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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

rolfc Re:The problem of Microsoft (337 comments)

"If you are going to discuss Microsoft's problems, I suggest not bringing up MS Office. Because it is one of the few examples of areas where Microsoft is doing just fine." It can't open Microsofts own ISO standard. It is not very good att OpenDocument. If productivity means producing documents in open formats, MS office is not there.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

rolfc Re:The problem of Microsoft (337 comments)

"Most people I know of know Microsoft as simply the company who makes the software they are familiar with."

Those people are not the one who are deciding the future in companies and organisations. If websites are built for standards, why should we use internet explorer?

If documments are open office or pdf, why should we use MS office?

Microsofts software are only good att Microsofts own specifications. With the move to mobile, they have lost their monopoly on clients which was their reason to exist.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

rolfc The problem of Microsoft (337 comments)

Hardware has never been their problem, their problem has always been their strategy that has led them wrong.

By building products that are incompatible with others and refusing to open up Office files, they have implanted themself as the evil company in the mindset of those afffected. Those affected are those that realise that the world is always changing and want to be free to use any product.

Those are also the people that end up makeing decisions about what products to use.

Microsoft has "closed" them self out of the market.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source For Bill and Document Management?

rolfc A real document management system? (187 comments)

Try out Alfresco, It is a nice document management system if you are familiar with IT-system.

about a year and a half ago
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Stubborn Intel Graphics Bug Haunts Ubuntu 12.04

rolfc Re:Irony (320 comments)

I have this problem on a HP desktop-machine with Nvidia-graphics. It does not appear om My thinkpad X220 with intel graphics.

about 2 years ago
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German Cable ISP First To Deliver 4700Mbps Internet Connection

rolfc Re:On reading the future (121 comments)

It's because we pull a fiber in to the living room. I have 100 Mbps that way. 200 SEK/month

more than 2 years ago
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End of Windows XP Support Era Signals Beginning of Security Nightmare

rolfc Re:release the source? (646 comments)

;) I have a lot of Linux systems migrating from Debian version to Debian version without a lot of time and effort. That has been going on since 1995 and is the reason that we don't like to deploy on windows.

more than 2 years ago
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25,000 Danish Hospital Staff Moving To LibreOffice

rolfc Re:Stroking a blow! (247 comments)

No, the market has done what it should.

Expensive and proprietary?

Free and Free?

Which would the market choose?

about 3 years ago
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Swede Arrested For Building Nuclear Reactor

rolfc Re:Government destroys economy (410 comments)

Actually, it is patents that prevents people finding better and cheaper solutions, as we can see in the software industry now.

more than 3 years ago
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MS Wants Laws To Block Products Made By Software Pirates

rolfc Re:Good for US economy (617 comments)

No, Linux does not contain any Microsoft Intellectual property.

If you continue to maintain that view, please present some evidence in favor of that. Microsoft has not succeded with that.

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISPs Hatch Plan To Block the Pirate Bay and Other File Sharing Sites

rolfc Re:It's quite simple (348 comments)

I do not say that copyright in not relevant. I say that it is made for the 19th century when we didn't have digital culture.

I am not saying that it is doing better, I say that they try to take all the profit from the new technique.

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISPs Hatch Plan To Block the Pirate Bay and Other File Sharing Sites

rolfc Re:It's quite simple (348 comments)

It is a silly system because the copyright laws are made for the 19th century. What happens when people copy is that business is hit, which is fine for me. It is not to support a media industry that is the goal of the copyright laws.

We have now a system for cheap and rapid distribution of digital media, and the problem is that the media industry want to take all the profit from that. The obvious answer to that would be that the market forced them to lower the prices, but it doesnt work. The industry is using their monopoly to raise their margins instead of lowering the prices. As long as they do that, they will need laws and police to hunt those that try to escape the monopoly.

