Thundersnatch writes: It appears that Apple is once again making its Safari 5 web browser and MobileMe software install by default via Apple Software Update on Windows, even if users had previously deselected these options in their preferences. They've been down this road before and faced significant backlash. If Microsoft did something like this people would be calling for a DOJ investigation.
Thundersnatch writes: Microsoft seems to be actually listening to customers frustrated by Vista activation issues, and is going to change the behavior of Vista systems that fail activation. Instead of a reduced funcationality mode, Vista will now simply nag the user in various ways. Access to programs and files will not be limited. These changes are coming with the release version of Vista Service Pack 1, which is already in beta test.
Thundersnatch writes: Adding fuel to the the database flame wars, here's an interesting piece: "Oracle is the T.O. of software". For those not familiar with American Football, T.O. referrs to Terrell Owens, a highly skilled player with an unprecedented ability to cause trouble with his teammates and the media.