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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

present_arms If (299 comments)

If any device you use has an analogue output, say a headphone socket, line-out etc, then yes there is nothing that you can't pirate :)

12 hours ago

GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

present_arms Re:Why Not? (314 comments)

PCBSD, Slack, Gentoo and pclinuxos are systemd free :D pclinuxos user here

about two weeks ago

Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

present_arms Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Everyone hates X, so lets compare this thing I don't like to X. Even thought its obviously very different from X.

The difference being is that X is the best windowing system for versatility, nothing else from anywhere is close as bad as it is. There was nothing really wrong with system V the idea of systemd in the beginning was to shave a few seconds off booting to a desktop, and us linux users hardly ever have to boot in the first place (for most, not all I admit, it's nicer to put the machine in to sleep or hibernate.).

about three weeks ago

Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

present_arms Re:Choosing Sides (826 comments)

What system V and systemd do is initialise the OS, let me kinda explain, you turn on your pc, it loads the bootloader which in turn loads the init system, the init's systems job is to hand off certain jobs to certain programs, getty so you have cli, X so you have a nice GUI, and starts or stops services. This is a very simplistic explanation. Now it's my belief that Init should be made with separate components, for instance system V will read the scripts from /etc/rc.d and depending on those scripts depends what's loaded at boot time. Now the problem with systemd is (from what I believe) is that it's a one-stop for all, encompassing all the scripts needed, and gaining bloat (mostly not needed) at the same time. It's starting to be the "registry" of the linux world. and NO-ONE with a hint of intelligence wanted the Windows registry, let alone a clone of one.

about three weeks ago

Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

present_arms Still on (826 comments)

System V scripts here and don't plan to change, even if my distro does, if it gets infected with systemd then I'll change distros. It really is as simple as that. Unless something goes horribly wrong there is always slackware, which as I recall not only still uses system V but still uses LILO to boot, and long may it do so :D.

about three weeks ago

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

present_arms Re:Thoughtcrime (391 comments)

Congratulations, UK, you are becoming what you once fought against.


about a month ago

New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

present_arms Re:They need to match more than price (215 comments)

Java/Flash are crap security wise, and many Win users run full admin and trained to click 'Allow' to everything completely negating OS protections. Do the same on Linux, and you will be in as much trouble.

Ok I'll do a deal with you, you turn off your AV and all the other crap u have "securing" your winbox, and I'll just run my linux and we'll go to all the seedy websites and lets see what happens. No AV or firewall or adblock, ghostery, noscript etc. How about it?

about 1 month ago

Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

present_arms Re:ipad Air (96 comments)

Not yet but soon, When intel make this chip, Apple could do the same with the Ipad as they did with macs. This time it's from Arm to Intel instead of PPC to intel

about a month ago

Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

present_arms Re:Hmmm (135 comments)

aww bless comcast users and monthly caps :) Usage for August 90.18GB Your download allowance: Unlimited that's me in the UK though.

about a month ago

Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

present_arms Naymar (160 comments)

is Scottish for "No mom"

about 2 months ago

Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies

present_arms Re:they will always be MITM (129 comments)

No, Malcolm was more intelligent

about 2 months ago

New Single Board Computer Lets You Swap Out the CPU and Memory

present_arms Re:Just think of what you can do with this! (122 comments)

we just prefer spending time having sex with our girlfriends

*looks at site name* You Liar

about 2 months ago

Judge Frees "Cannibal Cop" Who Shared His Fantasies Online

present_arms I take it (185 comments)

I take it he just didn't post "I'd love to eat her out" then. Seriously though it's getting rather dangerous when people are being jailed for thinking something bad, who here at one time or another hasn't had "evil" thoughts at one time or another?

about 3 months ago

Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

present_arms Re:federal law (104 comments)

"Unfortuantely, I just lost a lot of respect for the EFF when they aligned themselves with greenpeace. EFF has been, until this point, a consistently ethical organization. Greenpeace has been, to this point, consistently unethical." The enemy of my enemy is my friend

about 3 months ago

Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

present_arms Re:Sounds awesome except.... (191 comments)

Now that sounds just slack :P

about 4 months ago

Pioneering Transplant Surgeon Joseph Murray Dead at 93

present_arms Re:Rest in peace. (24 comments)

Could not said that better myself, R.I.P your work here is done

about 2 years ago

KDE 4.10 Beta1 Released

present_arms Bored and just wanted to say (73 comments)

To those thinking that 4.10 and 4.1 are the same, I'm on 4.9.2 (Four period nine period two) now to go back to 4.1 (four period one) would be silly as the beta is 4.10 which is (Four period Ten) I hope that clears things up for some :). on a serious note I'll wait for my distro (PCLinuxOS for those interested, not a *buntu fan personally) to have the stable in before I jump in

about 2 years ago

How To Watch Internet TV Across International Borders

present_arms for those (206 comments)

who do use proxy' to see Iplayer, you can get live feeds for all the free (in the UK) OTA digital channels at

more than 2 years ago



IBM launches "Microsoft-free" PC initiativ

present_arms present_arms writes  |  more than 6 years ago

present_arms (848116) writes "IBM launches "Microsoft-free" PC initiative IBM is teaming up with partners in Austria and Poland to offer Microsoft-free PCs for the eastern European market. IBM says it is offering the Linux-based PCs together with Red Hat software distributor VDEL of Austria and Polish distributor and services firm LX Polska, in response to demand from Russian IT chiefs."


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