WMP10 == Spy Ware?

I downloade Windows Media Player 10 beta a few days ago. I like it but as soon as I start it I see that my download goes from 0 to about 40kb/s. As soon as I close WMP it goes down to 0 again. I have no idea why it is behaving this way. Does ...

Longhorn Prototypes

Paul Thurott has some posted some new concept images of Longhorn.

MSXML + HTA = BUG

Something is very wrong with MSXML… An HTA is an HTML Application. It is an executable application format that hosts Internet Explorer in a fully trusted application. This application, like any other executable has full access to your OS and hardware. You can create and delete files, read the registry and more. When using a ...

PNG Tools?

A while back I read about a program that allowed you to change the default background color that IE uses for semitransparent PNG images. For example if I create a PNG image with alpha channels in Photoshop and then try to display that in IE it uses a gray background (the default Mosaic background color). ...

Windows Village

While looking for information about upcoming Longhorn features I stumpled upon these interesting job details at Microsoft Careers. The job description says that Longhorn will build a next generation NNTP Newsgroup functionality into the Longhorn Windows Shell. As an example it says that if the user is in My Photos and clicks “Windows Village”, they ...

PDC Broadcasts?

Does anyone know if there will be any broadcasts or slideshows available to people who cannot go to the PDC in LA? Would it not be great if all the sessions were recorded and then downloadable to MSDN Subscribers?

Windows Sandboxing

Dylan Greene has a good post about how sandboxing Windows could make computing a lot more secure. Since Longhorn will be using Avalon, which is a .Net API, I don’t see why this would not be possible. .Net already has most of these security features built in and Longhorn will most likely use .Net 2.0, ...

RSS Reader Part 2

Asa Dotzler gave me a list of RSS readers to try out. I’m currently giving RSS Reader another try. It is maybe a bit too basic but I like the concepts of using bookmarks. Once I get back from my vacation I’ll see if I can get it to at least mark feeds with unread ...

RSS Reader

I’m looking for a RSS reader. I need one that either integrates with Mozilla Firebird or uses the Gecko engine.