278 posts • joined Monday 10th March 2008 10:23 GMT
Re: Oh Dear
> Meego looked awesome but they refused to sell it in the UK also presumably as part of this agreement
Umm, I got a N900 a couple of years ago with Meego from carphone warehouse in the UK, I still have it at home in a drawer. At what point did they refuse to sell it?
Personally I've had enough of *buntu, even Xubuntu 13.04 has been bloated with zeitgeist and loads of gnome and unity dependencies that have no logical reason to be there. I've jumped ship to Arch and couldn't be happier. It's fast, stable, does what I want, how I want and doesn't fuck about.
Re: I'll wait...
Debian? Pah! Real men use Arch ;)
I honestly can't see how twitter could ever replace RSS for feed aggregation. The twitter stream always inevitably ends up getting horribly polluted with shit and the 140 character limit is just too limited for a news feed model. Does anyone know of any other good web based RSS aggregators that work across multiple platforms and devices? (Windows, linux and android preferably).
And even after
All this is done, Unity will still be a horrible piece of shit to use on the desktop. Change for the sake of change is just fucking stupid especially when your projects goal is to create a Linux distribution that is easy for people to come to and pick up. Creating a 3rd desktop paradigm (that's a hideous piece of shit and a resource hog to boot) does not do anything for these goals.
It's as if OSX and Windows 7 had a filthy, shameful liason and Unity was the deformed bastard offspring of that unholy union. And that's why Ubuntu is hemorrhaging users who are all going to Xubuntu and Mint. Because those desktops are actually fucking usable.
Reminds me of this: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2003/06/30
Xubuntu gets my vote
Fast light and the DE doesn't get in my way and is infinitely configurable. I've always found Unity to be horribly buggy and one of those terrible design mistakes that occur when some management type decides it's time to changes for changes sake.
Might have to actually start innovating and stop playing catch-up to Androids features if they want to do that. The Apple ecosystem has been stagnating for the last couple of years with each product really just being a rather unimpressive minor improvement on the last and with nothing new that hasn't already been done by the competition.
Re: My word...
Wow, that's an awful lot of kool-aid you've drunk.
The answer to "It's the software" is very, very simple. Get a nexus device. They're cheaper than most of the competition (even the other android devices), they get all the software updates for Android and they outperform all of apples current offerings.
The apps are there for getting damn near anything and everything done on them. I code, manage servers on the go and even DJ at nightclubs on my Nexus 7. I've used it to write reports, RPG campaigns (google docs+drive integration is awesome for that), I can write quick apps in html5 straight to dropbox or googledrive and quickly deploy them to webservers using sftp in the ES filemanager. All of this on a non-rooted device and by the way, speech recognition software is much, much better on Android and as for Siri? Check out Google Now sometime. And then weep at the ineptitude of Siri.
Re: Come on Valve, work on linux, ...
Not sure what your hardware setup is like but win8 + latest stable nvidia drivers works like a dream for me. Performance is just fine and if anything better than it was on win7. I'm just using a laptop with an nVidia 525GTX and I've been playing borderlands 2 with no problems at all.
Actually it's 'Squeeze'
Dude... You never go full retard.
Re: 14 Billion Years
That's awesome but I fear the internet has jaded me. I was actually surprised when it didn't end with a drawing of a fat woman and the words "Your mum".
Xubuntu it is then.
Was considering an upgrade to 12.10 but it looks like I'll be doing clean root partition installs of xubuntu instead.
Re: I've got...(Not so) Funny joke
>>Sadly you're right because the real world consists mainly of real dupes [sic] who need to be led. For us "fantasists", who think before we buy, there's Linux to do all that Windows brags about (and some more). But thinking is required...
Let me know when Valve have finished porting Steam to linux and the games selection available is as good as that of Windows and then we'll talk. I'm happy to do all the important stuff on Linux, i.e work, coding, servers etc but until the games companies start supporting linux as a priority I'm stuck with windows and win8 is, under the hood, a good improvement on win7 in terms of memory footprint, speed and security. That's why I will be upgrading my windows partitions. It's a little frustrating to see all this crybaby whinging about win8's UI considering that you can just install a 3rd party start button and never see metro again, to me it smacks of bitching and whining purely for the sake of bitching and whining because everyone loves to complain about microsoft.
