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Comment: Re:Usability is THE killer feature that Linux need (Score 1) 209

by funky_vibes (#47663325) Attached to: Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

Most people don't care if Linux has a low market share, we think it's an advantage, keep the good users in and the trash out, and it's most certainly better the less Linux resembles crap like Windows, a system that will soon be remembered only by history books.

Users are only "good" if they are qualified enough to keep software working smoothly, instead of just whining.

I don't want Joe Average (assuming he's a retard like you put it) to be filling up support forums with junk because he can't RTFM.

I'm sorry, but an OS designed for your definition of "Joe Average" is an OS that would cause a mass exodus of anyone skilled enough to work on it.
There are plenty of those, like Etch-a-sketch. Have you tried it?

Comment: Re:Usability is THE killer feature that Linux need (Score 1) 209

by funky_vibes (#47661901) Attached to: Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

1&2. GUI? A sysadmin is expected to know how to edit text files and use the console.
3. Auto-running executables by accidental click is a very bad idea. Especially for "Usability". It's configurable for more advanced users.
4. Seamless updates cannot be accomplished without killling programs that are running and running into config issues. The problem is that the program needs an update.
5. App store? so linux gets more of the shitty types of apps that phones have?
6. You are free to rename free software to your liking
7. How do you know someone wants to mount an iso? Maybe they want to record it on an optical disc? Or maybe they want to use it for a virtual machine?
8. Windows shortcuts are absolutely retarded, and should not be emulated when most *DEs already offered much better ones long before windows.
9. Ever tried typing "locate" or "find"?
I think the problem is that you are using an indexed search, which for obvious reasons won't know what's not in the index.

You do not understand the Unix philosophy, since most of your suggestions are done differently on purpose.
Learn how to work with a powerful and more secure system, or go back to your smartphone, it's probably more to your liking.

Comment: Re:Sigh. (Score 1) 91

by funky_vibes (#47661781) Attached to: Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Don't blame others for your incompetence as a teacher, nor your low skill with programming and Linux.

Many kids become programmers at the age of 4 if just given the chance and the right tools.
An old PC with Linux is great for learning, but a brand new Windows PC or an Ipad simply isn't, since they are entertainment devices, period.

Comment: One of the most environmentally sound projects (Score 1) 91

by funky_vibes (#47661755) Attached to: Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Computer hardware manufacturing is probably one of the most expensive things, environmentally speaking, in the world.

Reusing a PC, even if it uses 2000% more energy, and requires transportation across the world, is still a net benefit to our globe.

We need more of this, and less new hardware.

Comment: Yet another "usable" distro (Score 2) 209

by funky_vibes (#47646499) Attached to: Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

Let's see, the number one most common reason to create a distro is "usability" and we've already got hundreds. Red Hat, Mandrake, Suse, Ubuntu to name a few. None of them became as usable as they claim.

Maybe there's something awfully wrong with that recipe, maybe usability comes as a result of other factors, such as choice, determinism, *nix philosophy or any number of other things, which these distros clearly don't focus on.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 1) 739

by funky_vibes (#47551245) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Stroustrup has just recently said that C is obsolete.
Not that I care, C++ is his baby. But, is it in your opinion humble, to call the most popular language in existence obsolete?

"I also get upset by people needlessly sticking to C because they don't understand C++ very well. Your point?"
Case in point.
You think that people don't understand C++ if they don't prefer it for every project.

That's the core of why people dislike C++, it's not necessarily the language, it's the whole culture around it, which reeks of self-entitlement and navelgazing.

C++ may have been created as an extension of C once upon a time, but clearly people disagree on the benefits of C++ on some types of projects.
I'd say that C++ tends to kill productivity on some larger projects because people get bogged down into arguments about language details instead of getting work done. And in this case kill is an understatement, because refactoring tends to make up half of commit history.
C++ isn't helped by this hodge-podge pile of junk like stl and boost that people see as some form of standard library. Things like Qt had to come in and save C++ from early death, so things are starting to look up.

Anyhow, for low level code, C is much preferred because it doesn't hide things and that the developer culture is much more mature, often more skilled and result-oriented.

Comment: Re:Only if... (Score 1) 427

by funky_vibes (#47344297) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

You're of course correct.
But if you look at the development of phone radios.. you'll see that the handsets are getting so over the top ridiculously complex, with like 30 different frequency bands, MIMO and at least 5 topologically different radio technologies. They need those 4 core CPUs in "smart" phones just to handle radio comms.
Just try fitting all those antennas and other crap inside a watch.

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen