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+ - Microsoft developer tools abandon Windows XP suppo->

Submitted by GigaplexNZ
GigaplexNZ (1233886) writes "Earlier this year a bug was filed against the developer preview of the next version of Visual Studio complaining that applications built with it are incompatible with Windows XP. Pat Brenner from Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries Development issued a response: "Thanks for the report. This behavior is by design in MFC and CRT for Visual Studio vNext. The minimum supported operating systems are Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista. Windows XP is not a supported operating system for the release (design-time or run-time)." Can Microsoft seriously be considering preventing early adopters of the next version of Visual Studio from supporting a large portion of their existing customer base?"
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+ - GoDaddy Backs SOPA-> 1

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redletterdave writes "Website hosting company GoDaddy has officially voiced its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Bill in 2012, which is designed to thwart movie and music piracy on the Internet by empowering copyright holders to effectively shut down websites or online services found with infringing material. If passed, the U.S. government could blacklist any website it deems in violation of copyright, which could range from a few posts in a Web forum to a few links sent in an e-mail. GoDaddy supports SOPA for "protecting the intellectual property of hard-working Americans, U.S. business and the American public from the harm that necessarily flows from the purchase of counterfeit products." Yet, of the 142 companies that support the SOPA bill, GoDaddy is the only Internet company on that list."
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Comment: Re:Towers of Hanoi? (Score 1) 260

by AnujMore (#37947814) Attached to: Pancake Flipping Is Hard — NP Hard
You either haven't understood the Towers of Hanoi, or this puzzle.
Here's a link for you to read what Towers of Hanoi exactly are.

Towers of Hanoi aims at moving a set of discs in the same order from one peg to another, and this one's just talking about sorting.

Comment: Comparison? (Score 2, Insightful) 137

by AnujMore (#36863038) Attached to: Android User Spends 60 Days In WebOS Land
More than how the OS works, I think a more important question is the availability of apps for the platform. There are many people whose worlds lie outside apps provided for Flixster, Facebook and Twitter. Are there any apps any webOS users found no substitute for, when they shifted from Android? Or other way round? Note: I bumped across this on doing a simple Google search: A lot like a market/app store for webOS.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead