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Comment: Re:I'd suggest to recommend uninstalling windows t (Score 2) 134

by present_arms (#49100917) Attached to: Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish
Number one reason not to use Ubuntu and anything that uses SUDO in a way that it uses the same password as your username password, it's fucking stupid, kill sudo and use SU with a proper root password that's different to your user password. Ubuntu should be shamed for using sudo in such a stupid fashion.

Comment: Re:Malware? (Score 1) 230

by present_arms (#48596117) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware
windows/Linux user here, there are problems with both, however linux is just better, I use PClinuxOS as my main desktop, idiot easy to install, updates are frequent as it's a rolling distro, so I never have to reinstall. I have a separate /home partition, that's sync'd by rsync to my little machine I use for back ups, everything was found hardware wise, and yes some things go wrong, usually fixed within a day of being reported, this isn't unique to just the distro I use, but the majority of others too, regardless of init system they use. I admin both Linux and Windows machines and 9 times out of 10 if the phone rings it's a Windows issue, and that doesn't mean it's 9 Windows machines to every 1 Linux box, it's actually near half and half. Alie.

Comment: Re:When I first read this (Score 1) 230

by present_arms (#48595733) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware
You have no argument from me :) and I think others need to learn to read of what I said, but never mind, I don't own any fruity products but I know through reading that what you say is true to an extent, as to my comment above it's humourous not a troll hahaha, I swear every time I come to this site, the IQ of the average reader drops. And at least I put my name to it :P Alistair.

Comment: Re:Not really missing vinyl (Score 2, Informative) 433

by present_arms (#48595269) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand
I can, and have done since 1985 with my first Philips cd player, I have been tested to hear from 17Hz to 22Khz also medically, I can honestly tell the difference easily on say Enya orinocco flow, the one on the original release CD has bass that goes to around 18Hz the one on the "Best of" cuts off at around 25Hz and the treble is sliced too. To most that use crap mp3 players or midi HIFI 's the difference is small, but for someone who has a decent system it's like night and day.

Comment: Rolling (Score 1) 112

by present_arms (#48202283) Attached to: Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10
I use a rolling Distro (PCLinuxOS) that doesn't use the bleeding edge, all the apps are put in to "testing" and me and others test the crap out of it before it's put in to the repository proper for the ordinary folks (for want of a better phrase). this way there are a lot less issues to fix, but we still have limited testers, not the Millions Microsoft have and still have a very stable and nice working environment regardless of the DM used, KDE, Mate etc. For some reason Microsoft still haven't fixed the USB feature from 1996 ffs. (The feature is it keeps loading fucking drivers for a USB pen every time you plug the thing in to another USB port, fucking annoying, that goes for my usb DVB-T tvcard and USB Hard drives too, I mean wtf.) Glad they seem to be listening to other complaints though.

Comment: forgettiing (Score 5, Informative) 554

As the years roll by, you can't help wondering what we're actually giving up in exchange for holding the minimum system spec at a single-core 1GHz, 32-bit chip with just 1GB of RAM. The average smartphone is more powerful than this these days

They're forgetting that Vista ran like shite on those specs :) and NO smartphones are not more powerful, although they are close to atoms at similar speeds now.

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 2) 826

by present_arms (#47750509) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Everyone hates X, so lets compare this thing I don't like to X. Even thought its obviously very different from X.

The difference being is that X is the best windowing system for versatility, nothing else from anywhere is close as bad as it is. There was nothing really wrong with system V the idea of systemd in the beginning was to shave a few seconds off booting to a desktop, and us linux users hardly ever have to boot in the first place (for most, not all I admit, it's nicer to put the machine in to sleep or hibernate.).

Comment: Re:Choosing Sides (Score 5, Informative) 826

by present_arms (#47750425) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide
What system V and systemd do is initialise the OS, let me kinda explain, you turn on your pc, it loads the bootloader which in turn loads the init system, the init's systems job is to hand off certain jobs to certain programs, getty so you have cli, X so you have a nice GUI, and starts or stops services. This is a very simplistic explanation. Now it's my belief that Init should be made with separate components, for instance system V will read the scripts from /etc/rc.d and depending on those scripts depends what's loaded at boot time. Now the problem with systemd is (from what I believe) is that it's a one-stop for all, encompassing all the scripts needed, and gaining bloat (mostly not needed) at the same time. It's starting to be the "registry" of the linux world. and NO-ONE with a hint of intelligence wanted the Windows registry, let alone a clone of one.

Nothing succeeds like success. -- Alexandre Dumas