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+ - Eizo Brings Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Eizo has introduced an interesting new PC monitor with a square aspect ratio: the Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q is a 26.5-inch screen with 1:1 aspect ratio and an IPS panel with resolution of 1920 x 1920 pixels. "The extended vertical space is convenient for displaying large amounts of information in long windows, reducing the need for excess scrolling and providing a more efficient view of data", the firm writes. Therefore, this should be the perfect monitor for those who have wished for more vertical screen estate. The monitor also offers flicker-free (non-PWM) backlight and reduced blue light features to avoid scorching users' eyes. Additionally, a presence sensor is included, which allows to automatically lock the workstation when the user leaves."
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+ - Google Break-up Plan Emerges From Brussels

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power. The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company or through the introduction of laws to curb its reach. A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that "unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services" should be considered as a potential solution to Google's dominance. It has the backing of the parliament's two main political blocs, the European People's Party and the Socialists."

+ - Windows Kernel Version Bumped to 10.0

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "In Windows, the kernel version number is once again in sync with the product version. Build 9888 of Windows 10 Technical Preview is making the rounds in a private channel and the kernel version has indeed been bumped from 6.4 to 10.0. Version 6.x has been in use since Windows Vista. Neowin speculates that this large jump in version number is likely related to the massive overhaul of the underlying components of the OS to make it the core for all of Microsoft's products. The company is working to consolidate all of its platforms into what the company calls OneCore, which, as the name implies, will be the one core for all of the company's operating systems. We will be curious to see if this causes any software comparability issues with legacy applications."

Comment: Re:Will it ever be the year of Linux on the Deskto (Score 1) 61

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) 534

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.

Chairman of the Bored.