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Comment Re: r.i.p. mobile... (Score 1) 153

Actually ARM is just starting to grow to its real potential as super computer type designs are coming out. In a field where the only showstopper is heat and energy usage...

I am sure some new crazy inventions are on their way on mobile too. You know only Atom is out, Intel didn't say anything about Pentium M for example. They just admitted they can't do cheap stuff.

Comment Evil patents (Score 2) 135

It is because the idiots in JPEG 2000 committee did everything to keep people, especially web browser development teams away from that excellent format.

Now 4K monitors and ultra resolution phones around, watching web developers struggle with 5-6 different files of same photo, I really feel pity. That was a solved problem, both multiple bandwidth& resolution and the compression rate.

There is a reason we deal with JPEG files today, ask JP2 committee. Even MS stayed away from it fearing the patents.

Comment Re: This is... safe? (Score 1) 168

Every single software licence agreement you/kid's parent accept while installing software has a section freeing developer from such charges.

Here is the part from Apache 2.0 licence

"8. Limitation of Liability. In no event and under no legal theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, or otherwise, unless required by applicable law (such as deliberate and grossly negligent acts) or agreed to in writing, shall any Contributor be liable to You for damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising as a result of this License or out of the use or inability to use the Work (including but not limited to damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses), even if such Contributor has been advised of the possibility of such damages."

Comment Re: Some 2016 stuff still 32 bit (Score 0) 378

Yea, in 2 years Dimitri will notice everyone using 64bit ARM in his local Starbucks and propose to drop support of 500.000.000 32bit ARM machines.

These are the only guys who propose something against Google Android BTW. One of my Android shareware just had an update that brings back Android 2.0 support since Google make it possible. Give up Android OS for something these guys ship. No thanks.

Comment Even Apple won't support them with the new OSX (Score 1) 378

One can't demand support for Macbook unless he/she donates several machines and money for this purpose to the distribution and if distribution agrees to support them.

I am seriously pissed off by these Starbucks Latte drinking, trendy types poisoning the Linux scene too but let's not forget Apple are the guys who shipped 32bit only machine with some weird EFI back in 2006. They always pick 2 generation old CPU and add some non standard weird firmware. You can't expect support from Linux or BSD guys, they need access to real hardware.

Comment MS sales guys will have another argument (Score 1) 378

"Look, you have thousands of 32 bit only machines with 2 GB of memory. We support them with Windows 10 32 bit while Linux will drop their support"

This is how Linux could never be a credible player on corporate desktop. Some guy who has zero experience in the real World, real business scene propose something with corporate wannabe talk, everyone claps and says "Yea drop those old stinky CPU support".

Submission + - Ubuntu developer suggests dropping i386 support (ubuntu.com)

Ilgaz writes: Ubuntu developer Dimitri suggests dropping i386 support from Ubuntu and naturally,derivatives such as Kubuntu citing 3rd parties (Google and couple of "cool" developers named) dropping 32bit support&maintenance. On the other hand, Windows 10 which switched to rolling update model and will be the last ever Windows major version does support i386 and will continue to do so in foreseeable future.

Comment Re:MS misunderstood Google (Score 1) 123

Once you pay for corporate Gmail, all privacy issues are gone

Spoken like someone who has never tried to use Google's commercial offerings. They claim that they anonymise the data that they collect, but they still collect a lot and their sales people have no power to negotiate on this (Microsoft's do and, unlike Google, were able to provide an SLA that allowed us to meet our legal requirements for confidentiality).

Sorry it seems that I was misinformed by their fans, I personally don't use any of their corporate solutions and for my personal mail, I keep paying to fastmail.fm guys.

Comment MS misunderstood Google (Score 1) 123

If there is one way to make every kind of developer mad at you, it is watching their development machine and play cheap spyware tactics as "you had opt out option". I think some people may even get fired because of this.

I think they watched Google do all the "spying" and getting away with it but they miss a very critical point. I have never seen Google mess with corporate services , or developer facing software. Once you pay for corporate Gmail, all privacy issues are gone. Their Android SDK for Windows doesn't add a single binary to startup or run a single resident application by default, even crash reporters are opt in.

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