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Comment Wayland is the bridge to the future (Score 4, Insightful) 285

"Unseating X" is not what Wayland will do, at least not anytime soon. Even X's developers realize that X's architecture has gone a little stale given the current desktop use cases, so they are working to make X a Wayland client. X is likely not going to go away for another 10+ years at least, provided every X app ever developed gets converted into a native Wayland app... And that's a LONG time off on the horizon.

Wayland NAILED it where every attempt to replace X outright prior to it, failed miserably. Wayland is the future only because it allows X programs to run -unmodified-, while at the same time providing a new, more performant window server.

Wayland is the bridge to the future, along with X.


After 2 Years of Development, LTSP 5.2 Is Out 79

The Linux Terminal Server Project has for years been simplifying the task of time-sharing a Linux system by means of X terminals (including repurposed low-end PCs). Now, stgraber writes "After almost two years or work and 994 commits later made by only 14 contributors, the LTSP team is proud to announce that the Linux Terminal Server Project released LTSP 5.2 on Wednesday the 17th of February. As the LTSP team wanted this release to be some kind of a reference point in LTSP's history, LDM (LTSP Display Manager) 2.1 and LTSPfs 0.6 were released on the same day. Packages for LTSP 5.2, LDM 2.1 and LTSPfs 0.6 are already in Ubuntu Lucid and a backport for Karmic is available. For other distributions, packages should be available very soon. And the upstream code is, as always, available on Launchpad."

After Learning Java Syntax, What Next? 293

Niris writes "I'm currently taking a course called Advanced Java Programming, which is using the text book Absolute Java, 4th edition, by Walter Savitch. As I work at night as a security guard in the middle of nowhere, I've had enough time to read through the entire course part of the book, finish all eleven chapter quizzes, and do all of the assignments within a month, so all that's left is a group assignment that won't be ready until late April. I'm trying to figure out what else to read that's Java related aside from the usual 'This is how to create a tree. This is recursion. This is how to implement an interface and make an anonymous object,' and wanted to see what Slashdotters have to suggest. So far I'm looking at reading Beginning Algorithms, by Simon Harris and James Ross."

Comment Re:Doesn't look like they got all of them. (Score 1) 605

They threw the dirty water out with the baby, a common knee jerk reaction in such cases - they need time to sort it out, so cut'em some slack! I'll bet you all of the sites that were taken down will come back up, minus the libelous content.

You don't want me claiming you're a transsexual on my website, do you, along with other content protecting the rights of transsexuals (unless of course, you are..)?

Comment Re:Did the Gun Help? (Score 1) 458

So what action besides writing about something that you care about have you taken about the Rwandan genocide once u found out about it and what action will you take now that McBride is gone, to, presumably, prevent future McBrides from repeating?

I am not being facetious or mocking - but when someone says they care, which is a word that describes empathic feelings, I find that people do not do much past just saying "I care...". Eg I care to see Obama's healthcare reform get passed. Thus I call those iwe voted in office who can actually do something about the bill's passage, as well as donated 50 to OFA.

I love to see people care but what really moves me is when one does a bit more than just expressing their views on a board where the impact is minimal to nonexistent.

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