Also, for you Windows types, here is a plain english interpretation of the Windows Vista EULA (End User License Agreement.) How about this one: "You may not work around any technical limitations in the software." What else is it that us geeks do? You can't play mpeg-4 videos except under extremely limited conditions, and if you upgrade your computer more than once, you'll have to pay. So if you are a hardware geek, expect to pay MS every other time you get a new motherboard. And since they seem to upgrade their OS every 6 years or so ... I have a suggestion. Get Ubuntu, and have done already. Notice, I didn't say "get a mac". You could, and still be better off. Apple's OS is, of course proprietary, and Apple's EULA is a little less evil. And, you can run any windows software you want on it, at either native speed, or a bit slower in emulation. But you'd still have to buy Windows. So you'd still have the same problem. But if you really want to have done with stuff like this, get Ubuntu. It's the best flavor of Linux out there right now in terms of ease of use. (Some think that Microsoft is abandoning power users.)
A company going in the other direction: Eudora is going open source (no, they are not open sourcing old Eudora code, they are changing direction to use Mozilla Thunderbird as the underlying technology.)
There is a new site, called "Campus Reader" which aggregates feeds from college news sources. I like it. A lot. Anyone for "Nonprofit Reader"?