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Comment: Re:Will it ever be the year of Linux on the Deskto (Score 1) 36

by jones_supa (#48430329) Attached to: A Brilliant Mind: SUSE's Kernel Guru Speaks
Ubuntu 6.06 was my favorite. These days it's quite buggy distro. For example, on most laptops the brightness adjustment in Unity desktop goes in multiple steps as the backlight event has multiple listeners. Why don't they take care of such a simple and obvious thing?

Comment: Re:Signs clear enough even for a layman (Score 1) 519

by jones_supa (#48417189) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Doesn't seem much different when anyone brings up X11 vs Wayland, etc. It all boils down to 'I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!11'

It's funny. Is there a single Linux component that people are eagerly waiting for in Slashdot?

Like "can't wait for this, it's going to make the Linux ecosystem so much nicer"?

I expect the next round of silly whining to start when distros begin to adopt KDE5. Will stock some popcorn for that one.

Comment: Re:As long as it fully supports Flash (Score 1) 65

but by now I assume most of the YouTube content plays through HTML 5 if one want to?

True. All clips can be watched in HTML5 now in YouTube, including live broadcasts.

I think there's still many local TV broadcast services which require Flash. For example in Finland I still need Flash to use YLE Areena, the public TV/radio broadcaster's online clip hive.

Comment: Re:As long as it fully supports Flash (Score 1) 65

As long as the 64-bit version fully supports Flash on all platforms, I'm all for it. Like it or not, you need to support Flash, 64-bit or not.

Umm...Chrome comes always with the integrated PPAPI Flash plugin. Actually it's the only way to use a modern Flash plugin under Linux. As far as I know, the crusty NPAPI Flash plugin on Linux (package flashplugin-installer in Ubuntu, for example) still gets security updates, but is otherwise stuck on some ancient version number.

Comment: Re:Wait a second, this is very interesting. (Score 1) 107

by jones_supa (#48416367) Attached to: Nokia's N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet
Yep, that's true. NSN has been doing that stuff for a long time, although it was kind of a separate company to Nokia. In the recent times (especially when the name change from Nokia Siemens Networks to Nokia Solutions and Networks happened) NSN has become part of the core Nokia.

Comment: Re:Wait a second, this is very interesting. (Score 2) 107

by jones_supa (#48415757) Attached to: Nokia's N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet

All that remains at Nokia is a skeleton of upper management

Nokia is now a network solutions company, and they are doing pretty well.

(and not even that really, most of those work for Microsoft now too. Including Nokia's CEO).

Nokia's current CEO Rajeev Suri certainly does not work for Microsoft.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Professionally packaged tools for teaching kids to Program?

Submitted by Binestar
Binestar (28861) writes "I've been doing IT consulting for years, but I'm not a programmer beyond bash scripting, perl scripts to make administration easier and batch files to make Windows easier. I recently found an online course for modding minecraft that my 9 year old daughter is really enjoying (she built a custom sword that shoots lightning). Does anyone have any recommendations on online courses that would be age appropriate and worth the investment? It's been easy to get her interested in the Minecraft modding course because as any parent with young children knows, Minecraft is kinda popular...

The course she's taking now is teaching her Eclipse and Gimp, and I'm sure there are other tools installed that they haven't had her open yet. What other venders have stuff worth introducing her to? I've started looking also at things like the Kano and Learn to Mod but as a non-programmer, I'm not really sure which are most useful for introduction and which are accomplishing what they claim vs being a waste of money/time.

Anyone have experience or suggestions to help sort this out?"

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