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Comment: Re:and laptops? (Score 1) 361

by dargaud (#49309051) Attached to: OEMs Allowed To Lock Secure Boot In Windows 10 Computers
I currently live in Europe and tried to get a Linux Laptop about 2 years ago. I tried several barebone sellers, but there were always problems: either they wouldn't ship to my country, or they'd force the local keyboard upon me, but I wanted a standard US qwerty. In the end, the ONLY seller of Linux laptops that had what I wanted was... Dell ! And that's what I got for home, work and wife. Works fine with Ubuntu.

Not Quite Dead: SCO Linux Suit Against IBM Stirs In Utah 169

Posted by timothy
from the no-one-expects-the-mcbride-inquisition dept.
An anonymous reader points to a story in the Salt Lake Tribune which says that The nearly defunct Utah company SCO Group Inc. and IBM filed a joint report to the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City saying that legal issues remain in the case, which was initiated in 2003 with SCO claiming damages of $5 billion against the technology giant, based in Armonk, N.Y. That likely means that U.S. District Judge David Nuffer, who now presides over the dispute, will start moving the lawsuit — largely dormant for about four years while a related suit against Novell Inc. was adjudicated — ahead. What kind of issues? In addition to its claims of IBM misappropriation of code, SCO alleges that IBM executives and lawyers directed the company's Linux programmers to destroy source code on their computers after SCO made its allegations. The company's other remaining claims are that IBM's actions amounted to unfair competition and interference with its contracts and business relations with other companies. IBM has remaining claims against SCO that allege the Utah company violated contracts, copied and distributed IBM code that had been placed in Linux and that SCO created a campaign of "fear, uncertainty and doubt" about IBM's products and services because of the dispute over Unix code.

Comment: Re:It's a tabu issue right? (Score 1) 221

by dargaud (#49260027) Attached to: World's 1st Penis Transplant Done In South Africa
Ever heard of soap and water ?

And even if it lowers your chances of contracting an std by 5% (which is about the most seriously verified number I've seen so far), I certainly hope you don't ever have a daughter, because you are sure to cut off her tits to keep her from ever having breast cancer, right ?

Comment: Re:Forth prefer I (Score 1) 177

by dargaud (#49239825) Attached to: Preferred programming paradigm?
I did some Forth back in... ohhh... 1983 on an ORIC-1. I found it hardly easier than assembly at the time. But since then don't they have a huge trove of libraries and whatnot, like other languages, to do most things ? Has it stayed 'bare metal' so much ? Hell, even in C you can load a webserver library with one #include and one call.

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS