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The Story of Nokia MeeGo

ReinoutS Re:MeeGo name is strange. (125 comments)

Mod parent funny! (at least if you know your Ghostbusters classics)

more than 2 years ago
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GNOME 3.6 Released

ReinoutS Re:obligatory comments (230 comments)

It isn't. Gnome-tweak-tool will allow you to do the same thing, without any network connectivity required.

more than 2 years ago
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SOPA Makes Strange Bedfellows

ReinoutS Re:Stand up, people! (439 comments)

For what it's worth, the Dutch GreenLeft MP Arjan El Fassed asked written questions in Parliament about American pressure on EU countries to support internet freedom-threatening laws.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tablet/App Combination For Note-Taking?

ReinoutS HTC Flyer (425 comments)

The HTC Flyer is especially designed for this type of usage. It comes with a stylus and full Evernote integration. Plenty of demo videos on Youtube, if you want to know more.

more than 3 years ago
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Official "Firefox With Bing" Released

ReinoutS Re:...Seriously? (274 comments)

but I just use Firefox for the desktop integration (I use GNOME 3) and because it's much more configurable than Chrome right now.

If you think Firefox integrates in the GNOME 3 desktop, wait until you try Epiphany.

more than 3 years ago
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Official "Firefox With Bing" Released

ReinoutS Re:Show your support for the Duck :) (274 comments)

As a techie, I like DDG. But my girlfriend who is used to Google's regionally optimized results doesn't like it at all. When looking for some article for shopping online she wants results from Dutch webshops, not US-based ones.

more than 3 years ago
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Fedora 16 Alpha Released

ReinoutS Re:Does it have a decent desktop? (111 comments)

If you want to put items on your desktop, that's simple: use gnome-tweak-tool or set the org.gnome.desktop.background.show-desktop-icons property to true manually. The fact that this isn't enabled by default doesn't convey an arrogant attitude, but is a simple design decision that flows from the fact that Gnome3 doesn't implement a traditional desktop metaphor, and it wants to minimize visual distraction. For sure, this doesn't mean Gnome 3 is finished. It's only just taking off. There's a lot more in store in the area of 'finding and reminding' in upcoming releases, for instance. In the mean time you can try out some of the Gnome Shell Extensions to tweak the environment to your liking.

more than 3 years ago
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Fedora 16 Alpha Released

ReinoutS Re:Does it have a decent desktop? (111 comments)

How about you try it for more than 5 minutes (say, 5 days), instead of 'immediately' switching away?

more than 3 years ago
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Interview With GNOME 3 Designer Jon McCann

ReinoutS Re:So much wasted time... (294 comments)

I could understand it if they used Gnome2 as the foundation, and added to it, but they didn't.

That makes so little sense I can hardly believe you actually wrote that. Basically, the major (visual) change between Gnome 2.32 and Gnome 3.0 is that Metacity and gnome-panel have been replaced by Gnome Shell, in the default configuration that is. Did you really think that the Gnome developers put thousands of man-hours of development effort in the trash and started over from scratch?!

more than 3 years ago
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Interview With GNOME 3 Designer Jon McCann

ReinoutS Re:Don't Listen! (294 comments)

I open a Konqueror window w/ the folder that has those music files - be they mp3, wma, m4a or whatever, and I just put my cursor on the file - don't even open it. As long as my cursor is on top of it, the song in question plays. If I move my cursor away from that file, it instantly stops. If I wanted the playing to be uninterrupted, I'd go ahead and open the file in question w/ the music player of my choice - and under KDE, there are some 6 or more of them, not counting the video players. It's not doable under Gnome 2

Funny that you should give that as an example. Nautilus has been doing the same thing since at least 2004, probably earlier.

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Released 64-bit Flash For Linux

ReinoutS Re:Thanks, but no thanks! (274 comments)

Nice, but do you have a link to a HOWTO for your setup for mere mortals?

