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Comment And everything went better than expected. (Score 4, Insightful) 245

Open slashdot... see add... Microsoft releasing plugin for Firefox (huh?) open article, "oh only works on Win7"... look for reason to get angry at Microsoft... can't find any on this one, seems like a nice thing, hear a bird outside, sip my soda, nice day out.

Comment Re:Which will essentially cause nothing more than. (Score 1) 283

All you have to do is enable the non-free repositories. They've removed it from the standard install.

It will essentially cause this though:
Me to be able to run a system free of binary blobs and sourceless turds in my kernel.
More ease of troubleshooting problems with system devices.
A kernel with less licensing and freedom issues.

Comment Re:It's Hindsight (Score 2, Funny) 676

You tenderfoots and your DASHES and CLANGS... you unwittingly believe that your new tools are so sexy and shiny, giggling and chuckling with your hippo dancing jokes. These tools are an abomination and a sacrilege. REPENT! The filthy whores of Babylon such is Apple may give you honey, they may give you mead now - but in the end you will be left in sorrow, pennyless. She will take your GNU purity and defile it and you will rend your clothes and mourn when you realize the extent of your filth.

REPENT!

Comment Google Translate (Score 5, Informative) 676

"We must bear in mind that Linux is not a Russian OS and, moreover, is at the end of its life cycle."

could also be:
"We must bear in mind that Linux is not a Russian OS and, moreover, is deprecated"
"We must bear in mind that Linux is not a Russian OS and, moreover, is obsolete"
"We must bear in mind that Linux is not a Russian OS and, moreover, is old fashioned"

Does anyone have the exact translation for what the guy really meant or just a Google translation.

Also, of course it's off-the-cuff. A Microsoft guy saying nothing more than "Linux is [i]x[/i]" with nothing more to back up the statement or shed more light on it.

This is news?

Comment Re:Compiling the kernel (Score 1) 603

You call a 386 with a 1200 baud modem "well obsolete" in 1992? Most of us didn't start getting our 486's until 1992 or 1993. I was reading about 80502 Pentiums in late '93/early '94 oooohing and aaaahing at the growth of that monstrosity of an architecture...if you had a high end 486 there was no reason to upgrade to the 80501 anyway. The 386SX's and DX's were still everywhere. I didn't upgrade my 2400 to a 14.4k until '93. Connecting to BBS's and seeing others on with 1200 or 2400 modems was the norm. In fact, I'd say that a 386 with either a 1200 or a 2400 modem was the most common type of hardware amongst Intel users back in the very early 90's.

Comment Re:Stallman's answer (Score 2, Funny) 369

> As far as I can tell, the only thing that separates Richard Stallman from the bum that lives under a bridge near my home and rants
> incoherently at strangers is that Stallman has the ability to code.

You'd be surprised. I got into an argument with a bum under a bridge once about using sbcl instead of clisp. It seemed that decent multi-threading support wasn't important to him at the moment. Are you sure the incoherent ranting isn't just instruction mnemonics?

Submission + - Commodore USA Releasing Replica Commodore 64->

kwabbles writes: From the site: "Shipping in an "exact replica" of the original C64 chassis — complete with attractive beige colouring — the PC will be perfect for those who have a soft-spot for 80's computing while packing up-to-date components ... Inside will be a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Atom D525 CPU backed-up by NVIDIA's Ion 2 chipset and 4GB DDR3. The system will also include 1TB of mechanical storage, a choice of DVD or Blu-ray drives, built-in 802.11n WiFi and a six-in-one card reader." This is supposedly going to be available before the holiday season.
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