MS Global Strategy Chief: Tablets Are a Fad
TOY-level (iPad / Android) tablets are a fad.
LAPTOP-REPLACEMENT-level ($1200 / 4+GB ram / 2.5+ghz proc) tablets that run full OSs (Windows / OS X / Linux / etc) are the future.
Ultima IV — EA Takedowns Precede Official Reboot
Owning the IP to something has nothing to do with if you actively developed it or not. There are companies that do nothing but buy/sell/manage IP without actually developing anything.
Open-source Challenge To Exchange Gains Steam
Here's the direct link to go read about it if you don't want to go through the networkworld blogspam article: http://www.open-xchange.com/
The "Server edition" is $1300, and they make you open a blind link to a PDF to figure that out.
Here's a handy feature matrix but noticeably absent is the free "community edition": http://oxpedia.org/index.php?title=OX_Product_Matrix
Also, the activesync thing (oxtender) is completely non-free and only available in the licensed versions.
Firefox 4.0 Beta Candidate Available
Right now I have MORE tabs open on firefox than I do on Chome. Firefox is using ~220MB private bytes, Chrome is using ... *adds up the 10 freaking processes*... 640MB (651MB if you count the googletalkplugin.exe).
This is OK on my development machine here, because I have 8GB, but I could see where someone with only 1-2GB might not like Chrome. It would constantly cause paging.
Wikipedia To Require Editing Approval
Time to move on to something better (and less biased) than Wikipedia. When someone can arbitrarily allow or block my edit, it's not really "the encyclopedia that everyone can edit".