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Comment: Re:Surprised? I'm not.. (Score -1) 789

by briggsl (#31802486) Attached to: Adobe Evangelist Lashes Out Over Apple's "Original Language" Policy

You may be right, they may have shifted the design philosophy for CS3, however they still put out applications that run (and run well) on Mac OS. Its not as thought Adobe simply refused to support Mac OS overnight the way that Apple have with the flash to cs3 compiler.

This whole move reminds me a of an ex partner throwing your shit out of the window. I'm starting to think that someone high up at Apple was refused a job at Adobe at some point in the past..

Comment: Surprised? I'm not.. (Score 1, Interesting) 789

by briggsl (#31801980) Attached to: Adobe Evangelist Lashes Out Over Apple's "Original Language" Policy

I don't understand why people are surprised that Apple have taken these measures. Time and again they have gone out of their way to make sure they have a vice like grip over aspects of their products.

Even iAds, which was claimed to be an attempt to revolutionize Advert distribution is simply a way for Apple to monopolize and control the money flow through their products.

Fact is, until people start protesting with their money nothing will change. The only way Apple will stop strong arming Adobe is for them to suddenly pull Photoshop from Mac OS. Fight fire with fire.

Shame it'll never happen. I look forward to seeing the ways Apple will surprise us all with their evil policies in the future.

Comment: Backtrack (Score -1) 1095

by briggsl (#30212078) Attached to: Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
Take a backtrack Live CD or install the aircrack suite and you'll have free wi-fi access all over the UK. For some reason our ISP's insist on sending routers out with WEP encryption by default, and most people don't change them. You'll be breaking the law of course, but don't let that get in the way :)

Comment: Manufacturers seem to hate 12" machines (Score -1) 297

by briggsl (#29004345) Attached to: Is Intel Killing 12-Inch Displays On Netbooks?
All I wanted a month ago was a 12" notebook with a dual core chip for under £350. Everything else I could have survived without. The only thing that seemed to be available was 12" netbooks and ridiculously expensive 12" laptops. I eventually found a refurbed machine that fit my needs, but it was originally released almost 18 months ago. Am I missing something with the 12" screen market? People who've used 10" screens must know the pain of constantly scrolling down because web pages don't fit as much height wise the screen. Now the 12" netbooks are going, I doubt anything is going to come in and fill the gap, and its a real shame, because 12" screens, as far as I'm concerned, are the sweet spot for portability and usability in laptops.

+ - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 on USB thumb drives?->

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Barence writes "Microsoft is reportedly considering offering Windows 7 on USB thumb drives to allow netbook owners to upgrade their machines. Windows has, until now, only been distributed on DVDs or via download. However, netbooks don't have optical drives and the Windows 7 ISO weighs in at 2.3GB, which would take several hours to download on an average broadband connection and potentially do serious damage to a customer's broadband data cap."
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The Almighty Buck

+ - Linux news getting buried->

Submitted by hemantm
hemantm (451663) writes "Stories that praise Linux and open source software are more likely to get buried and are less likely to be popular.
According to Computerworld's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, online stories will only get read if they get on social networks and news link sharing sites like Digg, reddit, and StumbleUpon.
However he has noticed that such sites, which have no editorial control, are actually working to suppress stories that are against the proprietary status quo.
Vaughan-Nichols noticed that several stories that were pro-Linux and anti-Microsoft, first became popular on Digg, and, an hour later they were buried."

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Comment: Re:You're Computin' for a Shootin' Mister (Score -1) 370

by briggsl (#28478757) Attached to: Facebook VP Slams Intel's, AMD's Chip Performance Claims

As much as I'm sure Google would value your opinion, I'm sure the people there have considered everything. They wouldn't have implemented this design unless it was the most energy and cost efficient design they could possibly think of.

Thats why Ben Jai gets paid a huge sum of money, and you're posting on Slashdot..

Comment: Sophos (Score -1) 359

by briggsl (#28358799) Attached to: Central Anti-Virus For Small Business?

We use Sophos at the school I admin with the enterprise console. It is by no means the greatest antivirus out there, but it does the job. It doesn't intrude on the user, updates itself quietly and efficiently and you can manage clients well using the enterprise console. I believe its fairly reasonably priced, but we get a discount being educational (they sell heavily to schools)

Just make sure you only get the endpoint AV and not the bundled firewall - that really sucks

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux