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Comment: Re:Is this Google's fault? (Score 1) 271

by Blaskowicz (#49626789) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer

I think some sort of UEFI support is needed, and it's coming on ARMv8 servers (or already exist in that realm)
Note that Intel made unpopular x86 smartphone chips with PowerVR GPU that are/were meant to run Android and thus I believe you'd have the same problem as with any other smartphone, even though it does have x86. Likewise Xbox (first and third models) are x86 but locked down.

But the biggest problem is the software defined radio (if one is used or is integrated to the main chip), it has to be locked down else it will disturb cell networks or worse (security breach?).
You could imagine being able to change the OS, but if you're not using a supported one then the SDR is locked down and you can't use cell network/wifi/etc.
Or the SDR has to be its own little island with CPU, storage and highly secured special purpose OS that talks to the phone over a virtual air gap.

Comment: Re:Is this Google's fault? Yes. (Score 1) 271

by Blaskowicz (#49626763) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer

Couldn't they leave the crapware and drivers alone and still provide critical security updates we expect and need on computers since well, the Windows XP SP2 days?
Instead of updating the whole OS, Google would better provide say monthly security fixes for three years on the Android 4.4 OS, the 5.0 OS, the 5.1 OS etc.

This is not going to end well, I guess fragmentation hampers malware somewhat but what if some powerful piece of malware manages to get installed on say 10 million of Android computer phones and starts doing something really nasty?

Comment: Re:The guy completely misses the point (Score 1) 64

by Blaskowicz (#49623057) Attached to: Accessibility In Linux Is Good (But Could Be Much Better)

CTRL-ALT-BKSP is enabled in Linux Mint at least, and in a nice way : you go to "preferences", and "'software run on start up" (whatever it's called) where there is an entry that you can check or uncheck.

The entry's contents is this :
setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

Comment: Re: Systemd and Gnome3 == no thanks (Score 1) 289

by Blaskowicz (#49622923) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

Wow, the qwerty layout is evil.
To get a /, I need to press shift ; the key is the second-from-right one from shift, not first one ; enter/return key is of the rotated L variety (it's possible to press * and enter in one mistaken movement, though)

Never knew half the data disasters on the planet were caused by a one-keypress / next to a return key lol.

Comment: Re:Mint 15 (Score 1) 289

by Blaskowicz (#49622355) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

Or just sudo su. Piece of cake! To enable the root account it may go like this
$ sudo su
# passwd

I never found the need to care about subtilities of sudo -i or su -, at least in that environment or context :). I've just checked the differences and the significant thing is that /usr/games is removed from the path when doing proper login, which is as sad as Windows without Solitaire. I have a rot13 program installed there.

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