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Comment Re:dare I say it? APK APK APK! (Score 1) 129

Since my ISP stopped allowing me to access the admin console of my modem and started exposing a remote management interface to the internet, I don't trust anymore the DNS information provided via DHCP. Probably using a VPN service would be more practical, but for now, I use the hosts file for the sites that require authentication.

Comment Support Trinity Desktop (Score 1) 127

First of all, thank you KDE Team for your great contribution to the FOSS community. However, I stopped using KDE after the version 4 fiasco. Now I bounce between XFCE/Openbox and TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment). If you used to be a KDE fan, consider supporting the latter. TDE is the default desktop in Q4OS, another very interesting project.

Comment Re:Maximum yield (Score 1) 813

As much as I enjoy reading Scott Adams, I think he missed the part where the Swiss banks provide safe haven for the money coming from drug and war lords, dictators and e-corps from all over the world. Not to mention the people dying by the thousands next to their backyard and not moving a finger about it. But hey, no homeless that I could see. That's what I call empathy.

Comment Like Windows, only odd versions of KDE are good (Score 1) 515

Jokes aside, I was a huge fan of KDE3 and I think the transition to version 4 was wrongly handled. First iterations were buggy and scared away the user base, the Oxygen theme is ugly (OK, that's a subjective reason) and it felt overall bloated. They screwed key applications like Amarok and complicated the desktop experience. I wish a project like Trinity had the same traction as MATE or Cinammon. As for kde/, it's sad, they bring me a lot of good memories. I do think they still have a chance to reinvent themselves, it's just matter of cleaning up the house and start from scratch, catching up with the new versions and branches/forks.

Right now I'm bouncing between XFCE and Openbox and I'm not looking back.

Comment People make it easy (Score 1) 112

I've already seen on LinkedIn quite a few guys posting stuff like "Hey this is a crappy Excel sheet that allegedly does what a ton of other applications already do better and for free, why don't you post your emails and I pinky promise I'll send it back to you". By the comment 10K someone says "hey, has anyone received the email?". By the comment 20K someone else says "I hope this is not a scam to harvest our email addresses. Anyway, my email is XXX".

My opinion is that they deserve it.

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An anonymous reader writes: A large number of Sourceforge subdomains and projects have been offline for over 24 hours. No word from Sourceforge as to the cause of problems and denial of service. Sourceforge is a Slashdot Media site, and a sister of Slashdot. Is Sourceforge still relevant in today's open source community, or is this the last gasp of a failing museum?

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