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Comment: Re:People still use Red Hat? (Score 4, Insightful) 231

by Rafael Jaimes III (#47205727) Attached to: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released
Comparing apples to oranges when it comes to linux distros. RHEL is for mission critical stability and especially servers where you don't want stuff changing all the time. Rolling release distros are dangerous in production environments. Especially a distro like Arch takes way too much effort to setup and maintain. Not every computer is a hobby.

Comment: Re:flame away, but... (Score 1) 516

by Rafael Jaimes III (#47148435) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015
Not true. It was also criticized for not having the same way to get into safe mode as previous versions and for having watered down BSODs. Regardless, "only interface criticism" is a pretty big one considering you can't use win8 without some apps hijacking the fullscreen or the stupid start screen hiding your desktop. For me it was easy to close stuff and shutdown with ALT+F4, but for those not as familiar with shortcuts it is pretty annoying to even shut windows 8 down. I never did find the power/restart button, I don't remember having this problem since even before windows 3.1.

Comment: Re:It will be a failure. (Score 1) 134

by Rafael Jaimes III (#47118967) Attached to: Valve's Steam Machines Delayed, Won't Be Coming In 2014

I can just stream a game to a small HTPC in my living room, or onto my tablet and have it powered by my main rig.

I think that is one of the main points of the steambox. The way I see it is that valve is expecting most gamers to have a high power windows gaming rig separate from their home theater system. The steambox will serve as an entry to the console market, and allow you to stream your entire library onto the linux steambox. Sure you could have windows on your HTPC too, it doesn't really make a difference. But windows is not exactly the best HTPC OS, it's designed for keyboard/mouse (and more recently, touchscreens) so steam wants more control over designing a better suited HTPC specific OS that can be controlled by controller or remote. Think about how XBMC looks. Do you hate that too?

Comment: Re:It would be nice... (Score 1) 55

You can have a Google-free experience with Android. Android is developed by AOSP, not Google. If you flash an AOSP ROM, it will be almost completely FOSS as long as you don't flash the Google applications on top. You can use F-droid for the majority of your FOSS application needs, and/or side-load .apks. Further, if you are against blobs, Replicant is an AOSP based alternative but with firmware blobs removed (thought the supported hardware is extremely limited).

Comment: Re:What's the difference? (Score 1) 55

What is an "Android system"? Ubuntu for phones does not run on "Android systems", that is incorrect. Ubuntu for Android was not an OS, it was a layer on top of the Android OS. Ubuntu for Phones (Ubuntu Touch) is a linux based OS that happens to run on most of the same hardware as phones that run Android. The decision makes perfect sense, in my opinion.

Comment: Re:It's spelled out isn't it? 24 months support. (Score 1) 575

by Rafael Jaimes III (#46753585) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support
I find it hilarious that every update to 8.0 is just reversing the big mistake of 8/metro more and more. After a couple of updates we'll probably have windows 7 again with 8 boot and explorer/shell enhancements, what it should have been in the first place.

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