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And this is why we have sellers such as
- ZaReason—request just about any Linux distro you want, even if it's not in the drop-down field (my fave—the only OEM I've found selling systems with KDE and Xfce based distros in addition to GNOME ones)
- System76—all Ubuntu
- Dell—they finally have a desktop with Ubuntu 10.04, and there's some 9.04 & 9.10 laptops
Well, here's another question: if Random Security Expert can hack into TPB, how do we know that Some **AA Hireling hasn't done the same??
Because that'd be illegal, and the evidence inadmissible in court. TPB could even sue for that, and the employees jailed.
The other thing that needs to be accounted for is the options women have that men don't. Women see having a family or having a career as a choice. They can do one, the other, or both. Men don't get to view that as a choice. For men, they must have a career, period. If they want to also be a father, they do it after they come home from the office.
BS. If a man wants to be a stay at home dad, he absolutely can. Now, some of his friends might give him crap for it, because it's not "manly" to have your wife being the breadwinner, but your comment just reiterates that sexist assumption and perpetuates the problem.
I haven't tried with 128MB, but Etch + E17 runs dandy on a Pentium 2 with 192MB of RAM.
One exception: Gabe Parmer, GWU's new Operating Systems professor, can make confusing things like concurrency (spinlocks, semaphores, etc.) and page caches easy. After spending only one day on concurrency in his class, I got it. I overheard one student tell him that in a computer architecture class they'd spent 2 weeks on page caches without it making sense, but he'd just taught it in one day, and it made perfect sense. Such teachers are rare.
I'm a CS major, so I didn't even notice that those were CS analogies and just considered them normal ways of describing such things.
I wish this functionality was built into the OS, rather than having to do it manually (for example, a way to disallow internet access during installation) -- but at least it's doable on Android. I don't think any other phone platforms give this level of permission separation or control. I'm not so sure that app review would really fix the overall problem; it might catch the obviously-malicious phishing apps like in this story, but I bet that the app auditors' opinion on what is a privacy violation differs greatly from my own.
Maybe you're thinking of http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Rainbow, which implements http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Bitfrost, which does exactly what you're describing. It's currently in Debian ( http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/rainbow ) and Fedora ( http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=7262 ).
And he's not stepping down from Ubuntu or from the Technical Board or from the Community Council. He's just not going to be the CEO of Canonical anymore. He's still up at the top for Ubuntu. It just highlights the distinction between Canonical and Ubuntu.