* Posts by Hans-Peter Lackner

6 posts • joined 11 Apr 2009

Microsoft opened Linux-driver code after 'violating' GPL

Hans-Peter Lackner
Grenade

Who cares...

Mixing freely availabe code and closed code was always happening and will always happening. Stop the whining about it.

The GPL and all its derivates (LGPL) are a joke and should be abandoned and replaced with something better: BSD-License or Apache...

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Microsoft offers Windows 7 early and cheap to volume customers

Hans-Peter Lackner
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Windows 7 is good...

I have the RC running on many devices, from a netbook to a high performance xeon workstation and I am pretty impressed. It is running smooth and fast especially compared to Vista. And on some pcs (eg my workstation) it isn't possible to install xp anymore...

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Sprint punts 99¢ netbook

Hans-Peter Lackner
FAIL

Good ole Europe

Hm... I paid for my Asus EeePC 1000HG just one euro and I am paying 24 months 25 euro for 5 GB transfer... The Asus is even unlocked and I can use it with my 3 card for vacationing...

So I am paying about 600 euros and I think this is a great deal... ;-)

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Asus Eee Box B206

Hans-Peter Lackner
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Perfect...

So this machine is slightly better than my more than 6 year old Mac Mini G4, which can handle standard definition content just fine...

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€25k for an old Nokia handset?

Hans-Peter Lackner
Alien

Absolutely useless

This "hack", if it even exists, is absolutely useless, at least in the security system my bank uses. One specific mTan can only be used to authorize one specific transaction. And the online banking of my bank doesn't allow multiple logins. So how in heaven would an (used) mTan be of any interest to anyone??

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Microsoft conjures imaginary 'Apple Tax'

Hans-Peter Lackner
Gates Horns

Very strange report....

I tried to configure a Dell Laptop just to the specifications of the Macbook white I recommended a friend of mine just yesterday.

I ended up with € 1300 for a Dell XPS M1330 (altough the Dell has an additional fingerprint-Reader) and about € 800 for an Inspiron 15, but this isn't really a real comparison to the Macbook because it is bigger, heavier and I couldn't order all components needed to compare it to the Macbook.

And for that "Apple Tax". If he buys VMWare Fusion and uses on of his old XP-Licenses for his old software or uses readily available OpenSource-Solutions (OpenOffice) and removes that ridiculous BlueRay-Player and substitute the Mac Pro with an iMac I end up with 767 $ Apple Tax, but with better equipped machines. Hm...

Somehow it is really pathetic when MS tries to "pay" studies...

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