516 posts • joined Thursday 14th June 2007 21:06 GMT
Fair point! upvoted!
Re: Yes but
> Whatever way you look at it, electric cars will never take off until you can refill in five minutes or less
And wings. The car will need wings.
Re: BYOD is a way of avoiding lockin
> Of course existing Linux admins are already the gods of the sys admin world.
Have you started up the church of Saint Linus yet?
Re: Pay for my own device, and have them lock it down???
" I would agree with that. However I'd happily have BYOD if it meant I could bring a Linux box to work"
How does such a Linux genius work in a place where he isn't able to build his work computers as he wishes?
@Sorry that handle is already taken....Re: Jamie Jones
> At least if MS goes bust we will no longer have to put up with Eadons ramblings....
> It'll just be something else...
True, there's still Apple, Unix, *BSD, Area 51, who really shot Kennedy, the moon landings were faked.. etc.etc.
Re: @Arctic Fox
"What I don't understand is how, with what must be a very high proportion of downvotes to upvotes, Eadon gets a silver badge."
El Reg said that you need 1000 upvotes to become silver, whilst downvotes are ignored. I assume that in the beginning, the Linux crowd didn't realise Eadons idiocy and thus upvoted him when it seemed appropriate..
But I agree, it does seem a bit of a farce.. I suggest they start to take downvotes into consideration, even if (say) 25% the weight of an upvote..
Re: @Eadon RE "Hello MS PR droid :)" You are up to it again Eadon and you still, apparently....
"...... Your very special blend of idiocy and abuse directed at anyone you disagree with, regardless in fact of what they have said or how they have expressed themselves, is not having quite the effect you might have hoped for."
Best post ever!
Re: @Jamie Jones " Your posts are so inane and full of hot air.................
Arctic Fox, hey, I try to give everyone a chance - ever the optimist etc.! .. but I'm afraid you are probably right, and I must accept that there really *are* people like Eadon out there...
Re: The key's in the name
> So why did FreeBSD manage to remain with gcc 4.3.1 (2007) up to now?
The FreeBSD project were not happy with the license change for later versions of gcc ,and did not want to include it in the base distribution. You can still install gcc4.4, 4.6, 4.7, and 4.8 easily enough from the 'ports' system.
FreeBSD 10 will be built by clang instead of gcc.
From here :
FreeBSD and the GPL v3: The GPL v3 explicitly forbids the so-called Tivoisation of code, a loophole in the GPL v2 which enabled hardware restrictions to disallow otherwise legal software modifications by users. Closing this loophole was an unacceptable step for many in the FreeBSD community:
Appliance vendors in particular have the most to lose if the large body of software currently licensed under GPLv2 today migrates to the new license. They will no longer have the freedom to use GPLv3 software and restrict modification of the software installed on their hardware... In short, there is a large base of OpenSource consumers that are suddenly very interested in understanding alternatives to GPL licensed software.
Because of GCC's move to the GPL v3, FreeBSD was forced to remain using GCC 4.2.1 (GPL v2), which was released way back in 2007, and is now significantly outdated. The fact that FreeBSD did not move to use more modern versions of GCC, even with the additional maintenance headaches of running an old compiler and backporting fixes, gives some idea of the strength of the requirement to avoid the GPL v3. The C compiler is a major component of the FreeBSD base, and "one of the (tentative) goals for FreeBSD 10 is a GPL-free base system".
Re: MS is feeling BLUE. MS is on DEATH ROW.
At least if MS goes bust we will no longer have to put up with Eadons ramblings....
I don't think they can (which your - I think - rhetorical question was alluding to)
"You dirty rat"
Suddenly, all becomes clear...
Re: Linux updates just work?
Using FreeBSD, I build everything from source. I can easily download the latest STABLE branch, compile the userland and the kernel at 'idle priority', and install them, whilst the machine is live. A simple reboot then reboots the machine into its new OS.
Occasionally you might get some shared library version missing during the install phase, but from install to reboot only takes a few minutes anyway, so I generally get away with it.
Remember when multi core processors were first introduced? All the PR spin went on about how you could look at a website whilst burning a cd (etc.)....
Hello? On an OS with a *proper* scheduling system, this was possible already.
As for updating third party ports, you usually use "port_upgrade" or similar that keeps track of all changes to over 11,000 third party software packages.
Re: Microsoft screw up YET AGAIN
> Hello MS PR droid :)
I think you mean "Hello fellow MS PR droid :)"
Your posts are so inane and full of hot air, that you are letting the Linux side down. You must be an MS shill!
"Axe BBC3 and move the few interesting programmes back to BBC2. Make News 24 audio only between midnight and 6am. Stop buying the rights to the horse racing, anybody who's interested goes down the bookies."
Now, please tell me what programmes you are interested in, so I can make an excuse to get rid of those too
@Gio Re: I wonder
"Odd... there's plenty of people who are just as convinced that Auntie is just a mouthpiece for this government...
Looks like she can't win either way..."
.... or may this means she *is* winning.
I remember years ago one BBC news journalist being asked about political independence at the BBC, and he replied (paraphrased) "You know you are doing it right when BOTH sides are accusing you of being biased against them"
Re: I wonder
> Indeed, the bbc licence fee is a tax you pay for left wing propaganda to be "broadcast" to the nation.
Awwwww, don't they run Linux, Eadon?
Re: @Steven Roper (was: Duh.)
