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Amazon: Put our ALWAYS ON MICROPHONE in your house, please. WHAT?

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Re: Lunacy

Lots of my own (non-techie) family..... whenever I try to explain why privacy is so important they always answer, "sure who'd want to know anything about me...". I've totally given up explaining the many, many reasons why....

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Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug

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Pff

25 mill is a drop in the ocean of his dosh, he's just using this for self publicity and the obvious tax write off. He should just donate and not tell anyone - like the rest of us do. FFS.

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Facebook preps ad network to TARGET YOU WHERE YOU LIVE

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Uninstalled

Thanks for the reminder and to disable all location "services".

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Dell thuds down low-cost lap workstation for cheap frugal creatives or engineers

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Re: low cost?

Isin't everything more expensive in Oz?

The wife was in Sydney for Xmas, and she was getting me to transfer 500AUD every few days - and the accomodation was already paid for! Cost me a bleedin fortune... case in point, Camembert cheese - 15dollars, bread to go with it 3 dollars WTF?

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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Should be employed..

..by the French tourism board, as that video of Nancy makes me want to plan a trip this summer.

Gorgeous shots, well done to that lad.

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Google warns Glass wearers: Quit being 'CREEPY GLASSHOLES'

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Re: don't get it

I for one find this entire concept creepy. I do not like people taking videos / pictures of me and sticking them on the interweb. This is the very reason I have no "social" network account. With facial recognition you cannot say with certainty that your image in a random pic will not be recognised by glass. Do you not care about privacy?

The only thing I can imagine glass being good for is an app that lets you see everyone naked - fake nakedness would work well here. Perfect for those of a nervous disposition and had to do a talk in front of a room of heads.

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Judge: Google owes patent troll a 1.36% cut of AdWords' BEELLIONS

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No patents for...

A discovery, a scientific theory or a mathematical method;

An aesthetic creation;

A scheme, rule or method for performing a mental act, playing a game or doing business, or a computer program; or

The presentation of information.

http://www.patentsoffice.ie/en/patents_excluded.aspx

Patents must be novel, have industrial applicability, and an inventive step.

This covers basically the EU and most of the world....

...then we have the US

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Dell staffers react to news of 1-in-3 axe dangling overhead

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Re: Fatboy Dell

Or is you are moving your desktops to VDI infrastructure, servers to virtualisation, need advice on networking / storage / iops etc, thats when you need them.

We're not taking about soho here.

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Vintage WINE laid down in SIXTEEN HUNDRED BC was 'psychotropic'

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Teenage Rum

A load of us schoolboys went to a french class mate's gaf in France. His grandparents had left the family a house in the sticks of the Loire valley. But the house had not been used for donkeys.

There was a (disused) cave and we found two crates of seriously old Rum. The bottles were all twisted so God only knows how old it was. But it looked like the bottles you'd see in the old pirate movies.

Being teens we got twaddled and drank the lot. We had our fun and that's all that matters.

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Ex-CEO Elop's plunder to total $25m in voyage from Nokia to Microsoft

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Re: "front-runner for the chief executive seat"

I'd say this was always the plan. Balmer : "You go to Nokia, make the shares crash and we'll buy them for a pittance, as recompence you'll get a shed load of cash and I'll make you the new CEO, job done."

Sounds like a great plan.

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Canadian family gives up modern tech to live like it's 1986

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Re: iPhone and iPad?

It is a really good idea actually. I've had to change the passwords on the TV, laptops, ipad and telephones just to get the bloody kids to go outside and play this summer.

I caught my 13 year old son hiding in the wardrobe in his room playing poxy minecraft, and it was 28C outside.

If he was having a wank I could understand, but minecraft FFS!

When I were a lad....

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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

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Re: robmobz AC aware of world beyond their borders

Absolute bollox. Cross a border in ANY European country and you immediately feel like you're in another country. Everything is different FFS. Seriously mate, have you actually been to Europe?

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For pity's sake: DON'T MOVE to the COUNTRY if you want to live

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Re: How to survive in the countryside

Yes but D.U.I is simply not considered an issue in the states. Last year when over there I went out with some locals one night, and we got totally blattered. I was the only one who ordered a taxi home. And the other lads and lassies all drove their own cars home and they had more to drink than I did.

