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

by Ilgaz (#49704713) Attached to: European Telecoms May Block Mobile Ads, Spelling Trouble For Google

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: Think about it (Score 1) 442

by Ilgaz (#49554073) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

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

by Ilgaz (#49054593) Attached to: Report: Samsung Replacing Its Apps With Microsoft's For Galaxy S6

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

by Ilgaz (#49049167) Attached to: Torvalds Polls Desire for Linux's Next Major Version Bump

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

Comment: He doesn't know cyclers at all (Score 2) 235

by Ilgaz (#47382119) Attached to: Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

Even the legendary Shimano is having hard time selling their electronic gears and not even daring to make them automatic since...Bicycle riding people _hate_ electronic devices except head/tail lights, speedometers. It doesn't fit at all. No, they aren't luddites either. Some seriously high technology is in use by cyclers today but they are all fit into the "soul" of cycling. Not a radar.

Comment: Microsoft contacted the author to... (Score 1) 496

by Ilgaz (#44674055) Attached to: Windows 8.1 RTM Trickling Out, With Start Menu and Boot-to-Desktop

It is a big deal if you have to replace a core component of an OS with a third party solution to make it usable.

A logical acting company would hire the developer of "Classic Shell/ Start Menu". Microsoft, however, contacted him (a rough guess) to change the freaking Windows icon. It is already ironic that something open source, hosted at sourceforge may have saved millions of lost sales for Microsoft.

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?