Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 16:43 UTC, submitted by mwtomlinson
Novell and Ximian The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell new versions of Linux operating system software after the open-source community criticized Novell for teaming up with Microsoft. "The community of people wants to do anything they can to interfere with this deal and all deals like it. They have every reason to be deeply concerned that this is the beginning of a significant patent aggression by Microsoft," Eben Moglen, the Foundation's general counsel, said on Friday. Update: The FSF claims this is being hyped.
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RE[7]: So sad
by twenex on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 22:30 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: So sad"
twenex
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2006-04-21

This kind of discussions are like pissing in the wind ...

Makes me wonder why you participated in it then.

And BTW I don't think that Macromedia Flash (you know, the authoring tool, not the player - there is a slight difference) works in Firefox.

Ah, now I understand. I can certainly see the value of running Windows if you have a Windows-only application, but then that doesn't mean Windows is the best operating system. Right now, for instance, Amarok doesn't work in Windows to the best of my knowledge, so if I want to run it I have to run Linux. As for Wine, it's no secret that its compatibility with Windows is not 100%, but then again, it IS trying to keep up with a moving target for which no source code, and allegedly not all API's, are legally available.

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