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Fresh from the FUD boat.


That same lack of value has probably led me away from Windows Phone for good. Windows Phone still doesn’t have USB calendar/contact syncing despite this being requested back in 2011, and if your answer is “use this cloud solution that takes more time and isn’t what you asked for” then you don’t really understand business or how to serve customers.”

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Note: Due to my contempt towards Garegin’s overtly ham-fisted approach to security matters (as well as every other thing), the following is my own take on the source material featured here.




The main reference is apparently owned by a Linux advocate. As you might have been aware, Linux advocates are usually very knowledgeable in history and security matters and not prone to insane rambling. /sarcasm

It's a conspiracy

Warning: conspiracy theories ahead!

NetBSD: Proven insecure and flawed

The 30-minute or so video is simply a demonstration of a (then-new) NetBSD rootkit known as Toasterkit. Somehow the author of the blog surmises that ...

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Wow. I am thankful every day that Linux exists. It’s like a f**** magnet for morons around the globe. Just read the part about kernel modules.
The high performing GCC! Don’t get ahead of yourself, you don’t want GDB outdoing Visual Studio 97.
Also the oft repeated “agile Linux” BS mantra. Even though benchmarks have both Windows and Windows apps (even the Windows versions of the same FOSS apps) taking a dump on Linux for twenty straight years.

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I think we all know that you can’t make money out of directly developing FOSS. And, by extension, you can’t make money out of directly maintaining FOSS. But you can make money out of support (although Linux is intuitive and doesn’t really need support, except when it does). And you can make money out of one of the most boring jobs in the world — System Administration. (Not that Linux needs much administration, what with being inherently secure and having all that uptime and stuff.) Wow, I’m excited!

“You’re directly working with (kernel developers) all the ...
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You could pick practically any Linux Advocates article, really. They’re every last one pitiful, and I mean that in the sincerest way: I truly pity these people.

Unfortunately, being worthy of our pity doesn’t stop the FUD.

My computing started with Digital Equipment Corporation: a PDP-8 in high school, PDP-11 in college and graduate school, a semester on UNIX in the early 1980’s. But my first real job involved writing code for DOS.

There’s a “but” here? Why?

About that time, along came Windows 3, a usable version of Windows.

Compared to SunOS, it was primitive ...

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Following on from “A Linux for No-one…”

On the advice both of my lawyers and of my psychiatrists, I am going to have to admit that this isn’t FUD. Well, I was wavering, but TEG stuck his meaty little paw in and convinced me.

It isn’t FUD, but it is hysterically funny.

It appears that Katzoid[1] has now joined forced with our favourite pin-head Dietrich Schmidt and is banging on about the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (Ubuntu).

Rather than try to sell Linux hardware to the masses, which the company has said typically requires support, it ...
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Makes Linux readers blush, cause we all know that Linux doesn’t have performance regressions every three weeks.
I also love the lack of perspective. All is missing is PlaguedByBSODs, InherentlySecure and Bloat.

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The new Ubuntu Linux distribution, 13.04, aka Raring Ringtail, is ready to go, and for most users, it may be all the desktop they need.

Let’s begin by noting that anything that is described as “all the [something] that you need”, you’ve already lost. The first question folks will have is naturally, “What am I not getting?”.

True, many hard-core Linux users have turned against Ubuntu in recent years.

Which is why it is now the number two distribution, behind Mint. And Ubuntu is only #2 because it is the only Linux people ever hear about.
Think ...

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Summary on main reference: a collection of 1420 meaningless words, and another obvious example of “consultants” with dubious qualifications and even more dubious intents




In this typical Windows FUD piece, Dietrich Schmitz makes his argument of why the Linux kernel, a 21-year-old piece of code, is better than the NT kernel, a 19-year-old piece of code:

Today, I discuss why it is vital for readers to understand the seriousness of the risk they assume by using Microsoft Windows. In particular, I am referring to the 'Legacy’ (x86) Windows 8 version and its predecessors…

All of the bally-ho aside regarding the ...

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Remember this bold promise from Mark Shuttleworth last year?

We expect to to ship close to 20 million PCs in the next year.

In comparison, Apple sold about 17 million Macs in the past 12 months, so Shuttleworth expected to ship more Ubuntu-powered computers than Apple did Macs this year.

OK. So was Shuttleworth able to reach the stars?

I'm going to vote nope

Good thing for Shuttleworth that Canonical is a private company, or someone may try to audit his claim of 20 million users from the company website (which hasn’t budged since 2011... I guess also showing he missed his goal from ...