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Ex-Red Hat Employee Matthew Garrett Comments On the State of XMir

diegocg Re:Poor Mattthew Garrett (88 comments)

I don't see where is he "shitting" on Canonical. It's obvious that he has done quite a lot of research before writing it (he has actually read the code), and he is pretty neutral about Canonical, he is just points outs facts. It's a good post.

Which makes me think that it's you who is butthurt, and the one shitting on other people. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if you hadn't read the post before writing your comment.

about 10 months ago
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The IIPA Copyright Demands For Canada and Spain

diegocg Re:IIPA (113 comments)

Is no government in the world sovereign, for the people, by the people, of the people it represents?

In theory yes, Spain is sovereign. But so is America. If Spain decides that pirating is OK, i guess that Americans can restrict/boycott Spanish IP commercialization.

In the real world, issues like IP protection need worldwide collaboration. Everybody wants their own IP protected, and in order to get that they need to protect the IP of other nations. It's necessary to find a balance, and if every nation listened only to their own citizens, they would never find one.

about a year and a half ago
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Linux 3.7 Released

diegocg Re:Btrfs finally ready? (151 comments)

a dist-upgrade took more than 4 hours instead of the expected 1.5 to 2 hours it takes with ext4.

That's not due to poor small file performance in Btrfs, it's due to poor fsync() performance (which package tools like rpm and dpkg use quite a lot). In this new kernel version the Btrfs fsync() implementation is a lot faster.

about a year and a half ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

diegocg Re:And this is why (946 comments)

Right, because promoting open source GPL-compatible drivers didn't work for Linux.

Oh, wait, it worked. The Linux hardware support is overall quite good (with many hardware manufacturers working with upstream to contribute drivers). In fact, Nvidia is a minority - Intel has the biggest market share in graphic chips (avobe 50%), AMD/ATI is second. Both have contributed open source drivers which are getting better and better.

about 2 years ago
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GNOME Developers Lay Out Plans for GNOME OS

diegocg Re:Good lord NO!!!!! (208 comments)

Wait, people needs training videos just to learn how to handle windows?

about 2 years ago
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KDE Announces 4.9 Releases

diegocg Re:Nice (159 comments)

Unlike Gnome and Unity, the KDE desktop shell is flexible. You can make KDE look like Windows XP/7, OS X, Unity or even Gnome Shell, if someone implemented it. My KDE desktop looks like Unity.

about 2 years ago
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Fedora 18 To Feature the GNOME2 Fork MATE

diegocg Sensationalist: it's just packaging (202 comments)

Fedora is going to continue to be a Gnome 3 distro. They are not doing anything special with Mate, they are just going to package it for people that wants to install it.

Since when packaging something is newsworthy?

about 2 years ago
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Android Ported To C#

diegocg Unimpressed (351 comments)

It seems like they are "translating" the Java code to C#, then compiling it with Mono. I had expected support for running Android bytecode, or something like that...

more than 2 years ago
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Cloud To Create 14 Million Jobs? Not So Much

diegocg Re:Sounds good (264 comments)

Luddite fallacy. Accomplishing the same tasks with less labor means that the cost of the task will fall, and consumers will have more money to spend in other things, which will increase demand and job creation in these areas.

In the case of skilled IT workers, I very much doubt that the cloud is going to make them unable to work. Computers are not outdated technology that is being phased out. There will be new fields and needs in the industry.

more than 2 years ago
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GNOME 3.4 Preview

diegocg Re:GNOME 3.4 team (144 comments)

And, of course, you haven't considered that, maybe, people uses Ubuntu because they like their interface changes, and switching to plain Gnome would scare them off.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Announces Most Profitable Quarter in History

diegocg Re:Who Cares? (761 comments)

If apple cut their prices the "cool factor" would be diminished, and the fanbois would move onto something
else. If they aren't over paying top dollar its just obviously not the best thing ever.

So, making things expensive automatically brings you new customers?

I'm sorry, but that doesn't have any sense. Apple is not a luxury brand, most people who buys Apple products probably don't even care about technology.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Merges Google+ Into Search

diegocg Re:Please no (279 comments)

Google has a monopoly on search

Yeah, because Google is forcing all of us into not setting Bing as our default search engine.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Merges Google+ Into Search

diegocg What a horrible idea (279 comments)

There is no way normal people are going to like being able to google into the ever increasing amount of social data. Nope. Not at all.

