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Comment Re:Google's IPv6 SMTP servers (Score 1) 287

In my opinion it's actually something nice. They cannot stop accepting mail from all 'improperly' configured servers. So they decided to impose their standards by making you comply with them once you turn on IPv6. So they are using the IPv6 transition to make sure everybody sets up SPF records and such. In the long run this might help fight spam. However their total lack of feedback on why mail gets blocked is frustrating. There's probably some reason for rejecting your legitimate mail, but the unwillingness to tell you what that reason is totally sucks.

Submission + - Microsoft Will Kill Skype For Linux (muktware.com)

An anonymous reader writes: What will happen to Skype for Linux? It seems future of Skype for Linux it at risk. Look at Nokia. Ever since Nokia signed deal with Microsoft it has killed Symbian, pulled off MeeGo and now Qt is also facing similar fate after its commercial licensing and services being sold to Digia.

Nokia, may deny that Microsoft has any role in it, but Microsoft's repeated attacks on GNU/Linux leave less for imagination. Will the same Microsoft 'waste' resources to develop Skype for a platform which it considers its biggest enemy and cancer?

Looking at what happened at Nokia, no wonder if the 'invisible hand' pulls plugs off Skype for Linux.


Submission + - Microsoft to buy Skype (bbc.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: According to the BBC Microsoft will confirm later that it has agreed to buy internet phone service Skype. Although the reported price tag of $8.5bn would not stretch the US giant, some experts have questioned whether it is planning to pay too much for a company that has struggled to turn a profit.

Submission + - Microsoft revives root certs users distrust, kill

netbuzz writes: "Here's another example of "Microsoft Knows Best." Want to kill off an untrustworthy root certificate in Windows XP? Go ahead, but under default settings Windows will revive it and restore the certificate to its trusted status without asking or informing the user, according to security expert Paul Hoffman. In Vista, the root certificates cannot be killed at all. "If you are in an organization that needs to delete a root, it is very serious," says Hoffman.


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