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Comment: Re:Do you really need to change to Linux? (Score 1) 287

by TrancePhreak (#46430015) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?

something like 70% of Windows 7 malware also runs on XP

You use that word... I don't think it means what you think it means. Also, the big fat goto fail fiasco shows you how much less secure OSX is than everyone thought. Just because it's based on something doesn't mean it hasn't been tainted by those that change it.

Comment: Re:Change (Score 1) 742

by TrancePhreak (#46318021) Attached to: "Microsoft Killed My Pappy"
Like the other poster, I coded heavily for hours on end with no such issues you mentioned. Sounds like some serious PEBKAC. I remember installing Red Hat 5 and having to reinstall often because I had screwed up a driver trying to get it to work. Linux sound systems are still a big clusterfuck even today.

Comment: Re:A few things need to happen first (Score 1) 369

by TrancePhreak (#44867453) Attached to: Gabe Newell Talks Linux As the Future of Games at LinuxCon NA
In addition to what others are adding, in my experience Visual Studio actually works. XCode and some of the others are very unpolished in the debug area. They randomly disconnect from debug target or some such. MonoDevelop randomly corrupting layouts drove me mad.

+ - Best Buy Recalls MacBook Pro Batteries-> 1

Submitted by redletterdave
redletterdave (2493036) writes "A recent line of complaints from MacBook Pro users forced big box retailer Best Buy to finally issue a recall notice for 5,100 MacBook Pro replacement batteries after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission advised customers to 'immediately stop using the recalled battery.' Both the CPSC and Best Buy received 13 individual instances of the MacBook Pro battery catching fire, with one incident resulting in 'a serious burn to a consumerâ(TM)s leg.'"
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+ - XBox One DRM-Free: A Defeat for Gamers?

Submitted by DeathToBill
DeathToBill (601486) writes "Over at Gizmodo, Kyle Wagner argues that Microsoft's u-turn on DRM is bad for gamers. "Cheaper games. Easier sharing. The end of discs. The Xbox One would have been just fine despite the chorus of haters, would have been a better system for ignoring them. Microsoft losing its nerve on this isn't just disappointing for the features we lose. It's unfortunate because it shows just how heavy an anchor we can be." Of course, whether that 'always on' system would have stayed on when XBox Two arrived isn't specified. But, really, I can't imagine Microsoft doing that..."

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