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Comment: Re:Dear FSF (Score 1) 1634

by weatherbug (#30934698) Attached to: iPad Is a "Huge Step Backward"
Well, then my suggestion is to buy an HP slate. It's uber shitty not because it's poorly designed, but because the OS does nothing to allow you to use it in a manner appropriate for a device that you use your finger to control. Who here has stepped up to the plate to build an open, tablet based linux OS? I thought so...

Comment: It bridges the "Digital Divide" (Score 1) 1634

by weatherbug (#30934588) Attached to: iPad Is a "Huge Step Backward"
The thing that most geeks don't take into consideration is the "Can my grandmother use this?" What good is a world of software and open systems if the person who is trying to use it, can't even figure out how to adjust the volume? Linux and Microsoft just can't seem to wrap their head around this concept. I think it's actually a huge step forward! Imagine a world of technology that is available to EVERYONE, not just us elite geekoids and those who are the right side of the digital divide! This device bridges the digital divide.
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398

Posted by timothy
from the vlc-generally-rocks dept.
plasmacutter writes "The Video Lan dev team has recently come forward with a notice that the number of active developers for the project's MacOS X releases has dropped to zero, prompting a halt in the release schedule. There is now a disturbing possibility that support for Mac will be dropped as of 1.1.0. As the most versatile and user-friendly solution for bridging the video compatibility gap between OS X and windows, this will be a terrible loss for the Mac community. There is still hope, however, if the right volunteers come forward."

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