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Comment: Re: Why an Intel Mac PC to run linux? (Score 5, Informative) 130

by sl956 (#41099461) Attached to: OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu On Apple Hardware, Benchmarked

Also I'm kinda curious: Why would spend twice as much to buy an Intel Mac PC if they're just running linux? I'd buy a regular PC for 1/2 to 2/3rd the cost.

I looked for a silent small footprint linux pc. I was unable to find one. That's why I bought a Mac Mini. It runs Linux flawlessly... and silently thanks to the fanless design and SSD.

People wanting an HD screen on a laptop might also have to buy Apple hardware even though they plan to use only Linux.

Comment: Re:Only early bugs are shallow (Score 1) 596

by sl956 (#31166106) Attached to: Are All Bugs Shallow? Questioning Linus's Law

Some bugs are so deep the open source process can't fix them.

Some bugs are so deep that they are very difficult to fix. FTFY

Search Google for "prune_one_dentry oops". [...] nobody wants to take that on.

FUD. The fix is in the work for a long time. Christoph Lameter recently (01/29/2010) submitted the 15th iteration of the patch set. Hopefuly this time no unforeseen consequences will prevent it to be merged into the official kernel. You can read about it here: http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/1/29/332

The Almighty Buck

+ - New eBay scam, without violating ebay policy

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Bert64 writes "It seems that eBay allows you to say one thing about the location of an item in the auction description, but then if the item turns out to be defective to supply a completely different address, in another country, where the item can be returned at buyer's expense. No mention of this was in the original auction listing, in the hope of fooling those who would normally not buy from a foreign seller. Details on http://www.ev4.org/ of how i was stung by this, and how it can so easily be abused by anyone to profit by ripping off unsuspecting buyers while ebay sits back and does nothing about it. So anyone can ship defective items, and then make the returns process expensive enough that people won't bother."

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly. -- G.K. Chesterton