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Comment: Re:Hardware enablement? (Score 2) 109

by armanox (#48948145) Attached to: Dell Continues Shipping Fresh Linux Laptops
Ubuntu, like Red Hat, tries to keep the version of components the same for the life of a (LTS) release as not to risk breaking compatibility and application certification. Fedora's kernel updates can occasionally break things, and not breaking compatibility is very important for a long term release. (Compare Ubuntu LTS to RHEL or SuSE Enterprise)

Comment: Re:libressl-2.1.3 (Score 1) 96

by armanox (#48901615) Attached to: OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released
I was referencing libressl in particular on this one. MIPS Pro, when set to c99, seems to handle most code that isn't bound to GCC with some exceptions. I'm building everything 32-bit here, so I can't speak for the 64 bit quirks. I'm also using GCC 4.7 for libressl, among other things that won't build right (php-5.6 and httpd-2.4 being the big ones on that particular box, I've built a lot of things on IRIX to bring stuff up to date though).

Comment: Re:Obligatory reminder that an alternative exists (Score 1) 96

by armanox (#48896869) Attached to: OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released
Windows yes. I haven't seen anyone submit patches for OpenVMS, and I don't have an OpenVMS system to even try on. It does, however, support OS X, Net and Free BSD, HP-UX, and Solaris. I used to have it working for AIX and IRIX, but changes in the 2.1.x release have broken them for now, and I'm not sure that I'll ever get IRIX working again.

Comment: Re:libressl-2.1.3 (Score 5, Informative) 96

by armanox (#48896839) Attached to: OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released
Actually, libressl supports OS X and HP-UX as well. Some groundwork is in place for supporting AIX and IRIX (I no longer have access to AIX to continue porting, and I'm not sure IRIX will ever work right). If you really wanted it to work with MSVC, you could write, test, and propose the patches to make it work. I'm all for eliminating GCCisms (the areas I've been poking at the code I'm not trying to eliminate GCCisms, not my priority).

Comment: Re:Crusty Hardware (Score 3, Insightful) 189

by armanox (#48876819) Attached to: User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux
Apple and Microsoft are far behind in terms of support from what I see.

SGI IRIX 6.5: 1998-2014
Solaris 10: 2005-2021
Solaris 11: 2011-2024
If I want long term support, I know I'm not going for a Windows systems or a Linux box. Know where to go for it (I'm sure that IBM and HP have some long lifecycles too....but I'm less versed in AIX, i, HP-UX, and OpenVMS)

Comment: Re:a better question (Score 1) 592

by armanox (#48847457) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?
There are some things I really like about the Precisions. I have a M4500 for myself and a M4700 at work. The Quadro graphics is a nice touch. But none of mine are anywhere near as light as the MBP (haven't touched any of the M6xxx yet, we have some M3800s that are pretty lightweight). The main thing I like about my Precisions over the MacBooks (especially the retina based) is that I can easily replace components. It's a shame that I actually like OS X much better then Windows (or Linux, with the political mess it is becoming).

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