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+ - Nokia feeds the patent trolls?->

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glebovitz writes "In case anyone missed the other Nokia news, on the same day they announced the sale of Qt to Digia, they also sold 500 patents to Vringo. Vringo, the video ring tone company, recently merged with patent portfolio company Innovate/project which includes Donald Stout, the founder of NTP on its board. Forbes refers to Stout as "a patent troll which milked Research In Motion for $612.5 million in a patent infringement settlement reached in 2006." As Forbes staff writer Eric Savitz writes in his article "Vringo decided to basically turn itself into a patent troll.""
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+ - When do call it quits with Linux? 4

Submitted by glebovitz
glebovitz (202712) writes "The world is going to flash. I am running Linux. The two worlds continue to collide. I can bear with the fact that I can't watch TV on Hulu or Movies on Amazon/VOD. But now I discover my favorite airline, JetBlue is using flash in their on line check in process and I can no longer print my boarding passes. For that, I have to borrow my wife's Macbook. I am against running WIndows 7 on my laptop. So what is left? Buy myself a Macbook? Most of my work these days is done in virtual machines, so VirtualBox and a Macbook is sounding better and better all the time. I don't think Adobe will ever get Flash on Linux right. At least I don't think they will never get the 64 bit version working."

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