[News] Microsoft is Plotting to Hijack HTML, Kill JPEG, Kill PDF, Kill Flash

[News] Microsoft is Plotting to Hijack HTML, Kill JPEG, Kill PDF, Kill Flash

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17:36:19

ECIS Accuses Microsoft of Plotting HTML Hijack

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| An industry coalition that has represented competitors of Microsoft
| in European markets before the European Commission stepped up its
| public relations offensive this morning, this time accusing
| Microsoft of scheming to upset HTML's place in the fabric of
| the Internet with XAML, an XML-based layout lexicon forn
| etwork applications.



Software rivals say Microsoft's Vista illegal in Europe (at CNNMoney.com)

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| Software manufacturers, citing 2004 European Commission finding,
| contend the operating system violates server laws in Europe.
| [...]
| "Vista is the first step of Microsoft's strategy to extend its market
| *** to the Internet," the ECIS statement said.
| It said Microsoft's XAML markup language was "positioned to replace HTML,"
| the industry standard for publishing documents on the Internet.
| Microsoft's own language would be dependent on Windows, and discriminatory
| against rival systems such as Linux, the group says.
| They said a so-called "open XML" platform file format, known as OOXML, is
| designed to run seamlessly only on the Microsoft Office platform.


Windows Vista Product Guide: Free to Download, $149 to Read

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| 'Windows Vista Product Guide' was released in two formats:
| Microsoft Office Word 2007
| The standard .doc format isn't good enough, you need to be able to
| read a .docx file, so all those users of Office XP are just plain
| out of luck on
| this one.
| What the heck is XPS? I hadn't heard of it before now, (a quick
| Google tells me XPS is Microsoft's proprietary rival to PDF)
| but apparently you need a special reader for it (which is
| kindly enough built into Vista, but nothing else).


Adobe could still sue Microsoft: paper

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| Microsoft's new Vista software, due to be released early next
| year, contains a version of fixed document formats which would
| compete with Adobe's PDF format. Microsoft has pledged to make
| changes to its version.


Vista to give HD Photo format more exposure

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| Microsoft is looking to supplant the ubiquitous JPEG with an image format
| of its own--and it's hoping the debut of Windows Vista will help do the
| job.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ +to+give+HD+Photo+format+more+exposure/2100-1045_3-6153730.html

List of candidate Microsoft astroturfers (directly or indirectly paid by
Microsoft to post in this newsgroup):

Damian O'Leary (AKA Hadron Quark)
Erik Funkenbusch
Larry Qualig (former Microsoft employee)
Scott Nudds (AKA Vistaking)
Nedd Ludd
Tim Smith
Ana Thema

Take everything posted by the individuals above with a barrel of salt.

1. I am ready to kill kill kill!!!

2. Kill TS Client... Kill, Kill


We have a problem connecting to our Terminal Server via PocketPC. After
a bit of research, I found out that it's because the registry key that
holds the license information is corrupted somehow. The fix for this is
to delete the registry key and warm boot the device.

Except I don't want to warm boot the device. As far as I can tell, what
I really have to do is make sure that the existing TS client is
terminated - so that it takes notice of the change in the registry
settings when it loads up.

My question is, how do I make sure the TS client is no longer resident
in memory? Is TerminateProcess my only option? If so, does anybody have
an example of using TerminateProcess in C#?



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