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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 three weeks ago
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Nvidia cripples Linux drives because of Windows

sfcrazy typo (1 comments)

please fix drives to drivers.

about 6 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 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 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

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WordPress 3.9 brings brand new editor and more features

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  2 days ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "WordPress users can now rejoice as the much awaited 3.9 arrives with some really stunning improvements. Writers and bloggers will now enjoy the brand new visual editor which is fully redesigned and looks more or less like Google Docs. It’s very mature, user-friendly and elegant looking. It has improved image management as well has HTML5 support for themes."
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NSA has been exploiting Heartbleed for two years

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a week ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "As people were wondering NSA’s role in Heartbleed, it turned out that the agency was aware of the bug for the last two years and has been exploiting it to spy on people. If the reports are true and NSA was aware of the bug and instead of getting it fixed it let extremely critical info of US citizens exposed to cyber criminals then NSA does need more oversight from the government. NSA is not going to get a very ‘heartwarming’ response from the world for this. We need to start asking our lawmakers (who are more concerned whether they are good sell for Koch Brothers are not) when did ‘putting American’s security at risk became an act of ‘protecting nation’s security’?"
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Chromebook shipment reached 2.1 million in 2013

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Chromebooks have been the best selling devices on Amazon.com for the last two years and now according to a study by ABI research an “estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America.” The research showed that ” ultraportable segment, which is powered by the Windows 8 operating system and includes the versatile 2-in-1 configurations, saw minimal growth during 4Q 2013 even with the holiday season.” The bottom line is no one is buying Windows PCs anymore. More and more users are switching to smartphones and tablets and these users are picking Android, hurting Microsoft twice."
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Ubuntu to drop Amazon search from home scope

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google new for Ubuntu fans and critics. With Unity 8 there won't be any 'search everything' home scope, if one wants to see Amazon results then they will have to use Amazon scope. In a nutshell, the controversial 'search everything' home scope is gone which was sending data to Canonical servers and instead it will become the 'Application scope' which will show applications. It will show installed apps as well as apps available for download — makes perfect sense.

There will, however, be a 'search everything' scope called 'scopes' where if you search it will work more or less like the previous (current) home scope and will show results from different sources using the 'Smart Scopes' service being developed by Canonical.

I think this move, after systemd, shows Canonical has started to make right descisions."

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openSUSE to offer rolling release KDE experience

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "openSUSE and KDE teams are working on creating four KDE SC repositories for openSUSE which will enable users to get the the kind of experience they want. Users can stick to the default repos that come with openSUSE if they want to use what openSUSE offers. Those users who want to stay updated with the latest KDE SC releases can use the “KDE:Current” repository which will always remain updated. 3rd repo “KDE:Distro:Factory” will offer KDE packages which are being tested and prepared before they are pushed to the ‘Current’ repo. The fourth repo "KDE:Unstable:SC" will offer early builds as they are being devloped."
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Minecraft cancels Oculus Rift released due to Facebook

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "When Facebook bought Whatsapp a huge number of users migrated to much more open alternative Telegram and I was curious if we will see the same ‘Facebook’ effect on Oculus and that’s exactly what has happened. Minecraft has canceled their version for the virtual reality device as soon as they got the news of this acquisition. Markus Persson aka notch of Minecraft tweeted, “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.”"
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Facebook to buy Oculus Rift for $2 billion

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Facebook is on spending and acquiring spree, after shelling out over $19 billion on WhatsApp the company is now buying the latest sensation Oculus VR for $2 billion. This is the first of its kind hardware purchase for Facebook and it’s not clear what a social networking site is going to do with a VR company, well if arch-rival Google can buy robots why can’t Facebook buy virtual reality specialists?"
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Google Glass signs deal with Ray Ban owner

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google has signed a deal with The Luxottica Group, the world’s largest eyewear company which owns 80% of the eyewear market. Luxottica owns Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette. This deal shows how serious Google is about Google Glass contrary to the skepticism raised by high-profiled users like Robert Scoble who spelled doom for the device implying that Google itself is not sure about the future of the device."
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http://www.muktware.com/2014/03/ubuntu-gnome-gets-lts-status/23259

