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Comment: It's not so bad... (Score 1) 631

by bjoswald (#44947275) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?
I hated Unity at first too. I even skipped 11.04 and 11.10 because I couldn't adjust. But when the LTS came out, I read how things have improved and decided to give it another chance. Now, I'm glad I did. Ubuntu 12.04 is my favorite release of Ubuntu. It works, it's fast, and I can get it configured the way I want in an hour or so. Sure, there's the occasional Compiz crash at first, but after updating and installing proprietary drivers, I haven't had any problems. I don't care if you use Debian, Arch, Mint, or whatever. As long as I can keep using what makes me happy, without making sacrifices to get things done, we can co-exist harmoniously, right?

Comment: Re:Nobody from Ubuntu (Score 1) 101

by bjoswald (#44868981) Attached to: The Linux Foundation Releases Annual Linux Development Report
Well yeah, and there's the fact that most people couldn't care less about the politics. I can't speak for anyone's grandparents, but I've been using Ubuntu for years - by choice - because it works, it's fast, and I like the way it looks. Why people can't accept that, I'll never know. For one reason or another, in the Linux community, if you proclaim to like a popular distro, other people take it as a personal attack or something.

Comment: The name's school, old school. (Score 1) 512

by bjoswald (#44839545) Attached to: SSD Annual Failure Rates Around 1.5%, HDDs About 5%
I don't know if mechanical HD's are considered "Amish technology" in the PC world yet, but I've been using computers since the 80s and have yet to have an HD disaster. Could be luck, could be karma, but I have no desire to switch yet. Even the typical sales pitch of "bigger, faster!" doesn't sell me like it does with GPUs.

Comment: Oh, come on (Score 1) 303

by bjoswald (#44681757) Attached to: Netflix Comes To Linux Web Browsers Via 'Pipelight'
Now this is just ridiculous. Why do they have to use such crappy plugins like Silverlight (which MS themselves are abandoning)? Why do they care how we browse their service and watch their videos, so long as we do so legally? Just make it HTML5 or some other open standard and let everyone watch without jumping through insane hoops or downloading obsolete (and potentially vulnerable) plugins.

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