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Google Stars Extension For Chrome Leaks: Hands On

Gnulix Re:"Leaked" (26 comments)

Yes, I, and most of my friends, use G+ and it is most excellent. But, of course it is an intentional leak

about 4 months ago

Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

Gnulix Re:Try reading past the third paragraph (366 comments)

I think that the movie he got fined for was the only Swedish movie he had uploaded and the Rights Alliance has so far only sought damages for Swedish movies. I guess the Rights Alliance mostly gets paid by the Swedish companies and also it is probably easier to argue the case for Swedish products when you are in Sweden.

about 9 months ago

Samsung Hits Apple With 20% Price Increase

Gnulix Re:Inevitable (447 comments)

I can imagine the support nightmares if I bought one for my parents.

It's easy to either delete or hide the application that you don't want them to use.

External memory card support depends on app

I think we should be thankful that it is possible to use memory cards at all. I guess some vendors believe that it will be easier to pirate stuff if you can place their programs on a memory card.

Slow updates.

If you wanted bleeding edge updates, you should have chosen a Nexus device

about 2 years ago

Apple Stops Hiding Samsung Apology On Its UK Site

Gnulix Not an apology (189 comments)

Not only can't you see the so called apology without scrolling, there is no evidence what so ever of an apology in the statement. It only says that they've lost the case, without much information about what they've actually lost. There is nothing what so ever to indicate that they were wrong or that they are sorry that they did something wrong.

about 2 years ago

Are Commercial Games Finally Going To Make It To Linux?

Gnulix Re:Conventional wisdom is wrong about why Windows (242 comments)

I actually hear this allot however I would normally reply "Use the GIMP" which IMHO is just as good as Photoshop.

No, GIMP is not as good as Photoshop. It is however quite competent for the things that most people need to do with an image editing program. For everyday users I would recommend GIMP, but for professional artists and photographers Photoshop is a better choice.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

Gnulix Distros should support KDE instead of Gnome (1154 comments)

KDE is much easier to comprehend if you come from a Windows environment, therefore it would be easier to get people to switch OS. Gnome has turned into a complete mess. It doesn't really cater to any target audience any more and as such it should really be abandoned and developers should focus on a saner solution (such as KDE).

about 2 years ago

Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the "Witch Hunt"

Gnulix Swedish law (915 comments)

In the case you refered to they wanted to arrest the defendant in absentia, which the courts declined. In Assange's case the court has ruled that he should be arrested in absentia. Probably because they are harder on sex crimes (the state feminism of Sweden is quite draconian when it comes to sex crimes).

Furthermore, in the summary of the case you refered to the court says;
"Med hänsyn till gärningarnas omfattning och karaktär får det anses befogat att L.O.K. är personligen närvarande vid det förhör som nu skall hållas. "

Which means that they think it is justifiable that the defendant should appear in person for questioning. In other words, the same finding as in the Assange case. So this case doesn't support your arguments at all! (Perhaps this was changed on appeal or something, but nothing indicates that this should have been the case in the finding you linked to!)

Also, in the case of Assange, we are talking about a sex crime. There might be other reasons for wanting to have him come in for questioning, such as making a request for DNA samples or something. I haven't actually heard that this should be the case, but it is not unreasonable considering the allegations against him.

I think that Sweden's sex crime laws are draconian an contraproductive. But, in accordance with the law we have today, the treatment of Assange is quite correct. Whether or not they are reasonable is another matter, but they are following the law such as it is. Believing that this is a honey trap with the purpose of extradating Assange is just silly. Sweden's sex laws are very hard and if you are in Sweden you have to obey them and ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law.

about 2 years ago

Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the "Witch Hunt"

Gnulix Re:Courage (915 comments)

Have you actually read the case you are refering to? It doesn't say that video conferencing is appropriate and the subject in the refered case is not willing to cooperate, and so on. It most certainly isn't applicable to the Assange situation.

about 2 years ago

Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the "Witch Hunt"

Gnulix Re:Courage (915 comments)

Sweden allows these kinds of interviews to be done via video conference and Assange has suggested the interview take place with him inside of the embassy.
No, here in Sweden we don't allow these kinds of interview to be conducted via video conference. Nor would there be any chance what so ever of Sweden extraditing Assange to the US, even if he was convicted on the rape charges.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

Gnulix Gnome is holding back the Linux desktop (818 comments)

If more distros had standardized on KDE instead of Gnome, I believe Linux would have taken a much larger share of the PC market. It is much easier to get started with KDE if you come from a Windows environment.

more than 2 years ago

The 2011 Hugo Awards

Gnulix Willis best work is her short stories (162 comments)

I agree that most of her novells are very similar. However, when it comes to short stories, she has written several outstanding pieces of work.

about 3 years ago

Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

Gnulix Gnome is holding Linux back (835 comments)

Gnome is probably the biggest reason that Linux on the desktop never happens. KDE is a much better alternative. People who are used to Windows learn KDE in no time.

more than 3 years ago

Spotify Sued For Patent Infringement

Gnulix Re:Spotify (151 comments)

For a few years it has almost completely stopped music piracy in scandinavia and in other european countries
No it hasn't. It might have decreased, but it certainly hasn't stopped. I would say that me and my friends still download as much music as before.

Now instead of sending each other mp3 files as file transfer people are just pasting spotify links in IM conversations here.
No one has *ever* sent me a Spotify link, but I stil get sent torrent-links to albums my friends believe I might enjoy.

more than 3 years ago

Two More Google Software Dogs Go To Heaven

Gnulix Worrisome (122 comments)

I get the feeling that one cannot trust Google and their services. They keep cutting them off after a while. Granted these were not the most used services, but still there has been quite a few services that has been cancelled over the year. Some services, such as Wave, didn't really get the chance to work. I think developers will be less likely to jump on board and start using new services/API:s when there is a chance that it will be cancelled within a short while :-(

more than 3 years ago

Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

Gnulix Re:Seigo has gotten it all wrong (542 comments)

Exactly - they're completely useless unless you have a monitor to dedicate to them, since they're attached to the desktop and are therefore completely useless because the only way you can see them is if you hide all other windows.

That's why you have multiple, virtual desktops...

more than 5 years ago

Lenovo On the Future of the Netbook

Gnulix I blame Gnome! (400 comments)

Gnome is supposedly simple to use for beginners, but it is too different for a Windows-user with some experience. It would probably be much better if the notebooks were loaded with KDE instead. At least it looks somewhat like Windows to start with, even though it is far better...

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Uses "I'm a PC" Character In New Ads

Gnulix Is this really the state of ads in the US? (837 comments)

Something as awful as "I'm a PC" wouldn't make it here in Sweden. Well, it might have 20, 30 years ago. But as a contemporary ad, it is just ridiculous!

At least the Seinfield ads were amusing. Clearly their purpose was to be ads about nothing, just as the Seinfield show was a show about nothing. It was the only thing I ever felt the least bit excited about from MS.

more than 5 years ago


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