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Comment: Re:They are my biggest fans. (Score 1) 616

by fudboy (#23846887) Attached to: $50 to Get XP On a New Dell
I'm new to this idiocy you've churned up, but I can offer up a hearty rofl. This absurd waste of time is about as well considered and persuasive as bad vista, only it's chock full of 'more of the same'!

Vista is dominating just as we all new it would. Your lengthy and excited list of all the failures doesn't make a bit of difference, and the people screaming about you make even less difference. Independent developers and hardware are all flocking to it and discovering that most of your complaints are devious lies or founded on willful ignorance. This only makes FLOSSY look more like the bow backed nag she is.

to summarize, massive FAIL for everyone here 'cepts me and my vista machines. HAND
Operating Systems

$50 to Get XP On a New Dell 616

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the paying-more-for-less dept.
CWmike writes "Dell will charge customers up to $50 for factory-installed Windows XP on some PCs after Wednesday, according to the company's Web site. Buyers of the low-priced Vostro line of desktops and notebooks will pay $20 to $50 more for Windows XP Professional installed as a 'downgrade' from Windows Vista Business or Vista Ultimate than they would for Vista only."
Google

Google, Yahoo, and the Elephant In the Room 123

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the nothing-to-see-here dept.
CWmike writes "Linda Rosencrance reports that despite assurances from Google and Yahoo that their online advertising deal doesn't need regulatory approval, the two companies should not be too quick to dismiss Microsoft's influence on Capitol Hill. Andrew Frank, an analyst at Gartner, said both Yahoo and Google will benefit from the deal, but he also said Microsoft will do everything in its power to bring the arrangement to a screeching halt. 'Expect Microsoft to challenge it and come back aggressively with some search plans of its own,' he said. Rob Enderle, of the Enderle Group, said Microsoft is a formidable opponent and knows how to play politics. 'Without Microsoft, this probably would stand up to regulatory scrutiny,' Enderle said. 'But Microsoft has increased its presence on Capitol Hill significantly ... and there are restraint of trade issues, so by the nature of Google's size and because Microsoft is going to be pounding on a lot of doors, I think this is going to be a problem.'"
News

Hans Reiser To Reveal Location of Wife's Body 882

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the dark-days-almost-at-an-end dept.
dlgeek writes "The story of Hans Reiser is well known to all Slashdotters by now. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence. The deal is not yet finalized, though. 'There's been some overtures,' Orloff said, 'But everything is in its preliminary stage.' The deal would reduce his conviction from first degree to second degree murder. In addition, an anonymous source close to the situation said that 'the only real leverage he has is if he can provide a body. He really doesn't have any options left. Even if he won a retrial somehow, he'd likely be convicted.'"
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He's been with the web, I just want to end this point-whoring tour

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