* Posts by jocaferro

22 posts • joined 19 May 2011

Asus boss flushes down tabs, says 'Windows RT has not been successful'

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Re: yep

Ah!, ok. You were really fast to change the 50 million to only 15 and add the Android to the examples.

Nice job.

Microsoft breaks bug-bounty virginity in $100,000 contest


Re: Ah I see you have a virus installed

"However kindly explain how I'm going to run the Adobe or Autodesk creative suites, or Microsoft Office, in a nice straightforward manner, in Linux?"

In a browser just as you do in other web apps!?

Adobe Creative Cloud

Autodesk 360

Office 365

The Chromebooks are coming! New models due late 2013


@mark l 2

Samsung Chromebook (not the Series 5 ones) - ARM Exynos 5250


@Charlie Clark

Wrong. As a matter of fact the Samsung Chromebook is powered by an ARM Exynos and is not the cheapest of them although close to the Acer C7. This Samsung Chromebook is in the #1 position Amazon Best Sellers laptop for many weeks/months - at least since December 2012 to be more precisely. Not nowadays but was the #1 Amazon uk too.

Windows boss Steve Sinofsky exits Microsoft


2009 / 2006

"Steven Sinofsky, who since 2009(...)"

2006, right?

The GPL self-destruct mechanism that is killing Linux


Re: You've talked the point under.

"In fact, several embedded manufacturers would've gotten into a lot less trouble had they not tried to jump on the linux bandwagon then gotten bitten by the so-called "viral" features of the GPL. You know, where they "neglect" to release the source to their distributed modifications and end up getting sued."

I think they and you still don't understand the GPL otherwise you know there are at least 2 options:

1. If you/they want to distribute the original code and your modifications totally under GPL that's a fact you must release the source;

2. If you/they want to distribute your modifications under other licence you can do it by the exception mechanism offered by GPL.

So, what's the point here?

They don't read the Licence or ask if they could somehow distribute their code under another licence?

Anyway I absolute agree with your point about BSD.


Re: And your point is?

FreeBSD choice of Clang vs gcc?

But you'll need a crystal ball to guess because this article is a mess.

This is an old war since the days when gcc became GPL v3 - I think FreeBSD was still using an older version of gcc.

As a developer I welcome the inclusion of Clang - first there is more choice and second this will benefit Clang and at the same time gcc. However I still use gcc since I feel it is (yet) better - it's my opinion and certainly many people in the BSD "world" will disagree.

Now - "Linux is dying"

As a matter of fact Linux is gaining and in many areas is dominating. From the mere "k" embedded OS to the almost 95% of the 500 large supercomputers of the world!

Except in the "desktop" but the paradigm has changed and nowadays the "desktop" has no longer the maiority of the market in the userland...

Microsoft: Don't overclock Windows 8 unless you like our new BSOD


The real reason?

Dear Microsoft Windows user:

1. buy brand name Windows machines;

2. if you have problems with this kind of machines that is "only" due to the shit installed by default.

3. Don't worry be happy - we can clean that shit for the fantastic price of $99.

4. As you can see, buying a brand name machine is always a win-win solution.

Best regards.


Re: And as for a Unix Server

"That's why Unix and RISC runs the world chaps,"

Do you mean the most powerful and fastest supercomputer in the whole world?

If this is the case, looking only at the top ten machines RISC is very well represented. However Linux equals to 100% so you "quite" wrong.

The whole 500:

- x86 dominates close to 90%;

- Linux dominates close to 93%.

Here you are "really" wrong.

They really know what they are doing and the simple "magic" formula is - the most reliable machines with the most reliable OS.


2 machines!

(Please draw your own conclusions)

Google KNEW Street View cars were slurping Wi-Fi


Re: Anon

No. I already sent an email to the author but I can place here the link.


Re: Anon

And "Skype/MS reveal remote/local IP" story coming up too?

Steve Jobs' death clears way for Broadway star to play Woz

Paris Hilton

Re: Balmer could only be played by one guy...

Yes, but not Bill Murray. James Gandolfini, for sure!

Apple faces Germany ban after court no-show


... parroting?

"This was happening on Friday, where were you guys?"

Greedly waiting for the words of the usual suspect?

Google shamed by Apple in race to HTML5

Paris Hilton

are you sure...

...you can't think in another reason to this tirade anti-Google?

There must be thousands and thousands of them...

Mainframers drop EU antitrust complaints against IBM


Why not

a shoe?

Developer fury as Google makes Android apps vanish


So many...

... Android developers around here!

Google: The one trick pony learns a second trick


Do a little more reading...

And maybe you can find that MS was found guilty in the EU. A convicted monopolist, yes. Two times!

EU is not USA where tricky legal actions overturn (not by merit) a legal court decision.


"any numbers"...

"but despite the obvious attractions it still hasn't taken off in any numbers."

Any numbers?

Care to explain please?

Last time I saw only it was only the "desktop" that Linux don't dominate!

Microsoft pounces as Mozilla shuns enterprise


au au contraire

"Actually Microsoft is very serious about supporting the latest web standards. IE9 is among top-3 browsers supporting W3C standard HTML5."

Actually not. See the answer to your other PR post. Worst, since that report with "silly" tests ie9 still comply with 141 results more or less the same on 'that' report. Only in November there was 283 tests and now there are 450. As today I will repeat the results:

ie8 14/450 - yes, 14!

ie9 (w7) 141/450 - yes 141!

Firefox 5 1.0 (Lubuntu 11.04) - 286/450

Crhome 12 (w7) or Chromium 14 (Lubuntu 11.04) - 312/450.

Sorry no more results since I have to ask a friend a Windows machine. Later I will try others but I'm sure the will eclipse any IE!

"Windows 8 is targeted to be the best HTML5 standards compliant platform for web. IE10 is likely continuing on the route (and is part of W8)."

Are you so 'inside' MS to make such futuristic statements?

"It seems that Microsoft is very keen on building their future platform using latest standards based web technologies."

Exactly. It 'seems'.

I wish your comments were true and finally see MS respecting the standards but for the moment thet are mere propaganda and FUD vs Firefox.




You failed to mention the 'silly' results on that report so silly that W3C tried to desmistified that misinformation ( for example - http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20021606-264.html?tag=mncol;txt)

Although you're right in one thing - html5 tests is a better metrics compliance for a modern browser. So, as today let's look how they are positioned:

- IE8 14/450; (!!!)

- IE9 141/450; (!!)

- Firefox 5 1.0 (Lubuntu Linux) 286/450;

- Chrome 12 (W7) 312/450;

- Chromium 14 (Lubuntu Linux) 312/450.

Don't believe?

Why don't you try?


European Council: Creating hacking tools should be criminal across EU



Start here, please.

Microsoft fails to turn punters on to WinPho 7


More exactly...

Your numbers are completly incorrect. For your information T-Mobile reach the 1 million figure with G1 until March 2009. And only in the USA!

Since the first commercial phone was the HTC Dream in October 2008 go figure...

However you can't compare one million units sold nowadays with one million in the period from October 2008 and March 2009!

What you can compare is the share and in first 6 months Android reach from 0 to more than 6% of the USA market!

And why I mention USA?

Because the Android platform practically hadn't yet arrived to other markets.

Compare this with the 11% figure Windows exhibit in the same period - March 2009...

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