* Posts by Ilgaz

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SourceForge sorry for adware, promises only opt-in in future

Ilgaz

They acted like vultures

They hunted down non active projects to infect them with adware. As GIMP guys left them years ago...

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

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They won't tell you why, let me commit suicide by guessing it

Windows have DirectX 12 which is said to provide performance increase on same old hardware just by being there, most mature OpenGL drivers provided by vendors and Microsoft's good developer support.

I used Apple as my only system for everything before bootcamp&Intel thing happened, I know couple of things about its OpenGL support. It is always behind the curve, Apple has horrible developer support compared to Microsoft. Ask any die-hard Apple gamer who runs same game on both OS X and Windows and you will be surprised about the performance difference.

This "protype sold to consumers" type thing requires perfect performance by host operating system. Especially Graphics performance. Think it like a game.

I am not saying anything about Linux but I bet Steam will change things in future, I thought I better target Apple since they make money selling software&hardware.

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You say you want a musical revolution. Actually, have three

Ilgaz

Re: 1983 synthesisers!

Ironically, they created the best syth based songs as a rock band.

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Dear departed Internet Explorer, how I will miss you ... NOT

Ilgaz

Re: Corporates

There are some still on ongoing mistakes that Firefox/Mozilla guys (dating back to Netscape) do so it's hard to blame those Windows Admins.

It is Windows way of doing things vs UNIX way.

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Ilgaz

Re: Correcting the facts

Firefox ESR is for enterprise with a clear roadmap and conservative release cycle.

You also claim ActiveX was the only way, nope plugins were there. What MS wanted is to make sure they don't accept Netscape standards, plugin developers code non portable code for their API etc. They were in such panic so they couldn't even think of consequences of allowing the things ActiveX could do.

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Ilgaz

Re: Just one more thing...

Its rendering engine code was the best Netscape ever coded so a lot of folks who doesn't need an editor used it too.

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Ilgaz

Mac IE wasn't that bad

Mac IE had a way better rendering engine with features years ahead of windows one. Why? They just had to write a browser, not some desktop domination junk. They had to compete too, "installing Netscape" means dragging its icon to Applications or Desktop. Not a big deal. So it had to be good.

I believe the Netscape panic attack did unrecoverable harm to public relations, developer relations and installed a poisonous culture to that company. Compare NT 4 era of MS to the later one.

Karma is a bitch.

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Would you buy a domain from Google? Industry weighs in on web giant's move

Ilgaz

Easy

People buying from them will hope for better place in search results and it could really happen.

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Google crashes supposedly secure Aviator browser

Ilgaz

Re: SO what to us on Android then?

Firefox. If you require better privacy and ready to give up a lot of stuff Orbot & Orweb in default setting.

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Ilgaz

There are better alternatives

You can get Firefox ESR, secure it with known extensions and settings, in fact better run it inside a conservatively setup Debian stable in a virtual machine.

On mobile there is a very interesting couple to check: Orbot&Orweb.

By going this way you get mainstream support, help open source and show finger to Google.

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'Hotmail, since you changed to Outlook, you've been a massive pr**k'

Ilgaz

Re: 2 possible plans to save Nokia

People stare at you like you are crazy when you say Android still isn't mature as symbian yet.

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Ilgaz

Android Skype broken too

It is the first time I have seen Android text input went crazy, only on Skype.

Actually, using it since symbian s60, 24/7, it was the first time I noticed such a serious bug in Skype client.

Either they do it on purpose or they are being victimized by an internal conspiracy.

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Ilgaz

Re: Outlook App on Android

They don't even ship it themselves, it is another company. They don't even understand the concept of service vs software.

On the other hand, Yahoo seems to have a decent, official client which adheres to Android standards.

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Ilgaz

Re: Android is not a saviour

Nokia managers managed to lose all symbian technical users and advanced developers (lonely cat etc) to Android.

People&companies in need for advanced, centralized security run blackberry.

Who will listen or believe them this time?

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Notebook sales to surge, says notebook seller

Ilgaz

Lets attack Intel a bit?

I have checked the market again, usual scenario... I like a modern design like lenovo yoga just to find out a detail, "Intel graphics" and give up.

Oh yes,I want to play games, I am 12! (easier than lecturing people 500th time about why you shouldn't run a crap graphics chip in 2013)

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Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'

Ilgaz

Sarcasm right?

"Happily, users can extract their RSS subscriptions and use them in another reader using Google Takeout."

Until next spring cleaning...

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Yet another Java zero-day vuln is being exploited

Ilgaz

Re: Every Android sold

So, there is/was something wrong with Java. Developers aren't really blind fans of google/Android too. That excuse works with Apple but not Android.

Does oracle do anything to fix the problem? No. They just broke sun.com domain by buying it and nothing else.

That is what I talk about.

