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Comment Re:A Linux Mainframe? (Score 1) 47

More like who needs a Mainframe when you can just as easily install Linux on your typical 64 CPU 8TB POWER8 from IBM or whatever shit Sun^W Oracle is selling.

Get this, the largest IBM POWER system is more powerful and capable, not to mention faster than the biggest zSeries. The only people running Linux on Mainframes are idiots and people who already have a big Mainframe for some massive legacy application like SABRE or TPF; because you can have much faster communication between a Linux VM and z/OS or z/TPF than you can over external cabling.

Hmm, I don't agree with that comment. There are many I/O intensive jobs that Z architecture makes much more sense for than POWER or x86. Think real time big data analytics, financial services, etc. You can run TCO simulations where Z cost less that POWER or x86 in no time.

Comment Cable Free for nearly 2 years now (Score 1) 697

When my DirecTV bill was starting to approach $80 a month, and realized we didn't watch much of anything other than the broadcast networks, we ditched it. Now our setup is OTA Antenna, fed into a Tivo HD, and we use Netflix streaming to supliment everything we can't get OTA. OTA HD is noticeably better quality than cable or satellite, and not hard to pick up provided you don't live in a valley. Built a home antenna out of wire coat hangers, and can pull in 30+ channels ranging from 10 to 60 miles away. Total monthly cost: around $20 a month between Netflix and Tivo ( we pay for the Tivo service once a year for $129 ).

Comment Re:License conflict? (Score 1) 357

The documentation for SugarCRM Community Edition is located here: Sugar Community Edition 6.0 Documentation.

License This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License (“License”). To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

This license forbids both commercial use and creation of derivative works. Now, download a copy of the community edition here. Unzip it and look at the "license.txt" file.


So, which is the mistake?

This first license is for the documentation only; the Sugar CE codebase is licensed under the AGPL.

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Submission + - How to get (a board game) published?

cyclomedia writes: "I've been dedicating a little of my Nerd Time to devising a strategy board game, pitched somewhere between Checkers and Chess but probably not as deceptively complex as Go. The next step in my plan is to see if I can actually create a prototype made of coins, stickers and cardboard and to attempt to teach the rules to my wife (Trek fan, hence the marriage). If I get past that stage ok then what do i do? Presumably I can't just show up at Hasbro with my jerry rigged setup and expect an enthusiastic response. Without giving too much away I can tell you that there's a nerd factor within the game itself, possibly leaning the possibility of marketing towards the Games Workshop end of the spectrum, but without the 80-sided dice and Orcs."

Submission + - XFCE 4.4 released

b100dian writes: "If you have already followed the release candidates, you know that XFCE is really evolving.
Besides adding desktop icons, introducing Thunar (en lieu of xffm) and MousePad, applications that are as simple as effective, Terminal that has built-in support for desktop composition (which is supported by the window manager out-of-the-box), it also introduced (finally!!) shortcut for the pop-up menu (you can see in the tour that Ctrl-Esc is binded to this menu)!!.
Congratulations for the lightest and slickest window manager ever:)"
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daria42 writes: In this one minute video, Linus explains why the Linux kernel is "special". "I have always felt that the thing that makes the kernel special is it never does anything on its own ... It has no agenda. It is at the mercy of all the "real" programs that actually do something for the user," he says. "I try to see what are the issues that users have with programs and what are things that we in the kernel can help them do better," he said.

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