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Putin Orders Russian Move To GNU/Linux

ultrabot Re:Glyn Moody is just trolling again (500 comments)

No, but don't try to veil this as some sort of win for the ideals of FOSS when it's not. It's a political play and nothing more.

Most probably wouldn't care less about "ideals" winning - in practice, Open Source has already won.

What remains is Linux to start raking in desktop wins. And activity like this definitely helps more than some abstract victories about ideals.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 To Feature a Completely Free Kernel

ultrabot Re:Great (283 comments)

I was thinking of sitting there beside the computer, quietly cherishing the Freedom it contains.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 To Feature a Completely Free Kernel

ultrabot Great (283 comments)

Whoa! I can't express how excited I am about this, it's going to change the way I "experience" my computer. It will happen on a much more intimate level from now on, knowing that there are no proprietary firmware blobs inside.

more than 3 years ago
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7-Inch iPad Rumored

ultrabot Re:iPad (233 comments)

Ah hell. I made the mistake of taking that poster seriously. Reading it again it's obvious satire. Whoosh for me.

I caught the satire right when he said he uses iPad to impress *girls*. A Freudian slip.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft May Back Off of .NET Languages

ultrabot Re:IronRuby (443 comments)

Why use IronRuby when you have IronPython? Because it is Ruby. Duh! ;-)

Ok, better phrase it like - why *support* IronRuby when IronPython is pretty much the same thing, just more mature and popular.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft May Back Off of .NET Languages

ultrabot IronRuby (443 comments)

Also one good question is - why bother with IronRuby when they already have IronPython?

Rails isn't *that* important or special anymore.

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

Windows Users don't have multiple workspaces, or window transparency (at least I haven't encountered it in Windows 7), or a package manager.

Which of these is relevant to audio?

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

I've been using KDE since 4.2 with PA, often using the ability to output to another PA instance on the network, reliably, on Gentoo and Ubuntu, mainly using Amarok. You are trolling hard and fast.

Nice that it worked for you.

With freshly installed Ubuntu, I could hear sound from Gnome, but not KDE. Well, KDE 4.4 works ok.

Clearly it was not the fault of KDE - perhaps I should have called a computer repairman?

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

I can't tell whether you're implying that KDE developers getting to use a unified audio API across different operating systems complicates the user experience in some way, or that you are somebody who pointedly doesn't care how things work internally, in which case I'm not sure why you bothered replying.

Phonon in KDE *is* a user-visible entity. You have to priorize different backends, etc. You can also enjoy nice error messages about Phonon backends not working when running KDE programs inside Gnome.

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

Compile-time? Why? Phonon is designed so that *all* backends that work with your OS can be provided and users can change backends in run-time without any applications having to handle anything, or even needing to be aware that anything has changed. Why should it be "unreasonable" for a user to select backends?

How often do windows/mac users change their audio backend?

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

Sorry about redundant posts. Slashdot web backend seemed to be failing badly.

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

To be fair, I did have to do this once. Kubuntu shipped with one that was broken by default, at least on my system.

Me too, that's why I'm complaining. On Gnome & Ubuntu, you don't need to think of backends - it's pulseaudio or bust.

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

To be fair, I did have to do this once. Kubuntu shipped with one that was broken by default, at least on my system.

Me too. That's why I'm complaining! In Gnome world I haven't needed to think about backends for a long, long time.

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

To be fair, I did have to do this once. Kubuntu shipped with one that was broken by default, at least on my system.

Me too. I don't consider that a good thing - I'd rather have just the working backend; not as a default, but as the only option.

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

Or your distributor can plug in the best backend on your OS (yeah, they really might be different on Solaris, BSD, Linux, Windows and Mac) so that you can get sound from your speakers.

It should be a compile time option or something - at least there should be no GUI to change the backend. Exposing the backend selection in gui makes it a "reasonable" thing for a user to do, which should not be the case at all.

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:why would you not just use dwm (302 comments)

if i wanted to get raped by a mouse i would just go to a pet store, buy one and shove it up my ass

So you have a pluggable backend too?

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

ultrabot Re:W00t (302 comments)

Seriously though, phonon has pluggable backends, and this does not mean the PulseAudio is going to be compulsory for KDE users, any more than its DirectShow integration makes MS Windows compulsory for KDE users.

I really appreciate this feature. Instead of just hearing sound from speakers, I find it tremendously important to be able to "plug my own backend" to hear it, you know, somehow differently.

about 4 years ago

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