I'm going to delete my google acount, because extending search to other sets of data is something I don't like and Google shouldn't do it.

more than 2 years ago
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Technical Glitch Lets Reporters Eavesdrop On Obama, Sarkozy

diegocg Re:2 people agreeing is news? (411 comments)

Apparently, everybody is supposed to love and support Israel. At least if you are a US politician.

more than 2 years ago

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Linux 3.15 Released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  about a month and a half ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux kernel 3.15 has been released. This release a href="http://linux-beta.slashdot.org/story/14/04/12/1833244/linux-315-will-suspend-resume-much-faster">resumes much faster in systems with hard disks, it adds support for cross-renaming two files atomically, it adds new fallocate(2) modes that allow to remove the range of a file or set it to zero, it adds a new file locking API, the memory management adapts better to working set size changes, FUSE write performance has been improved, it adds support for the LZ4 algorithm in the zram memory compressor, it allows to load 64-bit kernels from 32-bit EFI firmware, it adds support for x86 AVX-512 vector instructions; new drivers; and many other small improvements. Here's the full list of changes."
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Germany's renewable plan faces popular resistance to new power links

diegocg diegocg writes  |  about 6 months ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Germany has outlined the details of the new 800km/497miles high voltage power link that will transport renewable power from the north to the industrial south. It is part of the Energiewende plan to replace nuclear power and most of other non-renewable energy sources with renewable sources in the next decades. However, the power link is facing a problem: popular resistance from neighbours affected."
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Linux 3.13 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  about 6 months ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux kernel 3.8 has been released. This release includes are nftables, the successor of iptables, a revamp of the block layer designed for high-performance SSDs, a power capping framework to cap power consumption in Intel RAPL devices, improved squashfs performance, AMD Radeon power management enabled by default and automatic AMD Radeon GPU switching, improved NUMA and hugepage performance , TCP Fast Open enabled by default, support for NFC payments, support for the High-availability Seamless Redundancy protocol, new drivers and many other small improvements. Here's the full list of changes"
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Firefox takes the performance crown from Chrome

diegocg diegocg writes  |  1 year,28 days

diegocg (1680514) writes "Recent browser benchmarks are showing surprising results: in "a geometric mean of all four performance-based categories: Wait Times, JavaScript/DOM, HTML5/CSS3, and Hardware Acceleration", Firefox 22 "pulls off an upset, replacing the long-time performance champion Google Chrome 27 as the new speed king" (other browsers benchmarked were IE10, Opera 12, and Opera Next). With these results, and Firefox developers focusing in fixing the UI sluggishness, can this be the start of a Firefox comeback, after years of slow market share decline?."
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Linux 3.8 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  about a year and a half ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux kernel 3.8 has been released. This release includes support in Ext4 for embedding very small files in the inode, which greatly improves the performance for these files and saves some disk space. There is also a new Btrfs feature that allows to replace quickly a disk, a new filesystem F2FS optimized for SSDs, support of filesystem mount, UTS, IPC, PID, and network namespaces for unprivileged users, accounting of kernel memory in the memory resource controller, journal checksums in XFS, an improved NUMA policy redesign and, of course, the removal of support for 386 processors. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full list of changes."
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Linux 3.7 Released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  about a year and a half ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux kernel 3.7 has been released. This release adds support for the new ARM 64bit architecture, ARM multiplatform — the ability to boot into different ARM systems using a single kernel; support for cryptographically signed kernel modules; Btrfs support for disabling copy-on-write on a per-file basis using chattr; faster Btrfs fsync(); a new experimental "perf trace" tool modeled after strace; support for the TCP Fast Open feature in the server side; experimental SMBv2 protocol support; stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS; a vxlan tunneling protocol that allows to transfer Layer 2 ethernet packets over UDP; and support for the Intel SMAP security feature. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full list of changes"
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Linux 3.6 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  about 2 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux 3.6 has been released. It includes new features in Btrfs: subvolume quotas, quota groups and snapshot diffs (aka "send/receive"). It also includes support for suspending to disk and memory at the same time, a TCP "Fast Open" mode, a "TCP small queues" feature to fight bufferbloat; support for safe swapping over NFS/NBD, better Ext4 quota support, support for the PCIe D3cold power state; and VFIO, which allows safe access from guest drivers to bare-metal host devices. Here's the full changelog."
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Linux 3.5 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  about 2 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux 3.5 has been released. New features include support for metadata checksums in Ext4, userspace probes for performance profiling with systemtap/perf, a simple sandboxing mechanism that can filter syscalls, a new network queue management algorithm designed to fight bufferbloat, support for checkpointing and restoring TCP connections, support for TCP Early Retransmit (RFC 5827), support for android-style opportunistic suspend, btrfs I/O failure statistics, and SCSI over Firewire and USB. Here's the full changelog."
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Linux 3.4 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux kernel 3.4 has been released. New features include several Btrfs updates: support of metadata blocks bigger than 4KB, much improved metadata performance, better error handling and recovery tools; there is also a new X32 ABI which allows to run programs in 64 bit mode with 32 bit pointers; several updates to the GPU drivers: early modesetting of Nvidia Geforce 600 'Kepler', support of RadeonHD 7xxx and AMD Trinity APUs, and support of Intel Medfield; support of x86 cpu driver autoprobing, two new device-mapper targets, several perf improvements such as GTK2 report GUI and a new 'Yama' security module. Here's the full changelog"
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Linux 3.3 Released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux 3.3 has been released. The changes include the merge of kernel code from the Android project. There is also support for a new architecture (TI C6X), much improved balancing and the ability to restripe between different RAID profiles in Btrfs, and several network improvements: a virtual switch implementation (Open vSwitch) designed for virtualization scenarios, a faster and more scalable alternative to the "bonding" driver, a configurable limit to the transmission queue of the network devices to fight bufferbloat, a network priority control group and per-cgroup TCP buffer limits. There are also many small features and new drivers and fixes. Here's the full changelog"
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Linux 3.2 has been released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

