Word Problems Multiply
Microsoft Word can't win for losing these days. First, it has critics like
me who, after two decades, still can't figure out how to use the software properly.
But more problematic are the holes that security experts keep finding. In April
alone, a handful of vulnerabilities were found for Word, including
a big one for Word 2007, the latest and greatest in a long line of Microsoft
By the way, do you love or hate the ribbon interface? Let us know at [email protected].
Windows Server's DNS has a vulnerability
so severe that Microsoft rushed out a security bulletin that includes workarounds.
A hacker could use the hole to run code as a local administrator, essentially
taking total control of the system.
While this isn't great news, hats off to Microsoft for confronting the issue
Mac OS Can Be Late, Too!
I just saved $2,000. I was all set to buy a Mac laptop as soon as Leopard, the
new OS, shipped this spring. Fortunately for my bank account, Leopard
is being pushed back to this fall. It seems that Leopard developers are
being switched over to the iPhone project so that it can stay on track to ship
I wouldn't mind an iPhone, but $500 is a mite steep. What about you? Will you
be lining up come June to pick up one of these little beauties? Let me know
at [email protected].
Doug's Mailbag: Missing Manual Author Hits the
Redmond Editor Ed
Thursday's guest columnist for Redmond Report, recently wrote about a Q&A
session with Daniel Pogue,
author of Windows
Vista: The Missing Manual. One reader shares his thoughts:
I enjoyed the interview with Mr. Pogue and have to agree with him that
if Microsoft ever produced a functional, well-documented product, most IT
people won't have a job. Sometimes, I feel more like a doctor. I don't like
the disease I'm treating but am grateful to have the job and the opportunity
to serve mankind.
Let us know what you think! Leave a comment below or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.