When I mentioned a taxi as a good alternative, they said, "No, were used to drinking and driving, you're not, so that's why you need the cab".

WTF

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Steve Jobs' death clears way for '13-inch' JUMBO iPAD HYPEGASM

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Innovation?

This is as far from innovative as you can possibly get. What shall we do next, eh, attach a bigger screen and someone might buy it, even though it will be too big to hold comfortably for any period of time - like Microsoft's surface.

Seriously apple, innovate if you want to sell stuff.

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Girls, beer and C++: How to choose the right Comp-Sci degree for you

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Re: I'm sure there were two girls on my degree course

Discrete maths, yes they do still teach it. I was the opposite to you, I was shit at maths in school, but got an A in each of my discrete maths courses in comp sci. Oh the joys of CafeOBJ....

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Who did Apple LIE TO: Australia or America?

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If it were me...

I'd simply tell apple that unless they give me a lower price than the US, they can stuff their sale and we'll give the cash to some other company that will comply.

These companies NEED these deals, not the other way around. Mind you, when you work for the gov it's not your money and is essentially a bottomless pit, so whatever.

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A backdoor into Skype for the Feds? You're joking...

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Won't work in the EU

We have a little thing called data protection. Any company that has a back door which snoops on personal data will not be allowed to operate in the EU. No company in their right mind would kill their biggest market.

Not to mention the lost good-will. Craziness.

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Torvalds unveils first Linux 3.10 release candidate

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Re: More and better support for 64-bit ARM chips

My granny uses a linux laptop, and she still gets me to "program" her telly - two remotes was incredibly confusing for her 86 years.

And by "linux" she means firefox, as that is all she can use, and only with the bookmarks I added to her tool bar.

Still, it runs fedora.

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Coke? Windows 8 is Microsoft's 'Vista moment'. Again

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Re: It is a pile of turd

Correction - I don't actually remember what the BSOD's were, so cannot say for sure if they were the same. I seem to remember the bitmap being difficult to read as it was not at all clear, but it was a freshly installed machine with all updates and no apps installed, this should not crash - since MS provided all the software.

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Re: It is a pile of turd

Yes I did, and they were different BSOD's each time. The laptop has been running constantly, only using sleep mode for the pas couple of years, running various virtualisation technologies, xen, kvm, vmware workstation and also the one from SUN that the name escapes me. I managed to run lots of windows flavours on this host for testing apps and running other scenarios.

The machine has never crashed before, yet with windows 8, it would BSOD just idling. Also ran memtest86 over night and other diags. Never an issue found.

So it is not a hardware issue, is a shit OS.

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It is a pile of turd

I installed a licenced copy of windows 8 pro on my thinkpad x61s, installed every update available. Installed a single app - avgfree and I had 8 BSOD's in two days.

I re-installed it, did the upgrades, installed defender instead of cvg and the BSOD's continued.

I then nuked it and put fedora18 back on.

I wanted a windows machine as I have another thinkpad and didn't really see the point in having two almost identical OSes.

Using win8 was fairly painful, as the UI makes no sense unless it is on a tablet or a telephone, so they are right to vista it. Whether I'll try blue when it comes out in another question.

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Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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Re: Mach 1.2?

Good safety record all the same, bar the one hiccup that killed it off. Concord was cool, please don't diss it.

There has never been a cooler plane, not even the military has a cooler one.

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Blackstone gives up on $25bn bid to snatch Dell from Mr Dell

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Re: Go ahead Carl Icahn

Speaking as a (minor) Dell stockholder, I couldn't disagree more. Dell have done great strides to become a great services company, I see a great future with them. If Mickey D gets to go private, I'll get my cash back, and if not then I'm keeping them for the long term.

Anyway, you are wrong. They are no longer a "PC" company, times have changed mate, look at the acquisitions they have made and look at their service offerings.

p.s.: I'm also a HP share owner, but I'll likely ditch them soon as they have seem to have made some serious fuck-ups recently.

