One who wants it cheap, has to pay twice, isn't it?
That's how Microsoft, and any other decent proprietary software company, creates jobs.
It has been told many times already. 768 dots may be OK for a phone. For a laptop, anything less than a 1000 is just sad news.
BSPlayer shows ads. IIRC, VLC has none.
This is a perfect example of brand blunder. No offence to the Canadian team, but a perfect brand blunder it is. It's probably not a direct equivalent of pushing a product badly mis-named for the target market, but it will eventuate in a whole lot of misunderstandings, all totally undeserved.
A little bit of linguistic research would be appropriate. OTOH, we have GIMP, and everyone is getting happily along with it...
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> I usually boot it in 20s on my virtual servers
Running stock kernels (and with a standard set of rc services) as a server os is suboptimal. You will be amazed what make nconfig can do for you.
I guess gcc *did* some ssse4.1 optimisations, then?
When source is open, it's not so much for end users to inspect it (although they very well might), but for them to rest assured that *others did*, and verified it's clean. That's the whole bloody point of any Linux distribution.
Next to nothing; it's all C++.
The java bits are entirely optional, OOo will run happily without java installed. Except for some wizards and `macros', you won't even notice or miss anything.
> NTFS still is offering features that takes several layers of software on Linux to copy..."
Kernel has XFS for some, ReiserFS for others, ext4 for the rest of us, and then some: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems. You would score a point if you cited ZFS as a FS with "some fairly advanced features", but NTFS just isn't that advanced among the rest.
> Linux had a huge chance...
Troll. Mod him bloody down someone?