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Comment The *worst* part of this product (Score 1) 198

I just read through the comments, and I don't think anybody picked up on the worst part of this product: As far as I can tell from the website, this is a computer with Linux installed, but programmed to require access to the Broadband Computer Company's servers in order to operate. What happens if that company goes belly-up? All those "non-tech savvy" people then get to realize they've bought what (to them) is a brick.

In order to login, you need a "latchkey" (USB dongle of some kind). This latchkey is actually a subscription. If you have others in your family that will use the computer, you can buy additional latchkey subscriptions. I can't imagine anything more insulting to the very idea of owning a personal computer!

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Submission + - David and Goliath Battle Between Registrars (dnjournal.com) 1

RightsProtector writes: After register.cc had been around for over 10 years, Register.com tried to take the domain name from its current owner, Domain-It! Inc. (a smaller, competing registrar) through a UDRP arbitration. The UDRP is meant to be a way for trademark holders to protect their names from Cyber-Squatters. But the policy has also become a way for large corporations to take away legitimate domain names from their owners. In this particular case, Register.com was not even registering domain names when DomainIt bought register.cc in 1997. What's more, 'register' is the word used to describe what EVERY registrar does. In light of these facts, the UDRP panel ruled in favor of DomainIt.

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