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Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

scanrate They all suck (965 comments)

Right now, Windows 7 sucks the least.

about 2 years ago

Apple Deprecates Their JVM

scanrate It's a good thing (451 comments)

Maybe the next Java for the Mac won't suck. Their implementation has been crippled with memory leaks and is always back rev. It's slow and clunky and I've always had the impression that they intentionally developed it that way so people wouldn't use it. Good riddance.

more than 4 years ago

iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'

scanrate And there are statistical aberations... (780 comments)

I know 2 people that own iPads: a 60-something guy with a GED that spent his life working as a clerk or a delivery guy and never complained about it and a 91 year old WW2 vet that became a real estate agent after the war. What they both have in common? They're both really inquisitive and they both love new technology. Neither of them are selfish or elite.

Editors: Quit posting troll articles.

more than 4 years ago

Claimed Proof That UNIX Code Was Copied Into Linux

scanrate And their evidence is? (578 comments)

We've suffered this case for how many years and this is their evidence? Someone tell me that they actually had a software engineer with extensive multi-generation and cross platform software development experience testify. Code like "if (foo->bar == 0) return 0; return foo->bar;" simply DOES NOT qualify as duplicated code. This is their evidence? Come on.

more than 4 years ago

ZFS Gets Built-In Deduplication

scanrate Cause and effect (386 comments)

And the modification of a duplicate block will generate not only a copy-on-write fault but also a law suit by whoever owns the COW patent.

more than 5 years ago

RIAA's Elementary School Copyright Curriculum

scanrate Make the check payable to... (507 comments)

Send me that "measly" $7.8 million would ya? Since it's just a drop in the bucket...

more than 5 years ago

Bootstrapping a New Technology?

scanrate Turn the corner... (360 comments)

Start a consulting business removing viruses from folks' Windows boxes. That's what I did after I quit my job and pissed away my life's savings on an idea that only I thought was a good idea.

more than 5 years ago

What Did You Do First With Linux?

scanrate Before you learned to speak (739 comments)

Slackware v0.0something around 1994. Stored on and ran off a 5.25" floppy on a 386-25 with 256K of RAM and a 40Mb disk. Or 192K/20Mb. It was 20 computers ago and hundreds of OSs ago. I ran it long enough to say "this sucks" and went back to my brand-X SVR4 install which was installed off of about 50 3.5" floppies.

I just upgraded my quad-core box with 4G RAM/500G Rust from Hardy to Jaunty yesterday from an ISO I downloaded.

Time warp...

more than 5 years ago

Nominate SysAdmin of the Year By Oct. 12

scanrate Yeah, this is a worthwhile topic... (76 comments)

...while so many other stories go unpublished, we're patting ourselves on the back.

Nice job.

more than 7 years ago



scanrate scanrate writes  |  more than 7 years ago

scanrate writes "For a web site that so fervently supports Linux and Open Source, there seems to be no place to get more press about Microsoft than at Slashdot. For all of the good companies in the world that are developing open source solutions, often at great cost and for little return, Microsoft, in all its evil gets far more press than anyone else.

Is it time for us all to "embrace and extend" or should /. lower the threshold for promoting open source startups?"


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