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I'm sure there will be appeals and Oracle will keep pushing the issue, but for now, it's a good thing. Frankly, it'll keep people using Java for longer, which helps Oracle a bit. Of course, Oracle and IBM are just fine locking people into insanely expensive middleware platforms too.
Personally. I'd more than like to see Java fade into maturity. It's clunky, verbose and many of the frameworks they use are showing their age. Of course, I'm biased having done recent work in C#. I've just gotten very used to it's asynchronous programming features and frameworks that embrace that and higher order programming. And
I do hope this will prompt Google to make Go a first class option for Android. Swift worked out well for Apple. I know Java has it's fan, but the ones I talk still act like Sun is in charge of the platform. They aren't and it really shows. Oracle has been a terrible steward of Java and the Java platform. Even IBM was better, but not by much. I'm surprised that more Java programmers aren't frustrated by how things have been managed, but imagine most of them aren't aware of how competing languages are changing.
I can use OS/X, Linux. With all the fervor over Windows 10, there's still Windows options to reduce or turn off telemetry off (in some versions). Google's been doing this forever, making billions for it, and there's no escaping it. Why won't Microsoft get in on the trend to make a better OS?
No option to self host your own Google software, no way to get them to truly honor your preference not to track you, nothing. I can't even pay them to do so. And if my employer or school uses their applications, I have to trust them that they don't track those users, but if some of the current lawsuits against them turn out to be true, that trust was misplaced.
Look, if you want to make software services, just do so. But Google can't let go of ads or advertising revenue and are dragging other software companies with them. Frustrating. But, go ahead, keep using Chrome and making fun of MS or Apple for having their own browsers and cheer as their market share goes down.
It'd be nice if Microsoft took a stand on this, but why when everybody else is doing it and too few people will even notice (the Slashdot crowd isn't enough) Look at the number of pre-installed applications on most mobile phones. All the software installed by OEMs on top of Windows. Apple moving more and more to the App Store for OS/X. The vast majority of these new devices have ad-driven software on them, but everybody is just used to it. A few more pre installed apps won't even get noticed.
As for businesses, it seems pretty clear that MS wants to move people towards Enterprise just for the chance to get away from most of this stuff. Personally, I've given up on this not getting worse. Google this huge wave of applications that were "free" as long as you agreed to ads, to demographic information gathering, and now, all the major players want in. I can only hope that when the free upgrade window ends, more users start yelling and if we are lucky, Windows 10 Professional turns back into what it should be, a OS with all the controls to opt out and just let me do my job present.
Apologies in advance for the poor editing on my part before posting.
But, the advantage Apple has always had is a very small set of hardware configurations, but if you let a bug like this out the door, you aren't taking nearly as much advantage of that as you should. So, actually, I do hold Apple to a higher standard here, because they need to be. You don't get to set exactly what computers run your OS, and how much they will be and then turn around and say, "oh, that obvious bug we let out the door, it happens, what can you do"
Take the ASUS motherboard UEFI boot problem. Microsoft had admit the problem, post a workaround, and didn't even mention the thousands and thousands of other hardware combinations that worked just fine, because nobody cares anyway. But, if I was an OSX users, I would be upset. The damn things should just work and trudge along, update after update for a few years. But they increasing don't do that, and people paid the premiums for the platform anyway and thank Apple for it. Just stop thanking them for a start.
Sure, as soon as we get a peer reviewed set of studies that make that conclusion. By the way, this study doesn't do that at all. "Every genetic factor we found is so small that known environmental factors like socioeconomic status on the same measures would completely overwhelm the genetic variation, making any actual genetic contribution almost unnoticeable" isn't "people are just born smarter"
The infrastructure around Git is just too large and has too many large adopters. And it's not like there aren't open source alternatives (Mercurial) that people would shift in the unlikely case that Git imploded. Also, I doubt any remember, but SourceGear tried to make it's own open source DVCS (darcs) that is still going on too.
But, you never can tell who will be at the top of the hill. I remember when ClearCase was considered to be the top notch VCS, and it did have some very nice features in the day. But, things change.
The only game changer I can see is tools that know what it is tracking has structure beyond files. For example, it'd be nice to track changes to the level of a block in a function in a class in a project, not just file changes. And tools that allow for queries on that structure (show me every class method you can find with more than six parameters on it, for example). But, code repositories are hard to do in the general case.
It'll be nice when this obsession with having other people do everything else for you will be over. Then again, it might require a certain demographic to just grow up a bit and not panic about having do anything they don't like because they are busy.
Frankly, if you aren't horribly overworked and not constantly distracted, things like shopping for you own food, filling up your own gas and so on aren't intolerable annoyances that you must eliminate at any cost. That's where the mobile app bubble is, there's not nearly enough people that can't manage to balance work and life out there as Silicon Valley thinks there is.
I think the another factor that is keeping this going for longer is that unlike the first dot-com boom, everybody has computing power and network access. In the first dot-com crash, it quickly became clear that access to the internet outside of SV was very small, and fewer people even had PCs (outside of work) than expected, and it all fell apart with only a few left with the funding and user base to continue on.
It did spark this next bubble though. There was such a massive investment in networking infrastructure for a perceived demand that came much later than expected.
Seriously, processing all those supplements, I wouldn't be surprised if his liver starts to tank a bit down the road. And his kidneys are probably having a good time as well. Oh, well, I'm sure he'll find somebody to grow him new ones.
From the blog post:
"Partners include cloud computing providers such as Microsoft -- whose dedication to open source software was a catalyst for the project's creation"
And that's not nearly as an odd statement as it would have been two years ago.
So, first, people figured out that rm -rf / is bad, so they added an option that would disallow it by default, but you can turn it off, and rm -rf
But, the command never makes sense. What does it mean to remove
It's pretty much a port of the console based user space from Ubuntu, which will make a lot of developers happy (more options good). But, given how it works, you can't use bash to script windows commands (like you could in Cygwin/MSYS2). Nor can you expect to run some unix commands from the console either. On the other hand, the whole apt toolkit is at your hands, so you can install a ton of software and not wait for a Cygwin port.
I'm sure I'll get labeled as a shill (I'm not, it'd be nice, I could use the extra cash), but this is a major boost to Windows 10 as a developer OS. I get all the Windows tools I like and all the Linux bits I'm likely to want. And, yes, they are developing the
Don't get me wrong, this is a squeeze on desktop Linux. There's likely no way they'll have the subsystem able to host X (or Wayland or Mir), it's not worth the effort. And there's no plans to port any of the Universal Windows Platform GUI stuff to Linux (again, no pay off).
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