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Comment: Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (Score 1) 323

Third, even most Linux distros do not explicitly encourage the use of dual-booting, and have a whole system setup including walk-throughs telling you how to do it, built right into the OS. .

Could you name just one Linux distro that does not "explicitly encourage " the use of dual-booting. It's not even clear what do you mean by that term, have you actually ever seen a message on any Linux installer that tells you its "dangerous" to load multiple operating systems on one disk. I am asking that because I've seen that laughable message during Windows XP installation. Or have you ever come across a situation where the Linux installer has failed to detect another already-installed third party OS.

This is Slashdot; please don't write down anything unless you have researched it. But yes, some fuckhead has modded you up as "Informative"; so times are changing, even Slashdot readers are not the ones like they used to be.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 502

All I can tell is that back in 1999 my Sound Blaster card hooked to Creative SBS speakers sounded way better than all my friends PCs which had built in audio. Times must have changed now, don't have the hardware now to do a comparison; but its anyway the audiophiles whom Creative is targeting here; and they do exist in large numbers, more than willing to pay the price Creative is asking for.

Comment: Re:USB DACs (Score 1) 502

And besides, back in the late 90s, even USB wasn't commonplace. I had to purchase a USB add-on PCI card that housed 2 USB ports on my Pentium II machine. With the Creative Blaster card already occupying one of the 2 PCI slots, adding the USB card left no space to add a network card to the system. It was alittle later when boards with 4 PCI slots were introduced.

Comment: Re:Slaves of Dubai (Score 2) 265

by red crab (#47421931) Attached to: Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen
How was this modded as Insightful? There's some difference, a lot of it in fact, in driving a Porsche for someone else and actually owning and driving it. This is a step backward in economic equality, but its like that in most of the parts of the world now these days, not just Dubai, so no use whining about it.

Comment: Re:see where your taxes go (Score 1) 322

by red crab (#46738795) Attached to: IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches
The linked article states that out of $30 million they have in hand, they would be paying 11.6m to M$, and the remaining 18.4m to upgrade the oldest of the PCs running XP. If they were to upgrade all 58,000 systems at once, $317 per PC will be needed on average, which equals to 18m anyway. The numbers are clearly wrong here.

Comment: Re:Seems pretty different, not a gesture (Score 1) 408

by red crab (#46691019) Attached to: Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

The iphone was also the first major phone to consist exclusively of a touch screen. Prior to that, other phones had hardware buttons to lock and unlock.

The touchscreen wasn't a novel idea anyway. No phone manufacturer ever thought of making a touchscreen based hand-held device prior to Apple as it was believed (and very correctly too) that it was inherently difficult to operate a 3.5" touch display. It was the app store that outweighed the negatives of iPhone touchscreen , and remember that Apple was already riding on the success of iPod at the time iPhone was released. iPhone clicked and other phone-makers simply followed suit; but that does not mean that touchscreens are more convenient than keypads.

Comment: Re:Still trying to wrap my head... (Score 1) 51

by red crab (#46609949) Attached to: oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine
AIX Workload Partitions and Solaris Zones already implement that concept, but its more about application mobility rather than optimal performance. It makes sense usually to have your own box when you need more control of your environment. And anyway the resources are dynamically allotted; so its unlikely that your web server box would be holding on to its 32 GB of allocated memory even when its not heavily loaded.

Comment: Re:Quality, Too (Score 1) 287

by red crab (#46158717) Attached to: Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers
So thats' more about poor aesthetics than quality. You will almost never see the quality of any electronics manufacturer going doing down as such, given the frequent advances in technology that are so freely accessible. Its very unlikely that they would be cutting cost on components to maintain their profits.

Comment: Re: More reprsentative stats please (Score 1) 390

by red crab (#46118319) Attached to: IE Drops To Single-Digit Market Share
And you are sure that your insurance company will certainly pay them when (and if) you die. The fine lines in the every policy document ensures that they (the insurance companies) keep your money in most of the cases, and part with it only after making a handsome profit. Insurance is as such might have been a good thing, is the insurance companies were honest.

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