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Comment: Re:Perfect (Score 2) 184

by hitmark (#49351709) Attached to: GNOME 3.16 Released

In recent years the big backer of one particular variant of "Linux on the desktop" is the US military.

They seem to finally figure out that using Windows for things like cruisers are a no-go, and has adopted Linux as the replacement as they can then still shop around for hardware.

This is why we are getting all kinds of replacement for working subsystems, because they are not "secure" in the eyes of the military. Funny thing is that their enemy may well be their own troops more than anything else, as seen with Manning and Snowden.

Comment: Re:The 'primary' - define and discuss (Score 2) 184

by hitmark (#49351661) Attached to: GNOME 3.16 Released

It comes down to people not wanting to do janitorial stuff, but want the glitz and fame of making something new.

This is further compounded by the tech press fawning over changes and "new", resulting in the mentality that a project that is not introducing massive changes or new features constantly is a dead project.

This seems to be a offshot of the eternal growth mentality of Wall Street, where the moment a market segment (say Laptop computers) are not showing some quarterly growth it is all doom, gloom, and rats leaving sinking ships.

Comment: Puzzled... (Score 1) 338

by hitmark (#49211719) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

what has always puzzled me about Chrome/Chromium, is that the latter do not come as easy to handle tar-balls.

If you want to compile it you have to download special tools, then aim those at their source repo to grab a tagged branch, and then compile from that the variant you want (said repo mix Chromium and ChromiumOS as best i can tell).

Comment: Re:What is systemd exactly? (Score 1) 765

by hitmark (#49204665) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

Maybe i am old, but i kinda liked the autoexec.bat/config.sys duo. Open up two files, see exactly what the system was doing to get started. But then DOS booted fairly rapidly at the worst of times, thanks to not having a massive tree of interlocking processes that all needed to save state upon shutdown.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton