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Microsoft’s New Logo – Not the Next Big Thing

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Microsoft Logo
Microsoft unveiled its new corporate logo, and after taking a quick glance I can say it looks like a clean, boxy version of its old logo with its colored Windows flag slapped on. Is this as good as it gets 25 years after the behemoth’s last corporate logo revision? Although the four-color Windows flag is now a clean square and the slanted script is now a clean upright font, this “new” logo still looks like Old Microsoft. For example, take… continue…

Microsoft Risks Confusion With New Windows 8 Branding

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Microsoft Surface
Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be launched in less than three months, and some developers and media have already gotten a look at it. But while everything appears to be copacetic, it’s not. The Redmond-based giant has stopped using the word “Metro” to refer the tile-based UI used in both Windows Phone and Windows 8, likely due to a trademark dispute with the German retailer  Metro AG. In the end, the kerfuffle may not be a big deal — as long… continue…

Developing X Windows Servers for Android

One of my kids recently closed a pair of ear buds in my wife’s HP notebook, severely damaging the LCD display. While I’m building up inspiration to replace the LCD, she’s sitting at my Asus/Xubuntu notebook and using a Secure Shell (SSH) to remote into her HP running Xubuntu, using the -X option. This lets her run Firefox, Thunderbird, and other programs, remotely, while displaying the windows on my notebook. For now, it’s an acceptable situation for her. Then, I… continue…