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME vs. KDE: the Latest Round

ReinoutS Re:DHTML (344 comments)

Are you aware that Gnome Shell is programmed in Javascript?

more than 3 years ago
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Mandriva Up For Sale

ReinoutS Re:oh well (167 comments)

Yeah. Because you know, when Mandriva gets bought, your Linux installation will stop working instantly!

more than 4 years ago
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GNOME 2.30, End of the (2.x) Line

ReinoutS GUADEC (276 comments)

The GNOME Conference (GUADEC) will be in The Hague (NL) this year from July 26-30. You can bet there'll be a lot of GNOME 3.0 hacking going on there. More information: see the GUADEC website.

more than 4 years ago
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Open-Source JavaScript Flash Player (HTML5/SVG)

ReinoutS Re:OMGWTFPDF (300 comments)

And a new pdf viewer window is exactly what you want in this case. (Unless your browser is your OS, of course...)

more than 4 years ago
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Open-Source JavaScript Flash Player (HTML5/SVG)

ReinoutS Re:OMGWTFPDF (300 comments)

No, you should click it and have it opened automatically in your pdf reader. That doesn't take more than one click.

more than 4 years ago
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Open-Source JavaScript Flash Player (HTML5/SVG)

ReinoutS Re:OMGWTFPDF (300 comments)

The real WTF is that you are trying to view a PDF in your browser in the first place. Try opening it with a real pdf viewer instead.

more than 4 years ago

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Mageia 2 arrives with GNOME 3 and systemd

ReinoutS ReinoutS writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ReinoutS writes "The H reports: 'The developers of the Mageia Linux distribution have announced their second release. As the official Mageia blog puts it, the distribution is "growing up". Where the initial version was mainly designed to get a stable first release out after the fork from Mandriva, the second major version of the distribution attempts the first significant changes to the code base: Mageia 2 has switched to systemd for its boot process and the GNOME desktop has been updated to the 3.x branch.'

Mageia 2 comes with kernel 3.3.6, KDE SC 4.8.2 and GNOME 3.4.1. In an interesting turn of events, Mandriva is going to base a business product on this distribution."

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TNO studies WebM as alternative to H2.64 for deplo

ReinoutS ReinoutS writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ReinoutS writes "Dutch research institute TNO has published a report comparing WebM and H2.64 for large scale deployment within the Dutch public broadcasting company, re-using as much opensource components as possible. From the article (my translation): WebM is regarded as a potential video standard for HTML5, solving the plugin issue. Rarely it has been investigated whether it is possible to realize a WebM-based operational chain, taking into account the patent-position, video quality, encoding speed and existing infrastructures. The main conclusions are: At present it is impossible, without big investments, to develop a WebM-based live- and VoD service that is compatible with the existing infrastructure at the NPO [Dutch public broadcasting company]. The fact that Google is the driving force behind the development of WebM, combined with increasing support of other industrial partners provides confidence in the fact that WebM can constitute a serious alternative within a few years."
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Wicket 1.4 "takes type safety to the next leve

ReinoutS ReinoutS writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ReinoutS writes "The developers of the Apache Wicket web framework have unveiled version 1.4. Wicket stands out from other Java web frameworks because it doesn't require any XML configuration or knowledge of template languages like JSP. The new release uses generics for added type safety, doesn't require separate Spring modules any longer, and features updated APIs compatible with Java 5 idioms."
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Mandriva and Turbolinux to Join Moblin Project

ReinoutS ReinoutS writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ReinoutS writes "International Business Times reports that the joint "Manbo" lab from Mandriva and Turbolinux joins the Moblin project. They expect to deliver an Atom-optimized netbook distribution soon:

The new Manbo Labs distribution for netbooks will be Moblin compliant and thus will be optimized for the Intel Atom processor platforms. It will have among others the following features:

  • Power management enabling long battery life
  • Fast boot time
  • Small footprint
  • Slick GUI interface adapted to small screen

Mandriva and Turbolinux expect to ship the product by the end of Q4 2008 or the beginning of Q1 2009.

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