If you're feeling left out, here's 31 pages of vulnerabilities for Ubuntu
because I have a dedicated help desk for my home PC.. idiot.
So you're admitting you're an incompetent fuckwit. No way do you not have permission to do this on your home computer.
When are they going to realize that the people paying $35 ~ $200 a month for services which today cost about 10% of the charge are the real shareholders, and are the only real reason they are in business.
When are you going to realise what the actual real cost of bandwidth is? Clue: It's a fucking lot more than what you're paying now which is why contention ratios exist.
I assume you're one of those people who thinks that if you pay for 10Mbit, you should be able to get that 24/7? Here's a simple task for you. Find out the monthly supply cost to an ISP of a typical 640MBit pipe. Divide that by the package you're paying for (so if you're on 10Mbit and it's a 640Mbit pipe, the answe is 64). Divide the monthly cost to the ISP of that pipe by your answer and you get the actual bandwidth cost to the ISP, excluding any costs for their infrastructure, to provide your bandwidth 24/7. I can guarantee that the cost is many many times what you're paying a month. If you want your bandwidth fully available 24/7 with no slow down, no problem but it'll be at least 10% higher than the end answer you came up with.
That is addressing the problem from an ISP's point of view, or perhaps the "**AA's talking points for ISPs" point of view.
If I pay for 10Mbps download speed, it should not matter to anyone how I use those bits. If you as my ISP cannot handle that traffic, you should NOT have sold it to me in the first place. Every time you throttle or shape my traffic, I want a rebate. It's that simple.
No problem. If you want a dedicated 10Mbps unrestricted service you can have it but you'll pay the full cost of that bandwidth supply which is $100's a month.
Has it not percolated into your tiny brain that we don't recognize the legitimacy of the bodies that make the laws?
You voted them in. Stupid fuck.
You know, rather than fussing around with all that bullshit, I have an idea: build from source. Your package manager downloads the source package, it builds it, it installs it, so it's definitely native for your infrastructure. You know, I think even some Linux distributions do this...
Ah yes, because we all have hours to sit around waiting for it to finish only to find that there's a missing dependency and it fails right at the last hurdle because it's expecting version 1.2.3 of a file and you have version 1.2.2-99. And if it does compile OK, find out that it's crap and gets uninstalled quickly. At least with a
He complains the distribution differences make life hard for people selling software. Well, tough, if they want money maybe they should work for it?
With the piddly desktop market share Linux has coupled with the fact that a very large percentage of Linux users will simply not pay for software if there's a FOSS equivalent, no matter how bad, they'll just decide it's commercially not worth bothering doing a Linux port and concentrate on Windows and Mac OSX instead. If 1% of the user base is causing 90% of the headaches trying to get it to work with their OS of choice, simply remove that OS from the list you make it available for. The $$ amount you'll lose in sales will be recouped in the savings you make in development and aftersales support.
USB barely works. It's OK for mass-storage devices, but sucks hugely for high-bandwidth devices, or anything that's removable - and gets removed.
I'm sorry but as someone who spends a lot of time countering the Linux is good, Windows is shit brigade, that you're wrong. USB works a treat and has done for many a year. I have however had issues with an iPod on Windows and the usbstor.sys bug.
Compare this to Windows where the core OS is the same. One graphics server, one central place for configuration, Windows files in the same places across the board. Completely different to Linux. If you write a 32 bit app for Windows, it'll work across them all. You don't have to worry about Windows X having a different quirk to Windows Y etc etc.
STOP BREAKING THINGS THAT WORK FINE
Take Gnome Password Protected Windows Network Share Browsing. Worked fine in Gnome 2.22, completely fucking broken in 2.24. Why? Because they changed to gvfs, decided to take out/omit authentication and now don't know how the fuck to fix it. And then you have CIFS which can't resolve Windows Computer Names on a network. What fucking idiot decided that in a world with a 90% Windows desktop market share that removing the ability to browse windows networks was a good idea?
Fedora has no non-free software (binary firmware blobs that are distributed with the kernel excepted) to begin with. Moreover Fedora has no 'non-free' repositories.
And that's why when I installed Fedora 10 instead of Ubuntu and realised I would have to go back to hours of fucking around to get my wifi working instead of having a simple 2 click process that pops off to get the proprietry firmware as Ubuntu does, I shoved in the Ubuntu CD and snapped the Fedora 10 one in two, never to darken a computer I own again.
... when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. -- Fred Brooks