Without copyright someone would be able to take free software and make non-free versions of it without any requirement to also distribute the source code, which means that we would get the binaries but no practical way to modify them.
You think I am kidding?
"You could call it a "death tax," if that term hadn't been taken. Next year, Americans who die with more than five million dollars in assets will pay 40% in taxes. Americans who die on Medicaid will pay 100% of their Medicaid expenses before their heirs get one penny.
Family farm? Gone. Mom and Pop shop? Gone. Nana's house, with her snow-white picket fence around her prize-winning garden? Gone, gone, gone. "
And you jerk off socialists supprt this tyranny? Pathetic.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
The SRPMs are available on Red Hat's ftp site so I assume that it's just a matter of rebuilding them. I know that at least Scientific Linux is doing this, but I'm not sure about CentOS.
GCC 4.4 is just the system compiler. Red Hat provides supported installations of GCC 4.8 as part of what they call Red Hat Developer Toolset. It includes modern versions of the GNU stack as well as the latest version of the Eclipse development environment.
Fedora does not provide an LTS like release. Every release is maintained for 13 months, and new releases are usually released about every six months. The idea is that if you want a more long term release you should really go with Red Hat Enterprise Linux which is based on Fedora.
RHEL is a bit slow but that's a feature if you're the kind of user that wants that kind of distribution. You install it once and it will continue to work reliably for years and years. It's of course a little bit extra behind right now since the next major release is expected $REALSOON. It's likely that Fedora 19 or so will be the base for RHEL 7. They originally planned to use Fedora 18 but decided to skip that release for some reason.
They should have been off Windows XP long ago.
Indeed. But it will stay for very very long I'm afraid. Lot's of systems still runs on XP with no available migration path. They just recently upgraded the security system where I work to XP. I don't want to think about what it ran before that.
This is clearly the right time for Microsoft to completely rewamp the update system in XP; and what could possibly be better than to just remove the whole thing and import an already working package system from Debian?
Probably less bugs though.
Yes. A lot of people care about what Linus says.
Which makes git very useful since no point is special.
But I guess you're in some trouble if you used things like their issue tracker and wiki. That's not in git as far as I know.
We do, do the USA realize they will never and do not currently (despite attempts) own the world?
You do realize that TFA is about the british police?
And you're saying that this German court is not european?
The SD Association offers a formatter for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards but only for Windows and MAC. It may format a card in such a way that some devices can't use it.
Do you know if the source code is available under a free and open source license?