Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Eye candy (Score 1) 208

by JackieBrown (#48923423) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

Lord, I've been waiting for Linux on the Desktop for 20 years now... installed Linux on a 486 nearly 20 years ago...

It is a great server OS, it is never going to be a widely adopted desktop OS.

Let me guess.... Linux sucks for you because it won't run Microsoft Office and other Windows applications?

Comment: Re:Go Google (Score 2) 147

by JackieBrown (#48918043) Attached to: New Google Fiber Cities Announced

I'm excited. Where I live (San Antonio) there is a choice between Grande Cable and Time Warner. Grande is incredible but only is located in a few places.

I was really sad when I moved to a home where only Time Warner was available. I'm paying a lot more for less speed and I would actually get the speed Grande offered.

Comment: Re:But does it matter any more? (Score 2) 174

by JackieBrown (#48913953) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

One of the advantages of Chrome and Firefox is that the experience is close on any platform (mobile, linux, windows) plus the syncing allows you to carry your data (bookmarks, logins, etc) over to each device.

I doubt that Microsoft will be porting their new browser to Android and we know they won't be porting it to linux.

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 3, Insightful) 420

by JackieBrown (#48877975) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

I think you might be overestimating the minimum intelligence of right wingers.

3. A right wing supporter of Scalise, who should (but still doesn't) know the result will be #1.

I think #1 and #3 are both pretty likely.

You would. A lot of closed minded people view people with opposite viewpoints as less intelligent.

Comment: Re:Rationale (Score 1) 253

by JackieBrown (#48874679) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

"Successive budget cuts by Congress are forcing the Internal Revenue Service to delay system modernization that would improve its ability to prevent fraud."
  One suspects that might have been the point.

This is crap. They are picking where to spend their money. This just shows that this is less important to the IRS than other areas.

I'd rather be led to hell than managed to heavan.