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X11 Window System Turns 25 Years Old

BalkanBoy Wayland is the bridge to the future (285 comments)

"Unseating X" is not what Wayland will do, at least not anytime soon. Even X's developers realize that X's architecture has gone a little stale given the current desktop use cases, so they are working to make X a Wayland client. X is likely not going to go away for another 10+ years at least, provided every X app ever developed gets converted into a native Wayland app... And that's a LONG time off on the horizon.

Wayland NAILED it where every attempt to replace X outright prior to it, failed miserably. Wayland is the future only because it allows X programs to run -unmodified-, while at the same time providing a new, more performant window server.

Wayland is the bridge to the future, along with X.

more than 2 years ago

Multi-Platform App Created Using Single Code Base

BalkanBoy Re:Not even close? See: Java. (296 comments)

Microsoft tried to kill UNIX and its many flavors since Windows NT 4.0... that turned out well as you can see.

Apple suffers from the all natural opiate of self-love ... or in other words, vanity.

more than 4 years ago

Court Orders Shutdown of H-1B Critics' Websites

BalkanBoy Re:Doesn't look like they got all of them. (605 comments)

They threw the dirty water out with the baby, a common knee jerk reaction in such cases - they need time to sort it out, so cut'em some slack! I'll bet you all of the sites that were taken down will come back up, minus the libelous content.

You don't want me claiming you're a transsexual on my netsavior-out-of-the-closet.com website, do you, along with other content protecting the rights of transsexuals (unless of course, you are..)?

about 5 years ago

SCO Terminates Darl McBride

BalkanBoy Re:Did the Gun Help? (458 comments)

So what action besides writing about something that you care about have you taken about the Rwandan genocide once u found out about it and what action will you take now that McBride is gone, to, presumably, prevent future McBrides from repeating?

I am not being facetious or mocking - but when someone says they care, which is a word that describes empathic feelings, I find that people do not do much past just saying "I care...". Eg I care to see Obama's healthcare reform get passed. Thus I call those iwe voted in office who can actually do something about the bill's passage, as well as donated 50 to OFA.

I love to see people care but what really moves me is when one does a bit more than just expressing their views on a board where the impact is minimal to nonexistent.

more than 5 years ago

TiVo Relaunching As a Patent Troll?

BalkanBoy Poster is confused (335 comments)

Sir, I respectfully beg to differ - you are confusing TiVo with the SCO Group, headed by their troll-in-charge, Darl McBride.

more than 4 years ago

Hosting a Highly Inflammatory Document?

BalkanBoy ... and the truth shall set you free (471 comments)

"How would you go about protecting the document and yourself?""

Ensure that the document is truthful, e.g. it is what happened and not some story/opinion/view.

more than 5 years ago

How to Save Mac OS X From Malware

BalkanBoy Re:Summary For The Lazy (222 comments)

Isn't that just another way of saying, ignorance is bliss? :)

more than 6 years ago


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