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Comment Re: Jide Remix (Score 1) 82

In their modified version of android, the apps run in windows to make it a desktop experience. I have one of the 2GB models, and have found that it is pretty solid for web, email and xbmc. If someone is deep into the android ecosystem already, with a phone and maybe a tablet, and If you don't need Adobe CS or MS Office, then I suppose it makes sense.

Comment Re:Finally? Finally?? (Score 1) 135

Same for me. My computer booted to Windows95, unless you had the mystery floppy in the drive (1 of hundreds scattered about) -- Then it would boot to linux. What did I use this secret installation for? Nothing useful at the time. I just missed the unix machines I had access to in college.

Comment Re: 'There's no substitute for cubic inches' (Score 1) 345

The A380 isn't being dropped, there will be a new engine version of it launched later this year at the Dubai Air Show, with its production life extended well into the 2020s.

That is true only if someone will buy them. The order book has been flat for some time. Any new orders have been offset by cancellations.

The same economic factors that work against the 747 work against the 380.

Submission + - The data center as Docker host

jean-guy69 writes: Joyent just announced a new platform for docker deployment, where Docker containers are deployed into containers running directly on the hypervisor. They call it Triton.

They are using their own Illumos-derived distribution, SmartOS, which combines greatest features inherited from Solaris: ZFS, Zones, Dtrace, crossbow...

It run SmartOS containers and Linux containers (via ABI translation), alongside VMs (using their port of KVM), everything being encapsulated into Solaris Zones..

They claim to offer better performance by removing some virtualization layer (and because of the supposed superior performance of their SmartOS hypervisor), and better security because they use solaris Zones, crossbow network virtualization..

You can even use use Dtrace inside Linux Containers..

They implemented Docker API at the datacenter level (via their SmartDatacenter software they opensourced in 2014), the data center is seen as a single, elastic Docker host. Everything is opensource

A preview is available, on-premises or as an hosted service.

Are SmartOS and the solutions built on top of it hidden gems, wrongfully ignored because not being Linux ? A better platform to run Linux than Linux ?

Is this a breakthrough Docker-Wise ? Or an attempt of a niche-player to grab some attention ?

What are the comparable offers running on Linux ?

Comment Re:Do I understand this correctly? (Score 1) 1089

doesn't it seem odd that the 2 parties in the US are now so similar, they differ only on highly emotional polarizing topics?

It's not a bug. It's a feature.

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies... is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.

  -Carroll Quigley

Submission + - Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB ( 1

Nerval's Lobster writes: For the past ten years, developers and tech pros have made a game of comparing MySQL and PostgreSQL, with the latter seen by many as technically superior. Those who support PostgreSQL argue that its standards support and ACID compliance outweighs MySQL’s speed. But MySQL remains popular thanks to its inclusion in every Linux Web hosting package, meaning that a mind-boggling number of Web developers have used it. In a new article, developer David Bolton compares MySQL/MariaDB 5.7.6 (released March 9, 2015) with PostgreSQL 9.4.1 and thinks the latter remains superior on several fronts, including subqueries, JSON support, and better licensing and data integrity: "I think MySQL has done a great job of improving itself to keep relevant, but I have to confess to favoring PostgreSQL." Which do you prefer?

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