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Shuttleworth On Ubuntu Community Drama

autonomouse Re:Red herring (302 comments)

Up until very recently, I thought they really dropped the ball with the GUI changes and they were driving people away. I thought in a way that it was nice that they were at least trying to differentiate themselves, but that it wasn't for me. But them I saw Mark Shuttleworth's presentation on Ubuntu phone and tablet and it all clicked into place. Even the name - Unity - as in one front end for everything. Now I see where they're going with it and I realise that they've guessed what the future is going to bring and are taking steps now so they won't be caught with their pants down when it's all touch screens and tablets. Windows did it fairly drastically with metro, apple's doing it more subtly by slowly merging iOS with the desktop, and Linux is going to have to do it sonner or later. Now I'm back on board and using Ubuntu with unity over KDE again and I'm willing to forgive the minor annoyances and put them down to teething problems. As for mir, they've obviously worked out that if they have a way to allow people to easily get Ubuntu onto all of the squillions of existing android devices easily then hardware manufacturers and hobbyists can start putting it on there without all the hardware problems that linux used to be notorious for. Luckily for anyone who doesn't want to go through the teething pains, there are loads of other distros to choose from and you can come back to Ubuntu when unity is more mature. All he's asking is that in the mean while, please don't slag it off online. I think after all the money he's put on and all he's done for Linux, we should give the guy the benefit of the doubt with this one. I'm back in

about 2 years ago

Rise of the Online Code Schools

autonomouse Re:Yes (98 comments)

"College is a place where a professor’s lecture notes go straight to the students’ lecture notes, without passing through the brains of either." Mark Twain

more than 2 years ago

Robot Brings Patch-Clamping To the Masses

autonomouse Re:Patch-Clamping To the Masses (59 comments)

I used to do this for a living, does that mean I'm finally almost somebody?!

more than 2 years ago

The Math Formula That Lead To the Financial Crash

autonomouse Re:Not economics; theft. (371 comments)

Actually, it was because all the money disappeared into a supermassive Black-Schole

more than 2 years ago

The Humble Indie Bundle 3 Released

autonomouse Re:Interesting Social Network Stats (158 comments)

I just moved to Google+ and +1'd it, but it was already ' Facebook liked' from when I'd done so for the first and second humble bundles. HB3 has only just come out and it doesn't tell you how many people just 'liked' HB3 on its own, so seeing as though Google+ wasn't around previously, I don't think we can read too much into these figures

more than 3 years ago

Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack

autonomouse Phew! I read that as Skype (274 comments)

"Skype Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack"

more than 3 years ago

Cool/Weird Stuff To Do On a Cluster?

autonomouse Re:Make applications (608 comments)

Yeah - proving evolution would probably fall into the Cool/Weird Stuff To Do On a Cluster....

more than 6 years ago


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