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Desktop Linux Is Dead

Solidblu Re:Not dead on my desktop (1348 comments)

There are three big problems I've noticed two stated by the original poster:

1. Fragmentation. Do you release a tar.gz? Do you release an RPM? Do you Release a .deb?

And how do you support them all? What really should happen is one of two things. 1 Package manager for all distros.(Not going to happen any time soon). The other is a 2nd compatable package management system which is compatible/an add-on to the existing Package Management systems. This way as a corparate developer I can just make and maintain one package instead of three. List the library requirements and if your distro can't go up to the proper version you can try to force it (like if your distro back ports a feature/fix).


Rabid hatred of DRM. You know what though I would love to be able to watch Netflix on my Linux desktop so I don't have to fight with my roommates/watch the Jersey Shore marathon while waiting for the PS3.


Being able to play games native/ minimal emulation would be amazing. I know there is Wine and Cedega and CrossOffice, but they are just band aids to the real problem.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming

Solidblu Re:I can only assume (203 comments)

Actually I think this number not completely honest. 6 Days ago Microsoft because a sponsor of Reddit and asked the Reddit community to test it out and give feed back.

"See, Microsoft is getting ready to release Internet Explorer 9, and they reached out to us because they genuinely want to start a dialog with the reddit community. In fact, they've taken the unprecedented step of putting the reddit team in charge of this entire campaign. This is a great deal of trust for an advertiser to offer, and we should both take it as a huge compliment."


more than 4 years ago

Infants Ingest 77 Times the Safe Level of Dioxin

Solidblu Meat, Dairy, and shellfish?? (343 comments)

Great another thing my Vegan friend can brag about FOREVER even though he doesn't know what dioxins are.

more than 4 years ago

Berkeley Researchers Analyze Florida Voting Patterns

Solidblu store the files (1237 comments)

My opinion is this: (Granted it has its wholes but I feel that an outside country should monitor this because they are unbias)

Store with each vote on the machine an encyrpted file with the photo and and an another encyrpted file which holds the voters name inside the first file.

So what you can do is unencrypt the photo and run it through a program looking for similarities such as the curtian is there, flagging all the ones that seem to similart (possible same photo), and also flagging the ones which seem to different(not a real photo). The encryption keys should be kept secert and a court order should release each seperately. This way the There is an electronic receict which is difficult to forge, trackable, and verifible numbers wise aslong as a paper copy of who went to voted is kept.

more than 10 years ago


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