28th > July > 2003 Archive

You can buy Win2k server, but pretend it's 2003?

It's how you count them. History tells us that the success of quite a few next generation Microsoft products is aided by it becoming progressively more difficult and expensive for customers to carry on buying the previous product. For some lucky licensees Microsoft institutionalised this procedure last year by getting them to pay for the new products and then letting them install the old products anyway, if that's what they want to do, but the Big Red Switch for the OEM channel still plays its part, and do we see the first signs of it being thrown for Windows 2000 Server?
28 Jul 16:44 |

Privacy: US, full marks, Europe, null points – study

Privacilla.org, "your source for privacy policy from a free-market, pro-technology perspective", has lined up behind the, er, interesting argument that the US approach to privacy is superior to the European model. Hailing a supporting AEI-Brookings study, Privacilla.org editor Jim Harper says: "While Europe has built a creaking privacy bureaucracy, America is poised to move forward with new innovations that benefit consumers. Countries that follow the bureaucratic model will stand on the sidelines as US consumers consistently enjoy more goods and services at lower prices, along with the privacy protection they want. Europe may have all the regulations, but the American system delivers real privacy for real people."
28 Jul 17:43 |

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