I own a playbook. I like the hardware, I like the OS and I like RIM's apps. What I found lacking was the app world and the third party apps. That is a management failure. I think the Tech part of BB10 was cool enough to succeed.
Plus they killed developer's interest in releasing free software by allowing no ads. The Android market place remained much more attractive for the developers in spite of Playbook/BB10 having an arguably better development environment. Heck they did not even manage to get the developers to repackage their apps for the playbook android emulator. There was no incentive for them.
This should spell the end of Microsoft Windows usage in sensitive government facilities for sure. Even friendly countries will be wary of US government's power over Microsoft. They should/would prefer open source code which they can audit.
Even if FreeBSD just manages to keep up with Linux I for one am glad its around. Remember Open Source is about choice. BSDs provide one more. One that is far better than Hurd, Haiku etc. at the moment.
I have used OpenDNS. I agree it is faster and I prefer that to my local ISP's dns servers. But the NXDOMAIN thingy is not so easy for me to turn off since I have a dynamic ip. I started using 220.127.116.11 as primary because of that. Yesterday I changed to 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. Hopefully I don't have to change this for a long time now.
from the bend-like-a-willow dept.
You know how, if you want to read a paywalled newspaper article, you can just paste its title into Google News and get a free pass? Those days may be coming to an end. Reader Captian Spazzz writes: "It looks like Google may be bowing to pressure from folks like News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch. What I don't understand is what prevents the websites themselves from enforcing some limit. Why make Google do it?" (Danny Sullivan explains how they could do that.) "Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced. The concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages. Publishers will join a First Click Free programme that will prevent web surfers from having unrestricted access. Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration pages."
libcrypto writes: "A United States judge on Tuesday ordered Microsoft Corporation to stop selling Microsoft Word in its current form in the US as it infringes upon a patent owned by a Canadian company, i4i.
Judge Leonard Davis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas passed an injunction to this effect and has given Microsoft 2 months within which the software giant must comply with the order.A patent infringement lawsuit was filed by i4i in 2007 against Micrsoft.
The judge on Tuesday forbade Microsoft from selling Word products which let people create custom XML documents. Microsoft has now been banned from selling or importing into the US any Word products which can open.XML,.DOCX, or DOCM files containing custom XML."
From my reading this ruling appears to be for the motion filed by Ajit to "Quash the proceedings against him.". The court decided that there is no grounds for that. So the case can go on. I can see no where that the court has decided weather the content is indeed public or private etc. etc. That will be decided only when the actual case comes up for hearing.