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about 1 month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Ubuntu Gnome team was seeking LTS status so that they could offer a longer support to customer and their wish has been fulfilled. However, Ubuntu Gnome is still not an official flavor or Ubuntu like Kubuntu but the LTS status will definitely help Ubuntu Gnome users to deploy it knowing it will be supported for long term."
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Google reveals Android Wear operating system

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about 1 month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "While Microsoft and other 3 decade old companies are trying to figure out how to stop the momentum of Open Source, Google has become an unstoppable force which has not yet met an unmovable object. Google just revealed it’s seriousness into the wearable computing. The company has announced ‘developer preview of ‘Android Wear’. It's a modified version of Android optimized for wearable devices, looks like it has build upon the work done on Google Glass."
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When Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars comes across a real Chromebook

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "I have become addicted to the Pawn Stars and do enjoy it a lot. I admire the owner of the shop Rick Harrison who has immense knowledge and great skills to spot fake. Unfortunately, for him, I was surfing the net I came across Microsoft’s propaganda website Scroogled News and there was an ad by Microsoft featuring the Pawn Stars team. I wondered what would happen if a real customer walks into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop with her Chromebook. From what I have learned about Ricks’ family and the show, I think this is how things will unfold in the ‘real’ life. So here is a fantasy piece on what would happen if Rick does come across a Chromebook."
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Here's why Mark Shuttleworth is growing beard

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "People wonder what's up with Mark's beard. He explains that there is a slightly serious angle to beard. "One of my colleagues was stopped and held by transport police in UK. He was questioned for hours. There was no justification to it and so while he was leaving, he asked them the reason and they said it was the beard. This is disgusting. A society should be civilised enough to not judge people on the basis of how they look.” It's kind of protest to what happened to his colleague."
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Ubuntu phones to cost 'between $200 and $400, Shuttleworth reveals at CeBIT

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "So you are one of those who want to become a part of Ubuntu’s mobile story? Well, you will have to shell out anywhere between $200 and $400 to get one when these smartphones finally come to market. Is this attractive price range for phone which can't do much at the moment when compared with Android or iOS phones? Who will buy them?"
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Google to replace GTK+ with its own Aura in Chrome

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google‘s Chromium team is working on an alternative of Gtk+ for the browser called Aura. Elliot Glaysher, a Google developer explains, “We aim to launch the Aura graphics stack on Linux in M35. Aura is a cross-platform graphics system, and the Aura frontend will replace the current GTK+ frontend.” Free Software community is debating is Google trying to do Canonical? Couldn't Google just switch to Qt which is becoming an industry standard?"
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KDE's Plasma Next will not support Wayland

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Initial release of Plasma Next won’t have full Wayland support. What does full support mean? As it is well known that the next generation of KDE Software will have separate release cycles for libraries (KDE Frameworks 5), workspaces (Plasma Next) and applications. So there are three sets of independent projects within the so-called “KDE Software” umbrella and each set has different level of support or integration with Wayland. So in a nutshell "KDE5" won't support Wayland."
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Get fake Netflix, Hulu Plus and AllCast apps from Google Play Store

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It doesn’t stop at Flappy Bird, someone is trying really hard to exploit the popularity of ClockWordMod under the very nose of Google. Some app developer with name ‘ClworkMod Inc’ has published three apps on Google Play Store and these are not some unknown apps. These are none other than Hulo Plus, Netflix and AllCast."
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Ubuntu Gnome wants to get LTS status

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month and a half ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Ubuntu Gnome team wants to join the elite club of Ubuntu flavours which enjoy the LTS (Long Term Support) status. 14.04 is going to be an LTS release and its apt for Ubuntu Gnome team to get extended support of 2 years and 3 months as an LTS release which will make it easier for those users to use Gnome who want to use stable LTS releases."
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