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Comment Re:Blackberry. (Score 1) 484

I was quite happy with my Q10, but all the social apps (FB, Twitter) are always lagging behind and other apps are nonexistent. Also, my gf's Z10 has some serious issues since upgrading to 10.3.1, one is the fact that the battery only lasts for 8 hours, the other is that it's almost impossible to answer calls (the slider doesn't respond properly). So the QA at BlackBerry is definitely lacking. I know Apple has been getting a lot of shit for the quality of their software lately, but in my experience with my current iPhone 6 (my first iPhone) it's really not that bad. It's a really good phone.

Comment Re:All right, allow me to expose my ignorance (Score 1) 647

Ok so reading the slides they're planning on doing network management (byebye NetworkManager), Local DNS cache (yes please), mDNS responder, LLMNR responder, DNSSEC verification, NTP, sandboxing services and applications, OS/App/Container image formats, stateless systems, atomic node initialisations and updates and more. That is freaking awesome. Not only does it bring Linux distributions closer together.. it also takes the distributions as a whole to a new level. Instead of a kernel + some packages the future will bring us a true (GNU/)Linux/systemd operating system. I can understand this may seem scary to some but personally I really think this is awesome.

Comment Re:Abandoning Desktop was a BIG Mistake for RedHat (Score 1) 232

Actually Red Hat 6 is widely used in business desktops (especially on workstations) and Fedora is an ever-so-popular alternative for Ubuntu. The only thing I dislike about Fedora is that it's often too bleeding edge and that major releases only have a limited support lifetime.

Comment Re:So? (Score 2) 93

Yes, I believe Slashdot's server is actually a Netbook left by CmdrTaco years ago. Who needs redundant dual-port disks with multiple controller paths, the ability to run more than 32GB RAM (with ECC), redundant power supplies, hot swappable disks, power supplies, fans and even PCI cards, centralized remote management and monitoring, motherboards built with components that actually last at least 3 years under stressful workloads and environments, 4-hour support contracts, certified hardware-software combinations so there is never any worry about compatibility, right?

Comment Cloud == Hardware (Score 1) 93

So, IBM wants to focus more on cloud computing yet sells of the very hardware (System x) on which my company operates their cloud. I wonder if the System x Enterprise (like the X6 line of servers) are also moving to Lenovo, since they're not quite that low-end.

Submission + - Building a new spy-proof Internet - the Edge Net->

pieterh writes: The Edge Net lives safely at the edge of the Internet, on our smart phones. It uses mobile WiFi hotspots to create "cells" for exchanging news and content. Cells talk to cells, asynchronously, covering neighborhoods, and cities. The Edge Net doesn't exist yet. This project is about building it. The fundraiser project raised $1,700 in its first day.
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Comment Re:How many knew that it was a global release? (Score 5, Informative) 443

I'm from the Netherlands and I did not know it aired on a public channel on the same day as in the US. I can't find any information about it either. All I know it airs on a premium channel 5 days after the US release, which is still not bad!

Comment Re:Not Upgradeable? (Score 1) 464

That's not really what workstation users do. They happily pay Apple, HP, Dell or whomever a premium to get a combination of hardware that's guaranteed to work. People that put things like cheap consumer SSD's in workstations get the short end of the stick in the end.

"The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected." -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972

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