I came across this article in my reading while on Vacation but had to get this out.. cause the mainstream is finally catching on to Microsoft being on the way out.!
Read what I’m talking about and make up your own mind, of course. Lock in or out that is the question.
Taken from the ICS Diary
James brought this to my attention shortly after I checked in for my shift: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html
There are a few more details here: http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/important-security-update-faq
Check out this Geek Howto on changing your battle.net password
Also Check out the Battle.net authenticator
I believe they also have an iPhone app for multi facet authentication.
1. Crap Products in the first Place
See the Hundreds of dollars lost on ME 98 1st Vista 7
2. Force one to use their other products by making them incompatible with universal Standars. Use Out look with CalDav WebDav or Imap < not well anyway.
3. Microsoft Bans Employees From Using Apple Products As Work Machines
So you want someone else’s product Not if you work for microsoft. I wonder if we should completely boycott microsoft products at apple or apple and MS at google.
I refer again to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft I do still believe microsoft is aiming to monopolize the industry. Does their web browser (PRODCUT) run on anything but windows. Can outlook use Any other calendaring system.? Does window connect to NFS or AFS ( not without paying for third party ware)
yet Linux OSX and other connect to smb/cifs quite regularly and from default installs.
In 2009, while Microsoft was busy designing and marketing what would become the Kinect, [Carlos Anzola], an inventor, tinkerer, and self-ascribed geek from Bogotá, Colombia, had been working for years on a nearly identical gesture interface for the PC. His creation, the Human interface Electronic Device, or HiE-D – pronounced ‘Heidi’ - was capable of gesture recognition years before Microsoft would release the Kinect.
Microsoft lifts GPL code, uses in Microsoft Store tool | Within Windows: ”
Microsoft lifts GPL code, uses in Microsoft Store tool
committed to database on November 6, 2009 at 10:53 pm Eastern Standard Time22 comments digg this
Update 11/7: The example I provided yesterday (ReadBytes) was replaced with a new one. Note that it is only an example. I’m not here to prove my case in a huge exhaustive post for you. That’s left as an exercise for the reader.
While poking through the UDF-related internals of the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, I had a weird feeling there was just wayyyyyyyyy too much code in there for such a simple tool. A simple search of some method names and properties, gleaned from Reflector’s output, revealed the source code was obviously lifted from the CodePlex-hosted (yikes) GPLv2-licensed ImageMaster project. (The author of the code was not contacted by Microsoft.)
Microgarbage claims IBM as anticompetitive in mainframes
10 or so cliche’s come to mind. Pot and Kettle, Good for the Goose, etc.. basicly sow and reap I say.
Slashdot Hardware Story | The Truth Behind the Death of Linux On the Netbook:
‘Groklaw brings us news of Microsoft holding the smoking gun in regards to the death of Linux on netbooks. You see, the question of Linux on netbooks in Taiwan was put forth to the Taiwan Trade Authority director, who replied, ‘In our association we operate as a c”
Taken from slashdot directly. (snuffy)
Is anyone really surprised that Microgarbage has broken a promise, Lied, Stolen software, or in some way subverted misdirected or spread FUD (Fear Uncertainty and doubt)
Another Example.. man this is starting to get boring.
Microsoft breaks IE8 interoperability promise
The folks at Groklow seem to agree with me, that this move by microgarbage is another wolf cry. read the Lengthy write up: “
The glasnost era has arrived at Microsoft (MSFT). The software giant – which over the years has earned a reputation for not playing nice - put out a press release Thursday morning proclaiming its readiness to collaborate with the rest of the world. Microsoft said it is making changes in its technology and business that aim ‘to increase the openness of its products and drive greater interoperability, opportunity and choice for developers, partners, customers and competitors.’ The company is so eager to pound home the point that the words ‘open’ and ‘openness’ appear 16 times in the release.
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