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Microsoft Kills Support For XP SP2 315

Posted by timothy
from the too-soon? dept.
Trailrunner7 writes "Microsoft's announcement this week that it is preparing to end support for machines running Windows XP SP2 not only represents a challenge for the thousands of businesses still running SP2, but also is the end of an era for both Microsoft and its customers. It wasn't until 2004 that the final release of XP SP2 hit the streets, but when it did, it represented a huge step forward in security for Windows users. It wasn't necessarily the feature set that mattered as much as the fact that the protections were enabled by default and taken out of the users' hands."

Nintendo To Take On Piracy In 3-D 249

Posted by Soulskill
from the dee-arrrrrr!-emm dept.
crimeandpunishment writes "Nintendo says when its new handheld game device with 3-D technology comes out, it will have beefed-up anti-piracy measures. For obvious reasons, the company is keeping tight-lipped on the specifics. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata says they're not only concerned about software piracy, but also a growing tolerance for it. He said, 'We fear a kind of thinking is become widespread that paying for software is meaningless.'"

Comment: Re:Microsoft the tar-baby (Score 1) 215

by Nico3d3 (#31410118) Attached to: Why Microsoft Can't Afford To Let Novell Die

Once you start with MS your paths close up until the only remaining one is: they own you. Maybe if Novell had stayed away from Microsoft they'd be doing better now. Red Hat is doing really very well.

Not true, Apple was once close to Microsoft. M$ even bought shares from Apple but now, Apple is a big competitor.


New Assassin's Creed Next Year, Will Have Multiplayer 56

Posted by Soulskill
from the two-assassins-one-creed dept.
Ubisoft has announced that the next stand-alone Assassin's Creed title will come out next year, and it will be the first in the series to come with an online multiplayer mode. The company also said it will be "shoring up its focus on competitive AAA core titles on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3" in the coming year, making mention of upcoming releases for the Tom Clancy game series and a new Prince of Persia title.

Comment: change code (Score 1) 369

by Nico3d3 (#26688993) Attached to: More Indications Windows 7 Is Coming In 2009
I'm I the only one thinking that Microsoft should buy the source code of an OS like SkyOS? It's already reasonnably working well and they could throw all their programmers into it to make it usable and workable for PC. I think this way would be better than sticking with and old os that keep adding layer of complexity everytime there's a new version.

You can be replaced by this computer.