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DreamPlug ARM Box Brings Power To Plug Computing

IceFox Re:That's just the UK reseller (182 comments)

Ouch, There was something special about the $99 price tag. The price was so low that it made it worth while over its other limitations and was why I bought it.

more than 3 years ago

Bank of America Buying Abusive Domain Names

IceFox (249 comments)

Someone suggests that it is because their customers are finding out about the domain which has a forum and existing comments by customers and employees.

more than 3 years ago

Hands On With the BlackBerry Torch 9800

IceFox WebKit (126 comments)

Surprised it isn't in the summary, but this phone is also the first Blackberry to have a WebKit based browser which is big news.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Offers Glimpse of Symbian Facelift

IceFox Re:My Question Is (114 comments)

Perhaps the new UI is built on Qt and the new kinetics framework?

more than 4 years ago

Film Studios May Block DVD Rentals For One Month

IceFox Re:DVD vs. BluRay (545 comments)

While advertising makes it look like BluRay has won last I checked it had a big 8% market share. It isn't exactly hot. I personally never plan on owning one and am going to skip over it.

more than 4 years ago

Low-Power Home Linux Server?

IceFox Mac Mini or Sheeva Plug (697 comments)

I recently went through the same search, two good options show up 1) Get a mac mini. The idle power consumption is 13 watts. You get a dvd rom, intel cpu, video out if you need it etc. It costs more and the high cpu usage is 110W. Make sure to not get the older mac mini's, only the ones starting I believe last January had the low idle watt usage. And as a bonus at the end you have a mac you can resell. 2) Get a Sheeva Plug. It only costs $99 and only draws 5 Watts of power. It is arm. I myself simply put a usb stick in it loaded up debian and have been happy ever sense (So I am running at 5.5 W). Silent, low power draw. Downside it that it takes 10 minutes to setup and you can't just plugin a monitor and drop in a install cd you have to drop an install image in a sd or usb stick, but there are helpful webpages people have made showing you step by step how to do this.

more than 4 years ago

AU Government To Build "Unhackable" Netbooks

IceFox water (501 comments)

RFID doesn't work very well through water so if you drop it in a bathtub it pretty much will stop the RFID. At least until you take it out of the backtub.

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla To Protect Adobe Flash Users

IceFox upgrade? Why not block (132 comments)

If the user doesn't upgrade does it disable the plugin?

about 5 years ago

Firefox 4.0 Goes Chrome, New UI In Q4 2010

IceFox Re:Nice but.. (556 comments)

I am not so sure that users actually care that much about standards and fitting into each desktop at the end of the day. If you have a feature they want users will use your application no matter what it looks like. A nice Example is Google Chrome. By default they paint their own window handles/boarders on X11 pretty much guaranteeing that it wont fit into any desktop. This is a case where they are going directly against having a native standard control, actually putting in effort to break it in the name of consistent branding* and users put up with it because they want to use Chrome. * From Ben Goodger:

about 5 years ago

The Homemade Hard Disk Destroyer

IceFox Re:Not 100%, but otherwise cost-effective given ri (497 comments)

Mod parent up. The board is not where the data is and replacing the board with a good one or swapping the disks into a case+board that is good is a common practice.

more than 5 years ago

Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al.

IceFox Re:should have tweaked chrome (505 comments)

That would make no sense though. The point of running chrome is that you use the process-per-tab. You can make firefox now download any images, disable flash css and javascript and then it uses even less memory, but that isn't how [normal] people use the browser.

more than 5 years ago

Google Announces Chrome For Mac and Linux Dev Builds

IceFox Re:Yuck, a Chrome developer (251 comments)

Well a lot of the chrome developers are Windows developers so I could see how it could be embarrassing.

more than 5 years ago

Google Releases Chrome V2.0

IceFox Re:Windows Only (381 comments)

The Windows version took two years. The linux and osx ports will easily take 18 months and you wont see a somewhat complete port for linux or osx until next Christmas as the earliest. They are re-inventing a lot of cross platform classes.

more than 5 years ago

Adobe Pushing For Flash TVs

IceFox Re:No thank you (345 comments)

Not to mention the new laws that are being proposed about using less power in TV's. When I turned off flash I doubled the battery life of my macbook. Using ads in ads is widespread enough that it it seems to be always running using up a good chunk of cpu.

more than 5 years ago

Why IT Won't Power Down PCs

IceFox Re:harder than it seemed (576 comments)

Why didn't you just tell every student to change the screensaver and turn on the monitor power management at your next class?

more than 5 years ago

Angry Villagers Run Google Out of Town

IceFox Re:Glad to see.. (1188 comments)

He ripped off my childhood!

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot Launches User Achievements

IceFox Re:Come on (1582 comments)

The year that gmail launched was better. Every story was so unbelievable that it was assumed to be a joke, but it turned out they were all true.

more than 5 years ago



IceFox IceFox writes  |  about 8 years ago

IceFox writes "According to the LWN article on Who maintains RPM? both RedHat and SuSe have forked RPM. When RPM was created, Jeff Johnson was the maintainer of the project at RedHat, but after he left RedHat they have stopped using his releases. Red Hat's Greg DeKoenigsberg says "Perhaps jbj "owns" RPM, in its current incarnation, by default, because no one else is willing to touch it. That's fine. He can have it. But that is not what *we* are using." Considering that the Linux Standard Base specification requires that all compliant systems offer RPM don't you think that distributions should step forward and join forces in their fork?"


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