In libpurple (read: Pidgin and other apps that might use it for messaging) you can connect via purple-facebook, which is a Facebook chat protocol plugin. There are still some glitches but it's definitely usable.
I will give MS the benefit of the doubt in this one. Good for them, and for the cause of Free Software.
However, about your rhetorical question:
Okay, I'll bite: how many entities has MS sued for
I'll answer: I don't know, but MS doesn't need to sue when half of all Android devices worldwide paid extortion money to MS to the tune of USD 28 billion in confidential settlements, and it refuses to disclose which exact patents it is using for (extortion) licensing.
IMHO, the trap has sprung, and has bitten a lot of people. So yes, some distrust in MS is well warranted.
I think it's for two reasons: first, because the technique enables to watch molecular processes at the 'single molecule' level, and this is highly significant for chemistry, obviously.
I think there might be a second reason too: the effectiveness of the technique depends on a lot of photochemical knowledge and proper selection of dyes, which again is another significant area of study and research in chemistry.
The buzz began when Samsung announced last March that it was developing a watch device. Then, recently, news firm BBC reported a patent and trademark filing that reveals Samsung has registered the names Samsung Gear in South Korea and Samsung Galaxy Gear in the US.
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Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls.
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Try pinfo. From the description:
Pinfo is an info file viewer. It was created when the author, Przemek Borys, was very depressed trying to read gtk info entries using the standard tools.
Pinfo is similar in use to lynx. It has similar key movements, and gives similar intuition. You just move across info nodes, and select links, follow them... Well, you know how it is when you view html with lynx.
:) It supports as many colors as it could.
Believe me, it's a lifesaver for reading info pages.
Just installed an official update from Nokia a week ago...
And even though it was launched in 2009, it offers a boatload of features that other phones don't even try to match: the Nokia N900.
Is work continuing on KHTML...?
It seems so. Check this.
Slackware 13.0 x86_64 is released as stable! Thanks to everyone who
helped make this release possible — see the RELEASE_NOTES for the
credits. The ISOs are off to the replicator. This time it will be a
6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided 32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD.
We're taking pre-orders now at store.slackware.com. Please consider
picking up a copy to help support the project. Once again, thanks to
the entire Slackware community for all the help testing and fixing
things and offering suggestions during this development cycle.
As always, have fun and enjoy! -P.