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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 6 months ago
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Nvidia cripples Linux drives because of Windows

sfcrazy typo (1 comments)

please fix drives to drivers.

about a year ago
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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 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.

about 3 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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Soon you may be able to access ownCloud from Chrome OS

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  yesterday

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  |  2 days 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  |  2 days 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  |  2 days 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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Google gives 2 hours to return your Android app and get full refund

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a week ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google now allows users to try the paid apps for up to 2 hours and get full refund if they don’t like it. To be honest earlier Google used to give full 24 hours to try and return the app but it looks like developers didn’t like such a large window where many users would fully use an app – such as game in 24 hour and then return it. So Google changed it to 15 minutes and is now again extenting it to a reasonable 2 hours."
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You can now make phone calls from Hangouts on Android

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a week ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Ever since we got an iPad in the family, one thing that bothered me a lot was that Google Hangout app on the iPad allowed to make phone calls whereas the feature was missing from the Android app. Google has just brought the feature to Android. Amit Fulay, Product Manager at Google says, “Starting today you can make voice calls from Hangouts on Android, iOS and the web. It’s free to call other Hangouts users, it’s free to call numbers in the U.S. and Canada, and the international rates are really low. So keeping in touch is easier and more affordable than ever.”"
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Amazon Prime videos now available on Android

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Amazon just took care of my #1 (and possibly only) complaint. Amazon has updated their Android app to version 5.0.0 and bring Prime Videos to all Android devices. Earlier while Prime Videos were available on almost every other platform – including Apple’s iOS they were not available on Google Android, despite the fact that Amazon’s own devices are based on the Android Open Source Project. The version 5.0.0 update says:Prime members in the US can enjoy unlimited Prime Instant Video from within the Amazon app by downloading the Prime Instant Video player, delivered exclusively via the Amazon Appstore."
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Fedora to get a new partition manager

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Developer Vratislav Podzimek announced the next-gen partition manager for Fedora, blivet-gui. It is eventually going to replace GParted, the most popular GUI based partition manager found in all major distros. The new tool is named blivet-gui as it is based on the blivet python library (originally Anaconda’s storage management and configuration tool). The need of a new partition manager is roots from the fact that none of the existing GUI partitioning tools supports all the modern storage technologies. Fedora’s Anaconda base supports all and is hence chosen as the back-end for this new intuitive tool. The application is only a few months old but is already looking nice and useful. Features like RAID and BTRFS support are being worked on. Vojtech Trefny is the other developer working with Vratislav on blivet-gui."
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Material design comes to Chrome for Android

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google introduced a new visual language for its products which they called ‘Material Design‘. The upcoming release of Android – Android 5.x – will be using this new visual language. According to reports Chrome OS will also be moving to ‘Material Design’. If you are not willing to take a dive and try Android L, you can now enjoy the visual design on Android with Chrome. Google has updated Chrome for Android which brings this new language to users."
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Linus Torvalds on insults: Respect should be earned

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "During DebConf 2014 an attendee asked Linus about his ‘insults’ mentioning one of the episodes involving Kay Sievers of systemd where Linus said, “Who the f*ck does idiotic things like that? How did they noty die as babies, considering that they were likely too stupid to find a tit to suck on?” Unlike commercial companies where a boss can fire an employee for messing things up, Linus doesn’t have that luxury. It’s an open source project; he can’t fire people. One of the ways Linus can express his frustration when some top developer breaks something is through harsh words on mailing lists, which he says is kind of hyperbole and joke. Linus also said that he is abrasive and he likes arguements.

The attendee then said he was not talking about Linus being abrasive but about respecting orthers.

There was a loud applause. Linus said, “I don’t respect people unless I think they deserve the respect. There are people who think that respect is something that should be given, and I happen to be one of the people who is perfectly happy saying no respect should be earned. And without being earned, you don’t get it. It’s really that simple.”"

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Raspberry Pi gets a brand new browser

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The Raspberry Pi team has been working on a new browser for pi users. They have been working with Collabora to create an HTML5 capable modern browser. The browser is here and Pi users can install it easily. Announcing the new browser Eben Upton, a founder of Raspberry Pi says, “Eight months and a lot of hard work later, we’re finally ready. As you can see from the video below, Epiphany on Pi is now a plausible alternative to a desktop browser for all but the most JavaScript-heavy sites.”"
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