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Apple and Samsung Both Get South Korea Bans

EponymousCustard Thats one way.. (216 comments)

to stop the patent wars! Ban everybody!

about 2 years ago

Cinnamon Gnome-Shell Fork Releases Version 1.2

EponymousCustard Re:great to see a UI centered on most user needs (81 comments)

Agree, and he's done a great job with Cinnamon. I hope he doesn't suffer from burnout. Trying to do all that while doing the coding must be a lot of work!

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu 12.04 To Include Head-Up Display Menus

EponymousCustard Re:linux for dummies (449 comments)

> They don't care that linux users will move on to other distributions.

Why other distros? An alternative desktop environment is at fingertip reach...just an apt-get away.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Unveils Software To Reinvent the Textbook

EponymousCustard Re:Open format? (416 comments)

epub is open but the DRM used in them may not be.

more than 2 years ago

Notes On Reducing Firefox's Memory Consumption

EponymousCustard i'll do my own tests (297 comments)

i won't be taking TomsHardware's word for it since I run Linux and they didn't even bother testing with it. but it does motivate me to perform my own checks. memory usage and sluggishness were the reasons i ditched firefox for chromium last year.

more than 2 years ago

Glimpse of Stephen Hawking's Computer

EponymousCustard One word a minute (146 comments)

And twitter users think they have problems with 140 characters.

At one word a minute, you get to really think about what you are gonna say.

more than 2 years ago

GNOME 3 Wins Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award

EponymousCustard Re:There will be no GNOME 4. (378 comments)

the answer to your questions is

I hated gnome shell until this site came online. Distros will fix the gnome usability issues as usual - give it some time.

more than 2 years ago

Installing Android On an HP TouchPad

EponymousCustard Re:WebOS is staying on my TouchPad (96 comments)

and it will continue to do so until you update webos - 3.02 came with a lot of essential performance fixes, i hated it until i updated.

more than 2 years ago

Installing Android On an HP TouchPad

EponymousCustard Re:WebOS is staying on my TouchPad (96 comments)

Yeah, and the T&C screen didn't allow wifi connections via captive portal or enterprise-wpa with certificates. (webos does allow these once you get past the initial screen). i ended up making my android phone a wifi hotspot to get past the initial screen

more than 2 years ago

British Schoolkids To Be Taught Computer Coding

EponymousCustard Re:Finally (247 comments)

or...just in time for one raspberry pi per child!

about 3 years ago

Details About Raspberry Pi Foundation's $25 PC

EponymousCustard Option to connect to an old-school TV (349 comments)

First time I've heard this mentioned. This really is the successor to the BBC Micro!
"Something we didn’t realize is that Raspberry Pi not only intend to make this PC work through a HDMI and DVI connection, they also want it plugged into old analog TVs just like kids managed with in the 80s. It also means you don’t need an up-to-date display in order to start playing with this device"

about 3 years ago

Scientific Linux's Troy Dawson Leaves FermiLabs For Red Hat

EponymousCustard Here's his message to the mailing list (49 comments)

I have loved all the years that I have been a developer and architect for Scientific Linux, but it is time for me to move on. I have accepted a job offer from Red Hat to work on their new openshift project. ( )
My last day working for Fermilab, and on the Scientific Linux project will be September 2, 2011.

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged, thanked, and helped me over the past 8 years that I have worked on Scientific Linux. I have said it before, and I'll say it now, The Scientific Linux community is one of the best communities there is.


about 3 years ago

Android On HP TouchPad

EponymousCustard "No ecosystem" (280 comments)

HP have inadvertently discovered how to create huge demand and massive customer base overnight: find the right price point and lots of publicity

about 3 years ago

Fedora 16 To Use Btrfs Filesystem By Default

EponymousCustard Re:Rollback system changes (198 comments)

Snapshot takes minimal disk space compared to a backup. Plus you would need to backup the entire / tree to rollback changes made by a yum update.

more than 3 years ago

Fedora 16 To Use Btrfs Filesystem By Default

EponymousCustard Rollback system changes (198 comments)

Does this mean we are a step closer to the possibility of snapshotting system states and rolling back to before a bunch of updates were installed?

more than 3 years ago

Gaming On the iPad 2 and What It Means For Apple

EponymousCustard Re:No buttons, no deal (93 comments)

wouldn't a bluetooth hand-held controller remedy that problem?

more than 3 years ago

ARM VP To Keynote AMD Developer Conference

EponymousCustard ARM and AMD (70 comments)

Speaking to EE Times during a discussion of ARM's first quarter financial results CEO Warren East said: "AMD is a successful company selling microprocessors. ARM is in the business of licensing microprocessor designs. It is perfectly natural that we should have been trying to sell microprocessor designs to AMD for about the last ten years. Hitherto we haven't been successful." East also said: "AMD has signaled they are going through a rethink of their strategy, and that must provide a heightened opportunity for ARM. They might use ARM microprocessors in the future and you've got to expect that we would be trying to persuade them of that."

more than 3 years ago



How MS may stop you from installing your own OS

EponymousCustard EponymousCustard writes  |  more than 2 years ago

EponymousCustard (1442693) writes "Redhat developer Matthew Garrett provides details of how Microsoft require that UEFI secure boot is a requirement of conforming to the Windows 8 Logo program. The side effect is that "A system that ships with only OEM and Microsoft keys will not boot a generic copy of Linux" (or other unsigned operating system for that matter). I think he is right to suggest we should be concerned."
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