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Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook Now On Sale; Costs $50 More Than Windows Version

eugene2k Re:Surprised? (403 comments)

>Don't they have some deal with M$ preventing them from selling laptops with non-MS OSes installed?
MS can't enforce that condition because they monopolize the OS market.

about 2 years ago
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Will the Star Citizen Project Fund Linux and Mac Ports For CryENGINE 3?

eugene2k Re:Why is it using CryENGINE??? (119 comments)

Familiarity with the toolset could be one of the reasons.

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Demos 7Gpbs Wireless Docking

eugene2k Re:Scales? (52 comments)

"it scales" refers to the specification, not the bandwidth.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows Has a Future In RAM: AgigaTech Samples DDR3+Flash DIMM

eugene2k No, wait.... (139 comments)

"The most obvious application is the vision of keeping, for example, Windows completely stored in a DIMM." - is that it? Is that one sentence the reason for the headline?

more than 2 years ago
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Windows Has a Future In RAM: AgigaTech Samples DDR3+Flash DIMM

eugene2k Eh? (139 comments)

What's windows got to do with it?

more than 2 years ago
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Large Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Collapses With a Loss of $5.6 Million

eugene2k Re:Is Bitcoin trace-able ? (327 comments)

It's traceable, but it's not easy to trace. I remember there was a paper on the traceabilty of bitcoin transactions. Google it if you're interested.

P.S. If you were to scam ppl using bitcoin, right now you can probably get away with it, because complaining to the authorities won't help you in any way.

more than 2 years ago
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'Wiki Weapon Project' Wants Your 3D-Printable Guns

eugene2k I predict... (570 comments)

Soon the murder weapon will be rather tricky to find...

more than 2 years ago
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ReactOS Presented To Russian President Putin

eugene2k Re:Well thats cool (155 comments)

Rather than cloning that pile of garbage it'd be better to throw your resources into working on a more elegantly designed OS. What with the html5 and web-apps supposedly being the future.

more than 2 years ago
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Fox News Ties 'Flame' Malware To Angry Birds

eugene2k So... (188 comments)

Fox News delivering idiocy to your doorstep (couch) still surprises people? And here I thought amercans watch it instead of comedy central...

more than 2 years ago
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An Open Alternative To Kickstarter

eugene2k Open? (124 comments)

Spam ahoy!

more than 2 years ago
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Google Begins Country-Specific Blog Censorship

eugene2k Re:Blogger only - it seems (250 comments)

And what difference would that make to the people of that country? None, right? So what's better: having absolutely no access to blogger blogs in your country or having access to some of the blogs using that platform?

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Taking Aggressive Steps Against Linux On ARM

eugene2k What this means... (675 comments)

..in essence, is that if you have a windows-powered arm device, such as a phone, a tablet or a smartbook, you won't be able to dual-boot linux on it. And that was possible to do before?

more than 2 years ago
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Open Source Increasingly Replaced By Open APIs

eugene2k Re:What's the point? (224 comments)

Forgive me for not reading your other post, but if the argument in it is that facebook did opensource their php-to-c compiler, then i know about it. The point was why would a company that provides a certain service open source the platform they provide their service on, if what really matters to others are the APIs rather than the platform itself. The only people that would benefit from the platform being open sourced are the competitors. No sane businessman would want to feed his competitors at the cost of his profits.

more than 2 years ago
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Open Source Increasingly Replaced By Open APIs

eugene2k What's the point? (224 comments)

What's the point of opensourcing Facebook? It's the userbase that matters to web-developers, not the server code.

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Medfield SoC Specs Leak

eugene2k Re:Dubious (164 comments)

But that's not the problem of the OS, it's a problem of the RISC platforms, since the OS was identical on x86 as well as on RISC platforms, if the apps were mostly made for x86 it shows that RISC wasn't as superior as the OP claims.

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Medfield SoC Specs Leak

eugene2k Re:Dubious (164 comments)

The GP isn't talking about the NT line though (even though we're talking about the NT line here). In other words it's a reading comprehension problem.

more than 2 years ago
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Why 2012 Will Be the Year of the Android Tablet

eugene2k Re:This is it! (584 comments)

To be precise, December 21, 2012 will be the day of Desktop Linux.

more than 2 years ago
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Lightning-made Waves In Earth's Atmosphere Leak Into Space

eugene2k Re:this is a (72 comments)

Using some flashy words there, I see...

about 3 years ago

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Make Leisure Suit Larry come again

eugene2k eugene2k writes  |  more than 2 years ago

eugene2k (1213062) writes "It seems more and more famous developers are jumping on the Kickstarter bandwagon. First there were Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert with their Double Fine Adventure project, then Brian Fargo decided to create a Wasteland sequel, and now Al Lowe and team decided to remake Leisure Suit Larry. They even promise to port the game to platforms such as iOS and Linux if they exeed their goal of $500000."
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The year of linux on the desktop

eugene2k eugene2k writes  |  more than 5 years ago

eugene2k writes "It is my firm belief that Linux is the OS of the future. The reasoning behind that is simple. Let's have a look at the Apple Mac: What Apple does is sell the user a great experience. Apple doesn't sell computers (like most PC vendors) and it doesn't sell operating systems (like Microsoft). Steve Jobs figured it out a long time ago: to the user a computer without an operating system is nothing and neither is an operating system without the computer. Today Apple provides both and that ability to modify the OS in any way they want allows them to tightly integrate the OS into the computer. And instead of selling a computer to its customers, Apple sells the whole experience. PC vendors like HP and Dell can't do that since they sell Windows — alowing an almost unified user experience amongst all of them and thus being irrelevant when it comes to competing with Apple. But the Mac OS still has a problem: the system is proprietary and not free, and thus the users that would want to contribute don't feel that they are a part of the development team."
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