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43 posts • joined 25 Jul 2009

Munich signs off on Open Source project

mikebartnz

In reply to AC 16th December 2013 16:44 GMT

Anonymous Coward.

Why don't you just give up as you are coming across as a complete joke and MS shrill.

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Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB

mikebartnz

Re: Oracle is good at developing new products.

Just a shame they are going to get thrashed by Team NZ. Our yacht builders are very happy at the moment.

If PCLOS doesn't have MariaDB in the repositories shortly I may just go ahead and convert anyway.

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Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins

mikebartnz
FAIL

But IE

But IE already has half of it preloaded because it is so tied to the system so that is not a true comparison.

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Office to propel Windows tablets past Android in 2015

mikebartnz

@RIGHTO

Quote "Well I havnt bought a tablet becuase im waiting for one with Office on, and i'm sure there are plenty like me..."

Going by your posts here I am glad there aren't.

While the 86 tablet might have a show I just can't see the RT one going anywhere.

I still can't see MS doing so well by 2015 as they are too late to the game and people no longer feel that MS is the only show in town.

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'Google strangled Acer phone using Alibaba Android rival at birth'

mikebartnz

Lack of understanding

Why should Google treat Acer as a preferred partner when Acer aren't doing the same in reverse.

They can still build an Android phone and an Alibaba one they will just cease to get assistance from Google and I can't blame them.

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Windows 8? Nah: Win Phone 8 should give Apple the fear

mikebartnz

@ DocWilson

Quote"The cheap Android handset (Samsung Galaxy Europa) I bought for the other half last year was pretty dire, and I reckon a WP7 model for twice the price would've "felt" twice as good in terms of build quality/speed/UI."

That would have to rate as the most stupid post I have read apart from RIGHTO's which are just a joke.

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Apache man disables Internet Explorer 10 privacy setting

mikebartnz

@h4rmOny Re: Default values

Quote"You can't really get away from a default."

Absolute crap it is dead easy to implement.

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mikebartnz
Meh

Default values

Why does IE10 need to have a default value at all for this and then it would be a true user choice as we all know that the majority of PC users just click next/ next and never read what is happening and that is why viruses and malware do so well.

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Microsoft to open 32 pop-up retail stores for the holidays

mikebartnz

Permanent or not

I suppose they have their XBox and will have the Surface but unless they continue to make PC style hardware this will just be a me to reaction to Apple.

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Microsoft offers alternative Lync-like web chat spec to W3C

mikebartnz

Typical MS

Why the hell can't MS try and work with others instead of always running off and creating another standard like OOXML.

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Woolworths cuts off Dick

mikebartnz

What a joke

"Following further restructure, Dick Smith will be divested as a going concern to an appropriate buyer and will continue to operate as normal."

It ceased to being a going concern when it became another toaster shop.

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Chrome passes Firefox in global browser share

mikebartnz

How many people have had Chrome installed when they have been installing something else. I've seen it on numerous PC's and the people have not actually made a point of installing it. It has just turned up with something else.

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Gates: Novell are sore losers, Word trounced WordPerfect

mikebartnz

If I remember correctly the Linux version got pulled at about the same time as MS and Corel settled a disagreement and it isn't strange when you consider Borland stopped producing Kylix at the same time as MS and Borland settled a disagreement.

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FSF takes Win 8 Secure Boot fight to OEMs

mikebartnz

@Dazza

You are being very disingenuous by ignoring the behemoth that MS is.

All they have to do to convince everyone of their good intent is add that there has to be a mechanism to turn off secure boot so that other OS's can be booted to get certification but they seem very reluctant to do so.

I often use a Linux live CD or USB drive to sort out a PC Windows has screwed up.

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Kiwis drop the ball on government server upgrade

mikebartnz

Speak for your self.

I don't know what cave you have been living in if you think NZ is low tech. May be you need to travel more.

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Community Linux support for Penguin phones floated

mikebartnz

Rolling updates

Why maintain old kernels when you can do rolling updates like PCLinuxOS does.

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Microsoft vs Google patent ding dong gets stuck on repeat

mikebartnz

You're right

You're right none of them have the balls to do what is right.

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HTC 'dismayed' by Apple's bizarre patent allegations

mikebartnz

Pathetic

Quite frankly the whole USA patent system is pathetic and a lot of USA firms are coming across as childish little bullies. Why the hell they can't just start competing by putting out a better product rather than being a bunch of patent trolls I will never know

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'Real' JavaScript benchmark topped by...Microsoft

mikebartnz

Waste of time

By the time IE10 comes out all the other browsers would have moved on and probably by several versions so the article is a complete waste of time in my books.

I to am suspicious of him testing IE10 and not the latest test builds of the other browsers.

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Opera uncloaks Gmail challenger from Down Under

mikebartnz

Grow up

You are just throwing all your toys out.

Considering Opera's presence in the mobile field I think it is a good move of theirs as this is where the real growth will be. I wish them luck.

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Microsoft files monopoly complaint against Google

mikebartnz

W*****s

When are MS going to learn to just compete without behaving like a bunch of tossers.

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PlayStation hacker defiantly posts 'bible' following police raid

mikebartnz
FAIL

F*** Sony

Years ago I decided to never touch another Sony product after trying to help a friend with his Sony MP3 which was so riddled with DRM crap that it was next to useless.

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German Foreign Office kills desktop Linux, hugs Windows XP

mikebartnz
FAIL

@Darren Tuffs

Quote"i think ill stick with Windows thanks, whats linux anyway,"

Quote"oh and before you down vote me as well you will note ive not offered an opinion in favour of Linux or windows,"

Yes you have.

