Also IE and the a lot of things else.
You know... the Only reason People used Windows was because of the apps (no serious games for Linux other than a selected few) and lock-in.
Now that games are becomming multi-platform and Steam and Source are comming to the Mac (and Linux! It somewhat runs already!) there will be no reason anyone would still use Windows.
And suddenly I can't for the life of me figure out why people defend MS and Windows and say it's so muc h more awesome...
A Linux-based but not totally open OS that only runs dinky JS-based applets?
A better mobile OS already exists, it's Maemo 5, you can install/compile/run/distribute/sell whatever the hell you want, no strings attached. It's mostly open source with a few closed-source components (some of the included apps and drivers) but its successor will be 100% FOSS.
Of course, IE9 will continue to support Flash and other plug-ins. Developers who want to use the same markup today across different browsers rely on plug-ins. Plug-ins are also important for delivering innovation and functionality ahead of the standards process; mainstream video on the web today works primarily because of plug-ins. We’re committed to plug-in support because developer choice and opportunity in authoring web pages are very important; ISVs on a platform are what make it great. We fully expect to support plug-ins (of all types, including video) along with HTML5. There were also some comments asking about our work with Adobe on Flash and this report offers a recent discussion.
I love linux and think MS is rapidly falling behind, but let's not go overboard here.
There weren't really any good anti-hacking laws on the books in 1988. The Internet wasn't really on the public radar, and Morris did a lot to change that. I remember this time well because I was 20 years old in 1988 and was doing a lot of the same things Morris was. For anyone who could read a Unix man page, Internet security back then was a complete joke. Every system from pretty much every vendor was trivially hackable from the second the coax was attached. The thing that Morris did that the rest of us didn't was hack together some shell scripts to automate the process.
Anyway, when the worm hit, there were a lot of questions over what he could be charged with. I think the whole "unauthorized access of a computing device" was drafted in response to that. At that time, My cohorts and I were on fairly good "friendly enemy" terms with the college sysadmins, and would dutifully notify them (i.e. brag) whenever we found a new exploit. However, starting right about the time the Morris worm hit, attitudes about our activity started changing rapidly. Laws were drafted, at the Federal and state level. There were mutters from higher up about "teaching those kids a lesson". The sysadmins didn't smile and wave anymore when we passed each other. Computers were starting to become important to "regular people".
Personally, I wised up, and found more creative uses for my talents. I also got my own sysadmin job, which changed my outlook regarding hacking greatly
From what I've seen of Theora, it's the performance limit, not the open source nature of it, which makes it a non-starter for many platforms. I've read some rumors about Google supposedly pushing their own open-source codec, but I haven't seen any actual products. Do they exist? Is there an open alternative that can compete with H.264 on a wide range of platforms?
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Die floppies so I can piss on your grave.
We just GIVE the FCC the power to regulate (bitchslap) troublemaker isps like comcast.
We don't have to. The FCC can do that part itself.
The only thing that this ruling really says is that the current FCC regulations don't allow the FCC to do net neutrality. But since the FCC writes its own regulations, all it has to do is issue a new set (using the procedures required by itself (public comment periods, that sort of thing)) and they can then do net neutrality to their hearts' content.
Real Users are afraid they'll break the machine -- but they're never afraid to break your face.