top Canonical To Ship Mir Display Server In Ubuntu 13.10
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 and a half ago
top Disney Announces "One
Star Wars Movie Per Year" Plan
I just read this whole blog post and it was brilliant! Totally makes sense.
top GNOME Aiming For Full Wayland Support by Spring 2014
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?
top KDE 4.10 Released, the Fastest KDE Ever
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!
top CentOS 5.9 Released
Sounds exactly like Debian Stable
top Microsoft's Future of the Living Room Starring SuperTuxKart
The R&D team prefer to use their money on say...R&D?
top 30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8
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.
top Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?
Only need to name one. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
top KDE 4.10 Beta1 Released
Like I said, this isn't math. They could have just as well used a hyphen instead of a period (period, not decimal).
top KDE 4.10 Beta1 Released
This isn't math, it's software development. We all know exactly what it means.
top Ask Slashdot: Personal Tape Drive NAS?
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.
top Ask Slashdot: Simple Way To Backup 24TB of Data Onto USB HDDs ?
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.
top Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe
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.
top Microsoft Posts First Quarterly Loss Ever
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top Torvalds Bemoans Size of RC7 For Linux Kernel 3.5
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.
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?
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.
top SETI Running Out of Money
I actually want to sign up now but if they are going to shutdown, I might be wasting my money.
top Erlang and OpenFlow Together At Last
Sounds great! Where do I sign up?