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Longhorn will shed the “My” in all of those special Windows folders. So “My Documents” becomes just “Documents.” Let’s see, do I make the joke about Mac OS X having that since 2001, the one about having to wait till the end of 2006 for this feature, or the one about how I thought Longhorn was trimming features?

I think I’ll just point out another example of Microsoft’s slothful copying of other companies: they announced MSN Virtual Earth last week after Google announced Google Earth a week before. And it’s already out in beta.

I predict that MSN will soon announce a machine translation service that doesn’t suck and will be available early next year.

[UPDATE (6/3/05): Did I say “end of 2006”? I think I meant middle of 2007.]