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Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6

BmlA Re:WHAT? (205 comments)

So when MS open sources something you start crying? Which one is it now, should they open source or not?

more than 2 years ago

Linux-Friendly Alternatives To Skype

BmlA Re:Sky .NET (236 comments)

Yeah, and how well does Google Voice work outside US?

more than 2 years ago

AppleCare Reps Told To Skirt Malware Questions

BmlA OSX (389 comments)

To be fair, I have never had any malware with OSX and I'm certain I will not. OSX by its roots (BSD) means it doesn't get the kind of malware that plagues all those M$ Windows computers. I feel safe with OSX and have no need for antivirus. If you give our your root password to a random program, well, you're stupid. But if you use Windows you get infected just by connecting to the internet. I've never had such experience with my Mac.

more than 2 years ago

Linux-Friendly Alternatives To Skype

BmlA Re:MS linux support (236 comments)

Why would they? Linux users aren't exactly the best customers - they want everything for free and even still they bitch about everything.

more than 2 years ago

Linux-Friendly Alternatives To Skype

BmlA Sky .NET (236 comments)

I don't think Linux developers understand the problem. Once again. It's not about the technology underhood or that the protocol is open. The fact is these things need to be able to call to the "real world" and be able to receive calls from there. Basement geeks probably don't understand it, but that's what most normal people use Skype for. It will also need clients on tons of mobile phones AND it needs to be able to be used with Skype users. Now that Microsoft owns part of Facebook they will probably start using Skype too. You won't win this just because your application is "open".

more than 2 years ago


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