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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

hexhead Debian to the rescue (815 comments)

After developing with Mac OSX for a year using the command line interface (i.e., lots of terminals), I found I needed some sort of ports-like package management which has its own headaches. After jacking around with seemingly never-ending updates to Ubuntu and it's resource hungry UI, I found Debian quite refreshing. Not on the bleeding edge, but this is a GOOD THING! Never regretted it.

about a year ago
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Andrew Tanenbaum On Minix, Linux, BSD, and Licensing

hexhead Sour Grapes (480 comments)

Tanenbaum: These grapes are so very sour.

What a baby! I was once impressed by his move to create an alternative to commercial unices, but now I just want this guy to go away play with his own toys. Typical elitist academic.

more than 2 years ago
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Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism

hexhead Re:I Want My Flying Car... (308 comments)

You are criticizing HIS predictions when you are predicting 100 years in the future?

more than 3 years ago
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Linux Distributions are to Big

hexhead Linux *is* UNIX (365 comments)

One thing that seems to have been missed is that Linux is based on UNIX, which is a multiuser system. Consequently, one desktop/editor/compiler/etc may not be enough. Granted, this discussion concerns using Linux as a desktop, but I don't think we should critique Unix for being Unix. Makes me wonder how many Linux users are running single-user mode? My guess is: not very many.

more than 13 years ago

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