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Comment Software freedom or "current hardware"-freedom (Score 1) 244

That guy is so bias toward maemo its not even funny. He has something against google/android but cant put his finger on it.

This article should be about some random home brew telephone running both OSes, but its not. Its about the currently available android hardware running android against the currently not available maemo hardware running maemo.

First thing, he begins his comparison with the "root or not to root" issue and says that WITH ANDROID you have to root it to get full system access, and not in maemo. Not true. You do not have to root android, you have to root the specific setup of android on .

I guess there will come maemo devices from other manufacturers then nokia, and how can THIS random blogger know THEY wont impose system access crippling.

Other then that, he has a point, but i can't tell if it's true, and if i can trust him.

Comment Re:Or yes (Score 3, Informative) 815

It's all about keeping the issues list organised and neat.
Some of your stuff wasn't related to PA, so he told you were to file them.
Some of your stuff was duplicates, so he told you were to discuss that, so he and other people could help you out, and in the long run get a more stable system released.
Some of your stuff was already fixed, so he told you that it would most likely get included in an update of the next major version of your distro.

Think about it, he might have a lot of issues he has to keep in organised. Having ONE "issue" with several unrelated problems will make it a hell to try and fix. The inconsistent flow of unrelated comments and discussions would only make it worse.

I don't think there is even one large open source project that excepts multiple problems as one "issue", and would most likely respond in a similar maner.
Some project take it even further and replying "File separate issues. Closed."

This is a "problem" with the open source community as whole, and not with Lennart (or any one else) ignoring your reports.

Comment Re:You can get spotify outside UK (Score 1) 216

I can not say its perfect, but it's ok. Minor bugs here and there. I would prefer not to install the beast that is called WINE, to have spotify running. I'd rather listen to Last.FM (prefer anyways =P).

If Spotify releases a full feature client for linux (at least x86 32bit and 64bit), i might actually start using it again.

Comment Re:Who peed in your Cheerios? (Score 1) 409

I would pee in his Cheerios, just for the thrill of hearing him rant about how useless i am and how i do not have a life, and how my shirt makes the act of peeing on his cheerios even worse, and how gay i am to pee in front of him, and.... omg, that would be so cool.

I wonder how he would be if he was drunk and did this.


Submission + - Spotify releases a linux only client library (

f0rk writes: "Spotify, a popular music streaming service, has just recently released libspotify. An official, binary-only, only for subscribers, library to "enable and inspire you to build some really cool stuff". The first release only have support for x86-32 Linux, the only major platform Spotify do not run on. It looks like the Spotify team is trying to be nice to the Linux community and hope some one will use there restricted binary-only library to write a Linux client."

Submission + - Gmail Down

f0rk writes: Gmail is down again. It gives visitors a "500 Server Error, Please try again in 30 seconds."

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