Oops wrong guy…
Oops wrong guy…
This rather fascinating article from dimaggio.org,” Tails in Humans ” , points out a little hole in the irrational rationalizations of those who whole heartedly believe in Intelligent Design (ID). The ID fundamentalists of the world (read: America), refuse to accept that humans evolved from apes. Well then, how would one explain this:
That’s right ladies and gents, 1 in every 100,000 humans are borne with a little tail. Usually, the “defect” is “fixed” at birth.
Don’t forget to read the whole article HERE: ” Tails in Humans ”
Cause there is alot more than a couple of pictures…
Knowledge is power!
A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News titled, “Microsoft strikes deal with Linux software distributor Xandros” tells us all of a new attempt at making open source more compatible (read: Uncle Tom) with Microsoft software.
Here’s the basics of the deal:
Microsoft said Monday it will share technology with Linux distributor Xandros Inc., the latest in a string of deals meant to help the patent-protected Windows operating system work more smoothly with open-source programs.Under the terms of the agreement, New York-based Xandros, which makes and distributes open-source desktop and server software, will license server code from Microsoft and develop software tools that work with Microsoft’s systems.
The companies also will work on technology to translate between two types of documents, Microsoft-developed OpenXML format and the Open Document Format. That could improve interoperability between Microsoft’s Office software and open-source rivals.
Microsoft also said in a statement it will endorse Xandros Server and Desktop programs as a preferred Linux distribution.
Something doesn’t smell right here. Most of OpenOffice can save in formats that Microsoft’s Office suite can open and OpenOffice can open pretty much all the MS Office documents. I don’t know much about the interoperability of server software but I do know that Linux servers are way more steady than Microsoft servers. Other than Xandros getting a plug from Microsoft I find it hard to see a sweet deal for the open source community. I could be missing something, but it seems like Microsoft is trying to assimilate Linux into standards and practices that will hinder open source from progressing far beyond the stagnant Microsoft crapware. Perhaps the peeps over at Xandros see something different, but all I see is Microsoft keeping their enemies closer and getting one step closer to making Linux their bitch.
I’ll keep tabs on this growing situation as it happens. Who knows it could be a good thing, maybe open source will bend Microsoft to its will and not the other way around?
Sorry to be so pessimistic. I have a bit of the stomach flu.
Tech News on ZDNet has a pretty authoritative article on Microsoft’s sudden decision that Open Source software like any Linux distro and Open Office. Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me, especially since Linux has been around forever and its just now getting uber popular. Its a money grab for royalties now that Linux and Open source is becoming popular. I say fuck em and I hope they lose and that whoever they are suing countersues for something like defamation of character or something that would bite Micro$oft in the ass.
Here’s what ZDNet says:
Microsoft says open source violates 235 patents
Microsoft claims that free and open-source software violates 235 of its patents, according to a magazine report published Sunday.
In an interview with Fortune, Microsoft top lawyer Brad Smith alleges that the Linux kernel violates 42 Microsoft patents, while its user interface and other design elements infringe on a further 65. OpenOffice.org is accused of infringing 45, along with 83 more in other free and open-source programs, according to Fortune.
What a bunch of crap. Why don’t they go ahead and sue Apple while they’re at it!! Talk about a bunch of money grubbing monopolistic bastards.
I have a little message for the folks over at Microsoft:
Now piss off!!
I really hope Dell starts selling linux boxes by the millions, like they keep hinting at, and that the whole world abandons Mircosoft as soon as humanly possible. Those fucking shitwads, fuck em.
Have a nice day!