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Comment: Re:It's not broken. (Score 0) 1154

by karolbe (#41265217) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?
It works for me as well (I started using it in 1998). It works fine also for my parents (both 60+ years old), they however started using it in November 2009. It is rock solid and causes a lot less troubles than Windows XP they had before. Oh, and we're all using Ubuntu (we also love Unity :).

Comment: Re:No Unity? (Score 0) 141

by karolbe (#40153199) Attached to: Fedora 17 Released
Unity is not perfect. But still it's usability is much better than original Gnome 2.x and (as I mentioned in my previous post) still better than Gnome 3.x. KDE/xfce/etc are not solutions either. Unity Dash with lenses, scopes simply rock and make work much faster and easier.

Comment: Re:Time for the Judges ruling? (Score 0) 475

You pay for the SERVICE not for the API. You could implement the same API but without the data their service is providing it would be useless...Also, Google DID NOT copyright those APIs, if you look carefully you will see that the whole API is a simple REST like webservice. There is nothing to copyright.

Comment: Re:Linux Driver State? (Score 3, Informative) 281

by karolbe (#38462962) Attached to: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Launched, Fastest GPU Tested
State of ATI/AMD drivers on Linux is rather poor, much worse than nVidia. My recommendation is to stay away from AMD GPUs if you plan to use Linux. If you are looking for more details about AMD & Linux read this article on Phoronix:

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