Linux at Microsoft

I follow an interesting thread in Channel 9 .. please read all the comments from Beer28 (a linux developer) … and the answers from everyone …


Martin Taylor and Bill Hilf – Linux at Microsoft, Part I # Tuesday, May 3, 2005 10:14 PM

Charles Torre sits down with Martin Taylor and Bill Hilf and chats about Linux, Windows and Microsoft.

Martin Taylor is Microsoft’s General Manager of Competitive Strategy. He’s the guy that’s been known to wear bullet proof vests at Linux conferences and reaches out to the Linux/OSS community by throwing himself into the SlashDot fire. Remember that phone interview?

Bill Hilf is a Linux developer and Microsoft Technical Director of Platform Strategy. He runs a really nifty lab where his team of Linux hackers explore the world of distros and compare Windows technologies with Linux technologies. You’ll see the lab in the second part of the interview.

Also, Charles didn’t forget about your questions. Niners get some well-deserved love in Part II


Running Time: 27:26

Download Size: 88 MB

Triple X 2 – Be Cool

La semana pasada tuve la oportunidad de ver estas 2 pelis … ambas imperdibles. Mas alla de ver nuevamente juntos a Uma Thurman y a JTravolta, Be Cool tiene una trama muy piola, momentos hilarantes y se hace my facil llevarla (una se la lleva solito The Rock ).


Por otro lado, Triple X 2 es mucho mas de lo que uno espera. (XXX sin Vin Disel … mmm mala idea no ?), afortunadamente no. La peli es de lo mejorcito que nos entrego Lee Tamahori, que junto con Triple X , Rapido y Furioso y otras, van armando una coleccion imperdible.

5  para ambas.

PD: Msn no m deja poner 3 X seguidas … 😛

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Nominations open for Team 99 — Longhorn Superuser and Superdeveloper blogger group #

I’m the video guy


Nominations open for Team 99 — Longhorn Superuser and Superdeveloper blogger group # Sunday, May 1, 2005 7:20 PM

I’ve been asked to restart "Team 99." What was that? Well, Longhorn got its name from the bar that’s between Whistler and Blackcomb up in British Columbia. 99 is the road you drive from my house to get up to the Longhorn bar. So, Team 99 is the team that’ll take us to Longhorn’s launch.

Now, before today, Team 99 was secret. I’ve learned from my messups with Jim Allchin’s dinner not to do secret stuff anymore. Make everything transparent. Transparency is good.

The problem is, Microsoft can’t deal with millions of people all at once. It’s impossible to listen to that loud a crowd. So, let’s start small. 20 people to start with. Why 20? It’s how many can fit into an average conference room at Microsoft.

I want some developers there. Some "super users" like we were talking about last night.

All will need to sign NDAs cause there are things in Longhorn that we don’t want to leak out, but they’ll be your proxies. They’ll tell us where we’re screwing up, what we’re doing well, and will be world’s top authorities on Longhorn.

We’re in the early stages (I just got an email from Vic, who is on vacation, telling me to do it).

So, instead of me picking the Team 99 members (cause I’m bad at it and everytime I pick someone I piss off someone who wasn’t picked) why don’t pick the members?

How would you nominate members? How about leaving me a note over on Channel 9 on the Team 99 thread? Nominate someone you think would be a good proxy for you and who would tell you the truth about what Longhorn is all about. Tell us why they’d be good for us to invite to Team 99.

Some factors? Are they trusted by the community? Are they visible? Do you think they’d give good feedback on your behalf to Microsoft? Some requirements I have? All members must be bloggers.

I don’t have a formal process in my head yet, so I’m looking for help on how to pick a great group of people who’ll properly represent the community.

Now’s your chance to make sure there’s good diversity on such group, for instance, instead of just fat white guys like me.

Another requirement? Must be passionate and authoritative about computers.


More in

PD: I nominate myself … and a couple of great guys.

XNA Studio

En estos dias, esperando que me llegue la BETA 2 del Visual Studio 2005, tuve la oportunidad de conocer el XNA Studio (Visual Studio for Developers). La idea en si es muy buena, ya que es un entorno de desarrollo para juegos.

Los que nunca programamos un juego, y queremos hacer un hola mundo, en este caso tenemos que esperar un poco, ya que la cosa cambia bastante. Pero lo interesante de este caso, es la posibilidad de desarrollar Aplicaciones (Juegos :P) para que corran en la XBOX. Sumado a que en algunos meses sale la version nueva de la XBOX, esto se convierte en una opcion mas que interesante para ver.

Aqui va un preview de la nueva XBOX 360

y para ver el XNA, le sugiero entrar a

Creo q seria buena idea pensar en una version Express (como el C# Express 2005) del XNA Studio … tal vez en un futuro.



"Software will be the single most important force in digital entertainment over the next decade. XNA underscores Microsoft’s commitment to the game industry and our desire to work with partners to take the industry to the next level."
  – Bill Gates, founder and chief software architect of Microsoft

Desktop Sidebar

Se acuerdan de la Desktop Sidebar ?

En mi anterior trabajo, yo la propuse como una herramienta para hacer la vida del usuario final mucho mas practica y facil. Escribimos unos paneles de prueba que se integraban dentro de la DS y quedaba muy pero muy practico. Obviamente me la rebotaron .

Sin embargo ahora, ojeando novedades del Longhorn, me entero que trae una feature muy pero muy parecida. Entre otras pilas de cosas que trae. Asi q a probar la DS y a acostumbrarse que dentro de poco sera parte del escritorio nuestro de cada dia.


Jay y Bob el Silencioso contraatacan y Dogma

Ambas pelis son de Kevin Smith (Bob el Silencioso) y ambas son imperdibles. Como lei por ahi, equilibran la comedia idiota para jovenes con un poco de contenido. Desp de ver las pelis, vi que KS es una figura respetada (coproducer of Good Will Hunting) y amigo de muchas figuras grosas de Hollywood. 5 para las 2 !!

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) 

Dogma (1999)


Excelente Pelicula … vieja año 70, pero con un humor negro muy pero muy bueno. 4 .

Genero: Comedia
Año: 1970
Director: Robert Altman
Actores: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Jo Ann Pflug, Roger Bowen, René Auberjonois, Robert Duvall, Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt

Aclamada como una de las mejores comedias jamás rodadas, la historia se centra en los cirujanos del ejército de los Estados Unidos que trabajan en un hospital quirúrgico movil de la Armada americana en la guerra de Corea, y que desarrollan un estrambótico modo de vida con el fin de superar los horrores con que se encuentran día a día.

Aunque altamente cualificados y profundamente dedicados a su trabajo, esta irreverente pandilla de disparatados personajes es igualmente experta en provocar la máxima confusión dentro de la estricta burocracia militar.