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Comment Re:Sad, as a pebble owner (Score 1) 94

I'm upset by this news as well, but considering the other stories about the bottom falling out of the smart-watch market, I'm not surprised.

I backed the Pebble Time KS and I've worn it daily since I got it. I even wear it at night after the release of Pebble Health for the sleep tracking. I love it. I love the screen (Even though it's only 64-colors, it can be read in bright sun and complete darkness with the backlight). I love that it's waterproof (I've had it in pools and the ocean). I love that with my normal level of usage (over a hundred alerts per day, sometimes several hundred) I still get 4 days of use between charges. I love the few apps that I have installed on it and use them all the time.

I backed a PT2. I want the bigger screen, bigger battery, and the HRM. Its ship date has slipped, with no notice, and now the company is being bought by a company that likes to kill its purchases. I'm not happy, but I'm holding out hope that the PT2 will ship and the software will stabilize. If nothing else I'll keep using my existing watch apps, and hopefully the developer community won't dry up too quickly.

Comment Re:If I wanted Linux... (Score 1) 154

If you work with RHEL/CentOS servers, running a Fedora desktop will show you what the current/next version of those server distros will look like and give you more insight into their inner workings. Their underpinnings are the same, their os-level services are the same (Though versions may be different). And DEBs and RPMs are basically the same effort-wise anymore for end-users, Fedora COPRs are equivalent to Debian PPAs. And in my opinion, RPMs are easier to build.

Comment Re:How does Fedora compare to Ubuntu? (Score 4, Informative) 154

Fedora is usually one or two releases ahead of Ubuntu. Fedora is usually quick to fix issues with their shipped software and doesn't necessarily wait for the next distro release to release a new version of a specific package or to add new packages. Fedora ships with (usually, depending on release schedules) the latest versions of GNOME and GNOME software.

Ubuntu supports some things that Fedora can't/won't because of patents/copyright. Ubuntu is Debian-based, so if you're more familiar with that family of distros, you'll be more comfortable in Ubuntu.

Comment Re:success (Score 1) 326

An hour a day?!? I beg to differ! I cite CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC News, and all other 24/7 news channels as evidence.

If it were just an hour per day (Like it was pre-Internet when people watched the 10 o'clock local news), then I think people wouldn't be as negatively focused as they are now. As it is, and especially since 9/11, everything on those channels is a "crisis" and runs on a 2- to 4-hour loop.

And that's without even blinking at Social Media where Trending Stories feature prominently and everyone is trying to "go viral".

Comment Re:Moving faster? (Score 1) 95

The way Linus runs the kernel version numbers, yes, they are moving faster than they used to. It used to be that he would work on 2.x.y, then y+1 and so on. Now he works on 4.x and eventually they proclaim one to be "LTS" (in this case 3.10) and another trusted lieutenant maintains that tree for a while, and Linus works on 4.x+1.

And especially with the way Red Hat prefers stable kernels, they always track LTS, regardless of what Linus is working on.

Comment Re:Smartphone size? (Score 1) 536

Because it sucked when Nokia phones had a 2.5mm jack and you needed an adapter and it still sucks today.

I had to have a couple of those phones and jumped at the first chance I had to get a phone with a normal 3.5mm jack. I refuse to go backwards now. I won't buy a phone without a 3.5mm jack, or a MicroSD slot. Thinness be damned. I even use Bluetooth quite a bit, but when I absolutely, positively have to have a long conference call with someone, I use a wired headset so it doesn't die on me in the middle of a conversation because I forgot to charge the thing last night. And the sound quality is generally better, I've been told by multiple sources.

Comment Re:Having run some CentOS 7 boxen... (Score 1) 293

Wait, wait, wait. So many people in this thread are saying systemd is taking over existing userspace utilities in undocumented and unremovable ways, but you can REMOVE firewalld and still use the old way (iptables) and the system doesn't melt down??? Then what are these people bitching about other than to read their own text?

Comment Re: Don't forget about SeaFile (Score 1) 82

All modern filesystems (Even NTFS) handles symlinks. If mobile is the issue, then treat links like their target type (file or directory), like everyone else has since the inception of links.

At least give us (users) the option to ignore links or treat them like normal (maybe with a warning about it not working on mobile or whatever platform is giving you heartburn).

Comment Re:SeaFile vs Ownclowd (tried both) (Score 1) 82

Speed sure, but features?

I looked at SeaFile's website but their feature set seems to be entirely about file sync. That's all well and good, but my crew primarily uses ownCloud to do contact, task, and calendar sharing, doc editing (sometimes), and gallery/picture sharing. All plugins. It is kinda a shame about the markdown support not working in Notes though.

And it's pretty fast if you've tuned the webserver properly.

Comment Re:What's it for in Windows/VMWare environment? (Score 1) 50

Since you're a Windows user/admin, Docker will do nothing for you. It is Linux Containers with additional development. It's not a full virtual machine, it's a virtual userspace running on top of a Linux kernel. It allows you to virtualize your Linux-based application (Even requiring other virtual containers so you always know what version of XYZ you're running), but it won't do anything for Windows.

Comment Re:Because Reasons (Score 1) 471

Same here. I've been using this in Firefox FOREVER. Turning that feature on and installing AdBlock are the first two things I do on a new Firefox install. I have Firefox running for days or weeks without issue (Only issue is when having too many Javascript-heavy tabs open and the whole process bloats up to over 1GB then starts chugging).

Crashing multiple times per day my ass! The only crashes related to this is when some site I've never been to before bombards me with so many cookie requests that the popups window order gets confused and I can't click on the right one anymore. In that case, a restart of Firefox (Since I've already blocked at least a few of those cookies) keeps it from happening again on that site.

I'd be interested in any way to fix this bullshit as well.

Comment Linux Fo' Life (Score 1) 136

Yeah, the subject line is kinda a joke...

I came up through DOS, then DESQview, then DESQview/X. In the early '90's, I was big into the local BBS scene, and as the Internet exploded into public consciousness a few years later, I got a dial-up ISP account so my BBS could download network packets from my e-mail inbox at night (It was much cheaper than long-distance charges and most of the big networks were switching to it). A friend of mine who was dating a SysOp at my ISP hooked me up with a .tcshrc file that mapped all my muscle-memory DOS commands to their FreeBSD (The ISP's UNIX of choice) equivalents.

One the largest local BBS, there was a message board talking about UNIX and some people started talking about this UNIX that you could install on your own hardware, called Linux. I was intrigued, since my time on the shell machine at my ISP felt a lot like the DOS environments that I was very familiar with, but with moar power !

So I went to a local bookstore (I can't even remember what one anymore) and bought a huge tome on Linux that came with a Slackware CD mounted to the inside back cover. I used existing software to shrink my DOS partitions, and installed my first Linux. I don't remember the version of Slackware, but it was kernel 1.2.13. A few months after that, on the same local BBS, people were talking about another Linux variant that came with "a package manager". After I began to understand the benefits of packages, I sent Red Hat money and they sent me a 4-CD set of Red Hat (Not Enterprise) Linux 3.0.3. I saved my custom rc files, steamrolled the system and installed Red Hat.

I kept running my BBS until the end of that era. I switched from DOS/DESQview to Linux/DosEMU so I didn't have to keep booting into an OS that felt increasingly archaic. I even helped with a porting project for the BBS software that I ran until interest in that dried up too. I still occasionally get hits on my web server looking for it. I think they're mostly bots now though.

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