Run Internet Explorer 5 in your browser!

by @edent | , , , | 4 comments | Read ~2,755 times.

About screen for IE 5.

This is a slow, and very silly, way to experience an ancient browser. I'm aware that you could spin up a virtual machine, or pay for a browser testing service. But there's something nice about running a browser in a browser. Like wheels within wheels and fires within fires. Using Copy's v86 it's possible to…

Why Do Companies Still Use Microsoft Windows For Displays?

by @edent | , , , , | 36 comments | Read ~38,726 times.

As I was exiting Oxford Railway Station, I glanced at this screen showing the bus departure times. Notice anything odd about it? *sigh* Yet again someone has shoehorned Microsoft Windows into a product it is completely unsuitable for. Why does a screen which displays a fairly basic set of information need to be running on…

Windows Phone 7: Mango. So what?

by @edent | , , , , , | 7 comments | Read ~382 times.

I was recently invited to the Windows Phone 7 Mango preview (no, I didn't get a free phone) - here are a few thoughts. The first thing to note is that WP7 still looks gorgeous - the front tiles (aka widgets) are smart and add a real feeling of fluidity to the phone. Juicy The…

Hate Microsoft - Love Windows Phone 7?

by @edent | , , , , , , , , , , | 8 comments | Read ~419 times.

I'm not the biggest fan of Microsoft. Both my original Xboxes now run Linux, I've converted my laptop and computers to Ubuntu, and I generally laugh in the face of Microsoft's increasingly desperate attempts to stay relevant. So it was with great mirth that I went along to a BizSpark event a few weeks ago.…