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...
Go to the "Why Danny Carlton is Blocked" redirect page to see the full article.
Danny Carlton is the infamous loony fruitcake who apparently has a problem with Ad Block Plus, the award-winning Firefox plug-in that blocks those intrusive adverts that nobody wants to see, on web sites like Danny Carlton's. This deeply essential anti-spam tool transforms Web browsing from the unbearable slog through (what has become) a cesspool of online advertising, into the Utopian haven of ad-free browsing that we can now enjoy, thus making the Interweb a safe and pleasant land, protecting Web surfers from notorious ad-revenue spammers like Danny Carlton.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency's No. 2 official apologized Friday for leading a staged news conference Tuesday in which FEMA employees posed as reporters while real reporters listened on a telephone conference line and were barred from asking questions.
"We are reviewing our press procedures and will make the changes necessary to ensure that all of our communications are straight forward and transparent," Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson Jr., FEMA's deputy administrator, said in a four-paragraph statement.
According to insider sources who contacted a SeattlePI blogger, Microsoft have stabbed yet another one of their partners in the back.
Bungie, the software company bought by Microsoft to develop games for the Xbox 360 (presumably because Microsoft didn't know how to) have allegedly been unceremoniously kicked out into the street, after having been striped bare of the rights to the Halo franchise (and probably their shirts, too).
After a wave of hype for Halo 3 that put even the (admittedly miserable) Vista launch to shame, it seems that the Redmond Giant has rewarded the game's actual creator with a vicious mugging.
UPDATE!!! ... this has now been officially confirmed by Bungie who, in order to save face, are spinning it as an "exciting evolution of our relationship with Microsoft". LOL! Yeah, OK. Being mugged for your IP, then kicked out into the street sounds really exciting, I'm sure.