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Comment: as doomed as (Score 2, Informative) 277

by Wootzor von Leetenha (#23466748) Attached to: AMD Wants to Standardize PC Gaming
ODF standardizing document formats. While it succeeded, the 800 lb gorilla in that market quickly came in and created their own standard. I await Intel / Nvidia's response. This might be off, I apologize if it is.

Wasn't Windows Vista supposed to have something like this where they'd take all your components and assign you a number based off of their estimated performance? Then games would be marked with a number - "You need at least an X computer to play this game. Y is recommended". I don't run Vista so I don't know.
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+ - Dvorak on the gPhone, DOOMED says he!-> 3

Submitted by drewmoney
drewmoney writes: Speaking with his usual frustrated crankiness, John C. Dvorak (from CNET fame, not to be confused with the good Doctor), rants, cries, and laughs his way through an article explaining why the gPhone will never work. Yes, this is the same Apple basher that made fun of the company when they included a mouse with their systems in 1984.

"There is no evidence that people want to use these things.", he said.

And, yes, this is the same person that made fun of the iBook, saying it looked like it was made for a child. And of course, who could forget when he said that people were making judgment on a product they haven't even used yet, referring to the praise that the iPhone got before its release.

Try to ignore the parts where Mr. Dvorak makes judgement on a product that he hasn't even used yet. And when you're done, feel free to make your own judgements.

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+ - Mandriva rules out patent agreement with Microsoft

Submitted by Robert
Robert writes: Franco-Brazilian Linux distributor Mandriva is the latest Linux distributor to rule out the potential of a patent-related interoperability deal with Microsoft, following similar rejections by Red Hat and Ubuntu. While Microsoft has signed up Novell, Xandros, and Linspire to interoperability and patent agreements, Mandriva's chief executive, Francois Bancilhon, has denied that the company he leads will be next. "We don't believe it is necessary for us to get protection from Microsoft to do our job or to pay protection money to anyone," he wrote on the company's corporate blog, adding that while the company was in favor of interoperability, it was not convinced by Microsoft's claims that Linux and open source software infringes 235 of its patents.

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