Ubuntu Turns 10
The problem is that there are way too many ideas of what should go into a "mainstream" linux distro. Whether you want to hate Microsoft and Apple or not they make a OS, put things they want in it and tell the consumer that those are the options. Without a clear, single focus on what would make a mainstream distro work there will never be a distro that gets the support enough to become accepted by the masses.
Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop
Right from the post from Debian the XFCE team states that haven't seen an increase in their development.
It is rather easy to pick the desktop during the install of Debian, so who really cares what the default is? If you are using Debian I'm going to assume you know how to switch the desktop environment during install or you are at least capable of typing "install XFCE instead of Gnome in Debian" into google.
Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
I thought slashdot's tag line was "News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters".
I would not count this as news or anything that really matters.
Amazon Announces 'Fire Phone'
The Kindle Fire seems to have fans just like Apple. While not nearly coming close to Apple fans numbers they are just as set in their ways. It will sell to those fans. The media/books/apps they suck down from the Amazon store and the shopping they do with Prime it should do well enough to stick around as a niche product.
Iran Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Facebook Privacy Violations
Is he actually a Zionist or is Iran just jumping to a conclusion based on his heritage?
Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate
I'd be interested to see a similar review of sites such as WebMD. Is this only a Wikipedia issue?
Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services
I don't believe Ubuntu One was a major driving factor when people think of Ubuntu's name.
It has it's fans, some who are very passionate about it and I don't think many of those fans would say that Ubuntu One is one of the major reasons they are fans. If you were a fan of Ubuntu before they close down Ubuntu One I don't think it will severely impact your opinion of their distro.
Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears
Russian officials switch from Coke to Pepsi because it's healthier.
AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality
"But it's not how the Internet, or telecommunication for that matter, has ever worked,'
Hasn't that how the internet has been?
If someone calls me to play a song they wrote over the phone should they pay a fee to provide me that entertainment over the phone?
Cameras On Cops: Coming To a Town Near You
So how often will it happen that higher profile arrests of public figures has the tape released to the media or in the right circumstance (or cost) for the right person (government official) the video isn't available?
Mt. Gox Knew It Was Selling Phantom Bitcoin 2 Weeks Before Collapse
Just because Libertarians are full of silly ideas doesn't mean they all like Bitcoin.
Yes I'm a libertarian,..with the mind of a teenager and I don't own bitcoins.
How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Choose Cheap, Quick and Correct, but you can only choose two.
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
I wonder how many of those using this as a chance for more MS bashing are posting from their Windows machines?
Krita 2.8 Released
Those arguing above about GIMP vs Krita are arguing Illustrator vs Photoshop. Just as Adobe releases a full sweet of products with a lot of overlap there is going to be overlap between Krita and GIMP. They are still each useful in their own ways. A digital artist often uses multiple programs to handle different tasks.
WV Senator Calls For Ban On All Unregulated Cryptocurrencies
Can someone please explain to me why a ban is the first option for some lawmakers who don't understand a certain advancement, technology or social issue. State governments seem to use the "ban it first, ask questions later" philosophy on anything they don't fully comprehend. If this keeps up we will soon start banning theoretical physics.
Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will
One could say that Linux has gained popularity but many of the distros do not follow your idea of free software. Since 1984 when you began, do you feel the free software movement has gained or losing fans and supporters?
Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise
Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0
I think the people commenting that this will not replace iOS or Android are missing the point. Phone users care less about OS choice then desktop users. They see a phone as one unit. A iPhone is not a phone running iOS and a Android phone is not a phone running Android OS. Just talk to many consumers about who own a Samsung or Motorola phone and they often times have no idea what Android even means.
Installing Linux on a desktop is difficult enough. No standard consumer is going to install it on a phone. I believe the point of creating this is to offer a choice to those who want it. At least I hope the developers aren't hoping to one day take down iOS!.
Consumers buy a phone and use it because of the features the OS has, They don't separate the software from the hardware when they think about it.A choice for those who want it though is never a bad thing.
WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time
The only reason I can think that they would value it that high would be the value + eliminating competition. Could it be that Facebook is just hoping that it gains something along with losing a competitor and in theory increasing its own revenue? I can't believe that is a solid business plan.
Enlightenment E19 Pre-Alpha Released
A google search brought this up for a definition of alpha - "a trial of machinery, software, or other products carried out by a developer before a product is made available for beta testing."
So a pre-alpha is a pre-pre-beta.
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