My guess is that the emphasis is changing because they now have a different CEO. Why would Shuttleworth let someone else run the company he built for *their* fun, even if he ran it that way himself?
ApolloX writes "Adobe has released its new version of the Flex Builder, now renamed Flash Builder 4. This version is radically different from previous versions of Flex, introducing the new Spark architecture and theme support. While I am pleased Adobe has finally added support for Eclipse 3.5, I am disappointed with some of the new architecture changes that make doing simple things, such as skinning a button, now quite cumbersome."
I'm not a Windows programmer, or even a Windows user. How is it that so many other companies are able to support Windows XP with their new products? I mean even looking specifically at browsers...Chrome supports Windows XP SP2 through Window 7, and Firefox supports Windows 2000 through Windows 7. Is IE in Windows 7 really so much better than Firefox or Chrome in Windows 7 that it was worth exploiting features of Windows Vista/7 that aren't available in XP?
They point out that 30 countries are working with CERN without being members, and it seems like they would like to be one of 31. I mean, why wouldn't they? Being a member sounds expensive.