The politicians need to rework the copyright laws or deal with the media industry abuse of their monopoly. Lobbying has so far prevented our representatives do represent us.

more than 3 years ago
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Internet Explorer From 1.0 To 9.0

rolfc Re:Not strange. (129 comments)

Microsoft realised that MSN was dead before its release and licensed Spyglass Mosaic as a quick Fix. They had the idea to lock users in to their own network and provide services for pay. When Internnet took off, they wondered where their customers went. Wikipedia writes " Open access to the World Wide Web was not originally included in the classic MSN service at the time of its initial launch, but Internet access was quickly offered through Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, which was available as a download from the MSN service or as part of the Windows 95 Plus! package"

more than 3 years ago
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Internet Explorer From 1.0 To 9.0

rolfc Not strange. (129 comments)

I don't find it strange that 1.0 is good. Microsoft was caught without a browser when they realized that no one wanted MSN. So they bought Spyglass Mosaic which was a good browser, but they didn't have the time to ruin it before the release. Curiosly, I was one of the first 10 000 that downloaded it and was rewarded with a T-shirt.

more than 3 years ago
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Italian Scientists Demonstrate Cold Fusion?

rolfc A Hoax (815 comments)

Obviously it is a hoax. How can anybody claim that 101 degrees Celsius is cold?

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Web Services Launches DNS Service

rolfc Re:Reliable? Ask Wikileaks! (146 comments)

I agree that this is a danger with the cloud in general, but in this case, it was Amazon that kicked out a customer and in this discussion we talk about Amazons new "reliable" service.

more than 3 years ago
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AVG 2011 Update Causes Widespread Problems For 64-Bit Windows

rolfc Re:Ask a friend (318 comments)

If it is your work laptop, why doesn't your employer buy you an AV?

more than 3 years ago
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IE6 Addiction Inhibits Windows 7 Migrations

rolfc Re:What do you expect? I expect standards (470 comments)

It was well known that it was proprietary, and I was warning people then and I warning them today.

It is not hindsight and Microsoft was already well known to lock their customers in then, as they are now. Just because you don't want to know, it doesn't mean that the rest of us don't want to know

more than 3 years ago

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The Pirate Bay trial is a mistrial?

rolfc rolfc writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rolfc (842110) writes "The swedish national radio reveals that the judge in the Pirate Bay trial is a member of "Svenska föreningen för upphovsrätt (SFU)", the Swedish association for immaterial rights and "Svenska föreningen för industriellt rättsskydd (SFIR)" Swedish association for industrial rights that also works for stronger immaterial rights. Besides that he work for the foundation .SE together with Monique Wadstedt, laywer for the hollywood companies in the trial.

http://www.sr.se/sida/artikel.aspx?ProgramId=1646&Artikel=2785979"
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ISO to publish OOXML as a standard

rolfc rolfc writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rolfc (842110) writes ""The two ISO and IEC technical boards have given the go-ahead to publish ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology — Office Open XML formats, as an ISO/IEC International Standard after appeals by four national standards bodies against the approval of the document failed to garner sufficient support."

The fact that the standard is flawed, the fact that the ISO process is flawed and the fact that everyone know why, doesn't stop ISO.

http://www.iso.org/iso/pressrelease.htm?refid=Ref1151"
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New info on OOXML-vote in Sweden

rolfc rolfc writes  |  about 7 years ago

Gunnar (842110) writes "Yesterday, the news came that Microsoft had rigged the Swedish SIS vote on OOXML. Today a mail from Microsoft to the partners has leaked, where Microsoft expect from their partners to show up att the vote, they would have to pay the 17000 SEK, but in return they were promised extra market subsidies and extra support in form of Microsoft resources.

Microsoft supplied the arguments that they were supposed use in favour of OOXML.
Article in Swedish"
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rolfc rolfc writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rolfc (842110) writes "The OMXgroup, maker of systems for financial markets says in Computer Sweden that their next generation of software, Genium, will run on Linux since the customers demand it. The article in Swedish states that it is not the technical differences that is the reason but the fact that it is an open and competitive platform, and their customers has given clear signals that they want to run Linux."

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