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Old 05-09-2007, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else noticed that Gaim project is now called Pidgin? I don't like the name all that much. I think it was changed because AOL was threatening with a lawsuit. I think it is a great program, not much has changed, except the icons, which i like more than the old ones. and it added the "unblock" feature in the right click menu instead of having to go to "tools" - "privacy" and unblocking that way. i also noticed the startup time is a little quicker.

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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, good to see that it is out of Beta. I should update it. I think this thread would be more suited for the Linux section, but thanks for letting us know.

And yeah, they changed the name because of AOL. Lame.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea, it would probably be better in linux section, but theres a windows version too, and thats what i have tried out.

hey, thats cool how you got the "GETFIREFOX" icon on your message, how did you do that? is it just an HTML code in your user CP?
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nah, it's just an image in my signature. I was tired of that little line :happy:
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