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Comment: The industry's usual response: (Score 0) 762

Whenever any instance of misogyny is usually reported in the tech industry, the usual thing to happen is that the woman gets vilified and constantly harassed via social media. Fortunately, I can't quite imagine that happening to the nine-year-old girl in the audience.

Comment: Re:So he wants KDE? (Score 3, Interesting) 226

by AbigailBuccaneer (#44795705) Attached to: Thought Experiment: The Ultimate Creative Content OS

I think this is merely due to the fact that the definition of "OS" varies from OS to OS. In the GNU/Linux world, the "OS" generally refers only to the kernel and the minimal set of command-line utilities necessary to get a basic system up and running, whereas in Windows and OS X the definition of "OS" also includes the desktop environment and many programs that come installed by default. If Windows or OS X were to be split into a desktop environment and kernel, then their support for these image formats would almost certainly end up in the desktop environment part.

If a KDE/GNU/Linux distribution installation comes with first-class support for these image formats, I don't see that there's any reason to disqualify it for having the image support in the KDE part of the installation rather than the GNU/Linux part.

...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. - Fred Brooks, Jr.

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