I disagree. Fridges haven't really been getting any better for a while, but no one claims that industry is dead. You'll have to buy new desktops because like everything else, they'll eventually stop working. And I wouldn't be so quick to say extra power will never be needed. The average computer has been fully capable of doing all tasks the average user needs to get done for a quite a few years now, but they keep getting stronger anyway. That's because you can find new things to do with that power. And of course, work computers or gaming computers can absolutely make use of extra power. Finally, companies can still work to make computers more silent or power efficient. I think there's still room. What we'ere seeing is a diversification of ways to interact with technology, which inevitably means a reduction of market share for the older products, but as long as these products are still needed, the industry will be in good shape.
I am getting shit done! Correcting people who are wrong on the internet is a noble and worthy endeavour.
I'm not sure why people are looking for a cause. It's obvious why Linux isn't number one: momentum. Windows managed to grab a dominating share of the market first, and it's going to take a lot to change that. This is true in any industry. Linux will only be #1 on desktop if the others really screw things up. Most people don't choose an OS based on their merits, they just buy a computer and use the OS it came with cause it works. There won't be a "year of the linux desktop". There might be, however, a year of the "OK this time Microsoft has really dropped the ball".
I'm always puzzled to see these kinds of posts. Do you do your work on a tablet? "Desktop is dead!" is a lame cliche the media came up with that everyone can parrot to show how "knowledgeable" they are about the industry, when a simple inspection of the facts shows desktops aren't going away any time soon. I'm writing this from a desktop, with a confortable mechanical keyboard, a good mouse and a widescreen monitor, cause that's what you need if you want to get shit done.
The problem is that most people selected would probably lack the expertise required to deal with matters of law.
That Schrier guys actually posts on NeoGAF, a gaming forum, and he complains that people won't let him live this down, even though he later apologized. The "apology" was basically one line of "ok, I shouldn't have called the artist a hormonal teenager, but..." and then he just talks about how right he is. Personally I'm glad to see people lose credibility in the long term for their clickbaiting. Games are starting to be important enough that people discuss them as art and talk about their social impact, we don't need people destroying the discussion by shouting their poorly-reasoned opinions to get more clicks.
It's honestly really nice. Usually these kinds of discussions are dominated by people loudly making appeals to emotion, but here, it's mostly reasonable comments that are visible. I'd say it also has a lot to do with the kind of people who visit this site.
Even if it weren't, you know what it means, so clearly this non-word is doing its job.
The fact that they are openly celebrating this is quite disgusting and removes any credibility they might have had. Yeah, put me in the camp of people who aren't going to cry if people stop visiting this site.
So, does Betteridge's law of headlines apply here?
Yup, the NSA is insane or stupid if they think people will trust this.
Your post makes me sad. I have been adding --ignore skype to my package manager update commands since version 4.3 requires you to have pulseaudio. I game on my machine and pulseaudio causes issues in multiple games, so I'm not about to install that. Especially since pulseaudio is such a pain when it comes to starting on its own. I'll stick with ALSA. I guess that means I'm going to have to uninstall skype. Will use the tablet until I can convince people to use another solution... So basically, damn you Microsoft for trying to force me to use pulseaudio! ALSA was doing a perfect job, not sure why they dropped support.
Yes, I should have added "proprietary" in there. Although we should still be vigilant even with open source, it's very realistic I think that they might be trying to subtly add vulnerabilities to open source software.
Good point. How can anyone trust hardware and software coming from the states? Although when it comes to software, I'm sure that the NSA's people will be quite busy with trying to find security holes into whatever the Chinese decide to go with.
Up to now, they've been banning proprietary products for the benefit of more open ones. I know that we like to show China as a country with isolationist tendencies, but I'm not sure the glove fits on this one. I don't think choosing not to get screwed by Microsoft or Apple is such a bad thing.