It would be truly interesting to know what the issues were. Someone said printing was one in which case the whole thing hasn't been handled properly

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Oracle: 'Eight Android files are decompiled Oracle code'

mikebartnz
Grenade

@SCO

Oracle are coming across like SCO and alienating too many people. They better watch out else they will go the way of SCO.

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Microsoft bans open source license trio from WinPhone

mikebartnz
Jobs Horns

Stupid sods

WP7 hasn't exactly been a great success and they want to hobble it even more. Really bright move but that's alright because the programmers will put their time into Android instead.

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Microsoft holds Androids hostage in open source wars

mikebartnz
Grenade

The past

It makes me wonder why Ray Ozzie is leaving. Is it because of bumbling Balmer and his lack of vision for the future so he tries to cling to the past.

As far as I'm concerned MS have been full of piss and wind accusing Linux of infringing their patents and yet doing nothing apart from being a big bully and not pointing out the patents being infringed.

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Is Steve Ballmer (finally) kicking ass at Microsoft?

mikebartnz
Jobs Horns

@Dest

Quote "Something like that would make it appear that Steve Ballmer is a failure."

Well he is isn't he.

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Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans

mikebartnz

Weta

Jesus I wonder how Wetea studios ever survives listening to so much tripe here.

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Mozilla Thunderturkey and its malcontents

mikebartnz

Compact Folders

Having read a few comments here I think quite a few would benefit by running Compact Folders and I can't understand people keeping gigabytes of old emails but see it all the time.

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Internet Explorer 9 beta due on September 15

mikebartnz
Unhappy

Who cares

It's a beta and not out for a month and the release not out until next year so who cares as it is too far behind and it doesn't run on linux.

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Apple spews Judas Phone signal bar 'fix' to world+dog

mikebartnz

Sad sacks

I have never owned an Apple product and don't intend to in the near future but what a bunch of sad sacks here. My three to four year old Nolia will drop reception if I hold it incorrectly so I took note of what it said in the manual. Big deal.

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Why we love to hate Microsoft

mikebartnz

Get rid of the idiot.

They would need to get rid of that idiot Ballmer for one thing.

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The Linux Chronicles, Part 1

mikebartnz

AC: 30th June 2010 16:06

Quote "Never mind the dialogs with controls off the bottom, because no-one would ever use a screen that was only 600 pixels high."

Hold the Alt key down and click and drag anywhere within the window.

If it is one used regularly click on the menu button on the title bar, go to Advanced/special window settings/Geometry and force position or size.

Those two have no equivalent within Windows.

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Pictures of Ubuntu: Linux's best photo shots at Windows and Mac

mikebartnz

@Derek Bradshaw

While you won't find a Gnome version of DigiKam it will still run in Gnome just like Gnome apps will run in KDE so DigiKam, DigiKam, DigiKam, DigiKam.

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Windows 7 Backup gets users' backs up

mikebartnz

@AC 23rd June 2010 09:40 GMT : Wrong

Do you really think that when you pay for Windows (whether on a new PC buy or the full product) you are not paying all those programs you mention.

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Microsoft offers iPhone devs Windows Phone 7 cash

mikebartnz

They are.

That's because they are. They are too far behind the game.

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Microsoft: Oracle will take us back to 1970s hell

mikebartnz

Yeah right

If MS think it was the wrong thing to do it must be the right thing.

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Ubuntu Firefox shuns Google for Yahoo! search

mikebartnz

@Eddy Ito

Well said. I can't think of anything so brainless as having the homepage the same as the default search.

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Lightning catches up with Thunderbird

mikebartnz

Good news

Great news I have been waiting a while for it to run on the latest version.

Mark Simon you need to use an older version of Lightning.

blackworx wrong you can.

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IE, Chrome, Safari duped by bogus PayPal SSL cert

mikebartnz

@Neal5

You are either a troll or thick as a plank when you write

"CrptoAPI isn't broken. the browsers are broken, and all those who harpen on about the OS being broken are wrong."

It processes characters in a string after the null character which it should not do so it is very broken. You said yourself that you weren't a programmer so when it has been pointed out that you don't know what you are talking about it would be wise to shut up.

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Linux guru: interface innovation is the challenge

mikebartnz

By Anonymous Coward Posted Friday 28th August 2009 10:09 GMT

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in defense of smallyellowfuzzyduck #

By Anonymous Coward Posted Friday 28th August 2009 10:09 GMT

the installations are one of the reasons why i find linux too annoying to use as well.

Lets say, for example, the firefox guys release firefox 4 tomorrow and it's going to completely revolutionise the web. With windows i got to the firefox site, click get firefox. double click the installer file that downloads, press next a couple of times and i'm using it.

for linux, if it's in the package manager then great, it's really straightforward, probably, update the list and click install.

Of course if, by some strange happenstance, the repository for that distro hasn't been updated yet, thats when the problems start, i go to the firefox site and am presented with 2 or 3 different types of package files, and a load of source code. Probably for 6 different versions. stable builds, experimental branch builds etc. i download one of the packages hoping it's the right one, and double click it, 9/10 times, if anything happens at all, the package manager launches and i get told i need something else, a library with a cryptic name also not in the repository, before it can be installed. If you have to compile it, yes make/make install might work, if you happen to have all the right headers installed already, but why shoudl you have to compile it!

Somehow, just double clicking on a file and pressing next, seems simpler to me!

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Once more someone who doesn't know what they are talking about. Without even leaving the file manager I can go to the Firefox download site and download the file firefox-3.5.2.tar.bz2 uncompress it then run the program and when the next version comes out I delete the old directory and do the same again.

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Windows 7 Ultimate product activation hacked?

mikebartnz
Jobs Horns

Typical

Why don't they just give up on it as it is usually just an annoyance for legitimate owners.

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Microsoft offers EU choice on Windows browsers

mikebartnz

About time

Now this only needs to happen for the rest of the world.

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