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Microsoft to handle managing three operating systems in ‘2009

It needs to juggle XP, Vista and Windows 7 all at once

By Shane O'Neill

December 8, 2008 (CIO) Microsoft Corp.'s tricky balancing act in 2009 will be to phase out Windows XP while boosting demand for Windows Vista and building anticipation for Windows 7.

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Microsoft error messages in haiku

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Japanese office workers
Japanese office workers

In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages.

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haiku

Haiku poetry has strict construction rules – each poem has three lines and only 17 syllables; 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second, 5 in the third. They are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity. Here are 16 actual error messages from Japan.

Below, the essence of Zen:

Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

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Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere

By Bill Gates, Microsoft Corporation, Forbes ASAP October 4, 1999 Continue reading Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere