* Posts by John Doe

19 posts • joined 11 Sep 2007

Oracle's Ellison gambles with OpenOffice's future

John Doe

and we, the users of OO.o, encurage Oracle to...

...build their DB engine in JavaFX.

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Windows 7 and the Linux lesson

John Doe

Re.: What Linux worry?

You obviously never heard about the HCL.

Microsoft will only "worry" about hardware on the HCL, if you piece of junk is not on the HCL it is your problem... and you may or may not get the hw manufacturers help.

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Ballmer disses Oracle's decision to buy Sun

John Doe

Invest 300m in Russian software projects ??

Surely the meaning is: "Invest 300m in Russian .NET projects"

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Did TomTom test Microsoft's Linux patent lock-down?

John Doe

There are no need for FAT on those devices...

They are trying to force... but will probably fail: TomTom can just switch to any of the free filesystems supporting LFN and install a free driver under Windows.

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Swiss boffins sniff passwords from (wired) keyboards 65 feet away

John Doe

Electromagnetic eavsdropping...

...dates back to the 1940ties, teletypes was the target.

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World goes mad as Bill and Jerry eat churros

John Doe
Gates Horns

It reminds me...

...of those OS/2 WARP commercials running in mid 90'ties. One could not see what it was about those "Solutions for a small planet".

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Linux desktop freaks out Ubuntu man

John Doe
Flame

He's right ??

I'm used to... Well then You are not flexible enough. It is just like switching to a car with the steering wheel on the other side.

Why can't I just install...

Why can't I run this game...

You can't because the company making it doesn't provide a version for Linux, call them and complain instead of complaining about Linux.

This is just like "Why can't I use diesel in my gasoline car" or "Why can't I use this BluRay disc in my DVD".

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How can I run Windows apps on a Linux Acer Aspire One?

John Doe
Linux

Windows apps.

...may or may not run on Linux thru either wine (http://winehq.org/) or CrossOver (http://www.codeweavers.com/). Wine is free, CrossOver is commercial.

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Fellow from AMD ridicules Cell as accelerator weakling

John Doe

Very interesting...

...considering that a significant part of worlds fastest computers use the PowerPC architecture.

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Ballmer and Gates defend Vista, drop Windows 7 hints

John Doe

Windows numbering

goes something like this:

NT4 = 4.0

2000 = 5.0

XP = 5.1

2003 = 5.2

Vista = 6.0

2008 = 6.1

Windows 7 = 7.0

I'm not 100% sure about the last three.

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DisplayPort to do DVI to death, analyst claims

John Doe

hmmm... greater bendwitch...

my old 5xBNC solution supported 4096x3072 in 32bit colour... that was of course bad old analog technology... it can't be good, it can't be true, but wait... it is...

the price was of course something completely different.

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Official: OOXML approved as international standard

John Doe

SCOOP : Microsoft can not confirm that MS Office 2007 is ISO OOXML compliant...

Jasper H. Bojesen can not confirm that MS Office 2007 is compliant with the new OOXML ISO standard, which of course is obvious: the standard has been changed by ECMA to comply with comments to the first draft. Jasper has ignored that fact in his answer to the readers of Computerworld Danmark.

Jasper couldn't tell when MS Office will be ISO OOXML compliant.

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OOXML approved as international standard?

John Doe
Black Helicopters

The funniest part of it...

...is that Microsoft has no product that supports OOXML, not in the first version and not in the current version (adjusted by ECMA).

There are currently two products that supports OOXML: NeoOffice (OpenOffice for Mac OS X) and IBM's Symphony.

morale: don't buy MS products if ypu want to use MS OOXML standard...

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So what's the easiest box to hack - Vista, Ubuntu or OS X?

John Doe
Pirate

The easiest box to hack...

....is the one with the dumbest owner.

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Steve Ballmer lies to my mother

John Doe

Just change your provider...

Google (gmail and gtalk)

Yahoo

AOL (AIM, ICQ)

Jabber (chat servers around the world, with encryption)

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BitTorrenters seek sanctuary in Pirate Bay

John Doe
Pirate

They are just like...

...a search engine, mr. Millar, that's not a crime.

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Microsoft dispels rumors of stealth Windows updates

John Doe

Read the EULA before you click ok... or don't complain afterwards.

It is clearly stated in the EULA (or an addendum to the EULA depending of Windows version) that Microsoft can and will change files on the computer without the users knowledge whenever they find it necessary.

It is furthermore stated that the user do not own the operating system or any components of it.

Noone has ever tried the EULA in a court of law...

btw. I don't care... I got tired of Microsoft and changed to something better.

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General Dynamics offers rugged UMPC

John Doe

Yes, cool...

...but does it run any REAL operating system ?

Something like xBSD, Linux or Solaris...

...and IP54 is NOT what I call rugged... You need IP66 or IP67if You want to take it out in any weather anywhere in the world.

IMHO the military should look at the OLPC instead... the military version could be called OLPS and would need some camouflage.

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John Doe

Cool... but...

...does it run any real OS ? something like xBSD, Linux or Solaris ?

...and IP54 is not what I call rugged... for real all-weather operation you need IP66.

...the military should maybe consider OLPC... it would only need some camouflage

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