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Comment: Bribery and corruption (Score 5, Interesting) 579

by Ynot_82 (#47699221) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

From arstechnica

Microsoft announced last year that it was moving its German headquarters to Munich. This move is planned to take place in 2016. While Reiter was involved in the deal that precipitated the move and describes himself as a "Microsoft fan," he says the criticism of LiMux is unrelated.

Limux is a project which, up until 3 days ago, has been widely reported as successful. It's been going on for 10 years for god's sake.
Now, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it's a failure - according to one politician.

This is a single politician in the german government trying to derail the project for personal gain.

Comment: Great Magazine, But... (Score 2) 56

by Ynot_82 (#47506295) Attached to: Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

Could you not do overly dramatic headlines on the front cover, please.

Last issue had "Learn to Hack" in massive yellow text.

Right in the middle of the News Corp phone hacking trial, the Snowden leaks, some police evidence tampering stories, as well as a few other computer security related things in the press at the time.

My postman avoids me now....

Just a friendly suggestion,

Comment: Re:Curse of the Linux-only gamer (Score 1) 99

by Ynot_82 (#46350919) Attached to: <em>Portal 2</em> Beta Released For Linux

I don't know, really.
I've played stuff before (point & click adventure games) where you're dropped into a world with no knowledge of anything and expected to get a certain way through before any kind of plot exposition.

and it's not like the game was silent - I had everything except the vocals.


Comment: Curse of the Linux-only gamer (Score 4, Informative) 99

by Ynot_82 (#46350731) Attached to: <em>Portal 2</em> Beta Released For Linux

I have to say, I loved Portal 1
So when Portal 2 was released in beta for Linux, I downloaded and played it immediately.

Having not played it before (last time I used windows was 1998)
I had no idea what the game should have been like.

Portal 1 was fairly sparse on the dialog front
"We regret to inform you that.....eeee...." lights flicker
So I didn't think much of it when Portal 2 was light on dialog

Played through to chapter 4 before I realised that there haven't been any dialog
Bug report here (no apparently fixed)

The curse of the Linux-only gamer....

Ps. I've enjoyed the game so far, even sans vocals

Comment: Re:License needed only for specific things (Score 5, Insightful) 118

by Ynot_82 (#46257175) Attached to: Why Do You Need License From Canonical To Create Derivatives?

It sounds like Canonical are just a bunch of a**holes.

How is this any different to what Mozilla or Redhat do?

It's brand protection.
They don't want some shody fork that's poorly designed to use their trademarked name and possibly impacting their reputation.

Billuntu - Packed with malware
Jilluntu - It wipes your disk without confirmation

Comment: Re:There's hope yet (Score 1) 165

by Ynot_82 (#45013859) Attached to: Ubuntu 13.10 Will Not Ship Mir By Default

I think the main reason comes down to binary drivers

Ok, this is at least a valid reason.

I do find it very odd, to say the least, that Canonical is being criticised though.
The criticism should be levelled at the hardware vendors who won't provide open drivers.

I just find it an odd state of affairs when a non-copyleft project (Wayland) is favoured over a copyleft project (Mir) because of proprietary drivers.

Why are we limiting ourselves because of proprietary drivers?
It's all backward.


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