Bill Gates spoke to 200 government officials at the Microsoft Government
Leaders Forum (GLF) in Washington, DC, as part of a two-day summit bringing
together leaders from the pan-American region.
In addition to Gates's presentation, the forum featured keynote addresses by
General Colin Powell, former US secretary of state; Anibal Acevedo Vila,
governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Kentucky Gov Ernie Fletcher; and
Reg Alcock, president of the Treasury Board Canada Secretariat.
Gates spoke of several new and expanded initiatives that provide governments
with resources to deliver affordable digital access and develop a
well-structured and easily implemented approach to government
"Governments worldwide continue to face challenges in ensuring the
interoperability of their IT systems and in improving citizens' access to
technology," Gates said.
Sun Microsystem CEO Scott McNealy spoke recently with the San Francisco
Chronicle on a number of topics, includings his company's burgeoning
relationship with Microsoft's Steve Ballmer (pictured). Here is some of what
Golf, Microsoft, and the Men's Room
After noting that he invited Steve Ballmer to play golf in the spring of
2003, an invitation the Microsoft CEO accepted, McNealy noted that "there was
a lot of dancing for a full year. We met in the spring (of 2003). It was the
beginning of April (2004), a year later, when we finally got it together."
"The funniest story ... (more)
I read your "Core and Internals Viewpoint" (C#: Is The Party Over?) the
other day, in the print edition of the August 2005 JDJ.
There are a couple of inaccuracies in the article maybe worth correcting or
GotDotNet is GotDotNet.com, not GotDotNet.org. I think the gotdotnet.org
domain name may yet be unassigned.
GDN is not an underground site as you describe. A WHOIS query points to
Microsoft as the registrant. It is a *community* site, though, as you point
You said that “there has been a … .NET 2.0”. .NET v2.0
is not of... (more)
Charles River Media announced Using Open Source Web Software with Windows, a
comprehensive guide that teaches how open source software can be used
effectively on a Windows system. According to the book's publisher "Open
source is changing the software market because of its advantages over
commercial tools including cost savings, greater reliability, security,
improved performance, and scalability. Although open source is primarily
associated with Linux, many people, including IT professionals, don’t
realize that open source programs can work on a standard Windows
Well, Google hasn’t put Microsoft out of business yet. Redmond is still
a money machine. It posted record profits up 65% to $4.93 billion, or 50
cents a share, Thursday on revenues up 32% to $14 billion for the March
quarter, its might-as-well-call-it Vista quarter when the software finally
came out. Microsoft’s operating profits came to a staggering $6.59
billion. The numbers beat the Street. Contrary to all the badmouthing of
Vista, it seems to be delivering for Microsoft. Now if only its stock would
stop being a dog. Microsoft said the results reflected $1.67 bil... (more)