· 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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