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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

KBrown Re:glibc. probably sysvinit as pid1, etc. Still Li (169 comments)

You might want to contribute to http://linux-not-gnu.org/ . I have already been able to replace glibc with uClibc and now clang is able to fully replace gcc so it's only matter of replacing a couple more libs to get a 100% non-GNU operating system with a Linux kernel.


SystemD Gains New Networking Features

KBrown Re:Will SystemD feature creep ever stop ? (552 comments)

Actually I have been removing udev from all my gentoo vservers and replacing it with sys-fs/static-dev for dependency purposes.

Udev and eudev don't work anymore with kernel 3.2 (LTS) so I have been also replacing udev with sys-fs/static-dev on these servers too.

about two weeks ago

RMS Calls For "Truly Anonymous" Payment Alternative To Bitcoin

KBrown Re:What RMS has in mind ? (287 comments)

Money made of silver and gold is more trustful than money made of paper and ink and still as anonymous as the former.

about a year ago

Why People Are So Bad At Picking Passwords

KBrown Re:because (299 comments)

For all those 100+ websites you should use your OpenID. if you don't have one It might be enough with your facebook account. Most of the sites now a days accept any of those so you don't have to memorize hundreds of passwords.

about a year ago

How the Linux Foundation Runs Its Virtual Office

KBrown I have a virtual office for 499 MXN a month (52 comments)

I have workers in differnt states of the country, some of whom I have never seen their face. I just need to know they are Online and they are delivering their work on time ad complete. The virtual office is just used for receiving bank statements and tax notifications. The first seven years of operation the virtual office was not even needed but I had to get one to be able to print my presentation cards with an address in a business zone instead of a residential zone like I was doing in the past.

Personal face-to-face meetings are sometimes required but they are way too expensive, cheapest plane tickets range between 1400 and 1800 MXN but some times I have had to pay 5,000 and some other times two or more people need to travel to the city the meeting is taking place on. So, after all that much expense and a sucessful meeting with a client not as upset as he was before the meeting, it's always a good oportunity to have some beers with co-worker friends before every one has to fly back to their homes and keep working as always.

I have some international clients but I don't have international workers (yet). I have had good experience working with international freelancers hired by a couple of my clients to participate in a particular project, but my experience with national workers has been as good enough as not to need to hire somebody outside of the country. It might happen some day but not yet.

about a year and a half ago

Bank of America Buying Abusive Domain Names

KBrown Seems like a honest strategy (249 comments)

to be the first ones to be prepared to show to the rest of the world how much their executices suck.

more than 4 years ago

The French Government Can Now Censor the Internet

KBrown I hope they censor only citizens and not sites (419 comments)

OVH is one of the largest hosting providers in the world. Censoring sites hosted in OVH could do some damage on France's economy because clients might want to move their sites to other countries..

more than 4 years ago

Air Force Blocks NY Times, WaPo, Other Media

KBrown Seems like they haven't realized something. (372 comments)

Such secret documents are no longer secret. Everybody has access to them.
Since the documents are no longer secret, it's so stupid to keep them classified.
They should better declassify them and stop wasting their time on blocking documents everybody else has access to.

more than 4 years ago

Looks Like the End of the Line For LimeWire

KBrown Limewire is GPL (277 comments)

So I don't get the point.

Someone could just put a mirror somewhere else in the world (as allowed by the GPL) and allow other people to keep downloading it..

more than 4 years ago

Online Replacements for Desktop Apps?

KBrown Online desktop apps no replacement (335 comments)

Why do you need replacements for desktop apps when you can have online desktop apps?

Take a look at http://computadora.de and create an account. You will have email, instant messages, chat and also integrated online Abiword and Gnumeric.

more than 10 years ago


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