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Comment Re:Does it have systemd? (Score 0) 158

simple tools

I think that what was simple back when the original *NIX tools were developed is quite different than what is simple today. With more memory / CPU / advanced tools / (hu)man power, things that might have been moderately complex might fit into the "simple" category today.

do one thing and do it well

"one thing" is quite subjective. It almost never means a literal "one thing". It's possible to argue that almost every piece of software does "one thing", depending on how you set up your argument. Likewise, its possible to argue that almost no piece of real software does "one thing".

Comment Re:Why do people want to run Windows? (Score 1) 281

I'd had Linux on it. I put the disc in, loaded it up. Everything worked, and worked well. Then I loaded Vista on it. It took me a few hours to find the network drivers (because the model wasn't listed on the manufacturer's website (Lenovo)), and then a few days to find the SM Bus drivers. I still haven't found the audio drivers for it. I did install the nVidia drivers on it, that took three reboots to get them going. The updates took me 9 hours to download (for some reason, under Vista, the download speed is almost a quarter of what it is under Linux) and install. This is what you'd have me leave Linux for? I thought Windows "just worked," and ran everything!

Which version of Linux (release date / year)? If it is a more recent build than from 2007, comparing it to Windows Vista (which was released in January 2007) is hardly fair... I'm not surprised 8.5 YEARS of updates took a while to download.

Comment 100 Megabits? (Score 1) 96

Although some current WiFi systems have similar bandwidth, it has to be divided by the number of devices, so each user might be receiving just 5 to 10 megabits per second...

Current 80MHz 4x4 WiFi can reach speeds over 1Gbps... Even a 1x1 station can see about 350Mbps of throughput in a clean channel. This comparison is nonsense.

Next generation WiFi having MU-MIMO support also won't split the bandwidth as described (I think this is a fair comparison since this is also a technology is not yet widely adopted).

Comment Re:The whine of the flyback transformer (Score 1) 790

Motion blur on LCDs has been one of their weakest points for some time. Only in the last 2 years have some LCD models been released that utilize technology to reduce the amount of motion blur down to levels similar to that experienced on CRTs. I use LCDs for a variety of reasons, but I do miss the clarity/crispness of a CRT when playing fast paced FPS style games... Hopefully these solutions will continue to improve and become more mainstream.

Check out this page for some interesting details / comparisons:

This site is full of great information on the subject.

The main reason CRTs had such low motion blur is that the image persistence is much lower than that of a standard LCD (on an LCD without some of these newer technologies, each frame image is displayed for the entire frame duration).

Comment Re:FTP (Score 2) 125

Agreed, except for HTTP when used in a web browser. I don't know how many times I've had large downloads fail in a browser (terminate too early, etc) and have had to fall back to running curl / wget manually instead.

Comment Bug tracker was useful... (Score 1) 164

Bob reports that the bug-tracking system abandoned by OpenSSL has actually been very useful to the OpenBSD developers

If LibreSSL is managed anything like the OpenBSD project itself, it won't have a public bug tracking system, which I find quite annoying... Don't get me wrong, I like OpenBSD and have used it since 2.9, I just don't understand why they don't have a publicly available bug tracking system.


Submission + - Valve Releases Steam For Linux Client, Celebrates With Week-Long Sale

An anonymous reader writes: Valve on Thursday announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. You can download the client now for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. In typical Steam fashion, the company is celebrating the big day with a sale: over 50 Linux titles are now 50 percent to 75 percent off until 10:00AM PST on Wednesday, February 21. This means you have just under a week to take advantage, and should be plenty of time for Valve to set a new record in Steam for Linux downloads.

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