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Comment Re:That Microsoft Icon On Slashdot (Score 1) 164 164

Isn't it long past time it be updated and possibly the correct one be used?

Bill Gates hasn't worked at Microsoft in years, and really has almost no involvement with the company any longer.

You mean we need a Ballmer version of the icon with Borg implants? :-)

Comment Process explorer features (Score 1) 423 423

As for my feedback, I'd like to see more features from process explorer available. The tool provides _a lot_ for detailed information about a process:
- the tcp/ip connections the process has open.
- the libraries it has loaded
- the environment variables the process has.
- the security context of the process (think selinux)
- the strings the process contains (both image and memory)
- the threads it has open, including their starting point.
- the cpu and memory usage per process.


Oh and other nice features of it:
- killing an app by pressing delete
- a brief highlight of a row on process creation and destruction.

Could you consider some of these points? It would be yet a reason less to open a terminal, and rival `top` :-)

Comment Re:Some questions (yes rpm, but not bad anymore) (Score 1) 121 121

1) does it force the use of RPM? Some prefer DEB, or even ebuilds.

Yes, because it produces a openSUSE derivative.

Fortunately, openSUSE also comes with zypper as high level tool. It's quite like apt is a high level tool to dpkg and DEB packages.
For a comparison:

  • rpm -i <-> dpkg -i
  • zypper install <-> apt-get install

Zypper is also just as fast as apt-get. So it may not be that bad after all. :-)

Secondly the openSUSE build service allows you to search for an insane number of packages in community / addon repositories.

Comment Re:Microsoft's excuse for not updating (Score 1) 211 211

The Linux way isn't perfect either because running applications do not benefit from the update. Such an application will effectively use the old DLL until it is restarted giving a false sense of security. If an affected service is not restarted, then the computer is still at risk.

this is a realy good point, and most people seam to forget that. After running updates, you can use this command to see which processes use old library versions:

lsof | grep inode=

I'd wish linux update tools/applets would check this too...

Comment Re:I wish they would focus their energies elsewher (Score 1) 199 199

Just looked at some screenshots of KDE4. It looked like Vista.

Interestingly enough the designers of Oxygen didn't look at Vista at all, and implemented their own vision of a nice desktop style :-p

If black == vista, then yes, almost everything can look like vista..

Comment KDE release dates and 4.2.2 (Score 1) 455 455

KDE 4.2.2 will be released in a few days and still it will not contain KDevelop/Quanta/K3B.

All 4.2.x releases only contain bugfixes. They won't include new features, let alone new applications.

There are no dates given beyond KDE 4.2.2.

*kuch* ..?

Comment Re:Strategy fail (Score 1) 828 828

Just three days ago at FUDCon, I saw someone try to use KGPG on their GNOME desktop. He had localized GNOME in Dutch, and when KGPG pops up...everything was in English

And that's something this distribution could have addressed already. The package manager knows the language setting too.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)