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KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

sfcrazy Re:Personal blog (202 comments)

He is a Canonical developer and its not a post about his family cat.

about 7 months ago
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Nvidia cripples Linux drives because of Windows

sfcrazy typo (1 comments)

please fix drives to drivers.

1 year,19 days
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Canonical Seeks $32 Million To Make Ubuntu Smartphone

sfcrazy Canonical's next campaign (267 comments)

Canonical, the company behind the world’s largest selling smartphones Ubuntu Margin, has launched the biggest ever crowd-funding campaign to hire and pay employees to develop, market and support innovative technologies developed by Canonical through other crowd-funding campaigns. The campaign, called Ubuntu Much, aims to raise an unprecedented $100 million over 30 days on Indiegogo, for a limited salary of its 10 employees who would work exclusively on core Canonical technologies. http://www.damnocrazy.com/canonical-launches-biggest-crowd-funding-campaign-raise-100-million-pay-employees/22

about a year ago
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Native Microsoft Word Editing arrives on Chome OS

sfcrazy oops a typo (1 comments)

It must be Chrome and not Chome.

about a year ago
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Conflicted Judges Are Classier With English Accents

sfcrazy Integrity of Mr Mueller? Does he have one? (74 comments)

The press has stopped listening to Mr Mueller, but there are still some lazy bloggers out their which take the bait. Mr Mueller when you point a finger at someone else the rest of the four fingers point at you and looking at your monotonous track-record (which is getting painfully boring). Mr Mueller should add a disclaimer to all of your posts that he gets paid by Microsoft and Oracle so people know "For someone so concerned with "integrity" it is utterly unusual to write extremely biased blogs against a particular party (Android in this case) only to be hired as a consultant by the opposition parties (Microsoft and Oracle in this case)."

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu For Tablets Announced

sfcrazy Re:Who cares ? (148 comments)

I don't want either iOS or Android, but I might get a tablet with KDE Plasma Active.

There already is KDE running on Nexus 7 http://youtu.be/Bb7isMAmwW0

about a year and a half ago
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Fox News: US Solar Energy Investment Less Than Germany Because US Has Less Sun

sfcrazy There are several reasons why Germany gets more su (644 comments)

Well that's true - as I lived in Germany. There are several reasons why Germany gets more sun that the US of A. 1. That's because Germans pay more taxes than Americans as a result the government is able to get more Sun for their citizens. We don't want to pay these taxes because we don't need that much sun. I mean why do you need extra sun? 2. Germans also get extra sun because they unified East Germany, since rises in the East so they have East and West both covered as a result more sun. Since US doesn't have anything like East US, it was never divided...we miss all that sun :( 3. If you have ever played with a magnifying glass and try to focus sun it creates a tiny hot spot. That's the spot where you get most heat/sun. And since Germany is very very small than US they get that sun and US misses it all. http://www.damnocrazy.com/23/fox-news-germans-get-more-sun-us

about a year and a half ago
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LG To Pay Licensing Fees To Microsoft For Using Android

sfcrazy Is Android Part Of Microsoft' Windows Phone Licens (359 comments)

Microsoft has signed yet another deal with an Android player, this time its LG. There seems to be more to it than it appears on the surface. It this deal just about Android? I think not. I wonder why no one is signing Windows Phone deals with Microsoft? Why is Microsoft talking only about the Android deals and not about Windows Phone deals? Why is no hardware player signing or renewing any deals with Microsoft to put its Windows Phone on their devices? Only Windows deal that we heard of was Microsoft-Nokia deal where the Finnish maker committed to using only Microsoft OS. Why we never heard of Samsung, LG, HTC signing any Windows phone deals with Microsoft? I have a theory. The possibility is these 'Android' deals are in fact Windows Phone deals. http://slashdot.org/submission/1908860/is-android-part-of-microsoft-windows-phone-licens

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

sfcrazy Re:This is a sad day for the tech world (1027 comments)

Apple/Steve Jobs was pretty much failure for a majority of its life-span. Company formed in 1977 was still struggling till 2006. It's iPhone and ONLY iphone that saved them. American dream is not about one smart guy to rule hundreds of idiots. American dream is about everyone one can reach there. Steve Jobs made sure no one reaches there. He killed them all.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Files Suit Against Motorola Xoom In EU

sfcrazy Stop Quoting Florian Mueller (181 comments)

