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29 February, 2004
Posted by Antony at 10:08 PM | permanent link
28 February, 2004
> Mozilla is used in Scary Movie 3 thread.
Posted by Antony at 5:22 PM | permanent link
According to this BBC report, Microsoft has set very unfair contracts that requires companies sign away their right to sue, even if they find Microsoft has used their patent technology.
Thanks God, Microsoft is dropping this from contract.
SillyDog701 recalls that Microsoft used to require PC retailers not to bundle other companies products (including Netscape browsers) if they want to get good deals in Windows OEM.
Posted by Antony at 1:43 AM | permanent link
27 February, 2004
DJGM brought the news of Windows XP Reloaded to us.
> Discuss this in our Windows XP Reloaded thread.
Posted by Antony at 11:00 AM | permanent link
24 February, 2004
According to Robert Accettura's blog, an "efficient" way FBI used is simply shutting down an ISP, rather than take specific data.
From CIT Hosting's website 14/2/2004:
Dear Customers of FOONET/CIT:
Thanks god, they resumed business on 23/2/2004:
We have restored service at Equinix's Chicago Data Centers. We are in the same facilities as MSN and many fortune 500 companies. The facility has multi OC192 connections to the backbone.
20 February, 2004
Hendikins told me that Microsoft is offering security update CD for free. Free of charge.
I guess Microsoft finally realised that there are far too many bugs in their products. Any links to the leaking of its source code?
18 February, 2004
"By removing 3 letters from our product name, Lindows.com will not be creating any confusion regarding Microsoft's supposed trademark on 'windows', and still offer choice in the marketplace," said Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson in a statement today. "Any action from Microsoft to block Lin---s will show their true intentions are not to protect their trademark, but to eliminate competition and maintain their monopoly." (The Register reports)
Please do not forget the 17-year old Mike Rowe's MikeRoweSoft.com was forced to rename to MikeRoweForums.com and Microsoft apologised only after very bad publicity. (Antony took a screenshot of MikeRoweSoft.com website)
11 February, 2004
To Microsoft Windows Fans and Users:
Please take note of the vilnerabilities on MS Windows reported on Microsoft Windows Security Bulletin Summary for February 2004 (see summary below:)
Another patch this, update that time.
Microsoft Windows Security Bulletin Summary for February, 2004
Posted by Antony at 11:07 AM | permanent link
5 February, 2004
The settlement applies to people or entities that indirectly purchased Microsoft Windows operating system, MS-DOS operating system, Word, Excel or Office, for use in California, from February 1995 through December 2001. It does not include software designed for use on the Mac platform. For example, Excel for Mac is not eligible for a claim. However, Microsoft software designed for PC compatible machines but purchased to run on Macs through a virtual PC emulator would be included.
What was the case about?
Each license is worth: $16 for MS-Dos or Windows, $29 for Office, $26 for Excel, and $5 for Word.
Ends 15th March 2004.
for more detail, check this Microsoft Settlement with State of California from Apple's website.
Posted by Antony at 12:31 PM | permanent link
2 February, 2004
DARWINE, an open source project, intends to port and develop WINE as well as other supporting tools that will allow Darwin and Mac OS X users to run Windows Applications. The project is described as being in pre-alpha stage, which means the project is in its early stages, far from working software.
WINE is software for PCs running Linux or FreeBSD Unix. WINE runs Windows applications without running Windows--the Windows apps appear directly in a Unix windowing environment. Rather an emulating a PC, WINE (which requires Intel hardware) provides the Windows APIs for the apps. This means on PC hardware, it can run faster than an emulator such as Virtual PC.
DARWINE will also run on a PC running Darwin, Apple's open source Mac OS X core based on FreeBSD. To run on a Mac and Mac OS X, DARWINE will need an x86 emulator. The DARWINE project is working on integrating an emulator, such as Bochs, but has not gotten that far yet. However, even with an emulator, a DARWINE for Mac OS X could run faster than Virtual PC due to the absence of Windows itself. (MacWindows reports)
We hope to see a product faster and easier to use than VirtualPC.
1 February, 2004
According to this TheRegister report, "Microsoft is very nice to Welsh language." Is it? A step after open source Linux group?
Let me bring you another point arise from this report. What happened to Maori? Maori is an official language in New Zealand. Few years ago, Microsoft selected New Zealand for testing its Activation service in Office application before implementing it worldwide.
Personal comment: very unfair. (SillyDog701 Message Centre thread)
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