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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

Linegod So he is leaving... (815 comments)

So he is leaving the mess he caused?

about a year ago

Google Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft, Nokia

Linegod Subtle ad? (233 comments)

"they may opt instead for Microsoft's Windows Phone software"

No one is going to do that.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Viable Open Source Models For Early Startups?

Linegod Stop being so fucking full of yourself (203 comments)

Stop being so fucking full of yourself, and you may have a change.

If your project is actually rock star quality, open source or proprietary won't make a diffence.

Now let's get back to your 15ms of fame.

more than 2 years ago

Mastering Engineer Explains Types of Compression, Effects On Today's Music

Linegod Trusted Source (382 comments)

Neil Young made the same argument last month in Wired. The interviewer was a douchbag, so I'm not going to link to it, but Neil was right, and first.

more than 2 years ago

Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

Linegod It stopped being your private life (550 comments)

It stopped being your private life when you posted it to the Internet.

more than 2 years ago

PlayBook Jailbreak Tool Released

Linegod Still not a jailbreak. (60 comments)

It is a privilege escalation to a 'root' user, which in this context is equivalent to an 'admin' user.

In short, using an insecure backup/restore process, it changes the ability for root to login via ssh. No bootloader access, no 'jailbreak'. From there, all you get is what you could have done by developing an app.

As you could always load an app directly onto your Playbook, this is not all that impressive.

I have come to expect it from Crackberry, but though /. would have a critical eye.

more than 2 years ago

RIM PlayBook Tablet Jailbroken

Linegod Not 'rooted' (63 comments)

Remember this is QNX. This is a privilege escalation above the default 'devuser'. I still see nothing that indicates that the bootloader or anything of importance was 'rooted' in the same sense as an Android 'root' or and iPhone 'jailbreak'.

about 2 years ago

Samsung Takes the Lead In the Smartphone Market

Linegod This is based on analysts guesses (406 comments)

This is based on analysts guesses. Samsung didn't release any numbers.

more than 2 years ago

The (Big) Problem With RIM

Linegod Re:A bad quarter (341 comments)

Of course it is a problem. But it is not the end of the world. They have laid out a transition to QNX-based phones, and in the middle of than transition right now. Did they make mistakes last year with the pre-7 phones (underpowered, stagnant interface)? Yes they did, and this is a major part of their drop in overall market share.

This does not seem unrecoverable to me though.

more than 2 years ago

The (Big) Problem With RIM

Linegod Re:A bad quarter (341 comments)

The market has grown. Subscribers are actually up, as well phone sales.

more than 2 years ago

The (Big) Problem With RIM

Linegod Re:A bad quarter (341 comments)

Abandoned is a bit melodramatic. But how about Apple? Or Unix? Or Nintendo?

more than 2 years ago

The (Big) Problem With RIM

Linegod A bad quarter (341 comments)

RIM has a bad quarter, and the glee at which people post its demise is amusing. Look at the actual financials, their assets, and the market share. Adjust for an expanded market and you get less of a 'doom and gloom' picture.

And the Playbook is a fine piece of kit - and will only get better when the NDK is released. Could it have more apps? Yes. Is there anything wrong with the device itself. No.

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Brings Flash-Free Flash To iOS Devices

Linegod A week away... (178 comments)

A week away from the RIM earning call, and you are spouting about the ability of the iPhone to use flash.

I swear the lot of you are barely classified as functionally retarded, and don't realized when you are being used.

This article should have been tossed in the bin.


more than 2 years ago

New RIM Streaming Music: $5 For 50 Songs?

Linegod Re:Why the hate? (149 comments)

You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.

You keep using that quote randomly. You are either regurgitating a meme, or just got Netflix.

more than 2 years ago

New RIM Streaming Music: $5 For 50 Songs?

Linegod Why the hate? (149 comments)

If it where anyone else putting this out, it would be heralded as the second coming of the music generation. Since it is RIM, the knee-jerk reaction is to slam it, without understanding what it is.

Critical analysis is lost when it comes to RIM

more than 2 years ago

RIM Co-CEO Cries 'No Fair' On Security Question

Linegod Re:IOW (329 comments)

They have not provided the governments with the ability to snoop on their citizens communications.

Like Lazaridis, I tire of this ignorance.

more than 3 years ago



Mandriva Linux 2010 Released

Linegod Linegod writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Linegod writes "Mandriva Linux, code name Adelie, is the 25th version of Mandriva Linux and has been released as of November 3rd, 2009. Mandriva Linux on 2010 is available in three editions: One, Powerpack and Free, for architectures i586 and x86-64. One and Free can be free downloaded from official Mandriva mirrors and via BitTorrent. Torrents are available at . Early seeders began yesterday, so the torrents should be quick."
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