Re: The title is too long. Someone please tell me...
Some of use do play minecraft ;) Whilst I hate java with a passion most people can only aspire to, there are (unfortunately) still some quite decent applications that are written in it. I've worked to eliminate java based programs from my desktop so that now I'm only left with minecraft and I've disabled it in my web browsers but it's still there. Lurking like some kind of hideous ghost of christmas past.
ah the knees, methinks they doth jerk too much
I've been running Win 8 on my laptop since the customer release preview was made available and after you install Classic Shell in order to get your start button back and relegate metro to the lowest pits of hell (from whence it is never seen again), Win 8 actually becomes a very good OS.
I only run instances of Windows for gaming and Win 8 has not disappointed me. When I'm not gaming I dual boot into whatever flavour of Linux I'm using at the time (lubuntu atm, I like my desktop minimal and Unity is even more annoying than metro).
I most likely will be upgrading my desktop shortly after release but I'll be doing the usual research into whether or not all my hardware will be well supported and I'll double check my software as well to make sure there aren't any mission critical applications that might be broken in the process.
All this knee jerk hate spewing from the commentard community is, frankly, disappointing. But then I expected reason and temperance, mostly what I see here is a bunch of cry babies screaming for a waaaaaambulance.
Apparently all the sour pus wankers who like to piss on everyone's fucking parade are out in force today. Why don't you miserable cunts lighten up and live a little?
Just a suggestion.
Pint glass because apparently a lot of commentards need to chill the fuck out.
Re: google value add
>> Google's stuff stays in beta all the time so they can avoid any warranty issues.
Oh deary me, have you ever actually READ a software EULA? Most of that legalese is the vendor saying in overtly complex terms that their 'warranty' covers sweet fuck all and you as a user can't blame if anything goes wrong.
All software vendors try to avoid warranty issues. At least Google are kind enough not to charge us for the software and services and as always, you have a choice. You don't have to use Google.
Re: Isn't it easier
Oh ho, well played sir, judging from the frothing responses you got I'd say you warrant a 7/10 for much rustling of overly-sensitive jimmies.
To the rest of you, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Didn't mummy teach you not to feed the trolls?
Re: Part of a larger problem.
"'Jury of your peers' is an interesting idea, who decides who your peers are?
My peers would not likely be on a jury, they would refuse as they would loose too much money by being there, which means the people who do jury duty are the lower paid, and usually lower educated people. People who do not have the ability or knowledge to avoid the jury duty.
If I was on trial, I would want the peers to be educated to degree level minimum, from varied backgrounds, with similar standards and ideals to my own...
BUT I am likely to get a jury filled with people who failed GCSE's, work in low paid jobs and think Sky News is the oracle of truth..."
You sir, sound like a pompous arse. Also, it would be to 'lose' too much money, not 'loose'. The next time you arrogantly cast aspersions about the likely level of education of the men and women performing their civic duty you might want to consider being less of an absolute cock about it.
Re: Live by the sword...
I was replying to the article and not any other poster.
"It also begs the question of how much..."
No, no it doesn't. To 'beg the question' is to assume that it has already been answered. What you meant was that it "raises the question" which something different altogether.
Re: Bullet | gun > foot
Sir, you have just made my morning. Have an upvote, hell, have ALL the upvotes!
The 50% not believing in evolution thing is pretty much ONLY in the US. I don't know of any European nations that glorify and revel in their ignorance to any where near the same scale as the U.S. Unfortunately, despite secularism being dominant in the UK our teenagers still seem to be under the misguided impression that being intelligent and actually working for things is somehow uncool. It's deifinitely a trend that needs to be reversed and an unfortunate by-product of a couple of generations of over privileged kids being coddled and handed everything on a plate for their entire lives.
