"Older Windows Won't Run on New Intel and AMD Chips"
Because nobody is going to write drivers for Windows 7 and 8. Any other OS with drivers will work, Linux and OSX among them. Just imagine Intel giving up the whole server market.
Streams were the best surprise when I had to work with Java a couple of months ago after years of other languages. They are good but it's still the worst language with that kind of functionality. I could write in 5 lines what would have taken me a page of code, but it's still a one liner in Ruby or Python. Too much boilerplate, as usual for Java. The problem is that it can't be helped given the nature of the language. Faulty original design.
Fast forward any shooting/fighting scene in a superheroes/transformers/action movie and you get the five minutes with the actual plot.
Great, so when there is the next bug fix for openssl I'll get a 10 GB download with all the updates for the snap packages using the broken version. No wait, I'll get only a 1 GB download because most packages won't be updated and they'll keep using the vulnerable library. It's a black hat/spy's wetdream.
And a disk manufacturer wetdream too, with all that space wasted. I wonder if there will be at least a deduplication system, not to have the same libraries stored again and again in the directories of different packages. But I'm much more worried about the security issues.
Given the prices of some phones the margin they could have an higher margin on the software update or an higher return on investment. So why not?
I went to peanut.ga with Firefox 45 and it worked. I'm using Let's Encrypt certificates for my web sites and I browse them with Firefox all the times. LE always worked with Firefox. Are you sure you didn't remove LE's CA certificate from your Firefox?
It's only me seeing this as the Embrace phase of Embrace Extend Extinguish?
My take on the likely roadmap:
1) MS will add some extra functionality for the good or the bad
2) Ubuntu for Windows will be modified to use it but Ubuntu for Linux won't, and
3) people will start using Ubuntu Windows on servers too, and
4) it turns out that most of desktop Ubuntus, if not also servers, run on Windows, and
5) MS starts doing all it's Ubuntu development in house?
Et voilà, all Ubuntu users on Windows, nice license fees for MS and Canonical is extinguished.
The only thing that can save Canonical is the cost of the licenses for Windows Servers (step 4) but Ubuntu desktop will be dead because it usually runs on former Windows machines. Maybe it's Canonical's way to tell us that it's leaving the desktop and focusing on the server.
Hey Mark, how about paying a data connection to everybody and let everybody access any site they like? Then I'll believe you.
The movie has been released yesterday in Italy. You can go to news.google.it and with a little help from Google Translate you can get all the spoilers you want
Anything free is worth what you pay for it.