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Comment: Re:reborn? (Score 1) 70

by jones_supa (#48196877) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand
This is true. The Microsoft deal was an emergency move when Nokia was already in deep troubles. Their biggest problem was that they really insisted to stick too long with the crusty Symbian stuff, an operating system which offered a laggy user experience, crashed all the time, and was pain for developers. It was just too easy for the competitors to stomp over them.

Comment: Re:reborn? (Score 1) 70

by jones_supa (#48196707) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand
I invented the word "reborn" there, not Slashdot editor. What comes to new Nokia, the networking business is doing OK and is feasible. Sure, it's quite different to the magnitude of the phone business, but the company is not just a dead stub which pretends to exist. And, if you take a look at the history of the company, Nokia has done very different things over the years and shapeshifted multiple times.

+ - Better free disk space monitoring?

Submitted by relliker
relliker (197112) writes "In the olden days, when monitoring a file system of a few 100 MB, we would be alerted when it topped 90% or more, with 95% a lot of times considered quite critical. Today, however, with a lot of file systems in the Terabyte range, a 90-95% full file system can still have a considerable amount of free space but we still mostly get bugged by the same alerts as in the days of yore when there really isn't a cause for immediate concern. Apart from increasing thresholds and/or starting to monitor actual free space left instead of a percentage, should it be time for monitoring systems to become a bit more intelligent by taking space usage trends and heuristics into account too and only warn about critical usage when projected thresholds are exceeded? I’d like my system to warn me with something like, “Hey!, you’ll be running out of space in a couple of months if you go on like this!” Or is this already the norm and I’m still living in a digital cave?"

+ - 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "The last emblems of Nokia are being removed from Microsoft products. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place. The name change follows a slow transition from over to Microsoft's new mobile site, and Nokia France will be the first of many countries that adopt Microsoft Lumia for its Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts. Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that other countries will follow the rebranding steps in the coming weeks. Nokia itself continues as a reborn company focusing on mapping and network infrastructure services."
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+ - More Eye Candy Coming to Windows 10

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Microsoft is expected to release a new build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview in the very near future, according to their own words. The only build so far to be released to the public is 9841 but the next iteration will likely be in the 9860 class of releases. With this new build, Microsoft has polished up the animations that give the OS a more comprehensive feel. When you open a new window, it flies out on to the screen from the icon and when you minimize it, it collapses back in to the icon on the taskbar. It is a slick animation and if you have used OS X, it is similar to the one used to collapse windows back in to the dock."

Comment: Re:Unity is rubbish. Systemd is rubbish (Score 1) 107

by jones_supa (#48186899) Attached to: Ubuntu Turns 10

Yes, there was no end to the whine, there where bugs, badly designed UI, etc.

Well, to recap, the basic arguments against GNOME2 were that it significantly reduced configurability over GNOME1, that it was bloated, and that the "Applications / Places / System" menu structure felt uncomfortable. I guess one could relatively easily dig up the large Slashdot discussions where all the complaining takes place.

Comment: Re:no, its not good thou (Score 1) 305

by jones_supa (#48184571) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

microsoft decided to log all your key strokes.

I don't think it was never proven that they specifically log keystrokes. For the W10TP they only wrote an EULA that says "all your data belongs to us".

Well, that can mean anything, but in practice, I suspect they will probably just log things like hardware profiles, performance values, app usage statistics, crash logs, things like that.