It would nice to be able to have a realistic alternative to Apple and Google. Unfortunately, signs are that Ubuntu will stand with them rather than apart from them with regards to privacy intrusions.
I'm a happy owner of a FirefoxOS device (the geeksphone revolution). Privacy and Softwarefreedom wise it is unbeatable. It is my first modern smart phone so I don't really feel the pain of the apps I am (currently) missing (never had an iOS/Android). I do think that the html5 platform has an interesting future.
You have a good point, but I think it is important to understand that Windows is probably only the third most popular OS after Android and iOS at this point if we count installations where the end user has the right and ability to install new software.
However, non-jail-broken (can't I just say jailed?) iOS violates that definition.
I'd say a little less than half are below average.
Only if you keep the metric constant. Poor self judgment isn't even half the story why so many people think they are above average.
I'm an above average driver, because I take my bicycle or public transportation instead of driving (it's almost 10 years since the last time I drove a car). Being a good driver starts with picking the right vehicular for the job
As a professional developer myself, the last thing I would want is someone googling my name and seeing that I "accept bribes" or something stupid. Given how HR departments work these days, they probably wouldn't even bother going to the website to see what it's actually about, and your resume would go into the trash can without a second look.
Maybe. But maybe instead your new employer would have expectations that you find uncomfortable to fulfill.
YOu bike is you transportation it is n't a car. Stop trying to make bike riding sound as cool as driving.
Don't get me wrong, I used to be an avid bike rider, all the way up until I get my drivers liscense.
A bike is more than transportation. It's exercise/work-out and recreation/holiday activity. YMMV, but I think riding a bike is way cooler than driving a car. And yes, I have a drivers license (but only used it a few times in the last twenty years).
I wish I had a car.
My missing option is: I'm glad my car is a bicycle (yes I know this site is US centric).
And it has nothing to do with the tea party.
It has to do with the Nazi party, of which Lennart Poettering is a member of. Do not forget the horror of Pulse Audio.
Ubuntu was happy to adopt pulseaudio and still uses it. (Yes, I know I'm violating godwin's law)
I am unable to understand why any sane man would spend reading time on anything but technical manuals.
WTF are you doing on Slashdot then?