Saturday, June 25, 2005

Microsoft is at it again

"Microsoft is profiting from punishment...The company has been obliged to open up its protocols as a result of the Antitrust settlement in the US, but the fees it's charging don't reflect that it was found guilty, and is being punished....they should be licensed for free.

...If you're creating a piece of network software or hardware that needs to talk to a Microsoft file system - a printer, storage server, or a piece of middleware - you must agree to pay Microsoft $50,000 up front in Prepaid Royalties. The fee then depends on how many users the product has, and what is accessed....

More Here...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Windows based progs on MAC - Who Cares?

Macworld: News: CodeWeavers CrossOver to support Intel-based Macs: "CodeWeavers CrossOver to support Intel-based Macs

By Peter Cohen

CodeWeavers Inc. on Wednesday announced plans to support Intel-based Macs. CodeWeavers makes CrossOver and CrossOver Office. The software allows Linux users to use software designed to work on Windows operating systems without needing to have Windows installed. What’s more, CodeWeavers offers custom software porting services based on CrossOver."

Monday, June 20, 2005

- FREE- Linspire Five-o

"...'Linux is supposed to be free, but Linspire costs money, and $49.95 at that. But here���s how to get it free. You have to register a free account at Then go to the products, and click on Buy Now under Linspire Five-0. When you are in the Shopping Cart, click on Apply Coupon and then enter 'LycorisWelcome'. That will make Linspire free. Then just finish up the transaction and download the ISO when your done. I���m not sure how long this will last, so get it now. Enjoy!'"

or just download this....

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Episode 2 - MythTV

Tired of shelling out hard earned cash to download the program listings of your DVR? Want to backup your videos but don't want to deal with the hassle of DRMed files? Kevin Rose & Dan Huard show you everything you need to know about the free and open source PVR alternative, MythTV. Build yours today!

Building a War Spying Box

Episode 1 - Building a War Spying Box
To demonstrate the dangers of unencrypted wireless cameras, Kevin Rose and Dan Huard reveal how to build and use the first ever handheld auto-switching warspying device. Designed from the ground up, they take a helpful step-by-step process to go from the basic circuit construction to the complete warspying box design.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Add-on PlayStation 3 HDD will run Linux

News at GameSpot:

Ken Kutaragi reveals the console's hard drive will use alternate OS, hints that it will ship separately and will come in more than one model.

Since E3, Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi has been calling the PlayStation 3 an 'entertainment supercomputer' rather than a gaming console. Now, he's revealed a new plan to make sure that it's acknowledged as one.

In an interview with Impress PC Watch, Kutaragi disclosed that he plans to install the Linux operating system on the PS3's hard disc drive (HDD) so it will be recognized as a computer, rather than a mere console."

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Open letter to Apple about its marriage with Intel

WOW......just WOW!

"Dear Apple, I am among the many switchers you successfully brought to your platform. And now I plan to switch back. Simply put, after reading this press release, I no more think the Mac has any future as an interesting hardware or software platform. I further believe that you have made such a bafflingly shortsighted decision that I worry about the sanity of your management staff, enough to dread more of these moves. I also disbelieve most of the claims that have been made today as purely hilarious.

I do not expect you to keep reading beyond the latest paragraph but I'll keep typing anyway."

Full Letter Here.....

Monday, June 06, 2005

This is a GOOOOOOD day......I think?

Apple throws the switch, aligns with Intel | CNET "CEO Steve Jobs announced Monday that Apple will gradually shift its Mac line to Intel-based chips over the next two years. The move confirms a timetable first reported by CNET

Jobs' announcement formed the centerpiece of a keynote speech to Mac programmers attending the company's annual Worldwide Developer Conference here. The conference, expected to draw some 3,800 attendees this year, is a traditional venue for Apple product launches."

Thursday, June 02, 2005

YES! - Protect our Children

BetaNews | New 'XXX' Domains for Adult Web Sites: "New 'XXX' Domains for Adult Web Sites
By Ed Oswald, BetaNews
June 2, 2005, 11:56 AM

Internet users looking for -- or blocking -- pornography will have a much easier time thanks to a new top-level domain name just approved by ICANN. The group responsible for overseeing the world's domain names approved the '.xxx' domain, which British company ICM Registry will be in charge of managing.

The new domains could appear as soon as the end of the year, according to ICANN. Dot-xxx was part of 9 other new domains being considered by the organization. Consumers will be able to purchase the new domains for $60 per year. ICM says it will work with companies to voluntarily move them over to the new domain in order to help protect children from seeing inappropriate content."

Migrating from Windows to Linux?

The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux. (Official site of the table): "The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.
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