* Posts by Tom King

8 posts • joined 15 Nov 2007

Xandros - the Linux company that isn't

Tom King
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@Anonymous Coward 15:53

"Do you not get that? Is it too astounding an idea that for some people a PC is "just another device" like the microwave or the washing machine? That they have a life outside hacking config files, trawling through logs or compiling their own drivers?"

Wow, that's just ignorance layered by ignorance with more ignorance slopped on top of some ignorant relish, all on ignorant rye.

The attitude that a PC is "just another device" is the SAME EFFING REASON we have TONS of M$ botnets!! Don't YOU get it? When was the last time your washing machine or microwave needed a software update? Oh? Never??? Did you ever need to connect them to the Internet? Hmmm? Didja need to purchase and install MORE software to actually allow you to nuke your lunch???

That, my head-in-sand friend, is called comparing apples to iron crowbars.

And, that comment about compiling drivers...why don't you actually, I don't know, try out a distro that's been released within the past 5 years??? Oh, since that won't support your ignorant diatribe, heaven forbid! I've bought two computers this year that has Linux pre-installed. All drivers present. I upgraded the video on one of them - Ubuntu had a driver and even offered to download the vendor's driver automatically. This isn't an isolated anecdote, this is actual evidence of the state of technology in Linux.

Oh, but don't let reality stop your fanciful theatrics, buddy-roe.

One more thing...you don't think Windows has log files? You don't think an admin would have to know where to find them and how to translate them? Hint: It's called "Event Viewer", it's text (Oh gawd!!! NOOOOoooo!!), and any admin worth their salt MUST know where it is and how to utilize it. An ADMIN, silly! A Linux user and a Windows user both will seldom have to look at log files. Get paid support and all that worry goes to the help center.

I'm now finished feeding the troll. :)

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CentOS updates Red Hat Enterprise clone

Tom King
Jobs Horns

I agree - what's up with bashing RH?

For those people who think RH is just another M$ cashing in on FOSS, wrong! Look at how much RH contributes to projects outside of their purvey. They are a friggin' business - get over it!

Evil Balmer, 'cause that thinking comes from the pits of Balmer Hell!

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Mandriva's Linux on a stick will wow all the ladies this Summer

Tom King

Updating kernel?

When a kernel update is added to a Fedora persistent flash key, it doesn't allow you to boot from the new kernel version. Try removing the old kernel and it renders the key useless. I haven't investigated it for a few months.

Do kernel updates work with Mandriva's USB key?

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Google defends open source from 'poisonous people'

Tom King

Two sides to this coin

Let's see, a couple of folks decide to start a FOSS project and put their vision into action. They decide how it will be run and in what direction using whatever roadmap and contribution rules. Others want to contribute without forking the code, so they should a) Rant and rave and create issues within that developer community until they either get their way or are forced to leave, or b) Follow the original rules of the project and contribute to the Bigger Picture (tm)!

On the flipside, I totally agree it seems anti-FOSS to not let folks take ownership of their contribution AS LONG AS they are not viciously possessive of it. Folks are going to critique it, are going to change it, are going to mangle it, are going to learn from it (whether it's how or not how to code), and whatnot. In a meritocracy where your code says how much you can contribute, I'd want to know whose neck to strangle when some snippet or module makes the whole thing crash in flames of un-glory.

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Hotmail dies on both sides of the Atlantic

Tom King
Pirate

Moved off just in time

Wow! I just notified everyone on my list to start using my Yahoo or personal mail server account. Just in time, too.

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Apache daddy walks out on OpenSolaris

Tom King
Dead Vulture

They didn't have to open Solaris

Ya know, Sun didn't have to open up Solaris since its their baby. However, if they are going to use the word "Open", it needs to be OPEN!! It's not that hard to understand. I foresee a lot of old-style companies wanting to jump onto the "Open" bandwagon but not have the faintest inkling what it really means, or else they are going to bad-mouth it and still not know what it really means.

If you can't be truly open, DON'T DO IT! It's that simple.

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Archived Chinese scholar to sue Google and Yahoo! over search censorship

Tom King
Stop

Doing "business"

Hate to say it, but doing "business" in places like China that thrill in ensuring their populace doesn't know just how bad off they are (Christians get put in hard labor camps JUST because they exist, and people are moved out of their ancestral lands JUST so the gubment can build the world's largest dam) means towing the gov't line. The Chinese gov't it needs to censor the flow of information to protect the gov't, not to protect the populace. It ensures a never-ending flow of red tape (in both senses of the word 'red').

At the risk of sounding like a Google apologist (no, don't work for them, don't get paid by Google Ads, don't run their PC or phone OS, and don't have any of their stock), I feel sorry for them being between a rock and a hard place. Dare I say there will ALWAYS be some kind of censorship in every country, but some places really tighten those screws!

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Microsoft vows cluster OS upgrade will include Linux nod

Tom King
Joke

Tangent

I just fed amanfromMars' comments through dadadodo, and it makes just about as much sense. (just poking a little fun!)

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