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Comment Re:This is Java code (Score 1) 349

GetVersionEx(Inout_ LPOSVERSIONINFO lpVersionInfo);
Returns the major and minor versions, build number, platform id, service pack major and minor, and the product type.

Deprecated as of Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, what appears to be the only remotely adequate replacement for it requires resorting to WMI.


Submission + - Hospital says SSN's not financial data.

theEteam writes: According to this report, St Marys Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland had a laptop stolen with information of 130,000 patients. The hospital does the right thing and sends out letters to everybody effected, telling them that "The computer contained identifying information including names, social security numbers and birthdates for many of our patients." Sounds good so far and not exactly news. Then, according to the article, they state that "the laptop did not contain any patient health or financial information." Link to the hospital letter directly is here. So when did SSNs cease to become financial data?

Submission + - Linus says "GNOME is limiting";Submits pat

Axmt writes: Linus got into an argument with GNOME developers accusing them of having a "users are idiots" mentality and limiting the configuration options. He went on to submit patches in order to make it behave like he wants. What the Salshdot users think? Is GNOME too limiting compared to KDE?

Submission + - Apple CEO lambasts teacher unions

An anonymous reader writes: After publishing a controversial open letter taking a stance against DRM, Steve Jobs turned his attention to teacher unions. As reported by Associated Press, Jobs said "I believe that what is wrong with our schools in this nation is that they have become unionized in the worst possible way," during an education reform conference. He stated that no amount of technology in the classroom would improve public schools until principals could fire bad teachers. Acknowledging the potential fallout of this stance, Jobs also said "Apple just lost some business in this state, I'm sure."

On the other hand, Dell responded that unions were created because "the employer was treating his employees unfairly and that was not good. So now you have these enterprises where they take good care of their people. The employees won, they do really well and succeed."

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