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Downgrading from BadVista to XP :D

http://www.news.com

"The program applies only to Windows Vista Business and Ultimate versions..."

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Created by can.axis 16 years 31 weeks ago
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iFlop News

http://biz.yahoo.com

"...Users who make unauthorized modifications to the software on their iPhone violate their iPhone software license agreement and void their warranty..."

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Firefox 3 Antiphishing Sends Your URLs To Google

http://yro.slashdot.org

"As we were discussing, Gran Paradiso — the latest version of Firefox — is nearing release. Gran Paradiso includes a form of malware protection that checks every URL against a known list of sites. It does so by sending each URL to Google.

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Why desktop Linux really hasn’t (yet) succeeded

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The most important reason you don’t see Linux desktops everywhere you look is that Linux desktop applications aren’t generally compelling.

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Is Linux Now the Server Market Leader?

http://certcities.com

So why do Microsoft advertise so aggressively re the whole server issue? This is an interesting opinion piece about their strategy.

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Why OLPC mesh wireless networking won’t work

http://blogs.zdnet.com

One of the touted features of the $200 OLPC laptop is the peer-to-peer mesh topology networking feature that can theoretically bring an Internet infrastructure where there is no network infrastructure. The problem is that peer-to-peer wireless LAN mesh topology sounds better than it actually works and there’s a good reason it isn’t used commercially.

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Night of the Living Vista

http://www.eweek.com

"Today, I think of Vista as the zombie operating system. It stumbles around, and from a distance you might think it's alive, but close up it's the walking dead..."

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Fighting Office with open source

http://www.zdnet.com.au

Michael Meeks is a distinguished engineer at Novell. But his current project may be his toughest yet. He is in charge of tackling interoperability between Novell's OpenOffice.org productivity suite and Microsoft Office. And as with anything relating to Microsoft, this involves more than just technology.

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Created by Jimbob 16 years 31 weeks ago
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A Microsoft Windows / Linux Conspiracy Theory

http://chris.pirillo.com

I think Microsoft has given up on Vista behind the scenes. I’m sending this via email because well, I know it sounds like tinfoil hat time, but I think there’s some validity to it.

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Microsoft's Open-Source Trap for Mono

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft is claiming that releasing the .NET Framework reference source code under the Microsoft Reference License will give developers the opportunity to understand more about .NET.

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Created by akf 16 years 30 weeks ago
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open.NET? Microsoft To Make .NET Libraries Available Under "Open Source"

http://www.whurley.com

One minute ago Microsoft made one of its first "open source" moves under the new Microsoft Reference License: the team in Redmond announced they'll make some .NET libraries available. I say "open source" because to me, open source means you can easily access a .tar or .zip of the code. Microsoft's effort is a bit more cumbersome.

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Created by leo 16 years 30 weeks ago
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Office May Be Microsoft's Next Antitrust Battlefield

http://www.linuxinsider.com

My take from the cheap seats: Keep an eye on the Windows fight if you like, but the Office game is where you'll be seeing the most action. Players are already trash-talking about office document formats. IBM is rolling out a free Office competitor called Symphony and it's lining up a formal match.

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Why the OS of the future still can't get any appreciation on the desktop

http://www.itbusiness.ca

Many people now believe that Linux represents a viable alternative. Today, with mainstream hardware vendors like Dell offering Linux installations and some folks thinking a major shift is about to happen, it's time to take another look at Linux on the desktop.

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Created by mark 16 years 30 weeks ago
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Woman fined $US220,000 for sharing 24 songs

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au

Some shadowy ring of Ip-criminals ripping off the industry for millions of dollars? No, just a poor, single mother of three, who shared a few songs on the internet. How will the soulless, greedy industry operatives benefit? More high-grade nose-candy, and new Porsches for all.

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Created by lozz 16 years 30 weeks ago
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Is Transgaming Dumping Linux In Favor Of Apple?

http://www.thejemreport.com

Almost two weeks ago, Blizzard Entertainment pushed through a required World of Warcraft patch that made the game unplayable for many Linux users, reducing frame rates to unacceptable levels, causing distorted sound, and making the OpenGL graphics engine more difficult to switch to. Considering TransGaming's history of rapidly addressing WoW patch issues, this is unusual behavior.

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