Fierce battles of format war;Blu-ray Disc site hacked

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| The official Blu-ray Disc site was hacked last Friday to send visitors to the
| official Web site of arch-rival format HD DVD.
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http://english.pravda.ru/news/scienc...4-format_war-0

http://www.blu-raydisc.com/
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...lu-raydisc.com

Userve Communications B.V. Kromstraat 179 5345 AC Oss Netherlands www.userve.nl
62.212.87.19 Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 21-Aug-2007
Userve Communications B.V. Kromstraat 179 5345 AC Oss Netherlands www.userve.nl
62.212.87.19 Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 20-Jun-2006
Userve Communications B.V. Kromstraat 179 5345 AC Oss Netherlands www.userve.nl
62.212.87.19 Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 11-Mar-2005

Quote for the day:

"The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed with the HARDWARE as a single integrated
product. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT may only be used with the HARDWARE as set forth
in this EULA."

--Microsoft End-User License Agreement


Recent:

Debian Powers the world

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| Looks like Microsoft Researches new website InkblotPasswords[.com] , aimed at
| helping users come up with hard to crack passwords ( while at the same time
| saving them in a database ) is powered by Debian and Python *
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http://www.imbrandon.com/2007.12.05/...the-world.html


Related:

It's unofficial: Microsoft bets business on Linux

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| What the press statement didn't mention is that Aruba mobility
| controllers run the Linux operating system which Microsoft has
| aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows as part of
| its "Get the Facts" marketing campaign.
|
| [...]
|
| Pandey's appraisal of Aruba's technology is in stark contrast to
| Microsoft's "Get the Facts" rhetoric which places Windows as a more secure,
| and higher-performing choice over Linux.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...96;fp;2;fpid;1


Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By Microsoft — What is Microsoft going to do with
the Linux Hosted site they just bought?

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| The funny thing is, The site is hosted on Debian Linux...
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http://www.tribbleagency.com/?p=383


Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play

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| This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing
| services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies
| will integrate their IT, but inside information indicates the deal
| may be Redmond's largest commitment to free software.
|
| [...]
|
| Whether the businesses are complementary or not, Microsoft's integration
| work will no doubt involve a lot of open source software used by aQuantive.
|
| Information available from Atlas' Web site indicates the Internet software
| company employs extensive use of open source software including Linux,
| Apache, MySQL, and Solaris.
|
| Software engineers at Atlas' Raleigh office do client/server development in
| C and C++, software maintenance and "scripting", and developing and
| maintaining custom reporting capabilities.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...31;fp;2;fpid;1