Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:"What went wrong?" (Score 2) 205

1% of the desktop is a little, but it is still a huge number of computers. Also, I do not see why we should all use the same operating system, you like your windows, well use it I do not care. If you think of anything else than operating systems all this "windows is better then linux because more people use it in a specific market niche" is absolutely ridiculous. Do you think Ford Escape is better than Ferrari 458 because more people use the Ford? Well, you may be right, but I don't see how the fact that I still prefer the Ferrari annoys you.

Comment Re: Police? (Score 2) 370

Yep. My response was "FUCK NO!!", and yes they kept pestering me for months. I never gave them a damn thing.

Lucky you, they just terminated my G+ account after a couple weeks of pestering (and at the time you could not use a lot of services without G+), but now G+ is dead, and Vic Gundotra has been fired while I'm still alive and I still have my job.

Comment Re:Photoshop (Score 1) 889

[she] needs access to Quicken/QuickBooks and others tools (MS Excel) that are pretty much industry standard for her. It would be great to have those all ported to Linux,

Actually, MS Excel has already been ported to Linux, although and to be completely fair, it is a rather specialized distribution of Linux called "Android"

Comment Re:Here's the article (Score 2) 211

It's a simple, clean font.

Yes, more open source copycatting proprietary software as "hack" looks like a direct ripoff of Monaco or Menlo fonts found in OS X. How did they get past the copyright lawyers? Although I read somewhere on slashdot that fonts are not copyrightable in the US.

Menlo is based upon the Open Source font Bitstream Vera and the public domain font Deja Vu (info embedded inside the font itself).

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 747

Sometimes su is confusing, I've been using it for many years, yet it has never been clear to me which variables get passed over to the root session ans which do not, to the point that sometimes I do ssh root@localhost instead of su, just to be sure.

Comment Re:Ubuntu _is_ primarily a desktop OS... (Score 1) 167

It's almost as bloated with junk as the desktop version. I've been telling our developers to use debian over ubuntu. A base minimal container with Debian is under a 100 megs. With Ubuntu it's close to 700 megs. There's just too much stuff included by default. That means a whole bunch of things that could be potential security problems. Sure, you have to set up more in the Dockerfile since so little is included, but I consider that a feature, not a bug.

Unless you are trying to install it on a Raspberry Pi or other toyware, 600MB are not a significant amount of disk space.

Slashdot Top Deals

"One lawyer can steal more than a hundred men with guns." -- The Godfather