Archive | April 22, 2003

Patch XP, slow down

This is the second of these warnings about XP slowdowns I’ve seen. The first involved Service Pack 1 for Windows XP, and I passed it on the group at the Windows Server UG meeting earlier this month. This one is a Windows Update patch. Latest Windows XP patch can slow down PCs. Users report delays in launching applications [InfoWorld: Top News]

Why does your bag need to fly with you?

Here’s a great idea! After losing many hours having inspectors poke through bags filled with power supplies, hubs, cables, etc., and losing a precious pocketknife when the airline refused to let me check my bags, here’s a solution to rid yourself of the hassle. Finding Opportunity in Baggage Woes. “Working as long-haul bellhops, companies are picking up and delivering bags. Unencumbered passengers fly alone.” By Joe Sharkey at the New York Times: Business

Catching up with Wine – the usual SlashDot double-post

From Catching up with Wine on Slashdot

Posted by CmdrTaco on Tuesday April 22, @09:08AM

from the now-isn’t-that-strange dept.

An anonymous reader writes “TransGaming’s announcement of the availability of WineX 3.0 got a lot of pixel dust, but that wasn’t the only recent news about WINE. The Microsoft monopoly also reached out to touch the project when Whil Hentzen, a leading proponent of Visual FoxPro (VFP) development on Linux, was contacted by an Microsoft manager and told it was a violation of the VFP EULA to run it on Linux.” I guess thats one way to stop emulation. update Oh well, its a dupe. Whatever, it gives people something to complain about I guess 😉

Go, Taco, Go!

It is a duplicate posting, but it does point to a new article on the subject from Joe Barr over at LinuxWorld.

CoDe Magazine Focus: Visual FoxPro 8.0

From FoxCentral.Net: CoDe Magazine Focus: Visual FoxPro 8.0. “This special edition of CoDe Magazine focusing entirely on Visual FoxPro 8.0 which was significantly subsidized by Microsoft. This 72 page issue of CoDe Magazine contains detailed articles on Visual FoxPro 8.0 to complement upcoming technical whitepapers and content coming soon to the MSDN Library and the Visual FoxPro Web site. The content is technical resources for developers who are evaluating or using Visual FoxPro 8.0. And all the articles are online at”

Hmm. I was surprised when I heard that a “special edition” of CoDE magazine was being issued, and that it was subsidized by Microsoft. While I know the authors, editor and publisher personally, and have no doubt about their personal integrity, the idea of creating a magazine that looks like your regular edition but is in fact paid for by one of your largest advertisers has to bring out questions of journalistic conflict-of-interest. In addition, I find it strange that Microsoft chose this one magazine, and did not fund similar rollout editions of the competition, FoxTalk or FoxPro Advisor. I’m looking forward to the magazine and how they addressed these issues.

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