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Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

hdparm Re:Problems? Really? (663 comments)

Well, they certainly do subscribe to MS goals and visions and release the driver in a way that's appropriate for Windows platform.

Having said that, nVidia is by far the best (the only actually) solution for Linux. We run bloody flash animations and videos 24/7 on cheap atoms - if it wasn't for nVidia ION we couldn't be anywhere near to being competitive. Although it would be nice to have a built-in support, it's not exactly rocket science to rebuild the modules for different kernel. We do it all the time - nVidia driver install provides the infrustructure (precompiled kernel interfaces), we build it once, then distribute via yum/rpm to hundreds of client sites via nightly yum update, reboot and everything else taken care of automatically. Never failed us.

more than 2 years ago

IT Positions Some of the Toughest Jobs To Fill In US

hdparm Re:Salaries (886 comments)

That, my friend, is how real world works.

more than 2 years ago

Debian Is the Most Important Linux

hdparm Re:Try CentOS (354 comments)

Yep they are (misinformed). I really didn't want to start flamebait thread within the flamebait article, so decided to refrain from explanations.

more than 3 years ago

Debian Is the Most Important Linux

hdparm Re:Try CentOS (354 comments)

CentOS is not binary compatible with RHEL, CentOS is RHEL, sans RH branding stuff.

I agree with you - since Debian inception, lot has changed in where and how Linux is used. So Fedora, being the base upon which RHEL is built seems to be the the most important one these days. Some will argue that it's not community driven though.

more than 3 years ago

Fifty Meter Asteroid Might Hit Earth In 2098

hdparm Re:i'll be dead (295 comments)

Lucky. If you were born as lilo you wouldn't care either.

more than 3 years ago

First GNOME Census Results

hdparm Re:16 times? Strange metric... (175 comments)

Oh, FFS.

Superiority of APT over RPM? Get a clue. You can compare APT and YUM and how well they manage whatever packages your distro of choice have.

Fedora 13 installs everything I need for the laptop out of the box - wireless driver, mobile modem driver, even bloody compiz works on ATI mobility card without any additional requirements. YUM is rock solid for ages now. The only extra thing needed is rpmfusion repos to get proprietary codecs going.

more than 4 years ago

What's Wrong With the American University System

hdparm The real reason (828 comments)

The discussion ranges from entrenched tenured professors more concerned with publishing and parking spaces than quality teaching

My daughter yesterday received her Masters Degree from the Auckland University of Technology (NZ). Guest speaker at the event was eminent New Zealand scientist Dr Ray Avery. One of those brilliant scientists who actually did some great things and provided for underprivileged around the world.

He also has a lot of experience teaching at some of the best known schools. The one thing he underlined in his speech yesterday was the fact that New Zealand students have a big advantage to the most of the places he visited in being taught by educators who not only are of the highest professional calibre but people who, almost across the board, have retained the most important attribute of any educator at any level - their humanism.

Now, if indeed there is something wrong with the high education system in the USA, I'd suggest this would be the starting point in fixing it.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox Tab Candy Alpha

hdparm Re:Reinventing the window? (189 comments)

You can name workspaces and chose to have their names displayed.

more than 4 years ago

Damn Vulnerable Linux — Most Vulnerable Linux Ever

hdparm Re:Big deal (227 comments)

You're not far off. I remember installing Redhat ten years back:

No, not too far. Just about 10 years.

more than 4 years ago

Atlantis Blasts Off On Final Mission

hdparm Re:And one to go (143 comments)

Tasteless bitch.

more than 4 years ago

Arizona "Papers, Please" Law May Hit Tech Workers

hdparm Re:What about the presumption of innocence? (1590 comments)

You had a point up to:

- Many of us already citizens have fought for and killed for this country, possibly close to you right now; it is NOT a good idea to tell us to get fucked.

There, you fucked up and presented yourself as a real dick. So, go get fucked.

more than 4 years ago

Oracle Wants Proof That Open Source Is Profitable

hdparm Re:And The Flip Side ... (393 comments)

Due diligence, they call it.

But perhaps it's not too late for Oracle to try one of these numbers:

Contact Info

more than 4 years ago

Lessons In Hardware / OS Troubleshooting

hdparm Wow! He's written over 100 books! (236 comments)

That's exactly why I wouldn't trust him much. Takes time to write a book. More time to write it well.

more than 4 years ago

AU Senator Calls Scientology a "Criminal Organization"

hdparm Re:Vibes add value (511 comments)

Heh, true that but the second one's been tested.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Patents Sudo's Behavior

hdparm Re:Penalties (657 comments)

Not to mention your use of the word "your".

more than 4 years ago

Obama Looks Down Under For Broadband Plan

hdparm Re:We're looking to AUSTRALIA for advice on broadb (387 comments)

The reason, I think, is the population density. Japan, Korea and most developed European countries have huge populations in relatively small areas. Australia resembles the US model much more closely.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Patents XML Word Processing Documents

hdparm Re:Stop the madness (357 comments)

Fuck you and fuck Microsoft. This is about stupidity of the USPTO.

On the other hand, maybe it isn't stupidity. Lots of dough at Redmond to throw around.

more than 5 years ago

CentOS Project Administrator Goes AWOL

hdparm Re:Is This Bus Syndrome? (492 comments)

The only difference between RHEL and CentOS is that the CentOS developers aren't selling support for their particular Linux derivative.

Actually, they do and CentOS isn't their Linux derivative - it is RHEL source repackaged to exclude RH branding.

The difference is that you can't obtain/use RHEL installation media or get RHEL software updates without paying for RH Network license. Well, you can - RHEL source RPMs are available for free, you're welcome to build binaries at your will (that's what CentOS does). CentOS also provides install media and patches to public for free. It is up to the users to decide whether they want paid support (not to be confused with software patches) by CentOS, someone else or do support themselves.

more than 5 years ago



hdparm hdparm writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hdparm writes "Earlier today, Fedora Project Leader Max Spevack has made an announcement on fedora-announce mailing list about the big cleanup of the codebase and reorganisation of the maintenance for Red Hat Package Manager, better known as RPM.

Whatever people think about RPM, or Red Hat for that matter, turns out Red Hat is again doing the right thing. They have again acted in the best interest of the FLOSS community and released to it software critical to Linux development and wider addoption. Kudos and another round of respect go to Red Hat. They deserve it for true leadership and the fact that they care.

More information can be found on the new project's site. Project is hosted by Duke University."


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