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Comment: Re:Where do you draw the line? (Score 1) 650

by drafalski (#46682287) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

There's no cost to releasing it to the public domain

Doubtful. Some code may have licensing issued preventing it, and even trying to sort that out could be time consuming and expensive.

Maybe there is code in there they still use in other products. Maybe they consider some proprietary and don't want to release it. Maybe it could reveal bugs in those current offerings. Maybe it is a mess they don't feel reflects well on the company? All of those could create costs for MS.

Comment: Re:Boycott (Score 1) 573

by drafalski (#46172327) Attached to: HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

Keep hearing about it but mine hadn't switched. Checked the link and I get "Oops! You do not appear to have javascript enabled. Please switch to Slashdot Classic."

I temporarily enabled it and it was not worth it. Another reason to stick with no JS here since the current site works fine without it.

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