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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · February
· · · · 01 (3 entries)

Microsoft DRM Agenda · Hey, here’s this week’s first juicy DRM-bashing opportunity. At a conference in London, Microsoft’s Amir Majidimehr helpfully explained the goals of their DRM strategy: “We don’t want this technology to be available to every hobbyist. We need to keep the number of licensees down to a manageable number. We charge a license fee to keep the number of people we have to deal with down to a level we can handle.” Now, there’s a damn fine way to build a nice, disciplined business. Wouldn’t want any of those nasty entrepreneurs stirring things up, would we? There’s more at Boing Boing.
 
NetBeans 5.0 · It’s hit the street. I use it, I like it. Hmm, looking at the list of new stuff, I think that “I use it” statement is potentially misleading. I’m a POJO kind of guy, I probably only use a quarter of the features. So I guess I can say for sure that I like 25% of it. In particular, I can say that each of these point releases gets a little sweeter for us Macintoshians.
 
Networking Deep-Dive · For heavy-duty OS/networking geeks only: Solaris Networking — The Magic Revealed (Part I); Sunay Tripathi explains way more than 99.9999999999% of the population wants or needs to know about how you hook up a modern computer to a modern network link and make it all run fast. If you’re one of the 0.0000000001%, it’s a must-read.
 
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