Can you please stop quoting and independent blogger with no credentials and bias toward FOSS, who has been often exposed by Groklaw as FUDester. Use real news sources or experts. You guys are turning that troll into a legend. Please stop that.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft calls out Google for patent hypocricy

sfcrazy Typical Microsoft FUD (1 comments)

Microsoft's tweet in inaccurate and incomplete and it tells about Google's reply but not what Microsoft proposed.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Wants To Block Some HTC Products From US Under Tariff Act of 1930

sfcrazy Re:Fair Trade (297 comments)

"That's what people mean when they say the government should be limited." They want to limit the government so that people can't use the government against corporations. They want a crippled government only to work for corporations. Where are the checks and balances to ensure no company becomes a monopoly?

more than 3 years ago

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Obama nominates ex-Googler Michelle Lee to head USPTO

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a week ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "We may finally see the patent reform that this country dearly needs, thanks to the nomination of Michelle Lee as the next head of the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO). Michelle Lee is an ex-Googler and a vocal supporter of patent reforms."
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HBO goes online and it doesn't want net neutrality, what will CBS do?

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a week ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It seems to be the beginning of the end of the cable television in the US. Yesterday entertainment giant HBO announced they will start offering Internet subscription without requiring any cable subscription. Today CBS, yet another leading TV network, announced their move to the Internet. The most interesting aspect this ‘shift’ is net neutrality. With more TV networks moving to the web, how will it affect the net neutrality? Will they sign up deals with ISPs, similar to Netflix, and weaken net neutrality to dismiss competitors or will they become an ally and lobby for the net neutrality? HBO is owned by Time Warner, the cable company so it was not surprising when Time Warner CEO supported the idea of fast lane and 'paying' ISPs for content. Is it bad news for the internet that traditional cable companies are going online?"
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openSUSE 13.2 first release candidate is out for testing

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The openSUSE community has just announced the release of the first ‘release candidate’ of openSUSE 13.2. According to Kostas Koudaras of openSUSE, “This previous Beta release was a blast with almost 10.000 downloads. The community responded to the call and we had lot of eyes looking for bugs in openSUSE 13.2 Beta1. Many of them have been already squashed and openSUSE 13.2 Release Candidate 1 is here to prove it.”"
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Chromebooks get MTP support

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google is finally getting its two operating systems Chrome OS and Android to 'talk' to each other. Till now Chrome OS devices didn't support MTP so Android users were not able to plug in their devices to Chromebooks and access files (though they could do that through apps like AirDroid). Google has pushed an update to the stable channel of Chrome OS which brings MTP support to Chrome OS devices (sans Chromeboxes)."
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BOSSMOOL is an Object Oriented Linux kernel from India

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The primary reason behind using a procedural language like C for writing the Linux kernel was efficiency. However, this resulted in higher degree of dependencies (or coupling) among different parts of the Linux kernel and makes it difficult to maintain. A touch of object-oriented design may make things easier."
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Second beta of Plasma 5 is here to test

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The KDE Community has released the second beta of Plasma 5. The release is intended for enthusiasts and testers. KDE’s desktop Plasma is getting heavy makeover with the version 5. It not only brings a refined look and feel, but also improves the performance manifold as it moved to newer technologies like Qt5, Baloo and brand new modular libraries also known as Frameworks."
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Adobe PhotShop is coming to Linux, through Chromebooks

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Adobe is bringing its the king of all photo editing software Photoshop to Linux-based Chrome OS. Chrome OS powered devices such as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes already have a decent line-up of ‘applications’ that can work offline and eliminate the need of a traditional desktop computer. So far it sounds like great news. The bad news is that the offering is it beta stage and is available only to the customers of Creative Cloud Education program, residing in the USA. I have a full subscription of Creative Cloud for Photographers and LightRoom, but even I can’t join the program at the moment."
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Open Source email solution ownCloud Mail is coming!

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The most important app, which was announced during the ownCloud Contributor Conference is ‘Mail’. ownCloud teams are working on the 0.1 release and the way any open source product works, if you are interested in it, grab the code, install on your server, test it and help developers in making it better. At the moment it is just a basic IMAP client and is under heavy development.Along with Kolab, ownCloud mail will fill the gap of easy to install and configure email server."
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Red Hat Linux powering Indian mission to Mars!

