Shoutback...Apologize to Microsoft? ARE YOU HIGH?

Apologize to Microsoft? Okay, who's the prankster that let that idiot write a story like that.

Obviously he's a Microsoft proponent who has a stick up his backside over something that he could not get on the iTunes Store because it was developed in direct conflict with the rules set aside for developers of apps for the iPhone.

GET OVER IT. Apologize to this (insert very large middle finger right here).

Get a clue. When you're developing something to sell for a platform that is structured, you either follow the rules of the provider or your app does not ship. Google broke the rules. They know it.

They tried a fast one and they're paying the price for it. Apple has rules for development as well as a look and feel for its applications. They are called Interface Guidelines for a reason. They're tested, they're refined and they're very consistent which makes it easy to know you're on a Mac or an iPhone because of the way things function.

Apple had to bend its own rules for development on the PC to put certain things in certain places, but they did it. Apple's apps still look better on a PC than other PC apps do. Why? Because they're still solidly developed apps with a basis in human interface to machine design. Microsoft on the other hand has consistently produced bad software and has ruthlessly copied Apple from day 1.

Now, why don't you go and write something from Microsoft Apologizing to MILLIONS of people for having screwed up their computers with the ever-loving always on Mail Preview in Outlook Express & Windows Mail which allows an html resident trojan to be launched the moment a mail message is opened? Why don't you do that because I personally know of more than 10,000 companies that lost BILLIONS in downtime because of that little error.

Did Microsoft ever cop to it and annie up any dead presidents over that? NOPE. What did they do? VISTA!!! Wooohooo!!! Vista with all it's issues and OH the upgrade price...many flavors and wait for it!!!! YOU NEED to BUY A NEW COMPUTER BEFORE YOU CAN USE IT!!!

(DO NOT COMPARE SNOW LEOPARD to this as Apple has been telling people for more than a year that it will only run on an Intel Mac). Microsoft led everyone down a rosy path and then with only a few months till launch said "Oh, but you'll have to buy this and that and the other")

So before you go apologizing for Silicon Valley as a whole, you really should go back to school and do your research as some of us have busted our asses to clean up the messes that Microsoft has perpetuated on our clients, not the little miniscule amounts of things that you're trying turn into Mountains related to what Apple is being put into the news over. some research on your stories because some of the 'facts' you purport like ALL NEWS PEOPLE are somewhat contorted to "make the news".

Pretty sad and lame.

Michael Murdock, CEO

and MORE than happy to sit down and discuss Microsoft, Apple, and technology in general with ANYONE.

Email Tip of the Day

If you receive an email from your own domain and it's labeled something like the following:   From:
Subject: Your Account has been Suspended
and then it has something attached to the email in the form of a ZIP file and asks you to open it...DON'T
This is what's called BAIT & SWITCH
The bait is the subject line. Of course you're going to open it if it's from your Administrator right? Well 99% of you don't have an account administrator. You've set up your own domain name or you've had someone like me do it and we've never created such an account.
Also never would an admin send you an email like this with a zip file attached saying "Here open this you idiot" because most of them know you would not open it.
But there are a number of you out there who are in reaction and will see this kind of thing and open it instantly. When you do, please note that your computer system is now what we like to call "compromised".
What I mean is it's sort of like standing on the side of the road and dropping your pants to show the entire world what color underwear you're not wearing today. Not a good thing.
Reach around the back of the computer and disconnect the cable that you have connected to your modem or cable connection or whatever. If you're on a laptop, turn OFF your wireless connection disconnecting you from the internet immediately.
Then contact someone to help you eliminate the virus/malware that has just been released onto your computer. Most of the time what will happen is something will be dropped that will lay and wait for something else to happen. Other times it simply knows where to look for programs that contain financial information, passwords, etc and it gathers it all up and waits for you to send out your next email to whoever and it piggybacks its way out of your computer with your info, drops it on the net somewhere and proceeds to tell everyone or it's creator where your bank is and how to get to your accounts.
Is this serious? OH YES. Should you be worried? If you opened up that zip file, or even worse opened it up and clicked on whatever was inside of it...YES.
Always make sure you are running a virus protector and malware protector of somekind on your computer system for times like this.
Whether you are on a Mac (less likely to be affected) or a PC (more likely to be affected and damaged), you still need to exercise caution when looking at emails and be slow when it comes to opening an email because you just never know what will be trying to get out of there.
That's the tip of the day. If you have any questions or need support, email we have monthly support available for both Macintosh & PC computer systems.
Best regards,
Michael Murdock, CEO