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Comment: Are we looking for developers or for mass adoption (Score 2) 289

by fluffernutter (#41872355) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Tries KDE, Likes It So Far
A lot of you guys are missing the point. Linux only has a chance in the long term if it gets a portion of adoption by the masses. The masses are not interested in configuration, they do go by the first thing they see, and as distasteful as it is for us all, the Apple-esque Gnome look is what they seem to be happy with. If you enjoy configuration then you have the option of wiping gnome and installing KDE on almost any distro. Everyone is happy.

Comment: What happens when Google has your memories (Score 1) 291

by fluffernutter (#41754681) Attached to: The Greatest Battle of the Personal Computing Revolution Lies Ahead
What I keep wondering is, when I put all my cherished memories into the cloud and over years I allow that collection to grow with no means of extracting it or migrating it in a useful way, what will stop the cloud from taking full advantage of the worth of those memories to me? I can't imagine why they wouldn't eventually tell me that I must pay them to be able to see the media from Christmas 2012 and that is that? I believe that is the real lurking danger here. Right now we are the kids in the school yard being offered a few free hits.

Comment: Re:oh dear, uspto..... (Score 1) 213

by fluffernutter (#41746069) Attached to: US Patent Office Invalidates Apple's "Rubber Banding" Patent
Running a government like a business is a double edged sword. Businesses aren't guided by what's good for their customers, they are guided by what those customers will pay for. You could say goodbye to money hungry efforts that benefit us all such as funding scientific research. The military would have to start wars so they could be productive, that sort of thing.

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