15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software – StumbleUpon

…very nice “refreshed list;” in purporting to “innovate,” its important to be trying as many technologies as possible; luckily I’m a geek at heart since this can only be done in my spare time.

StumbleUpon is not new, but at my first blush, an amazing way to have a dynamic set of related topics “automagically” pulled together, as a personalized web experience.  For example, the following link came to me via StumbleUpon without my doing anything in terms of building a detailed profile or entering a search query… 15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software – StumbleUpon.

 

* …another example of “why Microsoft?”  My sole issue with Microsoft is their virtualized desktop licensing policy (e.g. VDA); its both a missed business opportunity for them but more importantly a severe drag on the promise of cloud to the enterprise…

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