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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 9 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 and a half 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 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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Fedora 21 Release Review: An Impressive Developer Workstation

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Fedora is undoubtedly a distro more focused towards developers and you will find all the tools that you need. Since Fedora has separated Cloud and Server editions, it makes life easier for everyone. It is possible to choose the appropriate version without having to worry about a system bloated with unnecessary software or having to install a boatload of software to get things moving ahead.

Fedora is certainly a perfect distro for those greenhorn sysadmins who aspire to work on RHEL in the future."

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Unity 8 will bring 'pure' Linux experience to mobile devices

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "If you have tried the live images of Ubuntu Next you may worry that Canonical is trying to do a Windows 8 with Ubuntu. That's not true. There is no need to worry though: A great deal of work is happening at a deeper level that may not have yet surfaced. It will surface eventually, however. Will Cooke of Canonical clarifies: "We are trying to make it clear that Unity 8 desktop will look like the traditional desktop and will behave like a normal desktop. We are very aware that our users expect a normal desktop there."

Unity 8 will offer the traditional desktop interface when it detects a desktop. The same OS will switch to a touch-based interface on touch-based devices such as tablets and smartphones."

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News of Google breakup by EU is false, created by lobbyists

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Past few weeks were abuzz with stories that the EU parliament is planning to break-up Google to severe its search from products. The story sent a wave of chill across the pond and worried us of Europe’s decision, which appear to make no sense at all. It turns out that the story was a spin created by the anti-Google lobby to spread FUD against the company and the EU. We are not certain who are the lead actors but there are some companies who invest quite a lot in creating FUD against competitors."
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Meizu, Canonical sign partnership

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Chinese phone maker Meizu and Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu signed an agreement yesterday. There is no press statement by the two companies. All we have is a Facebook post by Meizu which says: "Here is the news about Ubuntu version Meizu phone! Meizu and Canonical have signed a strategic agreement together on Nov. 25th in Meizu HQ. What do you expect from the cooperation?""
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Jolla's tablet will be able to run Linux and Android apps

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Jolla's tablet campaign on Indiego has crossed the desired $380,00 goal and hit the half million mark with $731,764 raised. While there are Firefox OS and Android, Sailfish like Ubuntu Touch, is the only Linux based OS which can install and run traditional Linux applications. So Jolla is really going to be exciting tablet for Linux users."
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Nokia's N1 Android tablet is actually a Foxconn tablet

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Nokia surprised everyone when it announced the N1 Android tablet during the Slush conference in Finland, today. There is a twist in the story though: This is not a Nokia device.

Nokia doesn’t have a device unit anymore: it sold its Devices and Services business to Microsof, in 2013. N1 is made by Chinese contract manufacturing company Foxconn, which also manufactures the iPhone and the iPad.

But Nokia’s relationship with Foxconn is different from Apple’s. You buy iDevices from Apple, not Foxconn; you call Apple for support, not Foxconn. You never deal with Foxconn.

In the case of N1, Nokia will be nowhere in the picture. Foxconn will be handling the sales, distribution and customer care for the device. Nokia is licensing the brand, the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to Foxconn."

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Mozilla to launch a brand new browser for developers

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month and a half ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Mozilla, the organization behind the open source browser Firefox, is launching a brand new web browser targeted specifically at developers. As the market share of Firefox browser is falling, with Google Chrome taking over, Mozilla seems to be looking at new market segments. They launched an open source mobile operating system Firefox OS, then announced an OS for Raspberry Pi, called Foxberry Pi, they are working on a Chromecast like streaming stick and now they are building a browser for developers. The browser seems to be a by-product of what all Mozilla has been doing with Firefox and Firefox OS. They have created a lot of tools to enable developers create around Firefox. These tools, if enabled, make the consumer browser bloated and a bit complicated for casual users to use, at the same time making it hard for a developer to use with all those bells and whistles for a consumer. Taking those tools and package them in an in-house fork of Firefox makes a lot of sense for consumers, developers and Mozilla."
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CloudOne a LibreOffice, gesture based document editor for the iPad

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about 1 month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "LibreOffice is enjoying some serious adoption. CloudOn, a US-based company has launched a document editor for Apple’s iPad which is based of free and open source LibreOffice. The company says in a press statement that the app offers a, “new experience for creating and editing mobile documents with a gesture-first doc editor that removes all the clutter, overload and lag of yesterday’s tools. Now people can intuitively create and collaborate on thoughts, ideas and information in ways that fits with the way they work.”"
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ownCloud packages insecure on Ubuntu server, update immediately

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about 2 months ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "ownCloud packages on Ubuntu repositories were pointing at older, insecure packages. When an ownCloud developer approached Canonical developers he was told that packages can't be removed as its maintained by the community and unless someone steps up and do something older, insecure packages will remain on the server. Which is quite a shocking approach leaving user vulnerable just because no one is there is 'remove' the insecure packages. The ownCloud devel was a bit surprised with this approach. Finally Kubuntu developer stepped up and fixed the problem."
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openSUSE Factory to merge with Tumbleweed

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about 2 months ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes " The two projects will merge to become a single release. The release will follow the development cycle of Factory but take the more appealing name ‘Tumbleweed’. Though Factory won’t disappear; it will remain the name of the development process where openSUSE’s new developments are integrated. It will become a ‘development project’ for creating the ‘user-ready’ Tumbleweed."
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Obama nominates ex-Googler Michelle Lee to head USPTO

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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