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Comment Re:I don't get it... (Score 1) 184

What do you mean "Microsoft isn't exactly known for backwards compatibility." I'd say that's one of the things they are extremely known for.

Usually, people complain about MS not ditching backwards compatibility in favor of "cleaner" implementations and here you are, saying that they are well known for doing exactly that.

I don't get it...
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Submission + - Lawsuit Fears Prompts Dark_Alex to Leave PSP Scene (

wamerocity writes: Dark_Alex, the PSP Homebrew God who has been delivering his "Open-Edition" firmware upgrades to the PSP has decided to leave the homebrew scene for fear of retaliation from Sony, reminiscint of what happened the the PS3 Hackers who found a way to load games from ISO images.

Rumors are beginning to arise on forums whether he was paid to leave or has already been threatened by Sony. Regardless he will be sorely missed.


Submission + - Dell censors IdeaStorm Linux dissent

thefickler writes: It seems pointless seeking ideas and feedback if you 're going to ignore and delete the ones you don't like. That's exactly what Dell is doing with its IdeaStorm web site, which has been set up by the company to solicit ideas and feedback. It deleted a post that linked to an article that criticized its handling of the "preinstalled Linux" issue.

Submission + - Computer Pros Debate Windows Vista

An anonymous reader writes: As a follow-on to John Welch's widely read review arguing that Mac OS X is superior to Vista, IWeek is running the first in a weeklong series of roundtables where a programmer, networking consultant, and 3 IT managers have a serious technical debate on the pros and cons of Vista. Among the comments:

(negative) "As to the Vista interface and features, I am having problems making the switch from my old XP habits.
(negative)"The Administrator mode that doesn't have all permissions."
(positive)"I am glad to say that the final product is a thousand times better than the beta products I used through the end of last year."
What's been your experience with Vista? More importantly, do you think it will ever gain traction among corporate users, or is its glitzy Aero interface destined to make it mainly a consumer OS?

Comment Re:This is all fine... (Score 1) 379

And "anywhere else" in this case is defined as "anywhere else in the U.S."?

You know, there are places that might have different homesteading laws, which makes it a moot point. Which homesteading law should you implement? Canadian? Australian? German? Chinese?

"Falling in love makes smoking pot all day look like the ultimate in restraint." -- Dave Sim, author of Cerebrus.