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Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Northern California, Causing Injuries and Outages

Ihunda Re:In the south bay... (135 comments)

Same in Oakland/rockdridge, definitely woke us up but not strong enough for any damage.

about 5 months ago

Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

Ihunda Re:Great deal! (365 comments)

Yeah, this was my first thought too, what is Micro$soft going to do with all those MBP???

about 7 months ago

Samsung SSD 840 EVO MSATA Tested

Ihunda Re:no capacitors (76 comments)

^this, it's amazing how few people actually understand that most writes on modern systems are buffered either in the kernel cache or in the disk cache without any form of protection. Disable those volatile caches and your OS with it's resource hog apps will behave as slowly has a 386 on floppy disks. At least, the laptop battery can act has a giant capacitor and your exposition to data loss due to power failure on a laptop should be very very small.

about 9 months ago

WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

Ihunda Re:AOL/TW doesn't count? (257 comments)

^agreed, which one is a tech company?

about a year ago

WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

Ihunda Whatsapp actually isn't lame but still (257 comments)

I thought whatsapp was lame until I installed and was able to chat and share photos with friends in a few seconds... But still some Erlang code over XMPP isn't worth 16 billions to somebody who already has the user base and developer talent to do the same thing overnight...

about a year ago

How To 'Sell' Open Source Software

Ihunda You guys do not understand what free means (490 comments)


I think there is a big misunderstanding in the way you use the word "free" in "open source free software".
Free is not there for "it costs nothing and you can have it for nothing too", it means our business model is base uppon the fact that we want to produce apps in an open environnement where anybody can enhance the code and contribute so that the application can be bugfixed, tested, extended etc... in the best possible way.

Look at mozilla for example.

It doesn't mean that it costs nothing to produce (Mozilla developers are paid engeneers.). It doesn't mean that their should be no support or documentation.

Look at MySQL, you can download the source, compile and enjoy. On the other hand, a large company can pay for installation, support, doc and maintenance although this is still free software.

In the end there will always be end users who need a service beyond the software and will be OK to pay for it. They don't care for the source code, they want a build that works and install flawlessly with an industry level documentation and possible technical support.

I think that the open source development model ensure the best possible software, look at mozilla for a strong example.

Don't forget: free does not mean no cost or no value !!!!!!!

more than 11 years ago


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