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Fedora Adds MATE and Cinnamon Desktops to Main Repository, Releases Beta

crivens I love cinnamon but only in food (56 comments)

I don't know what version of Cinnamon is available for Fedora 16 but it just crashed my system after using up 14.8Gb of virtual mem. It was promptly deleted as soon as I logged in again.

about 2 years ago

Firefox 18 Beta Out With IonMonkey JavaScript Engine

crivens Oh those naughty elves! (182 comments)

bash: ./firefox: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

Linux koala 3.6.6-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 5 16:56:43 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?

crivens I love the irony (1040 comments)

I love the irony of discussions on bad user interfaces on a site with a bad user interface!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?

crivens Lenovo think pad works beautifully for me (708 comments)

I have a Lenovo at work that runs Fedora 14 beautifully. Performance is excellent and graphically it does everything I need, which is typically web development. Though I do quite a bit of browsing in chrome. The default graphics card is fast enough, and I presume it's an inboard Intel chipset. I don't know what CPU it has but I'm guessing it's two years old; it was someone's hand me down.

more than 2 years ago

Source Code To Google Authentication System Stolen

crivens Open source it.. (306 comments)

Open source it and then no-one will care.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Crawler Speaks Back

crivens Re:Facebook's privacy policy (317 comments)

"we may not have control over what they do with it."

Haha - guess Facebook has everything covered. You can't sue Facebook if your info gets into the wrong hands. But the info can't get into the wrong hands because Facebook won't allow it. Unless they give it out. That's why we shouldn't use Facebook.

more than 4 years ago

What Is Holding Back the Paperless Office?

crivens Backups aren't infallible - which medium? (511 comments)

We store our home photos on CDs and only print the really good photos at Walmart/Blacks/Shoppers etc. This saves us money but we get to keep some photos that aren't good enough to print but worth keeping all the same. So we're almost "paperless" in that sense. But a paperless office needs a solid backup strategy but what backup medium can survive in the long run 100%? An office (or home user) could burn to CD/DVD but how long will they last before they become inaccessible?

more than 4 years ago

The 87 Lamest Moments In Tech, 2000-2009

crivens Re:First Paragraph (328 comments)

I believe you just posted the singularily most intelligent and correct response on Slashdot. Congratulations!

more than 4 years ago

Cosmic Ray Intensity Reaches Highest Levels In 50 years

crivens Any direct correlation? (263 comments)

Any direct correlation between the activitity and the current natural earthquakes/typhoons etc?

more than 4 years ago

Lenovo On the Future of the Netbook

crivens Lenovo won't be in my future (400 comments)

Lenovo won't be in my future! We bought a T500 less than a year ago and they keyboard is failing already. They also far too much crap on their laptops - Vista is unusable from boot for several minutes.

more than 5 years ago

Let's Rename Swine Flu As "Colbert Flu"

crivens Colbert != comedian (607 comments)

I'm sorry but "Colbert" and "Comedian" only belong in the sentence if the words between them are "is not a ". Maybe I'm English and I just don't get him....

more than 5 years ago

Google Returns Chrome To Beta, Touts Speed Boost

crivens Do not use this version! (110 comments)

Do not use this version! I'm constantly suffering non-responsive tabs that do nothing for ages and cannot be closed or reloaded without killing the process. Stay away!

more than 5 years ago

Living Free With Linux, Round 2

crivens Re:Try it the other way (936 comments)

"Under Linux, this was always located in the same place: the "Edit" menu. So to edit the preferences for a program, I clicked "Edit - Preferences"."

Under Linux? No, you mean "in Gnome"!

more than 5 years ago

MS To Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade To Vista Users

crivens Re:No News (417 comments)

Same here - I thought I could rescue my wife from the disaster that is Vista and get her a free upgrade to 7. Oh how wrong was I!

more than 5 years ago

Torvalds Rejects One-Size-Fits-All Linux

crivens Re:No its just that : (791 comments)

You mean a one size fits all distro for each niche/market? Like one desktop, one server, one netbook, one phone, one embedded.....? They could all come from one distro, but that'll never happen unfortunately.

more than 5 years ago

Pushing Linux Adoption Through Gaming

crivens Simple solution.... (269 comments)

Simple solution, get Linus to pass a law (or change the kernel license!) that there can only be one Linux distribution. Maybe we'll let them keep Gnome (only if they get rid of Gtk) and KDE (shoot whoever thought KDE4 should be released). Then all the developers from the other distros could work on writing games. Simple!

more than 5 years ago


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