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Comment Re:Check your radios, folks (Score 1) 257

As a happy DD-WRT user for users, with many SO-HO routers and LANs to my name, I never buy any routers unless it shows up on the DD-WRT router support database first. To do anything less is probably a waste of time.

BTW, how is this word actually pronounced? Does is sound like rowter or rooter? /troll

Comment Re:Does this effect Flash 11 beta? (Score 2) 56

Oh man, I hate replying to my own ./ post, but *that* ./ article headline and summary are completely false. If your read all the waaaay down to the bottom of TFA, on the linked-to slashdot piece, it says "Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 would be publicly available in early October, Adobe said in a statement." So no v11 Release happened at all.

Adobe specifically states "Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android.". Hope this info helps.

Comment Re:Does this effect Flash 11 beta? (Score 1) 56

Adobe released Flash 11 yesterday, so no need to use the beta anymore; and I'm assuming the security issue was addressed or the release wouldn't be happening.

TFA specifically calls out Flash 10.3 though, not v11. Also the Flash 11 beta on Linux doesn't mention the new release at all. I am using Ubuntu and using the Flash Preferences (in System > Preferences), I am not informed of any actual new release. Maybe because I am in Europe and Adobe's CDN hasn't woken up yet? (ha ha). I clicked the Advanced tab, and then Updates > Check Now. My browser opens a page at which tells me:

You have version 11,0,1,98 installed

Actually, I have Beta 2 installed from at least a week ago, not the Sept. 21 release.

Go Adobe! Go!

Comment Re:I did the same thing. (Score 1) 835

May I point out there's Linux Mint for Debian XFCE for us to consider? It looks (and sounds) like a nice workstation OS, based on Debian testing. Arguably, the Linux Mint devs are competing head to head with Canonical, using Debian, while keeping a steady eye on Ubuntu releases.

FAQ # 2

2. Is Linux Mint switching to Debian?

No. Linux Mint is Linux Mint, it’s not based on anything per se. It provides different editions which include different upstream components. In regards to package bases and repositories, what’s happening today is that the Xfce edition of Linux Mint is switching two important things:

        It’s switching its package base from a frozen Ubuntu pool to the rolling Debian Testing branch.
        It’s switching its lightweight software selection to a more mainstream one.

Comment Re:Centimetre (Score 1) 70

At this time, only three countries - Burma, Liberia, and the US - have not adopted the International System of Units (SI, or metric system) as their official system of weights and measures. Although use of the metric system has been sanctioned by law in the US since 1866, it has been slow in displacing the American adaptation of the British Imperial System known as the US Customary System. The US is the only industrialized nation that does not mainly use the metric system in its commercial and standards activities, but there is increasing acceptance in science, medicine, government, and many sectors of industry.

Sort of off-topic I'll grant you, but ain't it an interesting factoid and source folks?

U.S. CIA World Factbook

Comment Re:I hate flash. (Score 1) 274

As a web-Dev, I must disagree. For the logos, backgrounds, textures and whatnot I am called to deal with, GIMP is perfectly adequate for the task. In fact since I work with Drupal hosted on Debian/LAMP servers, I dig on Ubuntu as the Power-Client (free!) because the OS is so similar when I work for clients (actual, paying clients).

What is not cool is having to stop work and having to ask the client paying for my time, to also fund a Photoshop purchase (even Elements which costs $/euro 100 at the local office supply store, but this takes time folks). Since Ubuntu offers GIMP along with native SSH/SFTP, (etc., etc.) I'm ready to work, and get paid.

And of course VMs run really well on a project too, and are extremely portable across hardware workstations, with excellent Developer snapshot facilities, but I digress.

Comment Re:Android pod touch (Score 1) 102

I would. But what's the Android counterpart to an iPod touch?

An option might be to use Nokia's upcoming N9 Linux phone, with Android running in a virtual machine when you really want it. The phone is supposed to come with Alien Dalvik installed (an Android VM compatibility layer). Available in a single solid block of black, blue, or pink polycarbonite with curved Gorilla glass and no buttons on the face.

What kinda excites me as a developer, besides it being linux and an upgrade to my N900 and all that, is the GUI is worked out for single-handed usage.

In the U.S. the store seems to be the best place I've seen so far to buy such unlocked phones.

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