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Comment: Re:Mego is dead, Webos is dead ... (Score 1) 121

by jx100 (#37549384) Attached to: Intel Drops MeeGo

I'll admit the N900's hardware is woefully underpowered, and that's actually why I was hoping so very much for *some* sort of update; even the minor one of the n9/n950 would be appreciated.

In spite of that, I *vastly* prefer it over the Epic 4G that I currently use as my main phone, mainly because it's real Linux (and all the usual, wonderful tools that includes) instead of java-ish half-breed that barely counts as linux.

Comment: Re:I'm not so sure this is wrong anymore (Score 1) 491

by jx100 (#35070870) Attached to: New PS3 Firmware Contains Backdoor

The jailbreak of the PS3 was in response to the removal of OtherOS, not the cause of it.


removal from the PS3 slim August 2009


announcement of hacking attempts at the end of 2009, success five weeks later jan. 22, 2010

Comment: Re:Populist Revolt (Score 1) 400

by jx100 (#34601132) Attached to: Look Forward To Per-Service, Per-Page Fees

The problem goes beyond the economic here. The nature of the current internet allows it to be the last bastion of free speech. A single person can say something and with little effort have it be heard by the world. Giving the ISPs carte blanche control over what can and cannot be said over the networks that they legally own is to give them an incredible amount of censorship control, to be wielded at their whims. When you have a network of the size of a Comcast or an AT&T, a small number of companies can effectively squash an idea from being exposed to everyone but the most dedicated.

Comment: Re:Yer boned... (Score 1) 222

by jx100 (#33979532) Attached to: Open Source-Friendly Smartphones For the Small Office?

Officially-unofficially. The N900 is the testbed platform for meego, so it is definitely going to get it. You can even get the latest early builds for it right now. However, it will never have an official release supported for consumers by Nokia. You will still have community support, but it's good to be exactly aware of where Nokia will stand with the new distro.

Too much of everything is just enough. -- Bob Wier