12 posts • joined 2 Jul 2009
Kubuntu 11.04 is shaping up very nicely.
How is calling Free Software luminaries like Richard Stallman, "freetards", not derogatory?
No tabbed browsing?
This comment made me sit up:
"but the lack of tabs in the iPad's Safari browser makes doing so a less-useful experience than it could be"
I'm quite surprised by this. Safari on iPad doesn't do tabbed browsing? What year is this again?
Also I went to Apple's iBook's page. What was the first comment I saw? This one:
"i thought i would buy my kids some of the hardy boy books for this, and i was sad to see that it costs more to get the digital version, then it is to buy the actual book. what is wrong with this picture? are they trying to push people to other means? how is it possible that its cheaper to buy the real book? are they crazy?? seriously."
Looks to me like it isn't only developers Apple is driving away.
There are people who still use Hotmail?
I previously though that Steve Jobs relished a bit of honest to goodness competition... I guess not...
What's next? Throwing a chair?
Yeah, those bloody Linux people!
Yeah, its just one little browser setting. Tomboy is only one little Mono dependent app, oh and F-Spot is just one more, nothing to worry about. Oh and Banshee is just one more, don't worry about those patent traps its nothing at all... Rick is just one little Microsoftie inside Canonical... nothing to be concerned about. Microsoft money always has strings attached but I'm sure its nothing to worry about. The black knight's arms and legs aren't off, its just a flesh wound... No, nothing to see here, these aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along...
Well, now we have Rick Spencer at Canonical (he's from Microsoft in case nobody was paying attention), we have increasing Mono dependencies with F-Spot, Beagle, Tomboy, and most worryingly, Banshee which implements Mono bits that are definitely in Microsoft's zone of, "I can haz patentz monnies!". Rick likes that, so does Miguel and his pals in Redmond. Implementing changes that users have made very clear they don't want (have a look at polls on Ubuntu community forums). And we have Yahoo! which is now tied up with Microsoft like dominatrix porn... Microsoft money ALWAYS has strings attached.
I told people many months ago to watch carefully for Microsoft strategic moves aimed at making Canonical either part of the Microsoft Borg cube or the subject of new 'death spiral' internal emails in Redmond. It looks increasingly to me like Canonical has chosen the path of assimilation.
Seriously, hasn't ANYBODY learned ANYTHING from decades of Microsoft's unethical, and very often unlawful anti-competitive monopoly tactics? It certainly doesn't look like Canonical is paying attention... Time to play some Radiohead, specifically 2+2=5...
"This August, Microsoft boasted that a Chinese court jailed two men for three and a half years and two accomplices for two years for distributing a bootleg copy of Windows XP."
Getting someone thrown into a Chinese prison for three and a half years for something with regard to proprietary software should not attract more than a fine is not something I'd boast about.
Problem and solution...
Problem: You want to use Linux or a live Linux CD but your bank only supports IE.
Solution: Notify them of the problem. If they don't fix it, change banks.
The best thing for Zimbra
I think being sold to another company might be the best thing for Zimbra right now. Yahoo!'s dance with Microsoft (not to mention Vole's insiders within Yahoo!) casts a shadow of doubt over Zimbra's future as long as it remains part of Yahoo!
Wow a rock...
Slow news day ?
Of course Black Duck, "a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry and Windows Embedded Partner", is a reliable source of information right ?
- Breaking news: Google exec in terrifying SKY PLUNGE DRAMA
- Geek's Guide to Britain Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes
- Analysis Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster
- Google chief Larry Page gives Sundar Pichai keys to the kingdom
- Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL