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Comment: Re:Yes he's right (Score 1) 214

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#49282541) Attached to: The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty

Anyway, I also predict this thread will be full of wild claims about RMS many of which are flat-out untrue and demonstrably so. Because almost every thread involving RMS winds up that way.

So to start it off, you started with a wild claim of your own...

A prediction is not a claim. Its seeing the future and saying what one think will happen.

And that future are already here. So was a correct prediction too.

Comment: Re: never heard of this jMonkeyEngine (Score 1) 184

Web surfers dont agree with your 1% goal. They leave the desktop computers and use mobile computers today.
Windows is down to 55% of the net surfers. The winner is Linux.

20% of the webpages on Internet are today served to client computers running the Linux kernel.

Thats mostly because of Android. Another 20% are using an Apple operating system.

In 5 years, client computors running a Linux kernel will surf on more web pages then Windows machines.

Comment: Re:If only PJ was still running groklaw! (Score 5, Insightful) 173

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48603139) Attached to: The GPLv2 Goes To Court

Actually she tried to turn it over to someone else for a while. But the other person did not have her clarity in explaning the court document that PJ had and it was mostly her anyway.

Yes it was taking alot of her time and she did it on her spare time. So I understand why she did not had time to continue to update it.

There is a new site trying to do what PJ did - but missing her brilliance it's a very small site which not many visit:

http://grokthelaw.freeforums.net/ but anyone who wants to, is welcome to help.

Comment: Re:Dissecting != Bisecting (Score 1) 106

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48554985) Attached to: Linux 3.18 Released, Lockup Bug Still Present

Yeah, the editors of slashdot are not fluent in computer science lingo that is common within open source where one work with many different version and need to make sure regression not happen e.g. the linux kernel.

Also if editor had googled the word this statement is visible in the Wikipedia page about bisecting:

"Not to be confused with Dissection."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

Dissection is mostly known as a biological term about using an scalpel to examine plants, animals or humans.

Comment: Re:If and only if (Score 2) 652

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48459761) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Actually what happens if EU decided to make an CO2 import tax om all wares produced in countries who don't lower their CO2 levels to the same as EU ?

All countries dependent on EU would have to lower CO2 emissions too. Thus most countries in the world would do the same as EU to make sure other countries dont get trade advantages from them and also force their import goods to have a low impact CO2 footprint.

Thus everyone will be forced to do it. Just because EU is such a big and important importer of goods.

Comment: Re:In related news... (Score 2) 192

Since this is usage stats. Lets looks at client usage stats on internet:

Windows 57.12%
Linux 20.12%
Apple 18.04%
Other 4.74%

Stats are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

So yes Linux has come a long way. Windows may still own the desktop. Market share in what is though of as the PC-market (desktop/laptop/nettbook) its only 1.64% today. But in market share of the computers that are used to surf on the net, supercomputers, servers real time system there Linux are thriving.

Linux is in second place and increasing in the IT that folks use today

Comment: Re:Ok seriously though ... (Score 2) 367

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#46543943) Attached to: Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

Since the code is free you can just buy support from any IT company who offers it. You are not forced to buy it from the original manufakturer. So with Linux - you can basically get eternal support if you want it.

The truth is if Microsoft sold it off they could probably get very good payment from other companies that would love to take over support and upgrades of Windows XP.

Microsoft is killing the business to be able to force the customers to downgrade to their new operating systems.

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