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Comment The bigger question is who is the OP? (Score 5, Insightful) 74

And how do his summaries keep getting through?

This is the second incomprehensible summary accepted from this user this week about Microsoft and The first was "Well-Played: Microsoft Parlayed NSF Video 'Remake' into National CS K-12 Crisis" ( ) and now this.

Apparently he's been at this for a while, too. Here's a Gawker article about the mystery of TheoDP from 2006:

Does he have dirt on the Slashdot editors?

Comment Two years too late (Score 5, Insightful) 99

A few years ago when there weren't many choices in the market there was a lot of demand for them to release one of their devices as an inexpensive, low power computing device. That time has passed. Now days the market is flooded with cheap alternatives. They've waited too long, they're way too late. Unfortunately they don't stand a chance.

Comment Virtualbox (Score 5, Informative) 361

Virtualbox is pretty reliable and includes acceleration on 64 bit systems along with an extremely simple to use GUI and easy to install guest additions that allow your display to easily scale. It's the one thing from Oracle that I actually use and recommend to others. For your requirements, it's licensed under the GPL v2 and works on Windows, Linux, and Mac.


Submission + - Behind the scenes: Why Nokia killed MeeGo (

An anonymous reader writes: Press and users praised Nokia N9, the company's first MeeGo smartphone for sale. After only a few months, CEO Stephen Elop announced the end of MeeGo. Muropaketti reveals the reasons behind the scenes and the effect of the decision: wrong SoC with no support for 4G was one of the problems resulting eg. Nokia canceling their MeeGo tablet — even after Elop had praised it.

Also the article reveals that the MeeGo project was actually going to die by itself, not because of Elop. The major problems were there already and the bad decisions were made before the Elop-era. One big deal was competition: Symbian was bringing in money, Nokia's excecutives didn't want to kill a milking cow by providing a competitor in-house.

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