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+ - Unix Admins on Debian's systemd adoption: "The Fork is strong with this one"

Submitted by Tsolias
Tsolias (2813011) writes "It appears that systemd is still a hot topic in the Debian community. As seen earlier today, there is a new movement shaping up against the adoption of systemd for the upcoming stable release, Jessie. They claim that "systemd betrays the UNIX philosophy", it makes things more complex, thus breaking the "do one thing and do it well" principle."

Comment: Re:Mod parent up. (Score 0) 99

by Tsolias (#47304089) Attached to: Opera Releases a New Version For Linux
Do not get me wrong on this, but you say that you are using apple's products. This by itself is a *thumbsup* to those companies who like to index their users messages, spy on them and jail them into a sandbox forever, because they make a shitload of money. Google would care less if you stopped using its browser, since you are using google, google+, youtube, gmail, have several android phones over the last years and so on. I am not trying to persuade you or someone else to stop using those services, this is something that one must realize without any someone else forcing him/her. What I want to point out is that if you are waiting, in this example, a new iteration of browsers that do not abuse you and your privacy, how do you expect this to happen, when you are supporting the big companies, which buy anything or anyone else that innovates in the market.

Comment: Impressive.... (Score 1) 83

by Tsolias (#46846365) Attached to: Man Builds DIY Cellphone Using Raspberry Pi
NOT. I've seen a friend doing the same thing for his thesis(he was an undergraduate) back in 2006 were everything was more expensive(boards,controllers, various modules) and more primitive. Back then there were no IDEs for boards like arduino, you had very few libraries to work with and everything was done mostly by hand, I remember him building some of the circuits too(custom pcb with components like the gsm module), as some module were to expensive or had a strange shape and couldn't feet with the rest of the components.

Comment: Re:Original iPads Work Well ... (Score 1) 386

by Tsolias (#46832427) Attached to: iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

(size, speed, limited to iOS 5, etc.)

Are there minimum requirements to connect to facebook/twitter or read e-mails? did those sites drop support for older OSes. Does facebook still load on my windows XP machine with an old Athlon? how do I get that etc? Does apple sell it? Most people need a bigger screen and a faster tablet, you can't wait the f*ing game to load when your average dumping time is round to 10 mins. You either have to get a faster machine or stay in the toilet a lot longer. but anyways, you can always get those z196 IBM enterprise servers, they are bigger, faster and they are shipped unlocked, you can even install linux.

+ - PC-BSD Is Developing Its Own Qt Desktop Environment->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "PC-BSD is developing its own desktop environment for the FreeBSD-based distribution. The new desktop is Lumina and it aims to compete with GNOME/KDE, potentially become the default desktop of PC-BSD, and is written using Qt. Right now the code is in an early alpha stage and there's still Lumina applications to be developed that will complement the desktop shell. The code is hosted on GitHub for those interested in an original BSD desktop environment."
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Comment: Re:Le Sigh.... (Score 1) 272

by Tsolias (#46773409) Attached to: Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago In 1986, .... this seems like a calculator to you? "The machine had vastly more application functionality, including a number of built-in application programs, an easy to use database, a diary and an alarm clock and featured end-user programmability in the form of the successful Organiser Programming Language (OPL), a BASIC-like language which was compiled to intermediate code, in contrast to the interpreters which were commonly available for other consumer computers of the time. More advanced users could reach into the system machine code routines either via direct machine code, or via calls from OPL, and could manipulate the built-in address database as well as create their own." also the apple thing came out in 1993, while Organiser 2 came out in 1986, that apple things was not even being *developed* until the next year.

Comment: Re:Binary drivers (Score 2) 47

by Tsolias (#46691719) Attached to: Qualcomm Announces Next-Gen Snapdragon 808 and 810 SoCs
Well, since you cannot pick the gpu and since qualcomm couples those CPU with their Adreno (scrambled letters from "Radeon") GPUs I think it is a valid question, because it is possible that a dev-boards might use those cpus/gpus or it will be helpfull for the guys at AOSP to have an oss stack.

Comment: Re:I don't think so (Score 2) 153

by Tsolias (#46098533) Attached to: Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked
Being one of the top of anything can help you become the top of something else. Do you know what you need to make good sw? good programmers. Do you know what you need to get them? money. Does Samsung have money? Yes. So, can Samsung be a company with good software, if its CEO wants it? Yes. Does the hw business help you make good sw? Yes. Do you know how? OFC, you have your own platform that sells like shit and then you can make the sw and optimize it for you own platform. Do you know any other company that does that? Yes. Apple. Apple makes good hw or sw? None of them, but both of the combined give a great result because they design both and know how to hide each ones flaws. In the end, Samsung became what it is today and it started as a fruit/vegetable vendor IIRC.

Comment: Re:Since i am a Greek... (Score 1) 324

by Tsolias (#46011519) Attached to: In Greece, 10 Months In Prison For "Blasphemous" Facebook Page
"I have been forced to pray and attend mass both during my school years and my mandatory military service." ahahahah, what a shitload of crap. first of all you can skip all of those. nobody , who is non-christian is forced by the school to go to church, you can even skip the 1 hour of the corresponding lesson ,as the school only suggests that for those 2-3 important religious occasions the school will go to church, but you can skip it and go straight to school. Secondly, you can always, even at the school and also at the army, declare that you are not a christian so you will avoid all those. The bottom line is that the religion is attached to the government, not because everybody is crazy about the religion, but because during the 400 years that the ottomans where in greece, church was one of the few things that supported people, educated children (not talking about ) and helped people to sustain their identity and language. I would like also to comment on the article. That guy, who said that he is/was unemployed by that time, he made a facebook page to make fun of people that are more religious than others. First of all, everybody has the right to believe what he/she wants and noone has the right to insult him in any way even if it's the most stupid thing that a man can make up. Secondly, if you consider yourself to have IQ greater than 50, you are supposed to be productive, consider your future, make your life better and so forth. For me it is completely stupid to bash other people for their weaknesses which one of them is religion. The Greek media work in a way that if you say anything against illegal immigrants, or Muslims or everybody else except Greeks and Greek reality then you are a fascist, racist and a Nazi. It's a trend actually to bash greeks and anything that involves them. What is the story really about? An immature guy, at his late 20's, who thinks that he is making his balls bigger by bashing people on facebook. Like there wasn't already enough stupidity on the internet!

Comment: Re:Plug-ins (Score 2) 208

by Tsolias (#45653481) Attached to: Firefox 26 Arrives With Click-To-Play For Java Plugins
I am using nightly many years and never had any problems. there was a problem 3-4 years ago with fast dial, but only because there was a problem into the verification from the mozilla site. the rest of my 25+ plugins work flawlessly and i am in version 29 or 28, which seems more like chrome, and chrome has a bad UI. generally speaking, 20 to 25 does not change a lot of things in the plugin api. The days were 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 were completely different and had many compatibility issues are past.

Comment: It's really hard to remember (Score 1) 538

by Tsolias (#42824597) Attached to: Deloitte: Use a Longer Password In 2013. Seriously.
ÂHumans have trouble remembering passwords with more than seven characters, and it is difficult to enter long, complex passwords into mobile devices let's say you type your current 7-char password 2 times, is it harder to remember? I guess it will be even harder to remember to type it 3 times, if 14-chars are no longer safe enough in the future.

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields