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Comment: Re: "there's not much to indicate difficulty" (Score 1) 278

by cbart387 (#46876529) Attached to: The Ways Programming Is Hard

That assumes that working more hours translates to more money. Our bonus "takes into account" overtime, but it is not directly for every xxx hours we get xxx more. So I may make more a t my profession, but that does not mean that monetary it will save me money if I hire someone else to do work around the house.

Now, there is probably some type of heuristic I could use to determine at what point it is not worth my time, since some jobs would take me to long or I do not have the skill, but my point is that is little more complicated than just looking at pay.

Comment: Re:God I hate that use of "free"... (Score 1) 580

by cbart387 (#40815873) Attached to: How Will Steam on GNU/Linux Affect Software Freedom?

But GPL is very much about the whole GPL ecosystem. Pieces of BSD-style licensed software work pretty well as part of GPL ecosystem, as can be seen by the multitude of such software, but a fully BSD-based ecosystem would simply not work. If it did, then Linux would not have pushed *BSD operating systems to the side lines, where hardly anybody cares about them.

My understanding is that the BSD development environment (very controlled) is what helped Linux. Why would the type of licensing hurt BSD? Do you think a BSD license wouldn't work for Linux's development environment?

Comment: Re:So you're telling me (Score 1) 308

We have that abomination at work. The poor quality of Outlook + google sync + Google is being used as a reason for explaining why Outlook is bad. At home I use Linux so I tend to be biased towards most Linux items, but Outlook's by far my favorite email / productivity client. (My wife uses Outlook to connect to Google "normally" with no problems.)

So, agreed!

Comment: when volkerding ditched Gnome out of slackware... (Score 1) 356

by deepclutch (#38965713) Attached to: Canonical Pulls Kubuntu Personnel Funding
when volkerding ditched Gnome out of slackware, where were the kde sympathizers? I know, windows ui similarity is a reason kde is loved(yet the kde fanatics still deny this!) imo, Ubuntu must be consistent with Gnome version. unity seems to me, much worse than default Gnome. look at what Gnome3 did to Gnome DE development! 3 forks as of now iirc - unity,cinnamon,mate bleah!

Comment: Where is My Gnome2? (Score 1) 204

by deepclutch (#38248686) Attached to: GNOME Shell Extensions Are Live
Gnome developers! stop using mac os now!!! we've had enough. every fcuking turd knows that Linux Gui or Desktop Environments are blatant copies of Windows or Mac! KDE = way too much windows! ya fans will definitely denyy Gnome = mac os x el copy... When WIll Linux Get a Real Desktop Environment? GNOME 2 was the closest thing. People are really settled with it. Now, they want to show us a tablet/mobile UI called Gnome3! Why? Gnome3 has problems with window manager mutter and clutter(libs). Many applications render like sh1t especially firefox,eye of gnome etc when pages gets garbled,stuck. this is in addition to the frustration of not having Gnome2.. tbh

Comment: Re:nspluginwrapper (Score 1) 272

by deepclutch (#32693880) Attached to: Adobe (Temporarily?) Kills 64-Bit Flash For Linux

Except nspluginwrapper doesn't seem to handle flash 10.1 very well. For example, don't right click on the flash test at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ Sadly nspluginwrapper's web site and subversion repository have fallen off the net.

solution is to use latest firefox 3.6.4;explained heayah: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=53036

Comment: Re:can we tag the article flamebait ? (Score 1) 520

by cbart387 (#31966158) Attached to: Best Seating Arrangement For a Team of Developers?

I guess if you have a team who are going to have lots of questions because they aren't totally clear on what they're doing, stuffing them all in a room is a good idea. A well thought out and documented project plan would alleviate a lot of those problems though. I can imagine a room with 10 developers who can shout questions to each other would create an amazingly high amount of unwanted distractions.

I like some of the other posters suggestions of having a conference room type environment where people can meet to discuss things. I'm in a cubicle environment, so I can second that having loud people (aka my boss) shouting in the room can be distracting.*

* There has been times when overhearing conversations is good. Sometimes people are discussing a procedure/bug/system that you're aware of and can help guide them. Or if they're discussing something that will effect you. Having people in offices, you lose that but I don't think the advantages out-weigh the disadvantages of a cubicle setting.

Comment: Re:Oh Noes!!!! (Score 1) 320

by cbart387 (#31936940) Attached to: Ubuntu LTS Experiences X.org Memory Leak

if you keep waiting you end up with Debian that has delays longer than Ubuntu has between (non-LTS) releases.

I guess I could try one of the non-Debian based distros but my experiences with them have all been bad, worse than anything Ubuntu ever managed to do to Debian. Unless there are really bad deal breakers, I'd rather they get it out there and start the people on and the bugs filed while upstream might still bother to fix them. But yeah, backing up and being able to roll back to the last version is very much an advantage..

It sounds like you're more familiar with Debian's stable releases. I find that Debian testing is a pretty good balance between "stability" and "newness of software". I don't know if that would be something to consider ...

Added plus: using a rolling release so once on a computer I don't have to reinstall it again.

Comment: Re:Not as much sense as you think.... (Score 1) 320

by cbart387 (#31936892) Attached to: Ubuntu LTS Experiences X.org Memory Leak

Wasn't that because that was a LTS and since they have a policy of not upgrading during releases, that the LTS would have been stuck with Firefox 2? I understand the logic in that, but I disagree with the conclusion. At that point, the LTS almost becomes like windows where you need to wait for the next patch/update before using it. It's almost like Ubuntu's release cycle is a counter-reaction to Debian's.

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