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

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

Submission + - Programming For 5-year olds?

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?"
Microsoft

Submission + - Poll: Vista

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

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

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

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."

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