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Comment Re:Buying the bakery (Score 1) 185

No they didn't. Palm pilot treo 600, blackberry etc. A number of vendors did it long before apple. Apple refined the UI (full touch, no stylus, and sexy / lots of eye candy), not the idea of a smartphone itself. Heck the first iphone didn't even have copy and paste, lol. The iphone was not more usable as a smart phone, just very pretty.

Comment Re:Quality was never the problem (Score 1) 565

What a load of crap. The majority of people use windows, so it's natural to expect that majority of developers will too. That doesn't mean MS VS is the best tool. As a professional developer, I have used java on linux exclusively since 2004 sometime. Netbeans / IntellIJ are just as competitive as visual studio in terms of features. I'll take the entire java ecosystem over any of the crap that MS puts out.

Comment Re:Is RDP really the answer? (Score 2) 189

Because it's fast. I don't care what any linux user says (and I'm 100% linux on my own stuff at home), RDP is still 10 times quicker than anything linux has to offer in this area. I do like the desktop integration of remoting through SSH, but it's dog slow. Seems to me there ought to be a way to run RDP type stuff remotely and still have each app appear in it's own window and be managed by the desktop.

Comment Re:Java-Free Like NeoOffice? (Score 3, Informative) 148

Ha! The clown complaining about "security risk" is more dangerous with his lack of knowledge than anything else. LibreOffice is slow because it's a crummy code base (written in C or C++ by the way, not java), you don't need java installed at all for libreoffice to work. The fact that LO is slow without java, should make you rethink you're opinion about java; massive, badly written software, performs slowly. Java has nothing to do with it.

Comment Re:well, this article's lost it (Score 1) 280

You're missing the point... "works better over dialup" means it works better over any faster connection too. It's not a meaningless title when it shows how fast the stuff works on a slow connection. Just because you may have fibre optic, I certainly don't. And RDP works better over my LAN as well. Get it now? It works better EVERYWHERE. I really love your third paragraph... yeah no shit, the cloud requires bandwidth and there are latency issues, so it actually in fact becomes very important to discuss these arguments; as in, solution X performs better than solution Y. Holy crap man did you even think about that for more than 2 seconds? Yippee for you, you are allowed to decide for yourself when you prefer local or remote; many of us don't have the luxury (think business). Attitudes like your are part of the problem... you just can't believe that a windows / msft solution would be better than the equivalent in linux, so you wave your hands in there, spout a lot of bs, and nothing gets fixed. I'd pay good money for a linux solution that works just as good as RDP.

Comment Re:well, this article's lost it (Score 1) 280

No it doesn't, that's the problem. RDP is unbeatable, and you'd finally clue in if you actually tried it. I have, I've tried them all... X, ssh -X, freenx, vnc, and RDP; RDP takes the crown son, sorry... Perhaps we could finally get some real thin client solutions working on linux if linux users would admit that RDP absolutely smashes anything that linux has to offer in the "works over dialup" area.

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