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Submission Red Hat Magazine Makes Fun of Microsoft Patents->

noahgift writes: "Red Hat Magazine is running a story on Squid Configuration. The funny part of the article is when it demonstrates how to block Microsoft's website until they get rid of their bogus patent claims: ess-control-lists-and-authentication-in-squid-part -ii/"

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Submission Surrounding Yourself With a Healthy Workplace->

noahgift writes: "This is an article about dealing with a hostile workplace and finding a healthy one, from the eyes of a developer: ourself-with-healthy.html

Work and, programming in particular, is a creative endeavour, much like painting or composing music. "....Your inventing something". If your afraid and uncomfortable at work you won't be inventing much!"

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Submission Should Google Groups develop a ratings system?->

noahgift writes: "In this article. I talk about why I think Google Groups should develop a rating system for each user. Basically any user should be able to rate another user as helpful or unhelpful. In turn this would then be the basis of a group rating system. What do the slashdot readers think? Is it time to start rating the bad and good behavior on mailing lists?"
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Bill Gates Brags About Vista, Reacts to Apple's Latest Ads 891

fr8_liner writes "In an unusually candid interview with Newsweek Bill Gates lays it all on the line, bragging about the benefits of Vista, ragging on Apple for their 'I'm a Mac' ads, and claiming primacy in a number of features shared by Vista and OSX. Specifically, it is Mr. Gates' opinion that the Apple adverts are misleading if not untruthful. He makes the claim that 'security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.' The interview also touches on the future of Microsoft and Operating systems, and some of the company's plans for internet-based computing."

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