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squirt

squirt  v.— «Once the firmware is installed the Zune bears a new Community command—one that allows you to share (or “squirt,” in Microsoft parlance) tunes between Zunes.» —“Zune Diary: Software and syncing” by Christopher...

LiveCD

LiveCD  n.— «GeeXboX, which incidentally has no affiliation or tie in with the Microsoft console, is a fully operational Media Center solution available on what’s known as a LiveCD. It works on both x86 and PowerPC based computers and is...

blue badger

blue badger  n.— «To create a mass product, Microsoft can’t design products for the “blue badgers,” as Microsofties call themselves (their identity passes are blue).» —“Coming Zune” by Nina Shapiro Seattle...

white box

white box  n.— «I think you have to consider that system builders—or white-box manufacturers, as they are commonly called—have often voiced frustration with Microsoft’s pricing policy toward them.…White boxes still make up a large...

neogeography

neogeography  n.— «Online maps such as those offered by software firms Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft have become ubiquitous tools for finding directions from Point A to Point B. But creative travelers around the world are now embracing the...

smart shoring

smart shoring  n.— «Microsoft is weighing a move into “smart shoring.” The software giant is considering an “onshore-only” support option for new products, including its upcoming Office 2007, sources said.» —“Microsoft May Look To...

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