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Comment: Oh sweet sweet revenge! (Score 4, Funny) 90

After years of "this [game/service/promotion] is not available for your country" trying to listen to Pandora, to watch Hulu and to download some Xbox Live games, now it's my turn to be delighted seeing this crushing bitterness bite your souls, dear Americans! Who needs Full HD videos and customised Internet Radio when I can call my grandma for FREE? I love you Bing!

+ - Ubuntu Edge Now Most-Backed Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

Submitted by Volanin
Volanin writes: After nearly a month of its assumed happening, Ubuntu Edge has now passed the $10.2 million mark, thus making it the most pledged-to crowd-funder in history. While the Ubuntu Edge campaign is to be commended for reaching such a mammoth milestone as this, it can’t quite claim ultimate victory yet, since it's just short of making one-third of its $32 million goal with a little less than a week left. Can they do it?

Comment: Re:As Linus Said...... (Score 1) 169

by Volanin (#43930091) Attached to: One Week With GNOME 3 Classic

Have you really read to the end of the article?
Copied verbatim from Final Thoughts:

"When I started this experiment, I was expecting that it would be an interesting foray and that I’d most likely end up switching back to KDE when it was all over. I’m no longer certain that I will be doing that."

What I felt from the article is that Gnome Classic, although still rough, is definitely going in the right direction. The author even commited to keep using it, at least until next week's Red hat Summit!

I must be honest.
Gnome used to be my preferred DE.
And reading this has raised my hopes for it again!

Comment: Re:Join the party (Score 4, Insightful) 815

by Volanin (#43086687) Attached to: Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

I have a Macbook. It runs Linux exclusively. People might have diverging opinions about the price, but very few question that it's a very well engineered machine. Have you tried looking at their screens to see what OS they were running?

By the way, 10 years ago iBooks were still using PowerPC processors, and Macbooks didn't exist until 2006.

Comment: Re:I can say, after having upgraded to mountain li (Score 5, Informative) 213

by Volanin (#42911359) Attached to: WebKit As Broken As Older IE Versions?

No, it is not just him. This corruption problem with Safari is a well known problem. It appears that this problem manifests strongly in the macbook retina. There are ongoing discussions about this in many forums, including apple's own:

As reported by many testers, these problems have NOT been fixed in the soon-to-be-released 10.8.3 update, and they are still present in the Webkit nightly. If you are not experiencing such problems, the most probable reason is that you're using a non-retina display.

Comment: Re:Unity (Score 5, Informative) 273

by Volanin (#42235135) Attached to: Ubuntu 13.04 Will Allow Instant Purchasing, Right From the Dash

Current Ubuntu user here as well.
I'm all for this too... but in a ***separate*** shopping lens.

Even Stallman said so:
"[To protect users' privacy] is easy: all it takes is to have separate buttons for network searches and local searches, as earlier versions of Ubuntu did."

Goddamn, having shopping result when I am searching for local files is not only a privacy issue... it is damnright annoying.

Portables (Apple)

+ - Ask Slashdot: Good linux desktop environment for hi-def/retina displays? 1

Submitted by Volanin
Volanin writes: I have been using linux for the last 15 years both at home and at work (mostly gnome and now unity). Recently, I gave up to temptation and bought myself a macbook retina 15". As you can read around, linux still has no good support for this hardware, so I am running it inside a virtual machine. Running in scaled 1440x900 makes the linux fonts look absolutely terrible, and running in true 2880x1800 makes them beautiful, but every UI element becomes so tiny, it's unworkable. Is there a desktop environment that handles resolution independence better? Linux has had support for SVG for a long time, but gnome/unity seems adamant in defining small icon sizes and UI elements without the possibility to resize them.

Comment: Learning from fashion! (Score 4, Interesting) 198

by Volanin (#42023775) Attached to: Coffee and Intellectual Property

Although not directly related to coffee, there is a very interesting TED talk from Jojanna Blakley that touches this exact point. She compares the fashion industry, in which there are pratically no copyright law or intellectual property, to the entertainment industry where this is heavily overblown. Link:

Comment: Re:Let people code how they like (Score 1) 479

by Volanin (#41791897) Attached to: Does Coding Style Matter?

I got really curious now! I work mostly with C and GCC, and I would really like to know your technique to log the function calls, arguments and return value! I really can't think of a way of doing this without using a lot of macros, that would make the code unreadable... Would you mind giving me an insight? Thanks!


+ - New Ubuntu annouced: Raring Ringtail. Focus on mobile.->

Submitted by Volanin
Volanin writes: So what will we be up to in the next six months? We have two short cycles before we’re into the LTS, and by then we want to have the phone, tablet and TV all lined up. So I think it’s time to look at the core of Ubuntu and review it through a mobile lens: let’s measure our core platform by mobile metrics, things like battery life, number of running processes, memory footprint, and polish the rough edges that we find when we do that. The tighter we can get the core, the better we will do on laptops and the cloud, too. [...] We’ll make something wonderful, and call it the Raring Ringtail.
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Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!