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Comment It is their fault (Score 1) 138

They should have let ATI keep their brand, ATI did nothing to be ashamed of.

They immediately gave up the ATI brand. Now, ATI finally have top of the line graphics processor but AMD doesn't have top of the line CPU. Gamers and press aren't stupid, they would eventually compare i7 CPU by taking out AMD CPU.

It is AMD brand manager suits who created this awkward situation. It still shows AMD is a mature company who dares to take such decisions like putting Intel in it. Imagine Oracle suggesting IBM servers for running their software.

Comment Re: bloatware (Score 2) 164

This is exactly why it took decades and crazy hacks for people to write their own language electronically.

Thank God virtually failed (but won) Plan 9 (UNIX2) came by with idealistic developers who respects other cultures came up with Unicode and companies like IBM/Microsoft/Adobe along with Free software supported it.

Who knows if the software/hardware/network combination you use had a line coded by a person who is from those "computer illiterate" regions?

Comment There is a little hope (Score 1) 145

Their parent Dice holdings should start an internal investigation and find&fire the suits who led to this scandal. They should also hire a person who will oversee such decisions.

They may also suggest a fire&forget, respectable spyware cleaner (malwarebytes, spybot or even ms windows defender) to users.

Or they better backup the site, sudo shutdown -f now

Comment Any OSS/FSF guys from Greece? (Score 1) 743

I know we speak about very large sums of money here but one wonders how much unneccesary money has been paid to Microsoft in this shape of economy while Germany etc. are all switching to Linux/ sponsoring open source projects where possible.

There is a small possibility that they can uncover dirty tricks Microsoft and similar does to "convince" goverments to "choose" their software while Linux and even *BSD does the job perfectly.

Comment They have to buy bread for home (Score 1) 198

They will inject paid stories to news sites with a very little "advertorial" marking. They will do secret agreements to sell user data and no, there is no way to prove they did it. They will become biased for certain political parties, opinions. They will be sponsored by billionaire political activists like Koch brothers, George Soros.

EU started to act like a 14 year old Internet troll lately.

Comment Re: Mac/Linux support removed... mildly surprised (Score 1) 227

If both Mac and Linux mentioned, I suspect the reason is OpenGL and the fact that it is moving slowly compared to DirectX. DirectX 12 is a real breakthrough.

Perhaps they should do what Firefox does. Use 3 different branches. ESR for military,business, industrial. Consumer with ever evolving rapid releases and Beta for gamers etc?

Comment Re: Enterprise Turnover? (Score 1) 199

It seems they will put a clear line between Enterprise and Consumer. For example, consumers will get daily updates which will be easily rolled back if a problem occurs and yet Enterprise will keep the patch Tuesday approach .

Basically they are emulating Debian unstable/Stable.

Comment Think about it (Score 1) 442

here we go...

Guess it's time to change my email address...

The base of everything that will effect the number one operating system on portables (Android) and possibly "internet of things" has been upgraded after 24 months of work by individuals and Fortune 500 and all we will discuss is systemd.

If they weren't involved, it is like winning lottery for Microsoft and they didn't even purchase a ticket.

Comment They are both disconnected from reality (Score 2) 148

It doesn't matter who codes it or the quality of code. Just a quick check on google store comments will show you that people _hate_ bundled software.

It happened to everyone, check Layar, Shazam and even Google play services which enables otherwise impossible things on older firmware.

Even a small shareware developer, if clever, won't allow his/her software to be bundled.

I can't even imagine security implications of this. Microsoft doesn't understand Unix & Java. Never did.

Comment Call me old fashioned but... (Score 1) 199

IMHO a kernel must have a significant change to bump major version.

Everyone gives Microsoft example but "windows 8", "windows 10" are consumer brands. They really keep a very logical honest versioning scheme. For example, Vista is Win 6, "Windows 7 " which is said to be just fixed Vista is indeed 6.1

"Once they go up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department." -- Werner von Braun