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Comment Re:And hello problems (Score 5, Insightful) 274

Snaps help solve that - your program can be made into a snap with the versions of libraries it needs, while the rest of your system marches forward

That sounds a lot like the "winsxs" folder, which is currently eating up 25% of the total space on my Windows machine, for no good reason. Having the same "feature" on Linux really doesn't thrill me.

Comment Re:Dogma Alert! (Score 3, Insightful) 268

For as long as I can remember, the Open Source community has been staunch in their attitude of FOSS only while also screaming bloody murder that FOSS must and will go fully mainstream.

To be more accurate, you remember OSS software folks being combative, and the reason you remember that is because closed-source software people have fought us every step of the way. We don't have a choice but to be combative, because it's the only way to hold our ground.

Comment Re:it get worse... (Score 2) 110

Given that 3 or 4 articles before this one is another article about Google's self-driving cars, I have to ask: has it occurred to anyone besides me that Google might want to use those cars to track you in the real world, as well as online?

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 357

Because if something is being presented as being strictly based on popular interest, but is actually based on private interests, then that is misleading consumers.

But is it news, and is it accurate? I've seen what passes for "news" at sites like Fox News, and I can understand why they don't show up very often, on Facebook.

Comment Re:This is the year of the Linux Desktop (Score 1) 407

I can buy cheap peripherals (scanners, printers, etc) in any store and there's a 90% or better chance that it'll work when I plug it into a Windows box. Depending on the peripheral, that rate is WAY lower on Linux.

Again? Really? You guys need to have a nice cup of STFU. Linux hasn't had trouble with peripherals for a long time. On the other hand, I sure wish the Windows partition on my new box would recognize my USB mouse, reliably.

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