top After 12 years of Development, E17 Is Out
It has grown way beyond "eyecandy", check it out.
top Call for Questions: Rasterman, Founder of the Enlightenment Project
How difficult has it been to keep working on the Enlightenment environment all this time and has the opensource community been supportive?
about a year and a half ago
top Analysis of Google's Motorola Acquisition
Motorola is a communications company,
not just a phone maker Look at the distributed whitespace broadband that Google has been looking at deploying; now they own the infrastructure to make it happen. I see phones fitting in as a smaller piece of a giant puzzle. They has been planning this for years and owning Motorola means they won't have to wait on others to make the hardware anymore.
top 4G and CDMA Reportedly Hacked At DEFCON
This will be interesting if it is true. Maybe this will delay the rollout of smartphones to combat soldiers...
top Joel Test Updated
I don't see why distributed source control is so necessary for a team. I mean, git is neat and all that, but I'm thinking it's a lot more "nice to have" than "need to have".
Source control is important, regardless of the team size. One project I worked on years ago was some custom contracted software for a specialized industrial client. I was helping the lead programmer with initial deployment and bug fixes. Every couple of weeks the client would call me about a particular bug and let me know that it was back again. I'd go back to the code dump and they were right, a bug I had previously squashed was back again. This happened several times and I informed the lead programmer who told me that he didn't know how that bug was creeping back into the code.
I finally went to his system and found several different source code directories, all with different versions of the source tree and none that were in sync with my code base. A SCM tool would have allowed us to track code changes and enforce accountability. After the same bug popped up 5 times, the client was not very happy. SCM tools help to cut down redundant work and allow centralized quality control.
top Windows Phone 7 Sales Continue To Struggle
I saw original Droid phones for 1 penny (w/ contract) just before the Droid Incredible was released by Verizon. Hardly the same as deep discounting of WP7 units a month after release.
The marketing at microsoft baffles me too. I don't know any iphone/android/blackberry users that are even remotely interested in the WP7 stuff. People are staying away in droves.
top Vint Cerf Keeps Blaming Himself For IPv4 Limit
Guess I'm not the oldest man here after all. Don't worry, I'm getting off your lawn...
top Just Where Is The Lincoln Memorial, Anyhow?
You seem to have a Strange Love for your PBF.
top ChromeOS Zero Released
Why? Who needs a Chrome Wang?
top Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala
The Koala doesn't work even in a virtual machine.
Blanket statements like this tend to bother me. Here is my experience with the Koala release:
- On my netbook ( Gateway LT31, vista, 2GB ram, 1.2GHz AMD L110) I grabbed the desktop i386 torrent and started the d/l.
- While that came down I downloaded and installed virtualbox. - Booted the koala ISO as LiveCD and created a bootable USB drive. - Rebooted from my thumb drive and did a quick install which included shrinking the single ntfs partition; took about 20 minutes. - Rebooted, got the Grub menu, booted Vista to make sure everything was functional, rebooted back to Ubuntu to finish configuration and add more packages ( eclipse, python3, etc...)
Everything has run very well; sound, ati accelerated driver, and atheros wifi drivers all function. My desktop system is still running ubuntu 9.10-rc, my older laptop is still running ubuntu 8.10. I ran 9.10-rc from my usb thumb drive on several different systems prior to the release and was quite impressed with the wide range of hardware support.
I've been running linux since 1994 and have been through about all of the common distros as well as commercial UNIXes, OS/2, most versions of DOS and Windows starting with 1.0, C-64, Vic-20, TRS-80s, TI/99-4a and a couple of Macs thrown in. Guess what? There have been various problems with every single platform and release version.
A bit of googling would have pointed you
here concerning the lack of LTS 8.04 Kubuntu. I'm not trying to pick on you, but good answers to many questions may be found with just a little effort.
top What To Do With a Free Xbox 360 Pro?
You rang? And to be slightly helpful, he could trade the xbox for an older PS3 fat model that can run linux. It actually runs ubuntu fairly well.
top McDonalds Free Wi-Fi Users Soak Up Seating
I sit in my car and use their free wifi... Much more comfortable than those hard plastic seats, better cup holders too.
top Cybercrime-As-a-Service Takes Off
Will the sellers be honest enough to give you all the money they drain from bank accounts?
top Bill Gates' Plan To Destroy Music, Note By Note
That ad makes me think the only one making any money from MS research is the crack dealer...
top How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?
Bottom line, if your system has a sudden dramatic change in behavior for no visible reason, wipe your drive and reinstall windows. There are nasty things now that don't show up as a process, mearly using the windows kernel to spawn another thread to do whatever it wants.
Backup your data and do the safest thing. I usually run windows inside VirtualPC which means only using it for the programs that *require* windows, not for general browsing and stuff.
top Feds Can Locate Cell Phones Without Telcos
Can I call the feds when I get lost and find out where I'm at?
top Red Hat & AMD Demo Live VM Migration Across CPU Vendors
This is a demo of a Live migration, no shutdown or reboot involved. Xen does not support the live migration of a running VM between an AMD and Intel server. Watch the video, they are running a video in the VM that keeps playing during the migration. Very impressive stuff.
top How To Verify CD-R Data Retention Over Time?
dvd-ram to archive important files. Designed for archival type storage, the slower media has a 30 year designed life, the faster media has something like 5 year. Add in the builtin ecc and cheap cost, it is a good way to save my source code and photos.