Nice summary, thanks.
This isn't the new desktop shell (Plasma2? PlasmaNext?), its basically the libs behind it, so there are no screen shots per se.
I must admit I find the new branding/naming conventions very confusing.
Wow. Just wow,
AMD supports openGL just fine, but they aren't gracefully failing sloppy programming. The Nvidia driver tends to try and make "something you probably sort of meant anyway" out of your illegal openGL instruction and AMD fails you hard with an error message. That's no reason to blame the manufacturer.
Nvidia is hewing to the following:
In computing, the robustness principle is a general design guideline for software:
Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others (often reworded as "Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept").
The principle is also known as Postel's law, after Internet pioneer Jon Postel, who wrote in an early specification of the Transmission Control Protocol
Its generally a good idea in when implementing a standard, if you want people to use it. Slavish perfectionism is the bane of developers that has killed many a project.
Interesting until you slagged off Qt. Its a superior framework and for me, vastly better than the mess that is Gtk.
I give it another play around sometime soon, but it would have to other a lot more to persuade me to migrate now
I did, easier than openstack to put together, but still very fiddly and at the time I tried it, required a min of three nodes.
Well windows has Remote Desktop (RDP), but I think that supports your point. I use xrdp for remote gui connects to my linux boxes as it performs a hell of a lot better than X, which is unusable on anything except a local LAN.
Oddly enough X gets along fine with crap remote display support.
Try proxmox (http://proxmox.com/)
debian based system - trivial to install, uses KVM and Containers, nice web based admin system. Supports clusters and High Availability out of the box.
On the other hand, ask anyone who's actually had to administer an OpenStack system how they feel about it, and the response might be a string of curse words that would make your mother blush. This is a technology (or more accurately, a loosely connected family of technologies) still very much in its infancy, and sometimes it shows.
SMB here - We virtualised all our 6 servers and multiple test pc's onto a couple of grunty boxes. We looked at the cloud, but our net is to slow and unreliable (thanks Malcom Turnball for screwing the NBN).
Looked at OpenStack - a freaking nightmare to put together. Huge chain of dependencies and general flakyness. vSphere was too expensive if you wanted clustering, vmotion, replication etc. We eventually settled on proxmox - debian based using KVM, trivially easy to install and get running. Nice admin interface and basic backup facilities.
8 months on no real regrets, so sometimes regret not going with HyperV 2012.
Disagree, I've been using kmail2 with gmail & a rackspace imap server for some time now, its been flawless. Also using the google resource to integrate my contacts and calender, reliably synced between gmail and my android phone - something kmail1 was never able to do.
And with baloo replacing nepomuk, email search finally works - far faster than kmail1 ever was, I have over a 100,000 msgs which it can full text search in seconds.
Baloo is amazing, it actually delivers what nepomuk promised. I actually use ti regularly day to day - file, email & contact searching.
Skuemorphism is where we need to go back to. It worked fine the way it way and
I was with you till you mentioned Skuemorphism, that needs to die in a fire ASAP. Poxy volume control knobs in a mouse driven UI.
Obama is far left in what world?
USA World. Its another planet altogether.