Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: Re:require more than one complete implementation (Score 1) 194

by lastberserker (#22372312) Attached to: Microsoft Under Third EU Investigation for OOXML

Unimplementable? Right you are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ooxml#Adoption

Require full implementation? ISO approved ODF 1.0 doesn't have a single full implementation - all current implementations extend ODF 1.0 and most have compatibility problems: http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_jones/archive/2008/02/01/is-it-jetlag.aspx#7465908


+ - Programming For 5-year olds?

Submitted by
gers0667 writes "My boss' son has become interested in programming video games. The problem: the kid is only 5 years old. His son also knows I'm the computer nerd at work and has told me he wants me to make the game for him. That's hardly an educational experience, so I looked around for something that would be suitable for a young child to learn and play on. I haven't found much, as most products, like the Lego Mindstorms, are for an older crowd. Does anyone have any suggestions in this area?"

+ - Poll: Vista

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Vista:
* Have the Beta
* Opening day
* 1 month
* 6 months
* a year
* Bit torrent
* Never"

Hack Mac OS X With Installer Packages 194

Posted by kdawson
from the why-not-to-run-as-admin dept.
nezmar writes, "MacGeekery has a short but insightful piece with examples on how to use a malformed Installer package (.pkg) on Mac OS X to 'insert user accounts with administrator rights and change root-owned system configuration or binary files without prompting the vast majority of Mac OS X users for a password of any kind.'" The article notes that this issue was brought up on the Apple Discussion Boards 6 weeks back and that it was noted there as a duplicate / known issue. It also gives as an example the installation of Parallels, the popular virtualization software, which uses the described technique, but not for nefarious purposes.

OpenDocument Voted In By ISO 179

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the well-isn't-that-special dept.
cduffy writes "OpenDocument has been voted in as ISO/IEC 26300, with no dissenting votes and a small number of abstentions. There are still several formalities to take place before final issuance. Now the question: Will OpenXML get the same treatment, despite its technical weaknesses? There's also coverage on Groklaw."

Ballmer Babies Banned From iPods and Google 554

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the thats-one-way-to-slow-the-competition dept.
Valah writes "In a recent Fortune interview with Steve Ballmer, the newer kinder Microsoft CEO is not only ready to take on the videogaming, search, music download and mobile markets - but he's also laying down the law in his own house. Steve says that his kids are not allowed to use Google or have an iPod."

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields