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Comment: Re:Yeah yeah whatever (Score 1) 116

by danomac (#46741305) Attached to: Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

You must be young. I still remember back when Gates was talking about making ACPI a black box (unfortunately it still is, I can see) so that no other vendors but Microsoft could use the power interface. Some companies (like Intel) are pretty good about these types of specifications. I still have an Intel desktop/workstation board on my main computer at home and it has no problems sleeping and waking up.

I have had, unfortunately, problems with some other manufacturers doing the same thing - like Asus. (By the way, this isn't strictly linux, I couldn't get Windows 7 to suspend/resume on certain model Asus boards.)

It most definitely has something to do with hardware vendors. If the auto manufacturers had it their way no DIY'ers would even be allowed to work on cars. Computers are no different.

Comment: Re:Automatically? (Score 1) 142

by danomac (#46520271) Attached to: Firefox 28 Arrives With VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls

Have you actually used portage lately? There's so many circular dependencies that it usually breaks and it can't work them out; it's up to the user to sort it out. You used to update world, then rebuild dependencies - now portage tries to do that beforehand (which takes forever) and in most cases barfs because it can't figure it out.

Comment: Re:Not as much trouble as it used to be.... (Score 1) 310

by danomac (#46455829) Attached to: Daylight Saving Time ...

As someone with a sleep disorder, I can't just arbitrarily change my sleep patterns. I am the second day in and I'm still exhausted. It can take me up to three weeks to get used to the new time. A lot of people are like that. Besides, if it didn't affect anyone, our car insurance agency would not pay to put ads on radio and TV three days before the change warning drivers to take extra caution on the week following the change (Monday and Tuesday are the worst days.)

Fuck DST.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile, the Linux community ... (Score 1) 860

by danomac (#46409679) Attached to: Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Most are missing the point that most people still using XP on old machines are on a very limited income. Windows 7 costs money. Office costs money. This is money that these people do not have.

I converted my friend's parent's old XP PC to linux. They don't notice a difference and I haven't had any calls since the conversion. They are retired and almost no income for this sort of thing.

Linux is free, at least. Another thing is most of the target audience is using XP for browsing the web and email. Linux works just fine for that.

Remember: not having money is a huge barrier for a lot of people. Those that have money will likely have upgraded already.

Never trust an operating system.