05.21.08

Links 21/05/2008: Netflix Chooses Linux for Boxes, Microsoft Puzzlement Over Yahoo!

Posted in News Roundup at 9:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  1. Alex H. said,

    May 21, 2008 at 2:28 pm

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    Wait for your distribution-patched Firefox 3 – the SQLite fsync() “bug” is horrible if you encounter it.

    Otherwise it’s an excellent browser, though, and Weave looks superb.

  2. Yuhong Bao said,

    May 21, 2008 at 3:54 pm

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    In the end, I’d say that eliminating software patents would be more effective than, for example, trying to back out the MS-Novell deal, because even before the deal, MS could in theory use patents to kill Linux. This deal just increase the incentive to do so.

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm

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    In the end, I’d say that eliminating software patents would be more effective than…

    There are several angles. We look at more than just one of them. The Novell deal marked the point where Microsoft’s threats from 2005 or thereabout (Ballmer saying it’s an “obligation to the shareholders”) began to materialise.

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