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Comment Re:Free alternatives? (Score 1) 90

Some obscure group of dudes that call themselves "Temple of Transgression" and develop an antivirus (ok, ok, only the frontend) in VB6 are fighting hard for not being taken seriously.

Why is TT Livescan written in VB6, instead of another programming language? VB6 is still widely used, just like most other programming languages. In terms of development, VB6 is geared towards rapid GUI development. Combined with the fact that most of our coding is designed to be as efficient as possible, VB6 is the best option. Shortly before 32-bit support is to be phased out for Windows, we will make a new version available. It will most likely be written in Delphi.

And no, I didn't know "VTE Virus Scanner".

Comment MeeGo (Score 2) 111

Recently I bought a Nokia N9. It's not as cool as my good old N900 (which is still my primary cellphone), but MeeGo really looked promising. Why did they ditch it in such a bad manner is something that still puzzles me.

Comment Inertia? (Score 1) 414

The last two major releases (7 and 8) have been awful. I think the only reason why Java still gets so much attention is because there's a lot of time and money already invested on Java applications. As a Java developer and FOSS advocate myself, I have to confess that I'm closely following the results of Microsoft flirting with the open source community. I never thought I would say such thing, though.

Crazee Edeee, his prices are INSANE!!!