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Ubuntu Isn't Becoming Less Open, Says Shuttleworth

Anzhr Re:Same As It Ever Was (98 comments)

Yes, I think so too. The kerfuffle is beside the point. Mark will do as he wishes, as openly and as not, as he wishes. And even if one doesn't care for it, Ubuntu still is a pretty good version of Debian unstable to roll one's own with Fluxbox or Openbox. Or to use in its Xubuntu form.

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu Isn't Becoming Less Open, Says Shuttleworth

Anzhr Same As It Ever Was (98 comments)

Ubuntu is not becoming more or less open or closed. It's always been as it is, the SABDFL's distro. Thus it was brown, now it is bruise coloured; thus it was Warty, now it is cool to find Amazon suggestions in searching for files and applications. Ubuntu's main problem is that Mark says things. He should just do what he does and have another person speak for Ubuntu who won't have to "correct misperceptions" because they won't actually know what Mark is doing and so can just say nice things.

about 2 years ago

X11 Window System Turns 25 Years Old

Anzhr Re:X12? (285 comments)

Thanks. I had forgotten about Packard's involvement and appreciate the link.

about 2 years ago

Debian, SFLC Publish Patent Advice For Community Distros

Anzhr Re:What's wrong with software patents? (63 comments)

"Patenting software is more akin to patenting, say, plot elements in a book than actual physical inventions. " Excellent analogy.

more than 3 years ago

Tom's Hardware Dissects Ubuntu 11.4's Interface and Performance

Anzhr Re:The problems I ran into... (272 comments)

... were easily solved with four little words:

"Ubuntu Classic (No Effects)"

I don't need eye candy. Perhaps I should give Xubuntu a look?

Yes. Or Debian with Xfce. Or Linux Mint Xfce. GNOME Shell is worse than Unity.

more than 3 years ago

GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

Anzhr Re:IceWM FTW (797 comments)

Exactly so. Xfce will be seeing a flood of GNOME refugees.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu: Where Did the Love Go?

Anzhr Re:TFA is BS; Ubuntu is pushing Linux forward nice (778 comments)

I'd buy a tablet running Ubunututu with Unity once they have a usable touch UI as I could then install the GTK apps I like. But they're farking around with the touch interface too, trying to chain together gestures.

more than 3 years ago

Why Debian Matters More Than Ever

Anzhr Re:analogy (345 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Debian 6.0 Released In GNU/Linux, FreeBSD Flavors

Anzhr Re:yay. two more variants that nobody will want. (250 comments)

Anyway, Squeeze includes Chromium so who gives a damn about Iceweasel anyway!

That's how I decided what to do about Firefox and Iceweasel.

more than 3 years ago

Debian 6.0 Released In GNU/Linux, FreeBSD Flavors

Anzhr Re:Debian website UI (250 comments)

Spacefun. It's actually less hideous here than in the boot and GDM splashes. Another good reason to never reboot and seldom logout.

more than 3 years ago

Debian 6.0 Released In GNU/Linux, FreeBSD Flavors

Anzhr Re:I love it! (250 comments)

Try LMDE's live CD. If everything works, install it. LibreOffice and so on will come into testing once Sid is finished with it.

more than 3 years ago

Debian 6.0 To Feature a Completely Free Kernel

Anzhr Re:Great (283 comments)

Thinking a little longer about it, maybe this has implications in shipping/selling truly unencumbered pre-loaded hardware/virtual platforms based on Linux? Thanks to the lack of fear that some evil megacorp will come hunt you down for including a copyrighted wifi firmware in your seemingly harmless mini-firewall gadget. Maybe this has positive implications (although i am still not 100% convinced that it's just a show of idealism that will hurt Joe user.)

I really doubt the Debian community cares anything about that.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Makes a First Appearance

Anzhr Re:Eh no, this is Ubuntu. Not linux (179 comments)

I agree entirely. They are not advancing the Linux desktop, they are putting out an Ubuntu desktop.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Makes a First Appearance

Anzhr Re:I'm sorry (179 comments)

Yes, it's terrible. What I've found works best in terms of windows finding their right size on my Eee is Fluxbox. But I'm getting rid of the Ubuntu install as with all of my other computers and using either Debian, Linux Mint Debian Edition, or Crunchbang.

more than 3 years ago

The Best and Worst Tech-Book Publishers?

Anzhr Re:O'Reilly (271 comments)

You co-wrote the bash Cookbook? I thought that book was terrible.

I thought it was great.

about 5 years ago

US Court Tells Microsoft To Stop Selling Word

Anzhr Re:Does that mean... (403 comments)

As I stated in another post on another thread (or maybe this one, who knows), "i4i" would be pronounced "Eye for Eye", as in "an eye for an eye".

It could be that the patent troll, in this case, is a group that acquired a few patents so they could stick it to Microsoft for the whole "FAT/NTFS" thing, or whatever. Microsoft's certainly got a lot of patent property and has used it to scare the bejeezus out of a lot of people in Penguinland.

Maybe "i4i" will suddenly announce a cross-licensing settlement with Microsoft where everyone (Microsoft included!) gets XML formats as long as everyone gets FAT, NTFS, and a few other Microsoft properties free for use.

So, yeah, that crack pipe's got some pretty good stuff, man, thanks for sharing. Whoo boy.


more than 5 years ago


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