Mac OS X 10.6.2 Will Block Atom Processors
If you had actually read your parent's post you'd see that he was responding to "It would seem that this does not actually inconvenience their customers at all right?" in which case he was correct in saying that it does inconvenience him, as a customer that pays for Apple's OS, when they disallow or require a hack to install it on an Atom CPU.
Ubuntu 9.10 Officially Released
Unfortunately I haven't found any OS that can handle upgrades well for everybody. The problem is that as time progresses, little hacks and tweaks here and there are applied, as well as a random bug that results in undesired behavior, and the result is that your OS is far enough away from what would be considered a "vanilla" install, and the upgrade fails to complete as expected. I imagine that if you were to install a default 8.04 you could probably upgrade all the way to 9.10 without many issues.
Installing Linux On Old Hardware?
It's not bloated, hardware has just been updated. It makes no sense to continue developing for decade-old hardware when almost nobody uses it. If you're looking to run linux on it, you certainly can, take a gander at http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs and put together exactly what you want, using absurdly low amounts of disk space and memory.
If you want a desktop distro that's pre-configured, go back in time and find an old version that was created specifically for that hardware's era.
Ryan Gordon Wants To Bring Universal Binaries To Linux
Ryan Gordon needs to mind his own business. Keep your binaries and shit in OS X, we have source code to compile from which means that we can run it on any platform without requiring larger binaries, thanks!
Low-Power Home Linux Server?
Take a look at the nvidia ION platform. On newegg you can find a variety of motherboards with built in atom CPUs that require no heatsink fan and HDMI/VGA/DVI output to output to whatever your heart desires. If you can manage to find some of the components laying around your house (perhaps the hard drive) and pick up the case and PSU you could easily accomplish this for under $300. I'm putting together a NAS box using the ikea emu tin as a case and 3x1TB drives for about $360. It'll use about 30-40W, depending on the efficiency of the PSU.
According to Linus, Linux Is "Bloated"
No easier than working in any other team. It happens at my job and none of our software is open source. There are a million reasons why you can shove the work off on somebody else; I get it pushed onto me from some lazy developers.
Thanks for playing, though!
Kernel 2.6.31 To Speed Up Linux Desktop
Right, like flash. I'd love to take advantage of it, but since adobe gives me a gimped pile of shit instead of what they give the windows users this is what I'm forced to use. I don't really care anyway, flash is the scum of the web, contaminating it with its proprietary (and thus anti-web-friendly) format for delivering videos which could easily be done with the <video> tag. Just sayin'.
Examining Software Liability In the Open Source Community
Most software ships explicitly without any warranty and says that it has no responsibility for lost data or corruption and such, wouldn't this negate any liability?
Goodbye Apple, Hello Music Production On Ubuntu
Interesting, sound is one of the last things I've ever found to have issues. Nvidia's drivers? Yes. Adobe's flash? Absolutely. Sound? Typically not. This includes when I sit in #ubuntu and help, and also for the people I've migrated to Ubuntu from OS X and windows (all of which have made a great transition and almost never call me as opposed to how it was when they ran the former OSes).
To be fair, though, ymmv, and I can certainly believe that you're having issues. Simply pointing out that in my experience it's not very common.
Delete Data On Netbook If Stolen?
I can't say much for windows, but I can say that one possible solution would be to put a key on a pendrive, don't mark it as such, and require that the pen drive be in in order to decrypt the data. If the system is booted without the drive then begin a wipe, shredder works great for ensuring a very clean drive.
Unix Turns 40
Not only that but Linux != Unix, not really sure how that conclusion can be drawn :-/
Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM
You are in no way required to be polite or even talk to a cop. He may be nicer to you, and may choose not to exert his right to detain you to question you, which would be beneficial, but that doesn't mean being an ass is illegal or even wrong. Especially when he was being fucked with for doing nothing wrong.
Theora Ahead of H.264 In Objective PSNR Quality
Time Warner signed me up for cable internet @ USD$25/month. 6 months later, they upped it to USD$40/month. Same deal.
IPv6 Over Social Networks
tracert is /usr/bin/tracert
Troll somebody else or get a life -_-
Microsoft's New Multiple-Browser Tester
Not only that, but if the issue requires you to scroll or click to show you the bug then you're SOL. Personally I run a VM for IE6, a VM for IE7 (only because I've found MultipleIE to not always accurately represent what the end user uses), and Firefox in one of the VMs. I have outrageous amounts of RAM to play with, though. At work we have a couple fairly decent windows machines running remote desktop that the lot of us remote desktop into to view the pages, for the 15 or so of us it works quite well.
BASH 4.0 Released
Apps That Officially Support Wine
That first link points to a random article about a user asking for help with Office 2000 in wine. Is that really relevant?
Google Earth To Show Ocean Floor
You, sir, win 7 internets. I must say I chuckled quite a bit when I read your post.
Texas Board of Education Supports Evolution
I kind of agree here. The thought that some almighty being exists is just silly to me, but that doesn't mean we can ignore issues with our current theory. We need to talk about them, _without_ offering up the god-theory. The problem is the religious teachers would use this as a way to do just that.
A Teacher Asking Students To Destroy Notes?
I'm certain that this situation wouldn't apply in most schools, but I took all my notes on my laptop (and continue to do so through college).
Good luck trying to get on my laptop without my permission. I'll get violent.
Also, about the backpack, I wouldn't have let the teacher go inside. I would rather be kicked out of school and sue them then let a teacher think he/she has the right to go in my personal property without my permissions.
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