see how hard this game would be to play on a laptop).  It looks like an awesome game though, and I would highly recommend if you’ve got access to either a USB or wireless keyboard, or another monitor (the extra keyboard would be better for laptop users), then go ahead and give it a shot!  (Of course full-sized desktop system users are already set up to play this without the extra keyboard or monitor).  Let me know if you try it out!