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Comment: Re: It looks awesome! Totally awesome! (Score 1) 84

by marsu_k (#47408217) Attached to: KDE Releases Frameworks 5
While I agree with you in general terms - this is an issue that has bugged me ever since migrating to KDE4 and apparently I'm not alone. Still waiting for a proper solution (adding another input field in settings doesn't seem to be that big of a deal, configurability is what KDE is about after all, but I'd be willing to edit a text file by hand if that's what it takes; but no progress on the issue so far).

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 193

by marsu_k (#47307355) Attached to: First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android
For MS it doesn't matter, they've money to burn. But for another manufacturer it doesn't seem like that good of a choice (as good as the platform may be) as is evident given how few new WP phones are announced that are not Lumia. I have to agree with you a bit though - I thought the original Nokia announcement was very strange. The fact that MS continues with this is bizarre.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 193

by marsu_k (#47307269) Attached to: First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android
Good for you - but I was talking about using Android as a phone platform. In order to get the Google apps (some manufacturers/users seem to value this) there are rules to follow; this is not an endorsement or criticism of Google, just a statement of fact. Also as said there's the Amazon route, also multiple other marginal Android versions such as the one FSF keeps promoting.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 193

by marsu_k (#47306863) Attached to: First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android
Well what are the alternatives for $PHONE_MANUFACTURER_THAT_IS_NOT_APPLE? iOS is not an option, WP has not managed to much traction so far (let alone Sailfish or Tizen). That leaves Android - in order to keep Google happy/get access to Google apps you have to abide by some rules, but one can also take the Amazon route.

Comment: Re:Does it have that bullshit Firefox 29 theme? (Score 1) 270

by marsu_k (#47207447) Attached to: Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

On Linux (the opensuse-kde-friendly fork, running on Arch though), I cannot say I've found 29 that different. The tabs are more rounded, yes, but other than that, the difference is quite minimal. Instead of having a menu link on the left of the tabs, it's on the right of the location/search bars - I pretty much never use it anyway, so I don't really care.

On Windows 7 it is distracting, but I never liked the Aero transparency anyway. But on KDE, a non-issue personally. If Firebug works better, I'm all for it.

Comment: Re:It true !!!! (Score 1) 711

by marsu_k (#47160153) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Given how many people got headaches from the over-the-top animations in iOS7, and (up to a point) who could have got rid of said animations by simply going into the settings (but didn't figure this out before it was pointed out to them by multiple articles online), isn't the toggle in the settings really akin to a jailbreak? The majority of users will never venture there.

Comment: Re:It true !!!! (Score 1) 711

by marsu_k (#47159495) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
I think you are either ignorant or just deliberately dim - for the benefit of the doubt, I'll guess the former category. When it comes to the vast majority of Android devices being sold, by default they can only access Google Play. Yes, there is a checkbox you can check in the settings, allowing one to install apps from wherever (when that option is selected, there is naturally a warning). As an analogy, think jailbreaking your device, only it is not such a cat-and-mouse game, the ability is there should you want it. Then one can install apps from local files or add additional app sources. But before that it is Google Play only.

Comment: Re:It true !!!! (Score 3, Insightful) 711

by marsu_k (#47159091) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Really, apart from the soundbites given by evangelicals such as Cook, how many actual pieces of malware have slipped through the Play Store? Yes, installing random software from the net can be quite harmful, I guess that is given (there have been attacks on jailbroken iPhones as well). Personally, I like to have the ability to choose (yay for HumbleBundle), but I can see the point of the walled garden. Then again, Apple App Store is no panacea, as was proven quite recently.

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