NonCommercial is going to make it useless as a textbook. It can't even be included in, for example, Debian or other Linux distributions.
Thanks, you're right. Misread it on account of not being awake for long
Oracle never supported OpenIndiana, it's a distribution of illumos (the OpenSolaris fork).
Linux has never had a good or stable GUI environment. Ever.
I beg to differ. GNOME 2.32 was about as close to perfect as a desktop has ever been achieved.
(GNOME 3: you can still get the old UI back, but it's hidden as being a possibility. The 3.x Panel does work better with screen resolution changes (what games often do) since applets are snapped to left, center, or right instead of being freely placable (it's a good thing actually).)
I forgot. Slashdot doesn't do Unicode
We are the Knights who say NI!
Incompetent evil is still evil.
Here is a better idea: why choose? Why not build a virtual machine for Gnome that people can use thier language of choice to cross compile to? Too much is tied up in all-or-nothing solutions, when given processing power today, more creative solutions offer themselves...
Wasn't that Mono?
Linux never breaks the ABI, which means keeping 32-bit time on 32-bit systems (or 32-bit for 32-bit applications on a 64-bit kernel).
You picked the wrong web server; Apache is great but its configuration is indeed difficult especially if you're not familiar with the concepts. Try out lighttpd, it's pretty dead simple.
Definately not what most people want -- I certainly would hate that, too.
If you want it though, it's easy enough to enable: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-browse-web-without-saving-info#w_how-do-i-always-start-firefox-in-private-browsing
Even better, people said Google+ was a ghost town and dismissed in it its first week of being online. Well, gee, I wonder why there aren't millions of people using it as soon as it comes out.
Google+ gets plenty of activity for me.
XUL isn't the prettiest GUI API, I wouldn't necessarily say they got it "right". But there's a whole host of even more atrocious APIs (Win32 comes to mind), so there's that.
I rather liked the original Windows installs of Phoenix too. You just unzipped it to whereever you wanted it. Want to uninstall it? Delete the directory. That was it. Nicely minimal. Wish more applications were like that.
Sometimes handy for quickly testing a program, but installers pretty much remove the effort to figure out where to put programs, or that required to make shortcuts to them.
(FWIW, Firefox used to provide plain zip files for Windows for a long time on the FTP... iirc even 3.6.x releases had them. Though on looking, it appears it's only available via installer in recent days.)
Zoidberg made the list.