James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech
Package management was being fixed before "the Oracle years". S11 was in progress when Oracle took over
Your other comments don't make any sense, so I shall do you a favour and ignore them until you can state them more clearly.
Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?
To store encrypted stuff he has no access to, your neighbour has to really trust you, too!
ISP Refuses To Block the Pirate Bay
http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/torrents/Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-KDE.torrent ... I could go on...
Facebook Bans Google+ Ads
Is it likely that a German user would have got an email written in German, and that a French user would get an email written in French? Therefore, is it likely that a UK English (aka English!) speaking user would get an email written in English, not in American English?
Open Source Software Hijacked To Push Malware
Indeed. "sudo apt-get install vlc" is simple and predictable.
PuTTY 0.61 Released
I hugely prefer to work in GNOME, but when forced to use MS Windows, PuTTY is the only thing that makes it bearable!
Creating the Software Art In Tron Legacy
SunOS is the kernel of the old and current Sun operating system. The Solaris Operating Environment includes the SunOS kernel.
Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.10 Generic January 2005
Creating the Software Art In Tron Legacy
Don't keep us waiting - what's the interesting story? ;-)
Paid Developers Power the Linux Kernel
Only if they redistribute the binaries.
Google take and modify Free Software, but under GPLv2 have no obligation to share their changes
ProFTPD.org Compromised, Backdoor Distributed
Oh, the irony
Ubisoft Says No More Game Manuals
> Electronic Arts vinyl-sized game sleeves
Since when was vinyl used as a measure of size?
How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?
You might want to change "cat > /etc/hosts" to "cat >> /etc/hosts" :-)
Con Kolivas Returns, With a Desktop-Oriented Linux Scheduler
The cited use of i.e. seems perfectly reasonable. When i.e. and e.g. are so often used incorrectly, nobody recognises the correct usage any longer!
YouTube Phasing Out Support For IE6
And corporate users, who have a WinXP desktop with IE6.
I'm working on a customer site at the moment, where IE6 is the only permitted browser, the web proxy blocks sites which may install other browsers, so the only way to access many websites is to use my laptop with a 3G dongle to get direct access to the internet.
Somehow, although PortableApps' Firefox worked once (loaded by USB stick, as the website was barred), it, too, is now somehow blocked.
When browsing, I'm not too bothered about IE6's lack of compliance, but the lack of tabbed browsing means that it's impossible to organise a few sets of web pages together into a coherent set. (What *did* we do before tabbed browsing?!!)
Debian Switching From Glibc To Eglibc
Drepper, and glibc is also a big part of the G in GNU/Linux.
The reason people fear upgrading glibc is that it is so central to the rest of the code they run on a GNU/Linux system.
I don't know Drepper, or Schilling, or others, personally, but I respect the fact that they do far more than I do, and that they know far more than I do about libc level issues.
I have been using GNU/Linux for 13 years or more, and in that time it has become perfectly clear to me how critical the work of people like Drepper are to the GNU/Linux ecosystem. Similarly, that is why the credit of GNU/Linux is so much more important that the "I heart Ubuntu" fanboy stuff.
Sorry to be an old fart, but some of us care about design and engineering. Other people want pretty wallpaper. That's fine, Linux has plenty of room to accomodate both, and more besides.
The Case For Supporting and Using Mono
Is memory loss common in this community?
How Much Does a New Internet Cost?
"A new internet"?
I'll set one up for $100, if you like. I'll do a 192.168.1.0/24 network, with a 192.168.2.0/24 network. It'll cost you, of course; after all it is an entire inter-network. And then there's the hardware; you'll need a router between the two, and then the cabling.
Oh sorry, were you just some USAian cheapskate moaning about the cost of broadband access?
It's been overdone, it's true, but it's still worth mentioning; THERE ARE PEOPLE WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER
There's hardly a need to set up a new internet just because you don't like what Verizon charge you for broadband.
Are you aware of the cost of laying intercontinental cables? Oh sorry, you're USAian, I'll have to backtrack... There are continents. America is one of them. The USA is part of that continent. You are part of the USA. The USA is a Country. Most (all?) Continents consist of many Countries. This all fits into a sphere we often call "Earth". We are a species known as Homo Sapiens, who inhabit this planet. Pretty much all of it, as it happens. And we're f*cking it up. Badly.
Yet the biggest thing you can find about the Internet, is that it costs you $2 more per month than you would like.
Actually, that's good for me. Save your "new internet" costs, by simply disconnecting yourself from the existing (so-called) "internet". You'll save a load of money, and the huge intercontinental distance means that I will never need to hear any of your whines again.
It seems that we have a plan; what do you think?
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