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "India has made history today by being the first and only country in the world to send a space craft to Mars in first attempt. The country also made history as it achieved it in a budget lesser than the un-scientific Hollywood block buster Gravity; India spent only $71 million on the mission. What excited us the most was to see Red Hat Enterprise Linux being used in the mission. You can clearly see RHEL in the webcast of Isro where they talk about the mission."
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KDE Software UI to become simpler in future

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "KDE Software is often criticized for being too complicated for an average user to use. Try setting up Kmail and you would know what I mean. The KDE developers are aware of it and now they are working on making KDE UI simpler. KDE usability team lead Thomas Pfeiffer Thomas prefers a layered feature exposure so that users can enjoy certain advanced features at a later stage after they get accustomed to the basic functionality of the application. He quotes the earlier (pre-Plasma era) vision of KDE 4 – “Anything that makes Linux interesting for technical users (shells, compilation, drivers, minute user settings) will be available; not as the default way of doing things, but at the user’s discretion.” And he goes ahead to remind the simplified form in KDE HIG (Human Interface Guidelines) – “Simple by default, powerful when needed.”"
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Native Netflix support is coming to Linux, for real

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Native support for Netflix is coming to Linux, thanks to their move from Sliverlight to HTML5, Mozilla and Google Chrome. Paul Adolph from Netflix proposed a solution to Ubuntu developers: "Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have to hack their User-Agent to play."

The ball is now in the court of Canonical developers."

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Soon you may be able to access ownCloud from Chrome OS

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "If there is ownCloud integration within the File Manager of Chrome OS, then it will be much easier to work on files stored on your ownCloud. You will also be able to save files to your ownCloud, instead of Google Drive, easily. Google has created “File System Provider API“ which enables “extensions to support virtual file systems, which are available in the file manager on Chrome OS.”

These file systems will allow users to access content from external sources (such as your ownCloud server or Dropbox).

Google developer Jun Mukai is maintaining the ChromeOS Filesystem Providers project on GitHub which enables 3rd party cloud providers to integrate with Chrome OS File Manager.

There are primarily two kind of providers, one is protocol provider such as FTP or WebDAV (which can be used to access ownCloud) and Cloud providers which will allow users to connect the file manager with cloud providers like Dropbox, Amazon S3 or ownCloud."

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Canonical, AMD join hands to offer OpenStack Private Cloud in a Box

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "AMD has partnered with Canonical to offer OpenStack private cloud to customers. The solution offers high-end hardware – a SeaMicro SM15000 server – running Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and OpenStack. Ubuntu is already the most popular OpenStack operating system and today’s development is good news for Ubuntu’s enterprise market."
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SUSE addresses fears of openSUSE community

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The Attachmate Group, which acquired Novell and SUSE a few year ago has agreed to merge with UK based Micro Focus. With this announcement SUSE, the Germany based Linux company has, for the third time, seen a new owner. SUSE was bought by Novell in 2003 and then Novell was acquired by The Attachmate Group 2011.

While these changes didn’t affect the operations of openSUSE, the popular GNU/Linux-based distribution which is sponsored by SUSE, it did raise questions about the future and stability of the project as the owners changed.

The question re-surfaced again with the merger of Attachmate and Micro Focus. To address any such concerns SUSE’s President and General Manager, Nils Brauckmann contacted the openSUSE Board and openSUSE chairman Robert Brown shared SUSE’s key points on this development.

One of the key points around openSUSE was: Commitment to openSUSE: SUSE is also fully committed to being a sponsor and supporter of an open, highly independent and dynamic openSUSE community and project. We are proud of openSUSE and greatly value the collaborative relationship between SUSE and the openSUSE community."

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HP acquires open source Eucalyptus

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "HP has acquired Eucalyptus, an open source software to build Amazon Web Services compatible cloud environments. With this move HP has become a very powerful stakeholder of cloud computing with Helion, OpenStack and Eucalyptus in their basket. With this move HP has placed itself in the centre of cloud with OpenStack (which is seen as a competitor of AWS) in one hand and AWS compatible Eucalyptus (which was seen as OpenStack competitor) in the other hand."
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