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Comment: Re:Perfect (Score 2) 196

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) 196

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.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir