All of the spitting contest "they made amazon searching the default, how dare they", "they refuse to ignore the architectural issues with X, how dare they" stuff is to be expected. It's people who aren't actually trying to implement a vision for the future whining about others who are.
Ubuntu is fighting to put Linux and open source at the heart of the device convergence wave, with a unified OS for phone/tablet/desktop; to push into enterprises, with AD integration and a cogent management alternative in Landscape; to push the open cloud mantra with OpenStack integration and robust and open juju charms.
You make bold thrusts like that, people are going to look for opportunities to thrust their toes underfoot, so they can whine about having them stepped on.
I agree with the spirit of what Ubuntu is trying, independent of whether I agree with all their choices. Let's think big, and push for great things. The alternative is a continued landscape of many small technical distros (the Gentoo and Slackwares etc. of the world) serving specific needs in their small ricepot - or larger distros (e.g. SuSE) serving as footholds for corporate interests. Not that that's particularly wrong, each case has to be weighed on its own merits - but neither is the "think big or go home" model.
After experimentation, I found that video viewing was re-enabled by back-leveling to an earlier Flash plugin version. Instructions here.
Can't try it till tonight, but hopefully that workaround is effective still. Minor edit to the instructions, I later tried the plugin version right before 184.108.40.2060 (can't recall the number) and it worked fine
It will take them time to boil the frog on the x86 front, but dollars to doughnuts, they're going to do everything they can to get as close as possible to Apple's 30% cut of all software installed. They may not get completely there on x86, because of customer-generated and enterprise software that requires complex installation - but I'll bet you any amt of money they gaze longingly in meetings at that greener pasture, and strategize on how to get there.
other than writing a few very basic scripts 99.99999% of those kids will never modify or build on the system.
FTFY (minor typo)
Wanna bet which of the learning experiences is better in the long run?
Cross-pollination in the opposite direction? Harder to see, other than the ability to run Android apps on Chrome OS (which isn't really a merging of features).
See: this discussion, for example.
So the attack would likely involve a web page employing hardware acceleration, that leaks an overflow into the i915 driver, resulting in
Calling it not reliable means that there isn't a deterministic way to establish the system state needed for the exploit to work.
Google has fixed Chrome already - and now we need to watch what gets upstreamed in the i915 driver for the next week or so.
p.s. PinkiPie da Man (or woMan, don't know gender).
Yeah, all those things probably don't matter. They probably don't play any role in exploits that work on Windows-based Chrome failing on Chrome OS. It's not more inherently secure than any other OS, riiiggghhhhhttttt
Honestly, my tongue was in my cheek, both because I hadn't refreshed lately on Azure vs. AWS usage, and because I assumed any performance study would isolate external usage as a variable. But it does appear Azure is still much less used than AWS, especially when you combine the "EC2" and "Amazon services" responses (though I'm impressed that Azure has come as far as it has in just 2 years).
And note, iCloud uses only file services, iirc, and uses both Azure and Amazon, also iirc, though I don't know the mix.
Of course, that is just a survey. Otoh, it's from Forrester, which is often accused of a bias for MS (I have no idea of the truth of that).