Joe Wilcox hits it hard -- all good wood -- in his spot on assessment of the shadow interoperability measures just announced which were supposed to rock our world ...
Ozzie said that the information disclosure demonstrates "our
commitment to an open and level playing field." I find the statement
It seems like my morbid predictions that Free Software will be fatally poisoned by Mono, are becoming more and more true by the day. The next victim, apparently, is D-Bus:
You may recall that I posted an article last year, voicing my concerns that Fedora (and indeed most distros) was being slowly poisoned by Microsoft's encumbered C# technology, in the form of Mono. Well now it seems that Beagle (Novell/Gnome search tool) developer, Debajyoti Bera, wants to extend that infestation even further, by converting Beagle's support libraries to Mono too.
Oh dear, the MacHeads are not happy bunnies...
Looks like a recent update to QuickTime has introduced some kind of DRM enforcement, that effectively renders it useless (pun intended).
Worse still, complaints about this update are being censored on Apple's support forums.
It seems that Apple has deleted (again) one part of this discussion...
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