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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

TheReal_sabret00the Build What Marvel Envisioned (1154 comments)

Why not simply build the DE that's in Avengers/Iron-Man? Instant recognition and inertia.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

TheReal_sabret00the Re:One main unified desktop? (1154 comments)

And yet look at the Kernal. It's APIs never break and yet it's moved forward in leaps and bounds.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

TheReal_sabret00the Re:One main unified desktop? (1154 comments)

+1 This. This is exactly what needs to be done.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Graphics: Microsoft Has Hardware-Accelerated Everything

TheReal_sabret00the Re:Maybe it's just me (563 comments)

My wallpaper folder have around 5000 images in a folder with zero organisation other than filename.

more than 2 years ago
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Android Passes BlackBerry In US Market Share

TheReal_sabret00the Re:Yawn. (250 comments)

Isn't the problem here that Android aspires to be more like Windows than Linux?

more than 3 years ago
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FSF Suggests That Google Free Gmail Javascript

TheReal_sabret00the Re:In other news.. (413 comments)

Sun was the victim of the horrible management of a sub-par business model. Releasing the JS from GMail doesn't affect the business model because there is none other than reaping in maximum profit from displaying ads inline. Look at Mozilla, that's doing just fine and in fact expanding well within it's means to create a larger sustainable business model that is competing against larger more financially capable businesses.

more than 3 years ago
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Carriers at odds with RIM over NFC payment data

TheReal_sabret00the Interesting (1 comments)

That the carriers want control of this. I'm not sure why the need to be involved to be honest. My using my phone to make a payment is a decision for me and my phone, it has nothing to do with the network. The networks are basically fearful that this pushes more power into the hands of the phone makers and want to try and prevent that. On one hand they're right that obviously a global powerhouse of security such as RIM will benefit from this hugely. But ultimately the buck should stop with the phone manufacturer. As best as I know, you can't remote wipe and set up ridiculous security on SIMs, you can on phones.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4, A Huge Pile of Bugs

TheReal_sabret00the Has Slashdot become a joke? (481 comments)

Do people not understand the meaning of beta? Mozilla are fixing around 10 bugs a day in trunk. If this was RC, there'd at least be half a point here. But this is retarded flamebait, you should all be ashamed of yourself. A few points: Application button versus alt+[letter]: I generally use my mouse more than shortcut keys. Chrome versus Firefox: I like things like feeds and history drop downs Target location in URL bar: Took a while to get used to but I like the change Status bar versus Addon bar: I like the ability to customise Chrome is a nice browser for some people and it's a good third alternative for me. But I don't feel it fits my needs. Everyone should make a choice based on their own preferences rather than attempting to validate their choices on a public forum like this to make up for their own shallow existences.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Beta 9 Out, Now With IndexedDB and Tabs On Titlebar

TheReal_sabret00the Re:Status Bar??? (537 comments)

They'll be wherever you want them to be. Either on the Addon bar or on the navigation bar.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Slams Google Over HTML5 Video Decision

TheReal_sabret00the Re:I agree with Microsoft (453 comments)

All the stuff that you're referring to. TV, iPod, etc, etc aren't even effected. Very little is effected by this. It only means that when surfing, if a site provides raw video using the VIDEO tag, your browser will either play it or it won't. In some cases, sites will have a fallback of flash. You'll barely notice the change. Apple will still opt for H.264 on ipods. And so will DVD/Blueray producers.

more than 3 years ago
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Murdoch's UK Paywall a Miserable Failure

TheReal_sabret00the Re:It's not the paywall that's failed (428 comments)

We in the UK pay for the BBC willingly because it is worth the price

No it isn't. I'd rather not pay the fee at all. The only BBC show I've watched since paying my fee is Top Gear. That's once a week and it doesn't last the whole year. On top of that, the BBC pimps the show off to stations like Dave and Blighty. How is that worth my money. The only good thing about the fee is that some of it goes towards Channel 4 who do actually produce content I want and watch but even then, I watch most of that on 4oD anyway. The license fee is antiquated and should be abolished. Let's see how the BBC far when they have to balance their books.

more than 4 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

TheReal_sabret00the Re:If Opera implemented other things right,I'd use (301 comments)

Which is why I'm that much more baffled over their 'beef' with Yahoo in regards to Yahoo Mail. They really need to sort that out, it's annoying.

more than 4 years ago
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Breakthroughs In HTML Audio Via Manipulation With JavaScript

TheReal_sabret00the Re:Pac-Man (141 comments)

Correction: That was HTML5 (JS, audio and Canvas) on whichever systems could hack it. Flash was the fall-back.

more than 4 years ago
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Breakthroughs In HTML Audio Via Manipulation With JavaScript

TheReal_sabret00the Re:Firefox, eh? (141 comments)

Isn't mp3 set to be free soon?

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox With H.264 HTML 5 Support = Wild Fox

TheReal_sabret00the Re:the point? (477 comments)

I've not found it slow at all. On 3.6.x or 3.7alpha's.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox With H.264 HTML 5 Support = Wild Fox

TheReal_sabret00the Re:End of Firefox? (477 comments)

It sounds like you have some dodgy extensions installed. That won't be a problem after 4 comes out as most bjork extensions will stop working.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Office 2010, Dissected

TheReal_sabret00the Re:Well... (291 comments)

Now all I need is a theme that switches the toolbar for a ribbon and I'll switch from Outlook to Thunderbird.

more than 4 years ago

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Nero Files Antitrust Case Against MPEG-LA

TheReal_sabret00the TheReal_sabret00the writes  |  more than 4 years ago

TheReal_sabret00the (1604049) writes "Nero AG, a company with one of the most fitting names ever (can you imagine a company called Hitler or Stalin 2000 years from now?), has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the MPEG-LA. The German technology company claims the licensing body has abused its monopoly power, and that is has not honoured agreements made with the US Department of Justice. There's some juicy stuff in here."
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Hulu: HTML5 'doesn't yet meet our customers needs

TheReal_sabret00the TheReal_sabret00the writes  |  more than 4 years ago

TheReal_sabret00the (1604049) writes "Hulu rolled out an updated version of its video player today, but what you may not have noticed is that the company also took advantage of the occasion to briefly talk about HTML5. In a post on the Hulu blog (which has curiously since been pulled, though it remains in the RSS feed), Hulu's VP of Product Eugene Wei took a moment for an "aside on HTML5," in which he said that while Hulu continues to monitor developments on HTML5, "as of now it doesn't yet meet all of our customers' needs.""
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Google to make VP8 free, HTML5 to benefit

TheReal_sabret00the TheReal_sabret00the writes  |  more than 4 years ago

TheReal_sabret00the (1604049) writes "Sources are indicating that Google is set to open up the VP8 codec that they recently acquired from last year’s On2 purchase. NewTeeVee reports that sources familiar with the matter have confirmed Google’s plan to open-source the project next month at their annual Google I/O developer conference."
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Opera: 'Dramatic' rise since Microsoft's ballot

TheReal_sabret00the TheReal_sabret00the writes  |  more than 4 years ago

TheReal_sabret00the (1604049) writes ""A multitude of browsers will make the web more standardised and easier to browse".

According to Opera, the increase represents a doubling from normal download numbers on average – and the impact in some countries has been larger still.

Poland (328%) Spain (215%) and Italy (202%) top the list of increases, with the UK's 85 per cent actually one of the smaller changes."

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