Never mind, Jake. Steven was probably in a mood because he missed afternoon tea with the queen that day.
Re: Deep breath...
The sort of arsehole that shoves their kids in front of the tv/computer/games console all day, and probably the most likely to use scumbag 'ambulance chaser' lawyers at any opportunity
Re: It's good that Mozilla uses WebRTC...
> And do software people have any other adjectives than "great" and "awesome"?
Have you seen the US version of "cash cab" - *every* contestant I've seen uses the word 'awesome' - some of them every few minutes....
I already get about 14Mbs from three mobile broadband.. From what I gather, even 4G companies aren't offering that.. (?)
Incidentally, Three don't want my money - I use my 15GB a month on contract, and the only way I can get more is to double up with a pay-as-you-go-sim which costs a hell of a lot more..Why the can't allow contract-topups, or contracts over 15Gb a month, I do not know..... I'm surely not the only customer who would want this?
Re: Instant reaction
"! MS cheerleaders slagging off MS critics"
..... coming from the biggest Linux cheerleader who slags off Linux critics...
Re: Into Africa
Eadon..... Seek help.
Re: Arrrrgh this is a bad change
"El Reg 8" ?
I don't suppose there's an article talking about the changes, so we can complain somewhere where we might be heard?
Re: More Channels of...
Do you remember? Back in the days of 4 channels, and after they all went mostly 24 hours per day, you could always find something to watch overnight.. Maybe some old film, but something, at least.
Nowadays. overnight TV is all about selling ah-bras and nono shavers, and that thingie that cleans your floor with only water!
@Matt 52 Re: Why...?
Can you imagine what would happen to the general UK consumer internet structure if tomorrow, everyone who watched Eastenders did so by streaming it?
Re: Here's what I want to see
I'm sure I've seen some of Coxxies shows on BBC4 - I may be mistaken..
And of course, Sky Digital never requires a 're-tune' - it's hardly rocket science.
The number of people I know with out-of-date setups is terrible... It's only techies that retune every few weeks
Re: The reson for very little Linux malware
" Also Windows has full ACL security baked in from the kernel upwards, whereas with Linux its a bolt on afterthought with options such as SEL Linux."
Don't forget, the oft forgotten FreeBSD has kernel acl support at default
Re: They should be called WindowsNets not Botnets
> You are a voice of reason. Prepare for the MS fanboi flames.
Nope, Eadon is nothing more than a parrot. In this case, his post-title is good, but the message is the same old same old Eadon crap, that must cause many Linux devotees to face-palm when they read his unsubstantiated posts.
And no, I'm not an MS fanboi - that couldn't be further from the truth
Arrrrgh this is a bad change
Dull black and white colours, and "top rated comments" shown below the article?
What use are they they are a reply to a comment that doesn't make the list.
Additionally, these comments appear on all pages of a multi-page article, so you could see "top rated comments" referring to a piece of the article you haven't even read yet.
The comments are FINE on their own page. In fact, better than fine. I'm not one of these old fogies who hates any sort of change, but this change is awful :(
I thought that 'interference' required 'active' transmissions rather than a passive device.
Thanks for clearing that up for me,.
or....it's a total bluff - they haven't checked if wi-fi is available or not - they are just hoping that people who want to use wi-fi won't be "stupid" enough to sit below a big sign that says "no wifi available here"
Re: I just don't get it...
" Of course it's a massively silly gimmick and I'd be tempted to take a phone call or use my 3G in that area just to piss them off...."
*old school nokia ringtone*
HELLO???? YES I'M IN TOWN.... SITTING DOWN.. TAKING A BREAK.. EATING A KIT-KAT. YOU?
Re: Plain English for us dummies?
It's the current iphone5 not being fully compatible with UK frequencies, NOT the UK mobile systems not being compatible with iphone5
As argued here
Re: in out... in out...... shake it all about!
Have an upvote!
@JDX Re: Just don't
The only one writing "M$" is you, dear.
in out... in out...... shake it all about!
oh hokey cokey cokey!
Good on him
This sacking, and the publicity around it will be the best thing for him!
Re: Hunh ?
This is purely a guess, but as he's charging for the game (and hence earning revenue), could this be considered 'moonlighting' ?
Maybe the service has a a rule against that? Any Canadians know?
Re: Just don't
Exactly. And if MS was really saying old MS6 is terrible, surely they'd not include it in their range of tests. It's almost like they are harping back to the days of "do X for this browser, Y for this browser, and Z for this browser" etc,
Re: or this version?
Indeed. Thanks for the clarification,
The 'El Reg' link just pointed to the 'effective date information' which was a page of lawyer-speak rambling basically just telling us that the second edition comes into force on the 1st March.
The DOM of the Reg forums page is well defined - it would be easy to make a greasemonkey script that filtered out named users....
"That petition reads like English is not its author's first language, don't you think?"
He's probably American then!
Re: "wish you weren't hear..."
"PS: Please use the correction button on articles - the messages go straight to my desk, phone, tablet, shoe, home - rather than relying on me to check every one of the thousands of comments posted a day."
It also means you don't get caught out in public ;-)
Re: It's all right, they'll never make it work...
"Contrary to my expectations, I found Skype improved on my Linux since Microsoft took over - far more stable than it ever was. Before MS it would regularly crash X, force kernel panics."
A userland program that crashes X or even causes kernel panics.... On Linux? Don't let Eadon see this post - he'll pooh his nappy