Oracle should accept some losses and quietly make an amiable-as-possible exit. Why air dirty laundry about clients? Even if the State is partly to blame, being a loud asshole makes you less likely to get future gov't contracts.
You have no idea the level of arrogance that exists at Oracle...
1. Guy flies radio-controlled model plane. 2. ? 3. Guy is in court.
What happened a step 2?
My guess is one of the "numerous individuals" whined to the Police/F.A.A.
Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."
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It's fine if you disagree, but be so kind as to point me to an OS supporting roughly the same amount of hardware.
Strangely enough, I found out that my scanner wasn't supported anymore after I got a new machine with W8 on it. It worked just perfectly under XP, but under W8 the only choice is to throw it away (again: throw away a fully functional piece of hardware) and buy a newer one.
I think I'll try booting into a USB linux installation whenever I want to scan something.
Or you could install XP in a VirtualBox instance and not have to reboot when you want to scan something...