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Ilgaz

Every Android sold

Forget these 0 days stuff. Ellison should ask "what did/do we wrong?" themselves when they see Android phones and developers.

Mindless fans? Image? No. Talk to any developer about Android and you will be surprised.

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SimCity 2000

Ilgaz

It needed extra stuff on Amiga too

If I remember correct, it needed 2 mb of RAM on Amiga while almost all Amigas had just 1 mb with RAM plugged in.

Base memory of Amiga 500 was 512K.

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Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

Ilgaz

It will work but

Spawning in out of apps if you are ex symbian multi tasking type will drive you crazy.

At least, you can throw it to wall for your sanity.

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Sergey Brin emasculated after HORROR smartphone disaster

Ilgaz

Re: Irony, He Haz It

They are yet to figure the irony of Sun founder's famous Wired article.

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Review: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook

Ilgaz

Re: Intel HD graphics

Why wouldn't a 2013, i7 cpu based device reaching $4K wouldn't run a high end game?

If it is normal, why wouldn't we buy a top ends nvidia tegra tablet with quarter of price?

See what I talk about? Intel should really do what it does best: Cpus. Graphics is totally different business. Their solutions are weak, pushed/forced to consumers.

I7 with 8 gig RAM? I expect it to play 4K 10 bit h265 with colour correction. Regular HD? Even my smart phone does it.

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Ilgaz

Intel HD graphics

It must be the worst thing happened to progress of x86 hardware& software especially in tablet& netbook form.

IMHO it was Intel graphics which killed the netbook alone.

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Nokia opens Maps to rivals, flogs uber-budget €15 phone

Ilgaz

Re: Nokia NEVER learn

Worst thing is, lower model is lighter and thinner than high end model.

Next, they will start doing E72 type mistakes, an upgrade to E71 business phone which can't take proper macro photos.

See symbian haters? That was what we were talking about when we said symbian os is just a victim.

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Unisys re-ups $650m deal to look after US taxman's big iron

Ilgaz

Re: Unisys - are they still alive?

Me too, IBM mainframe seems to be alive too.

Why don't we see a clearpath or Z enterprise at Starbucks tables?

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McAfee dumps signatures and proclaims an (almost) end to botnets

Ilgaz

Thunderbyte, not Thunderbird

I confused the brand with email app. It was thunderbyte antivirus from Netherlands.

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Ilgaz

Re: McAfee rewrites history?

Don't forget Thunderbird (originally hardware based, converted to software) or A-Tool for Amiga which didn't need signatures at all.

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Ilgaz

Re: The problem with Heuristics analysis

Another thing is operating system itself may behave like a virus. It is in nature of operating systems.

Unlike mcafee who seems to have "invented" heuristics after decades of use, that is the main reason why companies do crazy things like virtual machines, cloud based white listing, machines left open to internet on purpose etc.

Poor Intel wasted their billions.

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Ilgaz

Genius

In a world which companies and even end users expect a common security suite which will work similar on all their devices from a cheap Huawei to top of the line i7 workstation, they ship software which will work fine only on Intel cpu.

If someone at Kaspersky or Sophos came up with such an idea,he would be fired.

Also, heuristics and behaviour analysis are old news in real security scene. Signatures are only a first line in defense. It has been same since IBM&F-Prot.

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

Ilgaz

Old boring cold war stuff

I guess you had to live in end of cold war times to figure you shouldn't trust to all news coming from either side of an ideological war.

It can be true of course or... Russians eat babies stuff.

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Hands-on with Ubuntu's rudimentary phone and tablet OS

Ilgaz

Its interface seems to impress Android scene

I noticed someone shipped a launcher for Android resembling the interface of it. Seems to impress.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.np.omkar.unityfree

It also means "unity" that desktop users hated is really optimized for touch. (win8 story again)

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Big Windows updates may ship this summer – and every summer

Ilgaz

Re: Still in shock*...

So, days of oems/Intel putting "wifi manager" third party non standard stuff is back?

Didn't Intel release "Intel proset wireless" for win 8 yet?

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Ilgaz

There is a reason for your car having steering wheel instead of joystick

Once you get the idea that Mac is itself a very conservative Freebsd/next distribution and the disaster named win8 proved that desktop users don't like revolutions...

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Ilgaz

So, they gave up this madness

A win with start menu will ship this Summer, "lets put a touchscreen interface to laptop" gang is on their way out.

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Microsoft 'touches 16k shop workers' to flog Windows 8 hard

Ilgaz

Fresh feeling of quit!

Google tried that concept of running all apps without quit option and still insists on it. It really makes sense, as an advanced user who understood it, I rarely "quit" apps on Android.

Google also added the "service" vs "full application" and made it possible to make services run as long as they are needed, even triggered when something occurs (e.g. Charger plugged). Anyway, too complex to write in one post.

