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Comment: Simple (Score 2) 557

This problem could have been easily avoided. Send iTunes users an announcement that they can go to the store and get the U2 album for free, if they want to. That's how the game stores Steam and GOG usually do these kind of things. I have not seen them chucking any items into my library against my will.

+ - Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Google has revealed that it's launching the finished 64-bit version of Chrome 39 for OS X this November, which already brought benefits in speed, security and stability on Windows. However at this point the 32-bit build for Mac will cease to exist. Just to make it clear, this decision does not apply to Windows and Linux builds, at least for now. As a side effect, 32-bit NPAPI plugins will not work on Chrome on Mac version 39 onwards. The affected hardware are only the very first x86-based Macs with Intel Core Duo processors. An interesting question remains, whether the open source version of Chrome, which is of course Chromium, could still be compiled for x86-32 on OS X."

+ - Linux distro to vampire XP install? 10

Submitted by johnpagenola
johnpagenola (601936) writes "Many people cannot upgrade Windows XP because of driver issues with old peripherals. Would it be possible for a Linux install to reuse the XP drivers sort of like Wine reuses the programs? I am envisioning a Linux install that would scan an XP install, store drivers and programs on a flash drive, wipe the hard disk and then install Linux, reusing the drivers and programs. Is this idea ridiculous?"

Comment: Re:Answer me this if you will... (Score 1) 244

by jones_supa (#47895257) Attached to: City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
All of the composited Linux desktops are also rather sluggish. I still have not heard a compelling explanation, why this is. Even a simple window minimize zoom animation gets choppy on low-end hardware. Get an Atom netbook and compare MATE/Cinnamon/GNOME/KDE/Unity (so basically any composited desktop with animations) with Windows, and the experience is worlds apart. There is something wrong with the graphics stack (compositor, X.org, kernel drivers?) which no one wants to admit. However, at the same time, a single OpenGL context (such as a game) usually runs at great performance under Linux.

Comment: Re:How does MS get away with it in the US? (Score 0) 412

by jones_supa (#47893241) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy
Are you joking? WiFi, Bluetooth and touchpad are piece of cake to get working on any new laptop, under Linux. The biggest problem under Linux is the glitchy desktop (yeah, see my sig...), not driver issues. ACPI WMI drivers for manufacturer-specific hotkeys and stuff like that are often problematic, but that's about it.

OS/2 must die!

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