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Comment Re:It is based on Linux.... (Score 2) 349

They are choosing a system which has a record of a number of serious disasters and lack of performance at higher system demand levels.

What serious disasters? Do you have any references that of any, especially ones that say it was because of .NET? Those sound like typical things that people who only read Slashdot for news seem to believe. I remember the London Stock Exchange fiasco, but that was because of incompetent people rather than the technology itself. In the last quarter, Microsoft's Server and Tools division recorded an increase in revenue of 11% despite completely free alternatives available.

if for example your Java supplier has a bad security record, to migrate to a different one which is more responsive

Like who?

Comment Re:When are they going to arrest... (Score -1, Troll) 54

Right after they arrest Android developers for the huge malware problem on Android, and then Apple developers.

"91.3% of smartphone malware/viruses written for Android"
"Apple's iOS, Microsoft's Windows Phone and Blackberry are free of any malicious activity"

http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/?newsid=3448046

"Newly Discovered Android Malware Was Downloaded Millions Of Times"
http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/20/newly-discovered-android-malware-was-downloaded-millions-of-times/

Last week, American security researcher Jacob Appelbaum found that malware on an Angolan human-rights activist's Apple laptop was "signed" with a legitimate Apple developer ID, allowing it to slip past Apple's baked-in Gatekeeper security software. A new and unusually sneaky piece of Mac malware, discovered last week, has been linked to a larger online espionage campaign being waged from India.

  The campaign, dubbed "HangOver" after a text string in the malware code, appears to be based in India and focuses on stealing industrial secrets from companies all over the world.

http://www.technewsdaily.com/18120-hangover-malware-india.html

How come the "Superior UNIX design" that have lead to tens of thousands of +5 Insightful Slashdot posts over the years doesn't protect Android and OS X? If the blame goes to the users, why are you trying to blame the Windows dev team?

Comment Re:This is rather disconcerting. (Score 2) 54

I want to know exactly what idiot gave Microsoft the authority to create a law enforcement unit other than their jackbooted licensing audit thugs from the Business Software Alliance.

Needs a judge's approval.

But we’re very careful about how we do this. We’re not just going out there shooting stuff. We walk in with a pile of legal documents. We’re asking for a judge to agree with what we found.

Comment Re:Good Buy (Score 0) 83

They switch to Windows servers, it crashes and burns horribly, so they switch back. There's no quality control, no development, it goes to hell, and everyone switches to the far superior service Google offers (since they decided to grow their own and not acquire youtube).

Citation needed.

Anyway, try Outlook.com sometime.

Comment Hypocritical coming from Google... (Score 4, Insightful) 201

Google is no better at greed for money.

See how Google started removing borders around ads and made the shading super light in order to get ad clicks from older people and people with bad monitor calibration:

http://ppcblog.com/fbf0fa-now-you-see-it

http://blumenthals.com/blog/2012/01/31/is-google-intentionally-trying-to-minimize-the-fact-that-these-are-ads/

Those carefully and scientifically calibrated colors must be worth atleast few hundred million of extra revenue from their cash cow by making gullible people click on ads mistaking them for real search results.

"Study:Contrast sensitivity gradually decreases with age"
http://www.eyeworld.org/article.php?sid=818&strict=0&morphologic=0&query=

Chrome is a trojan horse to weaken Mozilla which is becoming less powerful because Google uses its ad dollars to bundle Chrome with Flash, Acrobat and Java updates by default thereby reducing Firefox's share and has the nice side effect of reducing Google's payments to Mozilla for searches.

And Web DRM? Of course it's going to be a HTML standard very soon because IE, Safari and... ding! Chrome are going to be supporting it fully with 80% marketshare and people will blame Firefox if Netflix doesn't work in it and recommend you switch to Chrome to see movies! iOS, Android and Windows Phone, BBOS will add support for 100% tablet and phone support for the DRM.

Chrome on Chromebook already has the EME DRM module. Firefox and Opera are powerless to stop it. We have already seen this play out with the h.264 HTML5 video support in Chrome fiasco when Google promised it would drop H.264 from Chrome to push WebM but did not and Mozilla was left holding the bag with WebM and had to recently had to eat crow and add support for patent encumbered H264. The web is owned by the corporates, not individuals anymore, there was some hope when Firefox was at 40%, not anymore. And we all willingly gave them the power by believing in "open" and "do no evil" and switching in droves.

Comment Re:You're right but.. (Score 1) 243

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2261927/Bing-Yahoo-Steal-Tiny-Bit-of-Search-Market-Share-From-Google

"In the battle of Google vs. Bing “powered by” results, 69.2 percent of all searches conducted were powered by Google (down from 69.7 percent in February), while 26.1 percent were powered by Bing (up from 25.9 percent) in February."

The information is out there. You can easily bing for it in less time that you needed to type those comments referencing your own websites' stats "still showing blah blah" which I was referring to when I send "frog in the well bubble".

Comment Chrome is a trojan horrse.. (Score 5, Insightful) 153

Chrome is a trojan horse to weaken Mozilla which is becoming less powerful because Google uses its ad dollars to bundle Chrome with Flash, Acrobat and Java updates by default thereby reducing Firefox's share and has the nice side effect of reducing Google's payments to Mozilla for searches.

And Web DRM? Of course it's going to be a HTML standard very soon because IE, Safari and... ding! Chrome are going to be supporting it fully with 80% marketshare and people will blame Firefox if Netflix doesn't work in it and recommend you switch to Chrome to see movies! iOS, Android and Windows Phone, BBOS will add support for 100% tablet and phone support for the DRM.

Chrome on Chromebook already has the EME DRM module. Firefox and Opera are powerless to stop it. We have already seen this play out with the h.264 HTML5 video support in Chrome fiasco when Google promised it would drop H.264 from Chrome to push WebM but did not and Mozilla was left holding the bag with WebM and had to recently had to eat crow and add support for patent encumbered H264. The web is owned by the corporates, not individuals anymore, there was some hope when Firefox was at 40%, not anymore. And we all willingly gave them the power by believing in "open" and "do no evil" and switching in droves.

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