links for 2007-01-28
By webmink on Jan 27, 2007
This is pretty disgusting behaviour from the monopolist. "After blatantly copying BlueJ (without reference or attribution), Microsoft have now filed for patent for the functionality they knowingly copied from us."
Update: It's not just my view, Microsoft admits it...
Update 2: Excellent news - Microsoft withdraws the threat and apologises. Kudos to their team.
South Korea has no choice but to use Windows, since the only way to do secure transactions uses an ActiveX control. And even that fails under Vista, which Microsoft will release there regardless. To think I was criticised for calling monocultures harmful.
"In a little noticed provision included in the Patriot Act reauthorization last year, the ... law was changed so that if a vacancy arises the Attorney General may [completely avoid] the Senate confirmation process"