I think it's a tad disingenuous to try to liken this case to the SCO debacle. Oracle isn't going to destroy itself by persuing a fruitless lawsuit to the detriment of their entire business like SCO did. They'll just appeal and drag the case out until they can't any more and *when* they lose they'll be really butthurt about it and the entire tech community will take great satisfaction in watching them moan and bitch.
We all know that Oracle are conscienceless dicks. It's kinda heartwarming to see them getting fucked for once.
Hell no, if I want to use a *nix type OS with lots of eyecandy and shitty support for gaming I'll just install Linux. At least Linux distros actually patch massive security holes as quickly as expediently possible instead of ignoring problems in the hope they'll just go away.
It's a markup language, not a programming language. It doesn't even have the most basic of logical constructs. It can't qualify as a programming language when all it is is a wrapper for metadata.
I gave up on the standard Ubuntu setup shortly after Unity came out, it and Gnome 3 are utter dogs and just get in my way. I'm absolutely loving Xubuntu at the moment as it gives me all the configurability that a Linux desktop ought to have and doesn't try to dictate anything to me but I'm considering switching my netbook over to Lubuntu just to squeeze a little more performance out of it.
Here's a thought
Make core science (maths, chemistry, biology, physics etc) and humanities (literature, history, art - art history can go fuck itself) courses free and only allow Universities to charge for idiotic bullshit courses like Media Studies etc.
Then the state can subsidise the people whose choice of course might actually be of some benefit to the country and the ones who just want to go to uni because it looks like something to do for 3 - 4 years can fuck off...
Just a thought...
Seems to me that a section of South Korean society has serious issues with facing reality and what the government and people themselves should be doing is addressing this social malaise rather than legilsating to control it. They're only treating symptoms not causes here.
Gnome 3 and Unity are fucking horrible, I went the same way as Linus and switched to xfce so I could keep using a desktop that did what I wanted and didn't force an ugly and inefficient use model on me that I never asked for. I'm seriously considering switching over to LMDE+xfce4 at the moment as I suspect it'd probably be a far better experience than what I'm getting out of the various *buntu flavours.
Whilst I agree with all your points...
even a 'Freetard' can and should use a fucking spelling checker and no, I'm not a shill for MS, I've been running only Linux boxes since the late 90's. Your enthusiasm/zealotry is duly noted but please don't make an arse of yourself by misspelling a word as simple as 'enemy'.
Hipster Hitler is satire, this knee jerk reaction to anything relating to a long dead despotic genocidal madman is starting to wear thin. What's wrong with taking the piss out of a nutcase like hitler anyway?
Seems some people could seriously do with a sense of humour injection.
If you don't believe in freedom of speech for the people you hate then you don't believe in freedom of speech.
Linux is not OSX, and on a laptop or desktop machine it certainly isn't iOS. iOs is built for small, embedded devices and comparing it to a desktop OS is just plain fucking stupid. A lot of us don't want a dumbed down appliance OS and to be honest I've found ubuntu's preference and admin tools far superior to anything on windows or macs because they give me the control to get things done without treating me like an idiot. I'm all for making things 'easy' to use but that doesn't mean we should be pandering to the absolute lowest common denominator. That's how you end up with windows and if that happened to ubuntu then I, and many others, would have to find a new distro.
I, for one...
will be proudly ticking the 'No Religion' box when the census form arrives at my door. I still find it hard to fathom why we give any public money to faith schools at all and religious organisations at all. Let their congregations pony up the money if they're so bloody faithful. I certainly don't want my taxes paying for idiots to indoctrinate innocent children with mindless bronze age mythology.
Sounds good but does it run linux?
>>"cough by jeopardising lives in countries where Assange would have suffered an abrupt shortening of posture himself"
You are aware that even the Pentagon has stated that it doesn't think any lives are at risk from the leaked cables right? Nice little strawman you got goin' on there but it's FUD plain and simple. The only person whose life is at risk is Assange. Not that I support all this posturing and media whoring that he's engaged in recently but we should at least be honest about who is or isn't at risk here.