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Submission + - Fedora Core Set to Be Reborn (eweek.com)

darthcamaro writes: At the first ever Fedora Flock conference this past weekend a proposal was put forward by developer Mat Miller, to re-architect Fedora with a core distribution, surrounded by layers of additional functionality for desktop, server and cloud. It's a proposal that Fedora Project Leader Robyn Bergeron is interested in too.

"How can we make Fedora be something that is modular enough to fit into all those different environments (device, desktop, server & cloud) , while still acknowledging that a one-size-fits-all approach isn't something that draws people into the project?" Bergeron said. "People want something that is specifically for them." -


Comment Re:"Killer whale" (Score 1) 395

[citation needed].

Cetacea derives from the Latin for 'whale'. Its extant 2 branches are called "toothed whales" and "baleen whales", i.e. each branch is a class of whale and the encompassing order is therefore 'whales', so far as any living animal is concerned. Dolphins and porpoises come under "toothed whales", and are thus whales.

Comment Re: Almost all students of orca believe... (Score 2) 395

Cetacea is the order of *whales*. "Cetacea" derives from the greek for whale! So if porpoises and dolphins are cetacea, they are whales.

There are 2 branches within the order of whales, the toothed whales and the baleen whales. Toothed whales include porpoises, dolphins, etc. The baleen whales are the filter feeders, with baleen combs instead of teeth, such as the right whale, blue whale, humpback, etc.

Comment Re:We did it! (Score 1) 305

That was how it ended up for Firewire - its higher-bandwidth meant it was still useful for niche applications. However, Firewire was developed to do the same job as USB - general purpose, serial, packetised bus for peripherals. The reason it failed was because Apple wanted a royalty on every implementation.

Comment Re:We did it! (Score 1) 305

That's not at all my memory. Intel were including USB on motherboards, and so the ports were very prevalent. You're right there few peripherals initially, because Windows didn't support USB until Windows 95 OSR2 (late 96), and not usefully so until OSR2.1 (late 97). Apple were pushing their Firewire instead. USB featured famously in Bill Gates' launch demo of Windows 98 in April '98, when it BSODed when a USB peripheral was live-plugged in. However, USB support in '98 was otherwise pretty good.

That Apple changed course relatively quickly, and accepted USB had achieved market acceptance in a way that Firewire would not, does not change the fact that Apple before that were pushing Firewire to fill the same needs as, and *rather than*, USB, and that Apple hardware did NOT feature USB until *LONG* (2+) years after it was implemented by default on PC boards.

Comment Re:My answer (Score 1) 525

It is definitely not the case at DUB or GLA, both of which certainly handle international traffic. DUB also handles some international transfer traffic - it actually has US Immigration there that you go through /before/ boarding a US bound flight.

If it really is generally the case, then I suspect you're confused about what "European" generally means (possibly you actually mean "Schengen" area). I'm still sceptical though. Can you provide a citation? :)

Comment Re:My answer (Score 1) 525

Amen to this, security at Schiphol is getting ridiculous and annoying. They took a bottle of water off us when we transferred, even though we had bought it airside at our departing airport. The immigration control to get to the Schengen area is also annoying - long queues. The Marchaussee check-point (customs/immigration) is slow, and the dumb phony-exploding-water security check there-after is often even slower - causing further slow-down at the Marchaussee check-point. :(

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