> Red Hat is really a distributor. What original products have they developed?
And how is this different from SUN? Oh, wait, SUNs OS is open-source, and, because the platform is open, it is easy enough to put Linux on.
Except Solaris isn't the same as OpenSolaris, in fact one of the biggest complaints I see from the few people still running Solaris is that they still can't get access to the source
NFS, NIS, Solaris, JAVA, OpenOffice, VirtualBox, MySQL
NFS and NIS can only be classed as open source projects if you are delusional. Yes, they dumped some code to try and make a de-facto std.
*BSD runs the BSD userland instead of the GNU userland. So it is just like linux with a worse UI.
Be fair. They have a worse kernel too.
Welcome to reality. The amount of electricity to your house is not limited
Not true, even ignoring the physical problems there's a main breaker (which you can't play with without the electric companies approval) which has a limit. But I've also never seen the electric company advertise "unlimited" electricity.
And I think network usage has to go the same way. The reason that's scary to a lot of people is because most "per-megabyte" rates are way, way too high.
That is a worry
The thing is the only thing overseas sub-contracting has to offer are lower costs. So it makes sense that the overseas companies will "optimize" everything for cost, this implies the cheapest labour you can get. This probably works "acceptably" for a level 1 call centre, not so much for knowledge workers.
By the same token, I've never seen a small
As someone who makes his living selling content through the Internet, I want people to think several times before building a tool like AdBlock.
You are speaking to the wrong people, IMO. NoScript/AdBlock/etc. are there because users want them. So you are saying "please don't do what users want, because it'll make me more money". Well, sucks to be you then.
If you really want to make a difference and see Ads be viable on the web. N years from now
It's the same with TV, 5 minutes of commercials every 10 minutes (33%) is just way too much and their real customers fought back
They recently stopped buying third party maps, and are now reportedly paying mobile providers to put their google maps app. on the phones (which they can only do because they aren't locked into the map provider duopoly). Which speaks to, a least, a significant amount of forward planning on their side.
But, yeh, brilliance is hard to measure. Some of the DNS tricks they just released, and more, I've wanted some Linux DNS software to do for at least 10 years
However, even the most jaded, cynical atheist cannot deny that organized religions have also done some amazing things for the societies in which they existed.
Yeh, I'm sure Scientology has done some good. So what? Are you suggesting we try and keep some kind of score card, we can put "imprison children and malke them slaves" on one side and "feed homeless" on the other? Not sure what we do when they "convert" a follower with those "selfless acts" though.
Of course Atheists never do any charitable works on their own, so as long as the nutjobs "help" roughly as many as they screw over, it's all good.
is every bit as ignorant and superficial as claiming that someone cannot drive because their plumbing is different than mine
That's right, I forgot that most "organised" religions fought so hard for equal rights and civil rights, oh wait...
And for anyone else who is not an economist "negative income elasticity" means "prefer cheaper, lower quality, goods".
Depends, I don't see many people using wordpad/gedit instead of MS-word/OO-writer. Features always matter, and they often matter more than speed/security/usability (all of which have their fans who ask "why can't all apps. consider X, and stop being bloated")
leaving you with a junk file
That's why the minimum recommendation for updates like that is to "write to tempfile, close, check that close is happy and then rename". Unless you can deal with someone pulling the power at any point as you update.
According to that page on that site, _minimum_ pay for a pilot is 67k (which I would put a lot of money on being BS). Of course a different page (http://www.avjobs.com/salaries-wages-pay/historical-aviation-wages.asp) says 16k-60k or 23k-250k (depending on if you are "regional" or "national"). And I assume for "average" they are using mean and not median which, from all I've heard of the industry, will make the numbers higher.
People want free, anytime they can get it. Not a good business model.
I think the PS3 "video rental" is a good counter example, I'm a happy netflix subscriber
If you then look at "buying" instead of renting, the product is a little cheaper but a lot worse -- and there are even weirdos with the price (like their "sales" which are much more arbitrary than any real shop could get away with). Plus the "instant download" feature isn't as big a hook.
I use the Amazon mp3 store all the time, I hear iTunes is doing great
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