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Comment Re:Legal practice (Score 4, Informative) 108

The decision overturned a ruling last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a Washington-based patent court, that said patent suits are fair game anywhere a defendant company's products are sold.

Are they going to actually hand down a ruling that overturns prior decisions of the lower court?

I believe the answer is yes.

Comment Re:Can't buy Adobe Animate for HTML5; must rent (Score 1) 113

Then we appear to disagree on the definition of an "open platform", and discussion will be unfruitful until this is resolved. Does it mean "one for which a free writer and reader could lawfully be created"? Or does it mean "one for which a free writer and reader already exists"? If neither, than what does it mean to you?

Comment Re:Badger? (Score 1) 113

I can't help you with your buyer's remorse.

inside GNU/Linux

Here you go, my son. Pick one and buy it.

Doing so might result in the same sort of buyer's remorse mentioned earlier because the list you cited includes the ASUS T100TA and X205TA, which scored poorly in DebianOn. Sound, suspend, and Bluetooth fail on both the T100TA and X205TA. How would I go about narrowing the list you cited to only those products that work well with GNU/Linux?

Comment Re:Can't buy Adobe Animate for HTML5; must rent (Score 1) 113

Flash is a proprietary platform using proprietary software from the vendor, Adobe.

A paid-for copy of proprietary Macromedia Flash or proprietary Adobe Flash prior to Creative Cloud can still be used without charge. This is not true of proprietary Adobe Animate in Creative Cloud.

If you don't like it, then leave it.

So how can an author leave Flash and take his old creative works with him? Which application distributed as free software do you recommend for creating HTML5 vector animations, particularly for converting old FLA source files?

Comment Re:Badger? (Score 1) 113

You mentioned buyer's remorse. I am willing to correct this by purchasing the replacement hardware that you recommend for the following requirements:

Let's say I want to buy a subnotebook computer (a laptop with a 10.1 to 11.6 inch display) to run HTML5 vector animations, GCC, and Wine applications inside GNU/Linux. (Wine requires x86 or x86-64 architecture.) I also want WLAN, Bluetooth, audio, and suspend to work. Which subnotebook computer brand is any good nowadays?

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