But I'll check it out at work, thanks.
i've seen kde4.1 at the froscon. its real cute. nicer than vista, reaching out for macos.
plus... it runs smooth on a eee 701, and is getting nokia help so it runs smooth even on a nokia tablet or a freerunner...
but... tested the lenny prepackages... its crashy and slooouuwww.
Microsoft promised that IE8 would be their most standards-compliant browser yet... claiming that, by default, it would comply to the internet standards.
In less than six months after that announcement, they broke their promise:
That sort of thing really annoys me, too.
Melvin occasionally submits a report to some government agency (he has training for working with people who have serious disabilities, something he keeps up for the sake of taking care of his sister should the need arise). The office to which he sends these reports no longer takes faxes.. he either needs to submit the report in person (a long drive across the state), or he has to submit them online using IE. He can't use Firefox, his preferred browser, because they absolutely rely upon IE; they're using activex controls.
Fucking lazy pukes. It really pisses me off when someone won't go to the trouble to do something like that right. I wish, oh, I wish that it were possible to sue their ass off should we get a virus because he's forced to use IE on that one website. Which, given the government's inability to take care of their own systems, is quite likely.
fleeb, similar with tax stuff in germany too. you can do it online, but its tightly integrted with ie.
thats why i do pen & paper here ;)
the target mailbox is ~5km from here, so its just a nice bike ride in the evenings...
Federal government web sites are, IO, but I don't think the state government has such constraints.
In Melvin's case, it's a state government problem.
Glasses?! Sheesh, you'd think they'd at least have contacts for that by now...
....unless their x-ray glasses, of course.
Page up and Page down, to be more precise.
If they feel like throwing money away on nonsense like that, it's their money to throw away. I don't think it could hold up in court.
But unless they're planning on suing IBM for putting "page up" and "page down" on their keybaords in the 70s I can't see how they're going to make money after legal costs, what company would have that much to pay them?
I'm starting to think that all this silly patent stuff is part of a long term plan when the windows/office cash cow starts having problems. Maybe they'll start selling them.