Does this mean the Google Fiber free tier will be upgraded from 5mbps to 25mbps? They were just above the line before, and now well below it. (granted, if I lived in a Google Fiber area, you would bet your ass off I'd have the gigabit connection!)
It needs a killer app... like one that shoots lasers that kills people.
"One Pop-Down RJ45 Network port" ??? Pop-down? Does that mean it isn't just a normal port you plug in, but is one of those spring loaded ports that pop out? Ya'know, the things horrible notorious for breaking?
I guess it doesn't matter. Googled the chipset, first result: "Realtek r8169 not working in CentOS" - Sounds good to me!
"Three USB 3.0 ports" - I would seriously pay MORE for more USB ports, even if they are 2.0 ports. I hate having to travel with a USB hub just because manufactures don't want to shove out more than 3 ports these days. At least desktops are better in that they generally ship with 10+ now right on the back of the motherboard, before adding the USB headers for front devices.
"802.11n WiFi (ath9k)" - Doesn't say if it is 2.4GHz only or 5GHz compatible, or if it is multi-channel or not.
So, it is a cool concept, I guess, but I think things need to be tweeked a tad to be more universally usable.
Man, I could only imagine the PayPal fees on a $1 billion transaction!
This is starting to sound a lot like Sailor Moon with the Inner vs Outer Senshi.
DD-WRT that can be installed on the 8MB flash of a desktop router has a web server... if you consider that to be "bloat", then I don't even know what sort of performance/storage requirements you're looking for!
Beta is dead, long live beta!!! oh... wait...
They DID do that, it was called Windows 8.... yyyeeeaaahhh...
Why does testing NEED to happen on the same system? Why do you need all these high end laptops just to code? How much of your budget are you sinking into this?
For my development studio, we have one single centralized VMWare server that is beefy as fuck for all of our application and database testing. We simply either remote desktop or samba/nfs share into each of our environments that we need to work in.
This keeps things clean and centralized for all of us, allows us to work from ANY machine (such as the 1.6GHz Celeron I'm using to post this right now), and not have to worry a single bit about performance on an individual machine basis. Whenever we need more resources, we simply upgrade the centralized server environment and everyone benefits, without the need to reconfigure each end users machine, or outright replace them (because who the hell has the ability to upgrade laptops these days?)
This depends on the company you work for.
I've worked in some where something as simple as a typo in spelling or grammar is classification for submitting a bug report to developers.
User Interface and User Experience should definitely be classified as bugs.
You've never typed with one hand?
This is why it is a good idea to find a solid, trusted, up to date 3rd party repository that is well managed for your OS build.
For you Debian guys and galz out there, check out DotDeb: https://www.dotdeb.org/categor...
So does Google Talk and Facebook Messenger and countless other chat systems. Way to go article. Next you'll be telling us that the NSA uses the same operating systems as hackers (OMG LINUXESSES N SHIT)
Kim who? Kim Dotcom?
DisplayPort monitor pre-infected with malware?