Do you know what happened when Android works this way? Most of developers use "if user is at main menu and touch back key, destroy yourself" trick. Opera mobile even has own "have quit button" setting. Top downloaded utilities are "task killers", even manufacturers like htc add the function to their UI. By the way, killing a task is really stupid and wastes huge battery. Complete pseudo science.

If they didn't insist on arrogance, google did the billion device test for them. Users want quit option!

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Ilgaz

Re: call me stupid but...

People want icons, wallpaper, start menu and taskbar.

Just like a state of art technology BMW/Porsche still has a steering wheel and pedals and even (!) manual gears as an option. What would happen if they released only joystick controlled cars year?

Ms could simply ask user (their customer!) which way do they want to use it. "classic" or "touchscreen" centric.

I was giving win "classic" theme example to gnome 3 fanatics and this happened.

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Antivirus update broke our interwebs, howl Win XP users

Ilgaz

Re: Still a million times better than McAfee

I always hated the concept of checking signed OS files however;

1) core parts of operating system that checks signature can be cracked,deactivated

2) the certificate itself would get stolen or leaked

3) users are click happy

4) impossible occurs and the OS vendor itself may release malware as update.

Kaspersky users want to have an extremely paranoid Russian security chief in their machines. With the ever increasing OS complexity, these things will happen from time to time.

While on it, vendors like Kaspersky already do a great deal of white list, cloud "common wisdom" etc. Things really changed. Personally I like their "security first, ignore couple of 'it is heavy, slow' trolls" approach so far. They could blindly trust all Microsoft signed executable files and they could be rated "fastest", "lightweight" etc. That is way easier.

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Filthy! old! blog! bug! blamed! for! Yahoo! webmail! hijacks!

Ilgaz

They are clueless

Yahoo allows a phish mail targeting them (yes, Yahoo!) into inbox of their users.

No tricks, no Javascript trickery, no Bayesian trickery.

Plain phish mail. I got the mail here.

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Netbooks were a GOOD thing and we threw them under a bus

Ilgaz

We didn't throw them, Intel&Microsoft did

Hats off to Intel for insisting on its incapable graphics junk and Microsoft for being lazy to shave off a modern Windows for netbooks.

If you ignore PR, you can still buy a proper AMD netbook with up to spec ATI gpu. Install either win 7 or stable Debian, there you have a real portable computer.

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Lenovo said to release Intel and ARM Android convertibles

Ilgaz

Wow man, just wow

"The display is a 1366x768 IPS panel "

I won't lecture anyone, I am speechless this time. I was saying if I buy x86 portable, it would be lenovo.

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Next-gen H.265 video baked into Broadcom's monster TV brain

Ilgaz

Re: Only as good as the encoder.

This is "on chip" tech. Once industry makes up their minds (Apple and Microsoft/google), I am sure x265 is on its way and it will be a way more important project.

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New tool jailbreaks Microsoft Surface slabs in 20 SECONDS

Ilgaz

Bat

Buy a tablet that will run bat files...

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'SHUT THE F**K UP!' The moment Linus Torvalds ruined a dev's year

Ilgaz

Re: John Szetela

I got a friend who got hospitalized for literally smacking a CRT monitor with filter noticing a very stupid bug in his own code.

It took some time to explain to hospital police.

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Ilgaz

Here it is

Quote from link:

"If a change results in user programs breaking, it's a bug in the

kernel. We never EVER blame the user programs. How hard can this be to

understand?"

Seriously, it is a rule which should apply to all operating systems up to Z/OS.

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Ilgaz

Re: Err...

GPL code, public development. Take it or leave it. Nobody forces anyone.

I also heard Ms submits professionally formatted and respectful to Linux standards code when they have to. Who flames them? Nobody.

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Ilgaz

Re: Linux audio...

That is exactly why Linus is furious. Nothing did more harm to Linux desktop other than audio.

So while things got better thanks to pulse audio etc, you submit something that breaks audio somehow. Linus is a human being too.

Microsoft camp may compare this to submitting a win8 patch that will allow another "blaster". Wonder how polite will be the kernel/security chiefs...

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Ten… top tech cock-ups of 2012

Ilgaz

Marvell deserves a last minute note

I have just read on BBC that they lost a patent case against Carnagie Mellon university potentially losing the freaking company itself since we talk about a really pissed off judge who may order $3B+.

Not into details.

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Microsoft 'surprised' by Google Gmail 'winter cleaning'

Ilgaz

Re: outlook.com

I have seen outlook application choking a dual core laptop and using 10% of battery when launched by accident.

It is comparable to photoshop in use by a pro with lots of plugins but it would be harsh comparison.

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Ilgaz

Re: outlook.com

Accountants and business guys are known to go mad if they launch outlook application by accident.

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Ilgaz

So lets blame people

So imap and syncml are future ready open documented protocols but dumb admins and the IT decision makers who picks bad software& hardware are to blame.

It is 2012 and people still use pop3 because of these idiots.

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