Dr House saves the day again!
Oh crap, so this means at some point someone's going to make a "Rubuntu" too?
My friend's mother's name is Alma. I feel some good "yo mamma" jokes brewing here
The same applies in NEW Super Mario Brothers Wii. There's so many new stuff and some actions that aren't even documented, and yet it's simple enough to figure out as you play again. I borrowed a PS2 from a friend and tried out Sonic Heroes. You have to do a tutorial first which is so anoying that it put me off of the game completely. During the tutorial you barely move for 2 seconds inbetween places where you have to read instructions and do completely boring trivial stuff. I agree with the poster of this article, we should have less of that!
Maybe your mother just isn't that bright, my mother played SMB3 just fine when I was 8 years old.
You can watch videos and run 3D applications well with modern thin client systems these days. If you can't then you're running old software or crappy thin client software
Real thin clients (as with LTSP) are awesome and pretty much gives you all the benefit of thin clients and fat client combined; it even allows access to local hardware which allows you to run 3D graphics, use local sound, USB disks etc without having to do some weird protocol hacks. These days it's even aware of remote apps so if you choose to open a PDF in your web browser running as a local app you can have it open it on a remote server if you want to. If your 'thin client' is powerful enough you can also choose to run everything locally, essentially making it a fat client that just uses the network as a filesystem. This isn't particularly useful for systems like laptops, but for libraries, schools, etc that wish to minimise maintenance and support, it's awesome. Also, "thin client" doesn't imply VDI, and fat and thin client infrastructure aren't mutually exclusive, there are tons of configuration managers out there that allows you to easily keep your fat client and application servers running the way you want to. In most environments it's probably a good idea to have a mixture of both.
12 years later, and people are still confused between what Free Software, Open Source and FLOSS means. The movement seems to have had added more confusion than what they tried to solve. I wouldn't really call that much of a success. Also, the OSI haven't really done much more than set up some definitions and approve some licenses. While that in itself can be quite valuable, they seem to get a lot of credit for things they had absolutely no part of.
Someone's going to get paid to watch me fiddle with my crotch while I watch a movie!? This is the best news I've heard all week!
No way! It was TNG > VOY > TOS > DS9 > Whatever else you can find > A mash-up of Hannah Montanna, Justin Bieber and the Olson Twins > Enterprise
The Linux Terminal Server Project has for years been simplifying the task of time-sharing a Linux system by means of X terminals (including repurposed low-end PCs). Now, stgraber writes "After almost two years or work and 994 commits later made by only 14 contributors, the LTSP team is proud to announce that the Linux Terminal Server Project released LTSP 5.2 on Wednesday the 17th of February. As the LTSP team wanted this release to be some kind of a reference point in LTSP's history, LDM (LTSP Display Manager) 2.1 and LTSPfs 0.6 were released on the same day. Packages for LTSP 5.2, LDM 2.1 and LTSPfs 0.6 are already in Ubuntu Lucid and a backport for Karmic is available. For other distributions, packages should be available very soon. And the upstream code is, as always, available on Launchpad."
In the one free software company I worked for, we had a board member that I had never heard of before that sent a company-wide e-mail from a hotmail address. A lot of us weren't very impressed with that. IMHO it's best to send work related things from your company's domain name, if it's purely personal I don't think it should matter.
I'm not sure what exactly is "questioned" here? 1. If you show that you are serious about being a contributor to Ubuntu (or it's subprojects) you get more trust in the system and become an official member. All contributions, even small ones get recognised, even if you're not a member. 2. Who gets to give membership? This is well documented on the Ubuntu wiki, there are various councils who get to decide. These councils are voted in by the Ubuntu members. 3. Most other distributions, and other community projects have similar programs.
In South Africa, you can already buy an Eee PC + 3G modem and get both for free if you take out a 3G data bundle contract.