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Comment: Re:Unspecified or undefined behaviors (Score 1) 172

by Drinking Bleach (#49468297) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Kernel Released

Wine is a compatibility layer for Windows applications. It must emulate all of Windows' bugs and undefined behavior to the best possible extent, even containing a whole bunch of case statements to change its behavior when different versions of Windows are set via winecfg (not unlike Windows' own compatibility mode, which tends to just have every version of every DLL ever in WinSxS to solve the problem...).

To Wine, Windows bugs are features, and applications depend on them. Maybe it will never be perfect, but Wine's philosophy is basically "If it works in Windows, it should work in Wine" -- even if that comes down to an application running in Windows 95 but not later versions, Wine will try its best to keep that Windows 95 app running, even if you have to set the Windows version to 95 via winecfg. If the app doesn't run, it is a Wine bug.

Comment: Re:Sounds like someone is getting old... (Score 1) 716

by Drinking Bleach (#49029447) Attached to: Is Modern Linux Becoming Too Complex?

It still does, so long as you're selective of the software you run on it. You could run a totally modern kernel and (or Wayland) on an original Pentium with 32MB of RAM, but in no way should you expect to run GNOME or LibreOffice or Chrome or Firefox on it, at least not without glacial loading times.

But more frequently, PCs from 10-15 years ago still in service just aren't that starved on resources anymore. They'll chug along slowly, but they can still get the job done, and nobody is really surprised when they're capable of it. Hell, if you have half a gig of RAM, you can probably still run full GNOME and LibreOffice and all without major issues.

+ - Groupon infringes GNOME trademark, project seeks donations for legal battle 1

Submitted by Drinking Bleach
Drinking Bleach writes: Groupon has released a tablet-based point of sale system called Gnome, despite the well-known desktop environment's existence and trademark status. This is also not without Groupon's internal ignorance of the GNOME project; they were contacted about the infringement and flatly refused to change the name of their own product, in addition to filing many new patent applications for theirs.

The GNOME project is seeking donations to help them in a legal battle against these trademark applications, and to get Groupon to stop using their name. They are seeking at least $80,000 to challenge a first set of ten trademark applications from Groupon, out of 28 applications that have been filed.

Comment: Re:Are you sure? (Score 1) 863

It's worth noting that systemd's NTP and DHCP implementations are purposefully as simplistic as possible. The NTP daemon (systemd-timesyncd) is only a client that keeps a clock synchronized to a server, it cannot behave as a server itself. The DHCP daemon (systemd-networkd) is meant only to handle a wired network connection on a single interface, the sort of thing that a server or maybe a desktop computer would want; more complicated network setups can ignore this functionality and use any number of the pre-existing network configuration methods Linux already had.

Every program is a part of some other program, and rarely fits.