diegocg writes "Linux 3.2 has been released. New features include support for Ext4 block size bigger than 4KB and up to 1MB, btrfs has added faster scrubbing, automatic backup of critical metadata and tools for manual inspection; the process scheduler has added support to set upper limits of CPU time; the desktop reponsiveness in presence of heavy writes has been improved, TCP has been updated to include an algorithm which speeds up the recovery of connection after lost packets; the profiling tool "perf top" has added support for live inspection in tasks and libraries and explore annotated assembly; the Device Mapper has added support for 'thin provisioning' of storage, and a support for a new architecture has been added: Hexagon DSP processor from Qualcomm. New drivers and small improvements and fixes are also available in this release. Here's the full list of changes"
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Linux 3.1

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

diegocg writes "Linux 3.1 has been released. The changes include support for the OpenRISC opensource CPU, performance improvements to the writeback throttling, some speedups in the slab allocator, a new iSCSI implementation, support for Near-Field Communication chips used to enable mobile payments, bad block management in the generic software RAID layer, a new "cpupowerutils" userspace utility for power management, filesystem barriers enabled by default in Ext3, Wii Controller support and new drivers and many small improvements. Full changelog."
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Linux 2.6.38 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

diegocg writes "Version 2.6.38 of the Linux kernel has been released. This release adds support for a automatic process grouping ("the patch that does wonders"), support for the B.A.T.M.A.N. Mesh protocol (which helps to provide network connectivity in the presence of natural disasters, military conflicts or Internet censorship), significant multi and single threaded performance improvements in the VFS, Btrfs LZO compression and read-only snapshots, graphics support for the AMD Fusion APUs, transparent Huge Page support (without hugetblfs), many drivers and other changes. See the full changelog for more details."
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Linux 2.6.37 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, the removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a networking block device based on top of the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules, LZO compression in the hibernation image, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers for devices like the Brocade BNA 10GB ethernet, Topcliff PCH gigabit, Atheros CARL9170, Atheros AR6003 and RealTek RTL8712U. The fanotify API has also been enabled. See the full changelog for more details."
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Linux 2.6.36 Released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Version 2.6.36 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes support for the Tilera architecture, a new filesystem notification interface called fanotify, CIFS local caching, support for Intel Intelligent Power Sharing in i3/5 systems, integration of the kernel debugger and KMS, inclusion of the AppArmor security system, a redesign of workqueues optimized for concurrency, and several new drivers and small improvements. See the full changelog here for more details."
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Linux 2.6.34 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linux 2.6.34 has been released. This version adds two new filesystem, the distributed filesystem Ceph and LogFS, a filesystem for flash devices. Other features are a driver for almost-native KVM network performance, the VMware ballon driver, the "kprobes jump" optimization for dynamic probes, new perf features (the "perf lock" tool, cross-platform analysis support), several Btrfs improvements, RCU lockdep, Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (RFC 5082) and private VLAN proxy arp (RFC 3069) support, asynchronous suspend/resume, several new drivers and many other small improvements. See the full changelog here."
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Windows Phone 7 will not run old apps

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "It appears that Windows Phone 7, the next version of Windows Mobile, "will not to run" apps written for previous Windows Mobile versions. It's not just a matter of ABI incompatibility, all apps will need to be written in .Net/Silverlight/XNA. It seems that native code development is just not allowed anymore. What will be the best choice for Windows Mobile C/C++ apps? Rewrite them in .NET? Use the C/C++ codebase in a iPhone app?"
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Linux 2.6.33 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "The version 2.6.33 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes the Nouveau driver, Nintendo Wii and Gamecube support, DRDB, TCP "cookie transactions", a syscall for batching recvmsg() calls, several new perf subcommands (perf probe, perf bench, perf kmem, perf diff), experimental support for cache compression through swap, Xen PV-on-HVM support, drivers for virtual network and graphic cards from VMWare and other improvements. See the full changelog here."
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Mediterranean sea was filled in less than 2 years

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "A new study published in the Nature journal has provided a new theory about how the Mediterranean sea was flooded 5.3 million years ago (a process know as "the Zanclean flood") after breaching the Gibraltar strait, 300 thousand years after it became isolated and it almost evaporated. Previous theories thought that the flood may have taken as much as 10 thousand years, but the research from the Research Council of Spain, after analyzing data coming from the preliminary studies for the undersea Europe-Africa rail tunnel, thinks that 90% of the water was transferred in a period ranging from a few months to two years — a level rise of more than 10 meters per day, with a rate of discharge of more than 1000 times the Amazon River today."
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Linux kernel 2.6.32 released

diegocg diegocg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

diegocg (1680514) writes "Linus Torvalds has oficially released the version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. New features include virtualization memory de-duplicacion, a rewrite of the writeback code faster and more scalable, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a "perf timechart" tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers. See the full changelog for more details."

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