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rdiff-backup has worked perfectly fine for me for years (well before Time Machine existed).
I guess I meant "open" technology in general. A large part of Microsoft's business model is trying to lock people into proprietary technology and complete ideological resistance to most open standards. And in the case where they do adopt open standards (out of necessity), they'd rather tack proprietary extensions on to those standards than actually work with the standards group to integrate their needs.Agreed. This is a business organizational problem which occurs in...
Bingo!It's a corporate mindset which originated right from Bill Gates and the founding of Microsoft. The shallow thinking that open source is in diametric opposition to profit. All because Bill Gates met a few UNIX hippies he didn't get along with in college. So sad...And Steve Ballmer is simply a mindless salesman who doesn't have the critical thinking skills/vision to bring Microsoft into this new era of software/hardware development (i.e. adding value/support to well...
Hopefully this will spark some plan competition (options to forgo data, shared family plans, etc). The biggest hinderance to greater iPhone adoption IMO is the fact that you can't really get a plan for it which costs you much less than $1k per year. And if two people in your household have one, then it's double.
If you're a tinkerer, then a Linux box is the way to go. There are no limits whatsoever in what you can do with it if you have the desire. I have a Linux box in my basement which is essentially the heart of my entire home network. I've listed the multitude of tasks it performs in this forum many times, so I won't bother again. But suffice to say that it's much more flexible than an Xserve at about 1/4 the cost. However, for just getting the job done without any hassle,...
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ok right. Strictly speaking HTML5 is only the HTML syntax definition, but since HTML itself is useless for anything but the simplest websites, I tend to lump JavaScript and CSS in with it since the HTML syntax definition supports those technologies far more directly than it does proprietary technologies like Flash (which doesn't have a single mention in the HTML5 specification). Anyways, I think that as Firefox continues to make inroads as the standard browser on Windows...
All of which can be built just as well in HTML 5. It will just take time for these big entertainment companies to adjust their work flows to incorporate people and tools that are geared towards content creation in HTML 5. However, the more people demand it, the quicker it will happen.
Flash development tends to attract programmers who didn't have the attention span to learn proper programming practices in college/university or people who want to pretend they know how to do programming so that they can make a bit more money without actually taking the time to actually learn how to do it properly. That's part of the reason why most Flash applications suck so bad. Really, if people just used Flash for what it's best at -- easily creating simple videos...
I'm still unsure of why people think that Apple should pay for the development of software (iTunes) which helps Palm sell Pres without Palm giving them anything in return?
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