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Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous Again and Gets DDoS'd

4minus0 Re:Something I find interesting (403 comments)

I wonder if this "big rock star" would have the same attitude if his kids (does he even have kids?) were doing it

Actually he does have at least one child. He's a jack-wagon like his pops.

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement

4minus0 Re:All that negativity about the IPhone (484 comments)

You should read this thread
It might help a non-Android developer understand a bit more about the perceived fragmentation situation.


more than 4 years ago

Linus Switches From KDE To Gnome

4minus0 Re:A reasoned analysis? That's good. (869 comments)

4.0 was supposedly 'just a developer preview', and I personally think they dropped the ball on 4.1. Everyone was expecting it to just be 'ready'.

Agreed. Fortunately openSUSE still includes KDE3.5.x and I'll stick with that until KDE4 improves or KDE3 support is dropped entirely.

If Linus is an advanced user, why was he pressured to upgrade from 3.5 to 4.x in the first place? Couldn't he have just kept using 3.5 if that's what he preferred, rather than the GNOME which he hated?

I've read that Linus historically uses quite n00b friendly distros. He's never even run Debian due to its (perceived or otherwise) installation complexity. He's stated that he just wants to work on the kernel and not fiddle with the distro. See this interview.

According to the Computerworld article, Linus upgraded Fedora $version and it bumped him to KDE4 without offering a choice. I think it all boils down to Linus' desire for the distribution to Just Work(tm). I'd imagine he simply doesn't have time to fight the distribution itself to shoehorn it into something resembling a usable environment.


about 6 years ago


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