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Links 27/05/2008: GNU/Linux-only ASUS Desktops Come Next Week, WAVE SDK Comes to GNU/Linux

Posted in News Roundup at 10:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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6 Comments

  1. gggggg said,

    May 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm

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    You want something pretty:

    http://lwb.lawnet.com.sg/legal/lgl/rss/legalnews/57100.html

    Just read it. It’s hilarious…

    “A SINGAPORE firm has threatened to sue websites that use pictures or graphics to link to another page, claiming it owns the patent for a technology used by millions around the world.”

    “‘Website owners are just upset because they never had to pay for it before,’ said Mr Smith.

    VueStar will begin enforcing its patent claims in Australia and the US ‘soon’, he said, and the firm is also working on invoices for Internet heavyweights like Google and Microsoft. ”

    Hahahhaha

    Thank AlexH, because he simply don’t care…

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 27, 2008 at 6:11 pm

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    The “JPEG on a site” patent forced Patent TrollTracker to take the JPEGs off his blog, IIRC.

    It’s an insane world. Even the double-click is patented. The smiley too. With the current dysfunctional law, a default Apache installation is a crime.

  3. Victor Soliz said,

    May 27, 2008 at 10:15 pm

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    VMware’s going to win the virtualization battle, and Microsoft won’t even be its nearest competitor.

    I doubt vmware is any better than MS. I do hope nobody wins the virtualization battle, so there is always sane competition, the IT world seems to have certain love with crowning champions and declaring them years of loyalty, I think that needs to change.

  4. Victor Soliz said,

    May 27, 2008 at 10:18 pm

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    though the desktop is expected to run Asus’ custom variant of Xandros Linux

    Would this still be enslaved to MS by the xandros deal?

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 27, 2008 at 10:25 pm

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    The manager of Scalix told me at the time that ASUS is doing its own thing and is therefore independent from Xandros’ obligations. I don’t know what arrangements — if any — Asustek has. So the answer is that I don’t have a definite answer, but I hope to believe that ASUS pays Microsoft or Xandros absolutely nothing (which I doubt).

  6. touch said,

    May 29, 2008 at 1:30 am

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    I wonder what conclusion the DOJ came to in the Microsoft “investment” into Corel before Corel dumped Corel Linux to become Xandos and bend over for Microsoft with a new pact? I’m sure someone’s cock was sucked there, too, like always with Microsoft, someone takes money to look the other way and Microsoft dances away with another victory.

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