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Act now! Grassroots action! Etc!

Posted by John Hoare on 13:59, 2/2/2007 | , , ,
 
Whatever Your Favourite Platform™ is, it might be an idea to listen to Boing Boing and take part in this questionnaire about the future of the BBC's on-demand services.
 
When one of the questions is "How important is it that the proposed seven-day catch-up service over the internet is available to consumers who are not using Microsoft software?", I think it's important to let them know "very". Even if you personally use Windows, the BBC shouldn't lock down its services to one vendor.
 
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A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 10:39, 31/1/2007 | , , ,
 
Vista is great, isn't it?
 
http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html
 
(Insert disclaimer here about how we're not going to become one of those sites that just links to other places etc. etc.)
 
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Windows/386 Promo

Posted by John Hoare on 23:49, 17/1/2007 | , , ,
 
Hey, we're not one of those sites that just posts YouTube videos, honest. We also post Google Video too.
 
So, if you've not seen it before, you have to watch this Windows/386 promo video. It may be your usual nonsense at the start... but wait until it gets to seven minutes in. I CAN'T STAND THE CONFUSION IN MY MIND.
 
(Via Daring Fireball.)
 
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Why ex-RISC OS users should get a Mac

Posted by Alex Singleton on 20:43, 22/12/2006 | , , , ,
 
Like many readers of The Icon Bar, I started off computing with a BBC Micro. In 1991, I upgraded to an Acorn A3000, which was great because unlike Windows 3.0, you could print to a dot matrix printer and the printout would be just as it appeared on the screen. Then in 1994 I got a Risc PC, shortly after taking up the freelance role of Business Editor of Acorn User which I did for just over a year.
 
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That's just sick and wrong

Posted by Phil Mellor on 17:00, 3/12/2006 | , ,
 
The latest beta of Parallels Desktop for Mac introduces a Coherence mode which allows Windows applications to run as part of the Mac desktop:
 

 
Sick and wrong perhaps, but very clever. If such a feature could be implemented for Virtual RiscPC, would you use it? Would you like to see RISC OS apps on the Windows desktop, or vice versa?
 
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