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Submission + - Replace thinkpad x31?

kronosaurus writes: My ThinkPad x31 (bought used) is my reliable workhorse. I have replaced its keyboard and its hard drive. However, it is becoming limited in what can do due to its old graphics logic. Does anyone have advice for a comparably reliable, cheap replacement box with more modern graphics capability? (I assume that upgrading the graphics hw is impractical/impossible.) Cost of the replacement really matters. Thanks for any suggestions

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Java to Filemaker via jbdc

kronosaurus writes: I need to provide a java application for an existing Filemaker 5 db and then port the application to a new FM 10 db. I want to use jbdc to make a connection between app and db. the db is on a server, the app will be run on multiple clients over a tcp/ip network and everything is running on Win XP. My focus is the Java app. I have only basic knowledge of FM. Any advice is appreciated.

Microsoft Shown Involved with Baystar and SCO 269

baryon351 writes "Back a few years ago, when SCO looked like it was hemorrhaging cash, a surprise investment came out of the blue from venture capitalists Baystar. They invested $20 million in SCO and aided their anti-Linux cause, enabling McBride & co. to continue with (now shown incorrect) claims of line-by-line code copying of SCO IP in Linux. Now one of IBM's submissions to the court reveals Microsoft was behind it after all. Baystar's manager says about Microsoft's Richard Emerson: 'Mr. Emerson and I discussed a variety of investment structures wherein Microsoft would backstop, or guarantee in some way, Baystar's investment ... Microsoft assured me that it would in some way guarantee BayStar's investment in SCO.' Despite the denials about their involvement, Microsoft helped SCO continue this charade — and on top of that halted all contact with Baystar after the investment, reneging on their guarantee."

Journal Journal: Metamoderating

The moderators and I generally agreed this time.

What I did see was that people seem not to read the original articles and so miss the point...even though their comments may be interesting...offtopic.

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