Glenn Fleishman reviews Mac OS 10.1 in the Seattle Times.
Doc Searls echoes what I've said here before. The most valuable feature in Windows XP is one Microsoft won't market (but should). Kiss the Blue Screen of Death goodbye, forever. Unlike earlier versions of Windows, XP uses technology that's been available in the CPU since the late 80s, that protects the memory of the OS from errant apps. So if an app crashes, it can't bring the OS down.
But Allchin has no excuse -- he's supposed to understand how the OS works. (Maybe he doesn't.) When he blames other people's apps, he's so full of it. Only Microsoft's apps can cause BSOD's -- because only Microsoft's apps have license to circumvent the protection of the OS. Other apps play by the rules.
Once I installed Microsoft's Back Office on a server just for fun, and found out why people say W2K is a crashy OS. If you don't install any Microsoft apps, it's actually a rock-solid OS. Go figure.
Wes Felter: "My interpretation of Allchin's message is that he's blaming stability problems on device drivers, which can easily cause crashes since they run in the kernel."
John Robb: How we will fight an Asymmetric War.
Remember that super-detailed picture of the WTC disaster site? It's back.
Amy Cortese: Venture Capital, Withering and Dying.
Washington Post: "FBI and Justice Department investigators are increasingly frustrated by the silence of jailed suspected associates of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, and some are beginning to that say that traditional civil liberties may have to be cast aside if they are to extract information about the Sept. 11 attacks and terrorist plans."
Former NY Mets catcher Jerry Grote has a schmaltzy noisy website with a powerful message. He wants to be a major league coach or manager. "My knowledge of the game, the ability to see everything happening on the field, my desire to win (and being on five championship teams), and the ability to correct mistakes being made, will make me an excellent manager."
Chris Pirillo: 50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Windows XP.
Newsbytes: US on Verge of 'Electronic Martial Law'.
Derek Powazek interviews Slashdot-creator Rob Malda.
Tuesday is the big day for the Weblogs.Com corner-turn. I've written some notes about what to expect. "I'm sure it's confusing -- it's confusing here too. The new weblogs.com will be different from the old one. How much different it will be will depend on what the weblog community does with it."
Way to go Mariners. First they have a tear-jerking Yankee Stadium ceremony with the National Guard, honoring the dead of Sept 11. Everyone cries. Doesn't it suck? Play ball. Yankees score and gloat in the dugout.
Then "Seattle scored seven runs in the sixth, and the Mariners crushed the Yankees, 14-3, setting a league championship series record for runs in a game."
That's how you do it. You don't win in the post season by being a nice guy. Next time don't fall for National Guard stuff. This is baseball, Seattle. Get a grip and kick their butts. Show no mercy.
10/21/00: "OK, he's a Yankees fan. Now I know why I don't like him."
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