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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

t482 Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

<tt>Wikimedia has a better breakdown of users that incudes device access<br><br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems<br></tt>

about 6 months ago

Document Management system for home use?

t482 get a good scanner (3 comments)

Did this earlier this year. First step is to have a good double sided sheet fed scanner.. I got a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 ADF that is linux friendly. http://www.sane-project.org/ has a full list. gscan2pdf is a great piece of software that does most of the work.

For OCR - I basically only do on a windows virtualbox session with commercial software. Open source was not of sufficient quality at this point (although some people have had success with tesseract for OCR). I only do that on occasion. Most cases (receipts) I just use a good file name.

For sorting the scans I simply use a very good file name and folder name combination. Search via file or GNU locate works fine.

For backup I simply use bittorent sync plus a external hdd

about a year ago

Debian To Replace SysVinit, Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

t482 Re:code size (362 comments)

the question is more around maintenance and ease of understanding... which may be more important in the server space than boot times.

about a year ago

Debian To Replace SysVinit, Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

t482 code size (362 comments)

Size and complexity
Upstart (1.5): 285 files, ~185k lines, ~97k C
Debian: sysvinit + 120 files, 5.8k lines
systemd (v44+): dbus + glib + 900 files, 224k lines, 125k C
sysvinit: 560kB, 75 files, ~15k lines

Debian startup is smallest, it's only shell with sysvinit (C) as dependency
Upstart is about 10 times bigger in terms of lines of code/text. Most of the extra complexity size comes from C.
systemd is about 10 times bigger, like upstart. But with the mandatory deps it blows up to about one hundred times the code footprint! Most of the extra code is in mandatory dependencies, but the systemd core is also bigger than anything else.


about a year ago

Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

t482 2 OS goes to 3 OS.. (479 comments)

There is no way they can compete against Chinese OEM manufacturers - they will eat their lunch.
Throw away current decent dev tools for new ones never makes sense
This seems like an all out gamble that they can take on RIM in the corporate market with MS's backing
They can't completely dump Symbian and Meego will continue without them.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 Released

t482 Re:Try it safely on your PC with Firefox Portable (190 comments)

Anyway of getting flash working? Normally you copy flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll to  \App\firefox\plugins\. However that directory no longer exists.. Any suggestions?

more than 4 years ago

MySQL Cofounder Says Oracle Should Sell Database To a Neutral 3d Party

t482 MaxDB? (207 comments)

My pet theory is that SAP is helping block the merger due to Mysql MAXDB. Which I believe used to be Adibas from SAP.

If Oracle get it hands on that they could hurt SAP revenues and grab SAP customers. I don't believe the EU will back down. I wonder it that could kill the merger?

more than 5 years ago

Nokia Releases Linux Handset

t482 N900 vs iPhone v3 vs Palm Pre (484 comments)

In terms of hack-ability it seems like the ranking is

Nokia Maemo(with slimmed down X.org), Pre (directfb - framebuffer driver), Android (java rendering), Apple (I don't know about Symbian).

I have to hand it to Palm - their approach of porting webkit to run in directfb is a nice Idea.

Personally I think the future of app development on these phones is simply to use HTML 5

more than 5 years ago

Ballmer "Interested" In Open Source Browser Engine

t482 Re:How? (410 comments)

Microsoft used to use khtml as the rendering engine in IE 5 for Mac. So this is nothing new. As you mentioned they have no problem copying software with the BSD license.


more than 6 years ago


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