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A Microsoft Office horror story (or, how “powerpnt.msp” broke everything)

Having heard (and seen) much about Microsoft Office 2007’s new UI, when I had the opportunity to have a look at Office 2007, I popped in the cd to check it out. That turned out to be a small nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »


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Alky project dead?

A few months back, the Alky Project was announced. It got quite some attention in the media, blogs, etc., like this digg thread for example. The idea was the following: convert Windows binaries, so they would run on Mac and, in a later stage, on GNU/Linux. It was claimed that those converters were mostly working already, the only thing left was implement the libraries. This, of course, is an enormous work. But looking in its forum, the progress seemed there – the coders were actively working on it. The promises from the project’s founder were great:

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