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Comment: Re:Not really happy (Score 1) 171

by MikeBabcock (#49092541) Attached to: HTTP/2 Finalized

I appreciate your insights, but your assumption that this has something to do with being 'good for Google' is hogwash -- they already had SPDY and HTTP/2 doesn't implement everything SPDY has. I see Google being a good citizen here and joining the new standard instead of continuing to push their own protocol they obviously preferred.

Comment: Re:Linux distros (Score 1) 189

by MikeBabcock (#49075255) Attached to: Wayland 1.7.0 Marks an Important Release

That's an interestingly biased comparison.

I can repeat it for you; one side (Microsoft) has built a certain software (Windows) which has been adopted by billions of people worldwide. The other side has nothing but flamewars.

Its not true though, is it? Just because something is adopted doesn't mean its best, or even good -- it just means it was adopted at all. You see the fallacy now, right?

Microsoft didn't release Windows 8 because they thought it sucked. Same for Vista, and Windows Me. They thought they were good; and Dell, HP, Acer, etc. installed them on PCs because that's what you do, not because they were *good* but because nothing else did what was necessary at the time.

Systemd is *functional* but it has horrible problems, not the least of which is with PR and responding to bug reports which it simply denies are bugs or exist at all. Its in use because nothing else does what it does as well as it does it -- that doesn't mean it deserves praise.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten