[August 2010] :: 7 Highlights

[] Oracle vs Google
lawsuit for patent-breaking over Java usage in Android

[] Google + Verizon
proposing no Internet Traffic to be prioritized over another… they are calling it  Network Neutrality Proposal

[] DefCon, BlackHat
major Hacking conferences took place successfully making my stand over No-Complete-Security stronger

[] OpenStack
an open-source cloud computing project from RackSpace, accepted by NASA… its cool

[] Outburst of Closed OpenSolaris
Oracle is really great at what it do, making idiotic decisions on killing priceless community support for few dog biscuits

[] node.js
is an evented I/O framework over V8 Javascript built by Ryan Dahl as a Research Project… lets you develop Server level projects using Javascript

[] HTML5
its the next Big Thing in web-development being promised since past few years, now actively integrated in new-generation browsers to test

IE 9 [they say its good… they say it again]

just read about IE 9 Preview thing… went to the Microsoft’s hosted page

hosted@ http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/ietestcenter/
downloaded the 14.3mb preview installer before reading much (testing is better)
started the installation
and b00m… no support for Windows users of Version previous to Vista SP2
grrr8… as if I was gonna use it as my default browser… 1 more reason to leave or may call it mutual exclusion

they stated all gr8 stuff ’bout the browser comparing stats to other brosers…

‘n celebrated Acid Test support raised to 55/100, but didn’t compared there with others 8)

supporting Direct2D (there reason for non-compatibility with prev. Windows Version)… think gonna go more slower

supporting HTML5, SVG1.1, CSS3,… hope without any Security flaws this time

would test it later when get a way around it… newayz all browsers giving me tough time going slow or I browse a lot 😉

Microsoft Hacked Tax Policies

Link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/sep/23/microsoft-tax-avoidance-questions

Info:
Microsoft mainly based at Redmond, Washington State.
Past 13yrs. Microsoft’s software licensing is recorded in Reno, Nevada.
Why?

just to bypass tax on software licensing imposed by Washngton state, Microsoft record its licensing revenue through a Corporate Office in Reno, Nevada where there is no licensing tax. According to estimates Microsoft has avoided paying more than $707 million.
Seattle reported in one of its news that Washington’s Tax Revenue is declining by $238 billion, that complements to $430 billion biennial revenue, deficit is expected to grow further.
Note that Microsoft’s total tax evasion (since it started tax avoidance in Reno, 1997 is more than $446 billion and profit of $124 billion) is large enough to aid this deficit.

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