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Comment That's pretty much it for Windows Phone 7 then... (Score 1) 153

... since carriers love Skype so very much due to its ability to shift their revenue from the extremely profitable voice calls to the much less profitable data transmission channels, and since nobody will believe Microsoft should they claim not to have any plans to integrate Skype's technology in WP7. This is irrespective of whether WP7 has technical merit or not. Carriers make or break a mobile OS - they can simply refuse to subsidize phones running an unwanted OS thus forcing it out of the market.

Comment Re:Where's the linux love? (Score 2) 307

The current Dropbox version for Linux is indeed 1.0.10. What you're downloading there is nautilus-dropbox, the Nautilus integration package. The actual Dropbox daemon is proprietary, it will be downloaded into ~/.dropbox-dist the first time you start it.

Comment Probably ExFAT (Score 1) 426

BS. It probably just formats it using exFAT if it's not formatted already, or when the user formats it. It's not possible to permanently make a card unreadable on other systems - reformatting and/or repartitioning the card will do the trick. Even if that were possible, this would be too blatant a bug to have slipped through QA.
Security

Security Flaw Hits VAserv; Head of LxLabs Found Hanged 413

Keldrin_1 writes "The discovery of 24 security vulnerabilities may have contributed to the death of the chief of LxLabs. A flaw in the company's HyperVM software allowed data on 100,000 sites, all hosted by VAserv, to be destroyed. The HyperVM solution is popular with cheap web hosting services and the attacks are easy to reproduce, which could lead to further incidents."
Media

Money For Nothing and the Codecs For Free 206

Davis Freeberg writes "In an in depth discussion on the codec industry, CoreCodec CEO and Matroska Foundation board member Dan Marlin shares his thoughts on the growing popularity of the MKV container, confusion in the marketplace between X.264/MKV and DivXHD and weighs in on a controversial decision by Microsoft to block third party filter support in future versions of Windows media player. His interview offers a behind the scenes look at an important piece of technology that is helping to power the P2P movement. It also raises the prickly question of whether or not Microsoft is abusing their OS monopoly, in order to rein in competition within the codec industry."

Comment Why? (Score 1) 266

They can pry IPv4 from my tired, RSI-affected-due-to-:-overuse fingers. I'm not about to rely on DNS when debugging and testing my networks. Sure, it's a petty, localized, small scale view, but I don't care.

Comment Re:It's official... (Score 1) 828

Correct me if I'm wrong (and I hope I am) but since KDE and it's libraries is based on the GPL'ed version of QT, it is itself GPL'ed, which means that you need to GPL your code is you want your app to integrate with KDE..????????

You are correct. KDE applications currently must be licensed under the GPL.

Debian

Submission + - Fedora 8 officially released (arstechnica.com) 1

Cat in the Hat writes: Fedora 8 has been officially released. Ars Technica has a run-down of what's new in Fedora 8, including the PulseAudio sound daemon, Nodoka visual style, and a new authentication system. 'Another major change in Fedora 8 is the new PolicyKit authentication system that makes authority escalation more secure. Instead of providing root access to an entire program when it needs higher privileges, PolicyKit makes it possible to isolate individual operations that require higher privileges and put them into system services that can be accessed through D-Bus. Another advantage of PolicyKit is that it will give administrators more control over which users and programs have access to individual operations that use escalated privileges.'

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