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Journal: Laszlo Joins Open Source Revolution

Journal by drdreff
eWeek is reporting on Laszlo Systems' announcment today at web 2.0 that they are open sourcing their rich client platform under the CPL. The source code is avaialble now and they are looking to build a community at openlaszlo.org. Included is the mandatory comment from an "expert" that doesn't grok open source in business. Though Brian Behlendorf thinks it's a good move...
Windows

Journal: Worms are good for you -- Bill Gates

Journal by drdreff
As you or your client/employer is being attacked by the latest worm, know that your suffering is for the greater good. Bill Gates himself warns that systems that don't get crippled by these worms are bad for you in this ZDNet.UK article

"Noting the large number of major virus epidemics during the past two years, Gates said that in some ways "hackers are good for maturation" of the platform, because they have forced the company to develop new inspection techniques for the code."

Too bad they don't fix the problems before they are discovered in the field.

"A high volume system like [Windows] that has been thoroughly tested will be by far the most secure," Gates told the audience at the Developing Software for the future Microsoft Platform conference at London's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

Anyone ever hear about the disaster in Vietnam called the M16? They fixed those problems post deployment too. After thousands of men died because their guns jammed in a fight.

If you care, one M16 story can be found here
Microsoft

Journal: WinXP 64bit DOA

Journal by drdreff
Yet another clueless journalist misses the point regarding 64-bit computing. in This story we get more drivel about how 64 bit is a waste and falls flatly becauyse of the lack of applications. Here's the funny thing about Open Source, you can compile it with 64 bit optimizations turned on silly! Now where did I leave my eClue...

Some people claim that the UNIX learning curve is steep, but at least you only have to climb it once.

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