This guy. Lmde mate flies on all hardware. It's prettier than Mac or windows too, and comes with every app I need preinstalled. Plus I can rsync backups to any machine in the house. Fuck windows and Mac. They are years behind mint at this point.
I'll use it happily instead. The binary log files alone makes systemd a dead idea. The lack of being modular and doing one thing well would also make it a done deal, but I'd say that's secondary, though still high up!
How did the metro interface get in the way? With Windows 8.1.1, desktop stays in desktop. Did your wife only ever use 8.0? (if so that would explain a lot).
I find Win8.1.1 to be quite functional, usable, stable, and productive. I freely admit that 8.0 was kind of annoying unless you wanted to spend a fair amount of time tweaking and climbing a learning curve. But Win8.1.1 (without any Start8 crutches required) works pretty well.
Thinner... lighter... better screen... impressive touch and pen support... and a full PC... tons of innovation, and listening to feedback and acting on it in a very timely manner. Yeah, Microsoft, just cut that out (rolling eyes).
OSX has no touch screen, no touch capabilities at all, and no direct pen-on-screen support either. For artists that want to sketch on the go, or for students who want to take notes in classes like math where hand-writing is far superior to keyboard, the Mac Air just isn't nearly as good as the SP3. SP3 is lighter and thinner with extra capabilities, and costs about the same. The main drawbacks are the "lapability" (ugh) and keyboard quality... Air definitely wins there. I'd say a writer/blogger would be better off with an Air. But there are definitely niches where the SP3 is just a no-brainer... a great device.
More Gains for LINUX.
Obviously. (rolling eyes)
A. There is a fundamental aspect of space/time we don't understand. (Maybe there is some type of Aether?)
B. We don't understand gravity over long distances. (Maybe it has a different effect over longer distances than we are aware)
C. We are not measuring something else properly. Light, time, distance....?
This whole "dark matter" thing has been unreasonably preposterous from the word go.
All these fucking morning people.
Autonomous solar power airships are a much better idea. Navigation would be easier and you end a lot of other driving problems on the way.
I just want my phone, tablet, and i5 desktop to act as a cluster and share cycles and memory. This seems easier than most of Google's moonshots.
While the RT agenda is fairly obvious and I don't question that some of the info is skewed in some way, I find it a much more reliable outlet than CNN, MSNBC, FOX, or the plethora of other vacuous and blatantly false media outlets available here in the US.
I can find some decent reporting on the RT, and almost none of it is about Honey Boo Boo and Kim Kardashian, so.....
There's got to be some other small data centers like us who are looking for a distant location to have a few racks in. Is there currently a website or online meet up that provides a good forum for partnering with other small data centers and trading rack space/bandwidth straight across?
The same google who gives all your data to the NSA? Who's high on Slashdot today?