Re: snapd and systemd
Have an upvote for referencing Bergholt Stuttley ....
157 posts • joined 26 Feb 2007
Witte wieven translates to white women, not wise women. It’s actually a nickname/folktale referencing the fog from the canals that, when rising up across the meadows looks ( in the dark ) like white women climbing out of the canal coming to drag the weary walker in the canal.
Many a walker in the 1800s who had fortified himself before a long cold walk would encounter these white women and depending on his level of fortification may have ended up in the drink.
I've had a softspot for Sun ever since I saw the knightrider lights on the 3/50. Unfortunately in the late 90s sun lost it when their top of the line videocards were being outperformed by a ridiculous margin by a linux box + top of the line NVidia card. And the linux+videocard cost a third of what the sun videocard alone cost. And when in early 2000 the amd and Intel CPUs started outperforming the Solaris machines by similar margins (at least for the software we developed) it became a matter of years before all our clients had switched to linux.
Sad. But if a 60K machines takes a month to run a job, and a pc you buy for 2k at the shop around the corner runs the job in 2 weeks you have lost.
Esp since installing linux, loading our software and loading the data took less then a day.
From the page you pointed to:
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This isn’t the fastest way to run Android apps on your PC — BlueStacks is faster if all you want to do is play Temple Run 2 or another Android game on your Windows PC. However, Android-x86 provides access to a complete Android system in a virtual machine. It’s a great way to get more familiar with a standard Android system or just experiment with it like you would experiment with a virtual machine running any other operating systems.
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so performance is one reason ....
set your cellphone to spotify connect
have it so that spotify is full screen
have the prev,pause,next buttons on your screen
whenever you want to change th music, reach down to where you know the cellphone is, and hit next ..
kinda like hitting the audio shortcut keys on your keyboard while playing a game
the philips bt3500 is stereo, though you dont hear that much stereo seperation, as the speakers are very close together.
I'm a bit surprised at the #80 prive tag, as I got it for e60.
Better osund quality than my laptop speakers, plus it has a built in mic, so can double as a cheapo conference phone means Im happy with it (and since I bought a battery pack for my phone ages ago, that can also charge the speakers, the 5 hour battery life isnt much of a problem for me .
But, to each his own :)
wasnt it tvwm (Toms Virtual Window Manager ) ?
OpenLook on Solaris had an olvm in the early 90s
I started using fvwm in late 1993 because I wanted something on Linux that gave me what I had been using on Solaris (or maybe even SunOS).
So, from personal experience, I can say this has been around for at least 20+ years
The windows ``desktops'' solution does not even come close to the flexibility and ease of use of a real VWM
You need to sideload snap if you want to access the googlplay store. If you can find the raw apk file, you can just doubleclick it.
1) corporate phones usually have a security policy that disables debug mode, so no sideloading possible
2) some android apps rely on the Google play api (e.g. For in game purchases) and Google play api is not supported on bb10.
So Google maps will work fine, plants vs zombies 2 fails to start.
As a recent owner of a Q10 (to replace a dead bold 9x00) I have to say this device is sweet.
The android compatibility layer is great, some of my favorite apps are now available as .apk's (endomorphpo, spotify, google maps).
The new UI takes some getting used to, but is actually very easy to use.
It has a physical keyboard ... honestly, if you do more than a few emaisl a day, physical keyboards are soo much better than touchscreens.
It finally has a decent webbrowser
And if you have a BES server as a corporate email gateway, honestly, there is no alternative worth trying for more than a few days
I would still go for a recruiting job ... kinda like how the brit intel agency in WWII found people who were good at crosswords , and used that as a selection starting point.
Spy agencies need peole who you can tell, we know that messages are being swapped through the XXXXX messageboard, without them going ``yeah, Duh .. it's a message board, what do you expect '' and in stead find the steganosaurs
Optimus just works for me (using the nvidia drivers, which are a 1 -click install, and a lot quicker and easier to install than doing the same on windows 7
I currently run my main linux box with 3 screens connected to it. Took about all of 15 minutes to get it to work, at least 10 of which was spend trying to find a HDMI cable to connect screen #3
Whereas windows 7 for some reason insists on removing my second screen as soon as I switch off the monitor, happily moving all my apps to screen #1, then when I switch off screen #1 as well, poor old windows doesnt know what to do anymore, so when I poweron my monitors the next morning, my whole desktop is screwed.
So, in order to maintain my desktop overnight, I have to leave both my monitors on (and let them switch to powersave mode).
Sound has been nice, stable and rocking since oh I dont know, mid 1995 I think (which is when I bought the first soundcard for my PC).
Printers, are actually a lot easier under Linux then under windows, as all the models I've tried work out of the box on Linux , whereas on windows I needed to hunt down the right drivers (yes, Dell, Im talking about you)
As for laptop battery life. Im sure you have a point there. Thankfully Im noever to far away from a wallsocket, and I prefer to enjoy my plane trips reading a good book, in stead of trying to work on a heavy laptop
To get winphone in the enterprise, a few things I could think of
* physical keyboard (seriously, while it's fun to see people struggling, fighting,. cussing and swearing at their touchscreen, it gets stale pretty quickly if you're on the receiving end of emails send that way)
* proper exchange integration (only blackberry seems to have gotten it right, by tying exchange to the BES, and than using BES to talk to the device. Form what little I tried on iphones and androids, their exchnage integration is nowehere as smooth and seamless
* lync integration
The latter 2 now seem to be available in winphone 8 .. too bad I've never seen anyone actullay using ti to see how good this is ...
Any chance of getting a winhone with aphysical keyboid ?
Smart Scopes also seem to have become a little smarter. Search results were a bit more relevant than when I have tested this feature in the past, though there is still plenty of junk. Why Britney Spears albums come up on a search for "Thailand" is something only Canonical knows. Maybe.
hear .. hear ..
people taking pictures at any event , using a tablet/iPad should simply be taken out and shot.
I mean, wtf would youo take an ipad in the first place to a concert ?
It's not like a spur of the moment, ohh I only have an ipad thing.
You deliberately thought about it, and decided to take an iPad / tablet to take pictures, in stead of a (much smaller) camera or your iPhone. [no iPad wihout an iPhone in like 99% of the cases]
So your nvidia card (or your AMD card) will not work with Mir ?
(or at least not work accelerated)
That's a minor disappointment.
And what about things like mplayer (and friends) who use the acceleration in those proprietary X drivers for nice smooth video playback ?
Also, editing xorg.conf ?
Havent needed to do so by hand in years ... nvidia-settings does it all (including hot plugging monitors, triple monitor support , laptop support ).
The only time I needed to manually ahck the xorg.conf tree was when I wanted to have one of my monitors in portrait mode (though even that can now easily be done through the nvidia-settings dialog)
It would be running ARM, which is (one of the) reasons windows RT fails.
If you want a laptop, you want to do windowsy stuff on it (for work purposes outlook 2010 connecting to exchange plus some vpn stuff that's real windows only).
For hobby purposes, you pretty soon end up needing some stuff that's windows only (roxio dvd creator, or some silly games or ....)
Dali clock still lives, along with xscreensaver (which I still run), both from the same guy, who used to code for netscape (remember the days ) .
xv wasnt really an editor, and other than viewnior, not many image programs come close to it's ease of use when it come to putting an image on the screen as fast as possible, with as little unnecesary junk as possible.
Same here. Working mainly on Linux, I usually have 3 different browsers open (Opera, Firefox and chrome) sometimes including konqueror/rekonq/whatever.
Of those 3/4 I find that I tend to use opera least, simply because it doesnt fo what I want it to, or at least not in the way I expect it to.
Nothing serious, but sometimes it's just slower, sometimes it's just annoying and sometimes it's just crap.
And sometimes it does things to a webpage that none of the other browsers do
Still it has it's uses, so i keep using it, but if I had to stop using any one of those 3, the obvious choice would be opera.
back in the early 90s this was more or less how you had to compile gcc on machines that did not come with a compiler
You downloaded a bit of binary code that would compiler some source code into a proto compiler
(or if you had access to a Convex, you could use the Convex C compiler to build the proto compiler)
the proto compiler would then compile a second set of source code into a simple compiler (Im tempted to write a basic compiler, but that would confuse matters).
the simple compiler would then use the gcc source code to compile gcc
[but this was not the end of the build cycle, there was more ...]
the gcc-you-had-just-build would then recompile the gcc source code to create a proper gcc compiler
Note that the downloading process could involve having to uudecode some uuencoded files to get the proto-compiler, and there may not be a uudecode program for your OS.. Fear not .. as long as your OS had a hex editor, you could usualy find a printed copy of the hex code to do basic uudecode on your system.
All you had to do is retype the printout exactly as it was in the printout.
Though I think most of the ftp sites (like the wsmr one) had binaries of uudecode for pretty much any conceivable platform) ...
Ah, but those were the days when USB pens and other USB devices were thicker then they are now, and the USBplug part would be at the bottom of the USB device,
so having 2 in reverse polarity mounted atop of each other meant that you could use the double height USB devices without blocking the other port.
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