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Bitcoins: A GIANT BUBBLE? Maybe, but currency could still be worthwhile

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I pity the fool

This is so going to end in tears..... time for the popcorn.

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'You can keep it' - Brit's nicked laptop turns up on Iranians' sofa

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Two laws potentially broken here

One, the receipt of stolen goods - against the law in Britain, don't know about Iran.

Publishing pics and address of people without their express consent - this is a breach of the UK's privacy laws.

Both are likely now invalid since the new 'owners' offered to return it when they discovered it was pilfered and the pic poster has removed the pics from his site. However, the Daily fail still has the pics up so this one may be too late.

p.s.: That Iranian chick is quite fit.

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Nearly a quarter of all books sold in US in 2012 were ebooks

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Meh

ebooks are shite, give me a real book any day of the week. This is an entirely personal opinion of course as these kindle things seem to be very popular with both my inlaws and my dad.

My mother, kids and wife are with me though, and have zarro interest in them. Feck the trees, I'd rather pay full whack and provide the jobs and the joy of turning real pages over.

I can understand using technical books in e-format though, as there is no joy in reading them in either format, and I prefer being able to CTRL-F for strings of relevant text. But when would you ever do that for a novel?

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

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Two apples...

...yet no pie! Why not lads?

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Swedish linguists nix new word after row with Google

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Seriously google?

They cannot control language use, and neither can any company out there. Things like this make me think about no longer using their services. Thumbs down to you google!

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Florida fisherman bags two-headed MUTANT SHARK

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Re: Why do they throw back the rest of the shark?

Indeed, the best meat I have ever eaten was baby horse in the Pyrenees. Unbelievable flavour and tender as you like - as babies tend to be no doubt. I do not know why we don't sell it over here.

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Nanowires boost photovoltaics sunlight capture by 15X

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Re: Fantastic!!

WTF?

You've even got it wrong mate, it would be the other way around since Israel have several hundred nukes, and Iran have none.

Still, WTF?

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One-time wannabe governor charged for Facebook share Ponzi scheme

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Flame

Arn't they lucky....

... that they didn't won real farcebook shares, as they could have lost even more money!

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North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some

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Re: I'll have a bloke's number 6 please

Hang about, is that not how all barbers do hair styles? Everyone I've ever been to they ask you how you want your hair cut, and then do another one entirely.

Lately I've taken to answering "meh", amazingly I've been getting the best cuts ever!

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Who'll do a Red Hat on open-source storage?

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Object storage?

Caringo comes to mind.

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Razzie voters drive stake through Twilight

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If she wasn't so fat you mean.

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Satanic Renault takes hapless French bloke on 200km/h joyride

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Disability?

I inherited my 92 year old granny's car, and she used to say it "flew away" on her when she drove it, meaning that it would suddenly accelerate when she was trying to brake.

The first time I drove it I discovered her issue. She was a 92 year old woman.

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Microsoft Dell deal would restore PC makers' confidence

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Re: Before some of the usual suspects get too exercised may I reiterate what the article........

Redhat, Suse, VMware, Citrix, appasure and all the other middlewear stuff comes to mind.

Never mind the SAN/Networking stuff

How much income do Dell make on desktops compared to server, storage and services revenue?

I'd wager a lot...

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Microsoft's ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA

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this.LinuxUser

...purchased a dell RT at Xmas and loves it. It's a great little system for use as a fondleslab for home use.

Yes it is annoying with it's windows homegroup crap, but that aside the battery life is great, the camera is great for skype calls etc, and lastly the video is great for watching flics in bed.

As for the target market? People like me who are bored of droids?

Thanks for the downvotes :)

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Kill that Java plugin now! New 0-day exploit running wild online

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Re: Does it work on Linux?

Only for users of said webservers that also have the libjavaplugin linked to the browser - when's that going to happen? It's a webserver, not a workstation :)

Saying that, I only installed the javaplugin three days ago so as to use webex on my laptop, it is now disabled.

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Razzies set to torpedo pop minx Rihanna's Battleship

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Re: Surprised Prometheus.....

+1 mate, really disappointing movie. Has Scott totally forgotten how to make a decent flic?

