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Being happy with Windows NT

When it comes to making Academy Award winning films, it would appear that Windows NT is the operating system of choice.

When it comes to making Academy Award winning films, it would appear that Windows NT is the operating system of choice. The makers of Happy Feet and 300 are still using a technology first released in 1993.

Michael Twigg, production resource manager, Animal Logic, said he saw no reason to move off of a platform that was still working — quoting the idiom, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Twigg delivered the keynote at the annual Tech.Ed event, hosted by Microsoft. Stay tuned over the next week as other interviews from Tech.Ed begin to appear.

Videos this week consisted of David Berlind asking why Vista forces rebooting and a preview of the latest shiny things to appear out of Cupertino. It was amusing to see the number of people looking at the new iMacs on the public terminals at Tech.Ed.

The Apple lustre grows stronger and stronger — until you try and use NFSv4 as I discovered.

This week Steve Hayes started taking us down the Ruby road with an introduction to the popular language. All great things must begin with a single step, and Steve will be examining Ruby more closely into the future.

Meanwhile over in the land of SOA,
two old adversaries were at it again.

It's nice to know that whatever the situation, you can always count on Big Blue and Redmond to be fighting over something.

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