Not quite, with Google Apps for Business (perhaps also with normal gmail), you can POP your "normal" mail to your GMail environment. I have it all in one convenient location, including calendaring with non-business users. Also, the ICS invites work across platforms.
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Since NetworkManager, day-to-day network use (be it WiFi, wired or whatever) Just Works. I like that.
However, when (as a developer, hardware-tinkerer or network problem solver) you are plugging in and out cables, connecting devices, etc, it would be nice to have NetworkManager to be put on "mute" or something. Just keep my fixed IP on the correct devices and stop enabling and disabling connections. That's the only time I turn the service off.
Do matches, sticks and gasoline count as technology? Then yes.
You can also setup a large phone to render smaller screen resolution, using adb, for example
adb shell am display-size 640x480
I have never ever used the Android emulator for testing, because it is annoyingly slow and a real device works just fine.
Why are slashdotters so angry about the release schedule? Isn't this what is supposed to happen? According to ESR, release early, release often (and listen to your customers) is what makes open source great.
Is it really the release cycle, or is it that you feel that Firefox isn't listening to its customers. And who are the customers, really? The extension developers, or the people that use it on a daily basis to surf the web?
In my opinion, the customers are the people who browse the web. And if I look at it as that kind of customer, I am quite happy with Firefox and its release schedule. I get updates automatically and often and they often make the browsing experience better. Sure, sometimes something breaks, but they are keen to fix many of these problems.
It's all about "the semantic web". If a table is used as a design, its semantics are incorrect.
That's like saying "yeah, but of the crashes in which nobody survives, what are are the odss then, huh!?"
It is about the amount of money you have to spend to save lives. And yes, there is a price for a human life. You have to outfit *all* planes for this system to work, so you have to take *all* crashes into consideration.
the world moved on. When the N900 came out, it was one of the best phones available, both in package and in software. But it has been over four years now. The world has moved on. It has moved on to slimmer phones, larger screens, not to mention better touch screens (yes, I have used the N900, and the screen is way worse than the touch screen of my Galaxy Nexus). I type faster with Swype than I ever did with the QWERTY-keyboard, the screen is better, it fits better in my pocket, it is lighter, etc.
Being compromised isn't the issue. The Linux kernel has been compromised as well.
The issue here, is that there is a backdoor being built-in deliberately. That could compromise trust.
Given Zynga's code of ethics (or lack thereof), I would wager this e-mail found its way into "their" product by way
No, it was the email given in the standard Apache 500 Internal Server Error message, as you can see in the article. They put ***@themepark.com as contact address on the fb.themepart.zynga.com server.
It was a configuration mistake, not a stolen site.
It would really depend on the popularity (and existence) of Apple in 40-50 years. I think this thing wouldn't have raked in so much money if Apple did go bankrupt in the late nineties.
As technology goes, the Apple I is not that revolutionary. Not like the first mouse or first transistor.
I think having mostly small incremental changes in new full version numbers has really upset some people's sense of normal software conventions and their brains have melted.
It is amazing that these so-called "smart people" and "nerds" here on slashdot cannot grasp just a different way of numbering things. I have been amazed about that before, the nerd community is extremely conservative. Every innovation or new idea is bad at first and has a really hard time getting adjusted to.
For me, the numbering scheme Firefox uses is actually easier. Firefox is "done". Every feature they add or list of bugs they find is grouped together and lumped into a new version. That new version will be oldversion+1. It is extremely simple. You see this in many other software projects, the Linux kernel being one as well. It will probably never see 4.x (and if it does, it will be arbitrary, like the 3.x release). Java is doing it, Internet Explorer is doing it, hardware like iPhone is doing it, Ubuntu is doing it. All these things are "done" and upgrading won't (shouldn't) break anything.
Software development follows a asymptotic line; in the beginning many things change and there is the need to subclasses updates (using major.minor.build), later in the lifecycle of the project, changes are smaller or less intrusive. There simple is no need to have such large granularity in version numbers.
Hell, I don't even know which version of Firefox or the Linux kernel I am using. Everything just works and I hardly see any changes after an update.
No one will be able to spell your product name correctly if you use a weird combination of upper and lower case letters.
You don't need to focus on the fact that it is a DE. In fact, you already decided that when you came up with a name, instead of an acronym. Make a choice: is it an acronym, or a proper name? You can't have both, it confuses.
Just name it "Klyde".
Only people with small screens say that!
Read again. I am in the Netherlands. There is no Wal-Mart here.