Alien was brill - and actually scary - Blade Runner was excellent. Even today both movies looks as fresh as you like, yet this was tripe. Why??? Too much CGI maybe?

Yer man Fassbender was truly excellent though - where did this guy come from.. every movie he's been is has been class. I'd watch it again for him alone.

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Re: Battleship?

Should get an Oscar as It was well entertaining. A beeelion times better than that tripe avatar....

Yes it was totally unbelievable, but hey, its a bleedin fantasy/sci-fi movie.. get over it!

Myself and my son came out of the cinema well happy, and that is a rarity these days.

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Which qualifications are worthwhile?

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Do a BSc at night

I'm currently doing a BSc in IS & IT - management, project management, databases, coding along with the usual sciencey bits. Even though I have another degree, and many multiples of industry certs, I have found what I have learned so far to be of great help is my job - in IT.

One year to go for the finals and then I'll likely do an MSc in something, or another degree in yet another field (for a laugh). Sure it gets me out of the house!

If you want to advance in IT then it is a great start. Plus employers will take you more seriously.

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Lenovo proclaims PC victory, re-orgs to take on Apple

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpads are not IBM Thinkpads

I cannot speak for the newer lenovo's but the X60s & X61s's are rock solid.

Case in point - my daughter dropped BOTH of them down the stairs - from the top, yet they work fine.

I've dropped them off the coach many times, no issues. My son is a disaster zone and manages to drop things when you tell him to be careful - yet they still work flawlessly.

My daughter dropped my ibook ONCE, it died horrifically - the screen came off completely, parts across the floor - this was the same drop that the thinkpads endured with hardly a scratch.

As for Dells, I can only speak of their business range, but I am very happy with my latitude, only complaint is the screen is too big for my liking - but feck me the battery lasts long... I managed en entire day of almost constant use. That's bloody amazing for a laptop.

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Up your wormhole: Star Trek Deep Space 9 turns 20

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+1

Did the same myself, but it took me 5 months to get through all the seasons. Great show - apart from the season they were stuck in a void or whatever it was (The water starved system of planets). That season was shite enough. Loved the rest though.

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Re: Trek downhill since then

Couldn't disagree more. I did enjoy voyager, but didn't really like Janeway. She was far too much Dr. Quinn for my liking. As for Enterprise, now that was an excellent show. OK series one started off a bit pants, but the rest of it was great.

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Mixed feelings

I didn't like some of the actors, notably Cisco - the way he spoke just pissed me off.

Same goes for the one with the wierd nose, she was shite.

I think the entire show would have been better if they just killed that planet of moaners with the noses.

Basically the entire show was shite - although I did watch all the seasons...

Loved the Ferengi and Odo all the same.

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ARM server hype ramps faster than ARM server chips

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Re: So what do you say to Microsoft

Bollox, I'm a Linux only user for the past 10+ years but this Christmas I bought a Dell XPS10 - my first windows since NT4.

I'm quite impressed with WinRT, the responsiveness is excellent, switching apps - and I launched a ton of them - was very fast. The only thing that annoyed me was the network sharing. Yes I could manually plug into to a samba share via //servername/sharename but it didn't integrate as well as expected. It wants to use something called a homegroup. I didn't bother setting it up as I couldn't be arsed.

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Ubuntu for smartphones aims to replace today's mobes, laptops

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Re: Hasn't it been done ?

Indeed.... Meego...

$ uname -a

Linux Nokia-N900 2.6.28-omap1 #1 PREEMPT Fri Aug 6 11:50:00 EEST 2010 armv7l unknown

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Official SCIENCE*: HIGH HEELS make you SEXY (Ladies)

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Re: I disagree, it's the legs not the shoes

Cannot believe some eejit gave you a thumbs down. So what if your missus likes you in heels, if you get more sex out it job done. Thumbs up from me mate.

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The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

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Still on LXDE

LXDE here on fedora 17, didn't actually know that gnome2 was available in fedora, cheers for that.

I probably read it wrong and it isn't. Here's hoping all the same!

I left gnome when gnome3 came out, coz it's shite.

On the plus side, my 4GB laptop has 3.odd GiB available all the time, not that it was bloaty before though.

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