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Comment: Re:I'm sure it's just me (Score 1) 369 369

For me the X11 requirement on OS X is a real nuisance.

Agreed, but as I mainly use Linux, it didn't have the opportunity to grate on me too badly. Grandpa Otter installed NeoOffice (OpenOffice ported to run natively on the Mac). You might consider checking it out for the next 160 days or so.

Mozilla

+ - Firefox Update breaks Yahoo Mail 1 1

An anonymous reader writes: The latest upgrade for Firefox 2 (2.0.0.7) breaks certain sites, including Yahoo Mail (http://mail.yahoo.com). The user simply gets an error: "The page isn't redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."
This error has occurred on every machine we have allowed to update, as well as confirmed with colleagues outside our organization. While I admit that limiting access to Yahoo Mail might be considered a 'Feature' to Microsoft, in the Firefox world this is likely a bug or unintended consequence. What do you think?
Microsoft

+ - IBM beats Microsoft over the head with own code->

bednarz writes: "IBM added a delicious twist on its new commitment to help OpenOffice.org battle Microsoft Office by donating code that was originally derived in part from a Microsoft-developed technology. IBM's iAccessible2, code-named Project Missouri, is a specification for technology used to help the visually impaired interact with Open Document Format (ODF)-compliant applications and was developed in part using Microsoft Active Accessibility (MAA)."
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You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350

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