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Comment I am not surprised.... (Score 1) 283

I just haven't seen any significant innovation Evolution for some time now. I switched to Thunderbird a long time ago and haven't missed Evolution one bit. For one, the extensions support for Thunderbird makes it more appealing not to mention the ability to choose what is and isn't in my mail client. For example, if don't want to do calendaring from Thunderbird I don't add the extension.

Comment Why I left Red Hat..... (Score 1) 198

I don't really need to say much more. Fedora is just too bleeding edge even for non-production IMHO. I don't want to boot up my box and have my file system screwed. Sorry Red Hat. You should go back to the old model of eating your own dog food. Perhaps a model like Ubuntu with a Red Hat LTS and a Red Hat Latest Version, but the latter being a little more stable than Fedora. I digress, this is why I am on Ubuntu now. It's not perfect, but it has been a much more positive experience for me than running Fedora. Even on non-LTS releases I haven't had a update blow up a system.


Submission + - Red Hat's "obfuscated" kernel source (

cyberkahn writes: Several readers have pointed out this interview with Maximilian Attems, posted by Raphaël Hertzog. Therein, Maximilian states that, while the cross-distribution cooperation on the 2.6.32 kernel has been a great thing, Red Hat is making things harder by shipping its RHEL 6 kernel source as one big tarball, without breaking out the patches. Your editor has downloaded the 2.6.32-71.14.1.el6 source package and verified that this is the case.

One of the key points behind the RPM and Debian package formats is that source is shipped in its upstream form, with patches shipped separately and applied at build time. Red Hat has always followed this convention; the failure to do so with the RHEL 6 kernel is a new and discouraging change of behavior. Distribution in this form should satisfy the GPL, but it makes life hard for anybody else wanting to see what has been done with this kernel. Hopefully it is simply a mistake which will be corrected soon.

Comment Re:Back to the drawing board (Score 1) 303

"I fear that if MS tried to write an OS from scratch, it would likely be a big step backwards, do less than what we're accustomed to now, and take years of incremental improvements to get back to where we are now. I don't see what you propose as being either viable or possible."

Why is that? Moving from OS9 to OSX was a major leap. I know it was far easier, since they control the hardware platform, but it has been done before.

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