(it is also linked in the comments of the currently linked article)
I'd love to see Skype come out with a supported, up to date version of their client for Linux first. Oh, and also, not to drop my calls as often. Et cetera.
Mustard/ gravy is a nice to have, but not very useful when the steak and potatoes aren't already on the plate.
When laying claim to a statment that "X is the most important of Y", one would expect that to be backed up my statisitics proving that point.
The only half-serious attempt that the author has made at this is in the 3rd paragraph. And even then, he is merely quoting select figures from distrowatch, without further derivation or detail, let alone an attempt to paint a balanced picture. The rest of the article is basically a listing of the various distros based off debian.
That is precisely what the title of this article should have been: "List of distros based on debian"
Instead, the author has chosen to go for the dramatic, attention grabbing headline - and has in some respects succeeded, in that as he has gotten his article slashdotted.
Nothing interesting here, don't waste your time RTFA, move on.
Here in Oz we have a choice between the current party who have a particular bent towards nanny stating but otherwise aren't too bad, the Liberal party who are no longer liberal and seem to support the idea of moving back to the 1950's
Mod parent up - (s)he's hit the nail on the head..
With elections looming around the corner, I feel more more like my vote is going to be cast as a choice made between the lesser of two evils, rather than someone I would actually want in power.
Dismal choice to have to make, I tell ya.
Wake me up when this NVIDIA's proposed solution doesn't double my electrical bill and set my computer on fire.
We'll paint it black and market to the death metal crowd.
Amiga, the astute among you have by now noticed, is no longer with us. Apple, on the other hand...
....is still turning a profit by churning out shit that no one in their right mind would want (but can't seem to stop buying)?
Closed playgrounds (that just work), DRM (that mostly stays out of the user's way), well-designed shiny shiny, and cult-like peers.
I'm not implying that Apple is the be-all and end-all of computing, but just because you don't perceive value in what they do doesn't mean that the value isn't there.
The spokeswoman said reports that a promise to introduce the filter before the next election had been shelved were incorrect.
What they are doing:
A spokeswoman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said yesterday the legislation would not be introduced next month's or the June sittings of parliament.
With parliament not sitting again until the last week of August, the laws are unlikely to be passed before the election.
Politicians say one thing and then go ahead and do another. When confronted, they'll double-speak, reframe the issue, or change the topic. Happens all the time - nothing new to politics.
But in this particular case, the gov't's packpedalling on their promises results in a good thing, so I'm not complaining.
I'm sure it was halfway decent... "But Rahinder from Apple support in Bombay told me 'I am sorry sir, but I do not know anything about returning an iPhone. Now can you please tell me how I can help you with your iTunes purchase.' I contacted Apple, didn't I?"