This post just emphasises again that we need engineering standards and measures for software.
I also prefer PostgreSQL, but clearly you have a lot more oportunities to fix things on MySQL
Red Hat -> Suse -> Gentoo -> Arch -> Gentoo
Or you can start with a clean desktop and not have to remove anything. Try XMonad
Until you either open-source it or until you have enabled the organization to maintain the software by themselves
"That's one of the reasons they like Windows and OS X (all the fighting over those is kept behind the scenes, for the most part)." That's one of the differences between open and not open. Looks to me a bit like wanting a non-opensource Linux. Mac is close to that (shackles and all).
Unlike non-profit organizations which are generally accountable to society or a subset thereof, companies are only accountable to shareholders. If the choice is between "do good" and "increase shareholder value" they are obliged to follow the latter. "Do good" acts are tus only done if they are aligned with optimizing shareholder value. This holds for any corporate and I do not like it if certain corporates (e.g. Google) try and create a perception that they are a "do no evil company". It is only that that image can provide a lot of shareholder value, but trust -- NOOOOOO
Try XMonad on Gentoo or Arch
Except by pointing out general places where orphaned OSS projects can be advertized for adoption
If the poster had given the name, the focus might have been on how to safe that particular project whilst the question is more general (and more important). What infrastructure has open source got in place to safe abandoned software projects in general?
It is not that mis-leading
... They did say the horns most probably evolved as a form of sexual display!!
Or not use KDE at all, sticking with XFCE or XMonad or any of the other lightweight window managers.
What I love is that this is the main if not only concrete enhancement listed in the BBC article.
I guess it is important on that platform since one needs to reboot regularly?
Absolutely love this on today's BBC article on Windows 7. "We were able to shave 400 milliseconds off the shutdown time by slightly trimming the WAV file shutdown music. "It's indicative of really the level and detail and scrutiny on Windows 7."