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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during November 2010

When somebody steals your credit card: Hell, where's my credit card? They can drain my account! I'll phone immediately to my bank and block it! When somebody steals your phone-as-a-credit-card: Hell, where's my phone? They can drain my account! I'll phone... oh, FUCK!   :o) PS I'm not demonizing the new feature from Android. Somebody will find it useful. I won't.  
While we're more or less all well-informed people, if you dare to read general comments related to the Oracle-Google affair, not only by casual readers, but also by supposed-to-be-professionals writing in generic newspapers and news sites you'll find lots of wrong or at least badly written assertions. One of the most recurring misconceptions is the use of the Apache license header, as it has been...
Just published: Oracle and Apple announced joint efforts for OpenJDK 7. So, step by step, Oracle is strongly consolidating the OpenJDK, even resolving a very old problem, the relationship with Java on Mac OS X. These are excellent news. As you can read in the blog, there are no certain things about times (when OpenJDK 7 will be ready)... we have to wait for that.
In one of my latest posts, I complained about Ubuntu not having a polished, customer oriented look and feel. While it doesn't necessarily hurt me (well, sometimes it does), for the parts where "good looking" overlaps usability I think it can be a problem for its widespread adoption. A commenter correctly pointed out that Windows has looked very bad for years, and still it got a huge spread, but...