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Comment Re: These companies keep giving us reasons (Score 4, Informative) 392

In certain industries, you use what the vendors are willing to provide, or you don't stay in business. If the vendor only supports Windows, you use Windows. Period.

As an example, the plant where I work relies heavily on Allen-Bradley Rockwell Software for automation and control. There is no viable alternative on a non-Windows platform, from either a practical or a regulatory perspective. Rockwell Software barely supports 64-bit Windows. They are not likely to make any effort to run on Linux, and sure as heck won't license there software for use under Wine.

Comment Re:Obviously (Score 1) 265

Of course, he was attacked by the scientific community, not the church. The other natural philosophers were the ones that lodged the complaints. Until he pissed them off theologically, he had the support of the church. And house arrest, well, gee, he got to stay in the medieval equivalent of a five-star hotel for the rest of his life. I'm sure everyone would like that kind of a sentence.

Comment Re:smartwatch (Score 4, Informative) 381

I agree. I have a Pebble, and with Bluetooth on and about 15-20 notifications a day, I get a solid week on a two hour charge. I use watchfaces that only update once a minute, and I could not be more happy with this device. With the vibration and the notifications on screen, I can deal with 90% of what I receive without ever pulling out my smartphone. The phone is always on mute, and I rarely miss anything important.

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