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Canonical To Ship Mir Display Server In Ubuntu 13.10

tywjohn Re:Compatibility layer for your Desktop Enivornmen (122 comments)

You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. Canonical is building Mir to replace X so that it can be used in it's mobile devices. They are not putting effort into Wayland because it is licensed as MIT where Mir will be GPLv3. This is to safeguard Ubuntu mobile devices. XMir is required just as XWayland is required to bridge the transition gap. I'm not advocating Mir in any way but facts are facts.

about a year ago
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Disney Announces "One Star Wars Movie Per Year" Plan

tywjohn Re:Watch them in Machete Order (342 comments)

I just read this whole blog post and it was brilliant! Totally makes sense.

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME Aiming For Full Wayland Support by Spring 2014

tywjohn Re:It's ironic... (300 comments)

I agree. Why not created a new X12 protocol? X11 without all the cruft that is no longer needed plus all the new things that are desirable?

about a year and a half ago
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KDE 4.10 Released, the Fastest KDE Ever

tywjohn Re:Nepomuk? (184 comments)

FINALLY someone who actually likes the semantic desktop. Maybe it's because none of my computers are very old but I've never had performance issues (except maybe the first couple of releases) and once you start to use it, you will wonder what you did without it!

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft's Future of the Living Room Starring SuperTuxKart

tywjohn Re:Well it could be... (82 comments)

Good point

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft's Future of the Living Room Starring SuperTuxKart

tywjohn Well it could be... (82 comments)

The R&D team prefer to use their money on say...R&D?

about a year and a half ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

tywjohn Re:This guy is an idiot (1110 comments)

Can you recommend one?

about 2 years ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

tywjohn Re:This guy is an idiot (1110 comments)

Same here. I have to use Windows at work and I'm on the desktop 99% of the time. I can't really see the benefit of Windows 8 over 7 at the moment though so I'm considering going back.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

tywjohn Re:Guild Wars 2 (951 comments)

Only need to name one. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

about 2 years ago
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KDE 4.10 Beta1 Released

tywjohn Re:Only me? (73 comments)

Like I said, this isn't math. They could have just as well used a hyphen instead of a period (period, not decimal).

about 2 years ago
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KDE 4.10 Beta1 Released

tywjohn Re:Only me? (73 comments)

This isn't math, it's software development. We all know exactly what it means.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Personal Tape Drive NAS?

tywjohn Re:Cost vs HDD Solution (268 comments)

In my organisation we back up to disk nightly. Disk is then backed up to tape (also nightly) and tapes are taken to off-site storage for disaster recovery every day. Disk back ups are kept for 4 weeks. Daily tapes are also kept for 4 weeks but end of month tapes are kept for 7 years.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Simple Way To Backup 24TB of Data Onto USB HDDs ?

tywjohn Re:solution (405 comments)

Samba is not that bad. In fact in my NAS, I have to use samba instead of NFS because it doesn't work well with ZFS on FreeBSD. I know this is a little off topic but it also handles ACLs and user access much better than NFS.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe

tywjohn Re:The catch-22 for Steam's lock-in (880 comments)

Although true, it's really only a problem because of OEM lock in. If there were more options to choose from when purchasing a new PC then the monopoly no longer exists and people would just choose not to have that crap installed on their computer. The problem is most people don't know any better and think the only two computers in the world are Macs which come with OS X and PC which is Windows. If you think about it, Microsoft can do whatever the hell they want with their OS. It's the vendor lock in that's the problem.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Posts First Quarterly Loss Ever

tywjohn Re:Yay! (327 comments)

right-click, Save to Pocket

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Bemoans Size of RC7 For Linux Kernel 3.5

tywjohn Re:wow (158 comments)

I have to agree here. I used Arch exclusively for about 3-4 years and it is a great distro but you get sick of fixing things or living with broken things all the time. I have since moved to Debian and the package management systems is top notch, in a class of it's own.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?

tywjohn Intelligent conversation? (683 comments)

I was really looking forward to clicking on this link hoping to find some intelligent conversation about this topic but once again Slashdot has disappointed me with nothing but stupid threads where people are just making jokes.

more than 2 years ago
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SETI Running Out of Money

tywjohn Membership (312 comments)

I actually want to sign up now but if they are going to shutdown, I might be wasting my money.

more than 2 years ago

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