An anonymous reader writes: A majority of the community is revolting against the Slashdot beta http://beta.slashdot.org/ and the men and women behind the scenes are ignoring the community. Let's see what that brings with it...
somenickname writes: As a long time Slashdot reader, I'm wondering what website to transition to once the beta goes live. The new beta interface seems very well suited to tablets/phones but, it ignores the fact that the user base is, as one would expect, nerds sitting in front of very large LCD monitors and wasting their employers time. It's entirely possible that the browser ID information gathered by the site has indicated that they get far more hits on mobile devices where the new interface is reasonable but, I feel that no one has analyzed the browser ID (and screen resolution) against comments modded +5. I think you will find that most +5 comments are coming from devices (real fucking computers) that the new interface does not support well. Without an interface that invites the kind of users that post +5 comments, Slashdot is just a ho-hum news aggregation site that allows comments. So, my question is, once the beta is the default, where should Slashdot users go to?
jackb_guppy writes: SLASHDOT today started to push users from the old interface to the ugly, slow, new interface. Any guess on the number of users that will be leaving SLASHDOT. So much for market share.
wiedzmin writes: A new report released by NSS labs shows that the latest version of Internet Explorer, equipped with some new anti-malware functionality, catches more Web-based malware attacks than any of the other major browsers on the market. IE9 caught nearly 100 percent of the attacks thrown at it in a new test done, followed with a huge disparity by Google Chrome at 13.2%, Safari and Firefox at 7.6% and Opera at 6.1%.
angry tapir writes: "A group of Linux proponents will purchase patents formerly held by Microsoft in an effort to defend distributors of the open-source OS against the ongoing threat of patent litigation from the software giant. The Open Invention Network (OIN), whose members include IBM and Red Hat, is set to purchase a set of 22 patents once held by Microsoft from Allied Security Trust (AST). They include Linux patents marketed and sold by Microsoft, some of which were previously held by Silicon Graphics, said Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, in an interview Tuesday."
Edward Benson writes: "Here's the situation: I have two good friends with an awesome real estate-based startup idea. The problem is that I'm the only developer they know and can't go in on it with them for other reasons not important here. I want to see them succeed, though, and for the past few months I've been trying to help them find their third-partner, which has been a real eye-opener.
Finding a person willing to take the plunge and found a startup with complete strangers is unbelievably hard. We've tried our Facebook contacts, I've floated the idea around my office, we've even put paid job listings up on job boards — a few months later and no real success.
So a question to those of you out there on Slashdot with startup experience:
Can startups only be formed among existing acquaintances?
How do you go about the founder search?
Do you think that you have to just go full-ahead with the plan without a developer, and trust that you'll find one before you it's too late?
Do you have to be located in a "Startup Hub," as Paul Graham would say, for the pieces to fall into place?"
CPUsInHotPlaces writes: The BBC is reporting that the European Union's "Court of First Instance" has ruled against Microsoft in the ongoing anti-trust case. As a result of this ruling, they must pay abide by the original ruling from 2004 (including a 497m euro fine), and also pay 80% of the EU commission's legal costs.
The only section of the original ruling that was not upheld was the comission's attempt to impose an independent monitoring trustee