I read Patently-O regularly. Good to see someone who actually knows what is going on on Slashdot for a change...
"Although the patent industry broadly speaking sees the Alice verdict as a death knell for patents"
OK, the only thing wrong with that little click-bait snipped is the lack of the words "nobody in" between "Although" and "the".
Considering the first graphical web browser was written for the Next Operating system, I'm going to assume that your stupid little rant is to make you feel better about hating Windows (wow! aren't you a rebel!) and less about anything to do with software development... of which you obviously know nothing.
I was waiting for somebody to fall into the "BUT LIBRARIES!" trap...
You do realize that you just said that Windows 8 now follows the UNIX PHILOSOPHY because boy oh boy does it have libraries!
Oh... but you didn't really mean that you say? You meant.. MODULAR instead right? Well in that case, if you actually knew anything about SystemD, you would know that it *is* modular almost to a fault so that's no it either.
It sounds great in theory but...
1. If you really buy that principle and want to enforce it religiously, then please never use a web browser again (even Lynx!), not to mention any other complex program that isn't formed from a bunch of small "do one thing well!" utilities that are executed in a pipeline.
2. Please tear up your Richard Stallman fanclub cards because what little software he's written has mostly been Emacs and Emacs is the anti-UNIX based on the "pure" UNIX philosophy.
That't the issue: Every single person who hates SystemD because "UNIX PHILOSOPHY!!" has no problem violating that philosophy to actually get things done in a whole bunch of other areas. That's not even bringing up the fact that SystemD is.. wait for it... built from a bunch of individual utilities that can actually be used by non-systemd programs.
If it's a "software patent" where it's really just a financial transaction with an "on a computer" part added, then it's in trouble.
However, lots & lots of patents that include computing systems where software is in the mix will be perfectly fine as long as they are actually directed to technological improvements as opposed to business method + computer claims.
It's very common for a paper to get rejected on the initial go-around but for the journal in question to provide hints about how the problems with the paper could be addressed to make it publishable.
The bigger issue here appears to be that the followup process didn't happen in a thorough and rigorous manner or that all the extra data the journal requested ended up being manipulated/faked.
The silly notion that splashing ARM across your chip means it will always win in low-power devices just got the final nail driven into its coffin.
and the GPU drivers have been mainlined in the Kernel for everyone to see for several months already.
Samsung: So big that it patent trolls itself.
That's right, we can send Bennett over to our friends at ISIS and he can give them annoyling irrelevant advice about the exact type of eco-aware synthetic materials that they should use in their head-chopping knife scabbards. If we're lucky, they'll chop their own heads off in sheer frustration after they're done with him, and we'll kill 2 birds with one stone.
The 5820K is packing 6 cores and an unlocked multiplier for less than $400. If you don't absolutely need the full 8-core 5960X, then the 5820K is going to be a very powerful part at a reasonable price for the level of performance it delivers.
[quote]Right now I'm running two copies of Eclipse from a VM, displaying on the host machine's desktop using X-forwarding. Under Wayland, that'll require either pushing megabytes of pixels every time I scroll a window, or using some god-awful VNC crap.[/quote]
Let me fix that for you:
Using X-forwarding *right freaking now* you are pushing megabytes of pixels every time you scroll a window because every single modern toolkit operates that way and you have obviously got problems distinguishing between a simple tutorial on the 1985 version of xterm vs. how real applications that are forwarded over sockets in the real world actually behave.
1. Not that often for my desktop systems, but quite a bit for all those mobile devices out there. P.S. --> anybody who brags about ** years of uptime on a server deserves to be shot for failing to apply updates.
2. I don't care if I only save 1 second: time savings are important.
TL;DR version: You spend around 20 years getting used to the old way of doing it and now you can't stand change.
My story: Been using Linux heavily since 2000. Arch adopted Systemd big-time in 2013 or so. I spent a little while learning the new commands, and now it's just as easy/hard/whatever as the old RC system was. Oh, but my boot times are way shorter than they used to be.