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Amazing!

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

60,000 page views over that darn computer of Marshall’s. That is quite impressive for one post about a Ferrari that became the talk of the internet the past few days. I think the controversy helped Microsoft in the Vista launch. Why do I say this?

Well coming from a rock n’ roll background such as mine, I know that controversy sells. Look for Microsoft’s PR agency to make this whole event come out looking like gold by the time Vista rolls out to the masses.

I predict Vista will be flying off the shelves. Of course as I have stated many times over, Rex Dixon does not have a computer or laptop that can run the new Microsoft OS. It will probably be as I have already said before, around 3rd quarter or later in 2007 before I will have gear good enough to run Vista.

Technically Speaking, unless someone such as Microsoft donates a laptop to Rex Dixon like they did for the bloggers to use, review, and return, or give away, or keep – Rex Dixon is using XP and also Linux for the time being. 🙂

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Posted in 2007, Ferrari, Free, internet, laptops, Marshall Kirkpatrick, Microsoft, rexduffdixon.com, SplashCast, Technically Speaking, Vista | Leave a Comment »

Well maybe I’ll pass on that Ferrari

Posted by rexdixon on December 28, 2006

Just had a nice conversation with Marshall, and he tells me that those nice (you can read his remarks) Ferrari laptops are NOT for keeps. Basically it was always for review purposes, and review or give away after you are done purposes only!

Here I was sitting reading the last article, wondering “Hmm.. maybe in 2007, I can rate to get one … ” … And now I’m thinking “Hmm.. maybe in 2007 I’ll get one, and donate it to the newly founded Rex Dixon Charity.” .. Just Kidding! Seriously though, my thoughts now ponder – Microsoft wants a honest review of Vista. Microsoft sends out Ferrari laptops to bloggers to review. Microsoft asks you do the review, play with the laptop and then send it back.

Technically Speaking, if the laptop is like $2k or there abouts, why can’t Microsoft actually say “they are yours to keep after the review for PAYMENT of doing the review!”

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Call it a bribe or call it a gift

Posted by rexdixon on December 27, 2006

If Microsoft wants to hand over a Ferrari to Rex Dixon, I have no problem with that. You see, there are times in your life that you look back or will look back and say “Damn, I should have taken this road or that road and I’d be at this place or that place in my life now.” Trust me, Rex Dixon has traveled many a road in his lifetime, and hindsight is always 20/20 perfectly clear.

Remember that one car commercial like 2 years ago I think? It’s debut was during the Super Bowl. This guy was walking down the street and his cell rings. He answers and it’s himself calling himself from the future. His future self was telling his past self to ditch the girl and buy the car. Remember that one?

So yes, if Microsoft wants to hand over a late Christmas present to Rex Dixon, I could use one of those laptops. Seriously. I don’t jest.

Technically Speaking, I’ll take one in 2007. But seriously, I really could use one. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m getting tired of being chained to the desktop these days. I could really do this blogging thing from the bed or the couch.

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MojoPac Free License

Posted by rexdixon on December 23, 2006

All you have to do is post why you want MojoPac. They are giving away 7mojopac.gif2 of the licenses; give away to occur on December 27th. Sounds like a great deal to me. Just leave them a comment, and make sure you read the other ones to get a decent idea of the people you are up against for the give away! You have no idea what MojoPac is?

Basically it’s a way for you to carry around your computer on a portable device. Not your computer obviously, but more like you data, files, mp3’s, etc.. Whatever it is that makes you feel like you are working on your computer anywhere you are. Make sense? If you are still curious, I did a post about another service that does pretty much the same thing. Both seem like a great way to carry about your computer settings on one of the many portable harddrives that are ample these days. Well a USB stick isn’t considered a HD, but you get what I’m saying; I hope!

Posted in Free, MojoPac, USB memory stick | 15 Comments »

billster

Posted by rexdixon on December 6, 2006

billster, sounds like a funny name, but you have to go check it out. The “bouncing logo” alone is cool. They have testimonials on the site from current users, and hey it’s FREE. What is it? Another financial site to help track your own finances. Personal stuff is what I am gathering.

Technically Speaking, go to check out the cool logo!

Posted in billster, Free, personal finance, Startups | Leave a Comment »

Trojan aims for Macs

Posted by rexdixon on November 24, 2006

Even though they (virus writers, hackers, etc.. ) are making an attempt to break the Macs ever so superior “we don’t get virus’ claim, it appears that some are making a run for it. Well I still would like to have the laptop that Leah received! Yes, I will use an advertised laden with your companies logo on it laptop! Technically Speaking, a FREE Mac with ads burned in the top of the lid sounds like a good laptop for Rex Dixon to have!

Posted in Free, laptops, Mac OS X, Technically Speaking | 1 Comment »

Video Conferencing – 1videoConference – FREE

Posted by rexdixon on November 10, 2006

1videoConference logo1videoConference is a FREE open source tool you can put on your domain. This might be something my bud down in Addison, TX could be using on his site. I think the potential here is huge, and again it’s FREE.

Technically Speaking, FREE is good!

Posted in Free, Open Source, Technically Speaking, Video Conferencing | 3 Comments »