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Microsoft bullies the Danes

Once again, there’s something rotten in Denmark. From Gates vs Denmark on Groklaw, via BoingBoing it seems Bill Gates is close down 800 IT Jobs in Denmark if the country doesn’t support the software patents directive (what a star trek-y title by the way). Let’s hope Denmark’s politicians don’t cave in to this threat. The …

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IE Complacency

Count me in this group of developers who wish Microsoft would fix their broken Internet Explorer. I also wish all you people out there still running IE 5.5 would upgrade too! But Zeldman warned against wishful thinking, noting that with hundreds of millions of people using Internet Explorer around the world, it would take more …

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Getting a better browser

The next time you’ll get a new browser from Microsoft is when you shell out money for Longhorn. Realistically, sounds like we won’t see significant uptake of Longhorn for another five years. Windows users, stuck with a browser that isn’t advancing, will look to alternatives, like Mozilla, Mozilla’s Firebird Project, or Opera. These browsers already …

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Ballmer on the Linux Threat

"IBM’s endorsement of Linux has added credibility and an illusion of support and accountability," Ballmer said. OK, so its caught up to windows which has had that illusion of support and accountability since circa 1990. Linux’s weakness, however, was the lack of a central body investing in its development in areas such as engineering, manageability, …

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Why I don’t have an MS Passport

  The flaw, in Passport’s password recovery mechanism, could have allowed an attacker to change the password on any account to which the username is known. The simplicity of the attack method and the high value of the data frequently stored in Passport accounts–names, addresses, birthdates and credit card numbers–combined to make the vulnerability critical. …

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