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Aw, crap.

Just when you think the Loons can’t find new ways to lie through their teeth, you get something like this.

60 years after the invention of the computer we are now finally getting to standardized piece parts, what I’d call cloud computing.

Actually, I thought we were already there with the IBM PC. It’s been standard for thirty of those sixty years. Hell, it’s so standard that you can even run Linux on it … more or less.

(Oh, and we’ve been here before, too. Jimbo isn’t even original. What was it Scott ...

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Has Microsoft opened the door to the Linux desktop?

No.

I doubt I need to go further, but by now I’ve gained a reputation for line-by-line takedowns and I don’t want to disappoint. It helps that SJVN has a reputation for line-by-line foolishness so that these things write themselves.

Microsoft has been going out of its way to tick off its partners.

First, Windows 8 has an interface, Metro, that only a mother could love.


Great news! John Gruber and John Moltz are going to be mothers! To be fair, I hate John Moltz’s statement for the ...

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I always have begrudging respect for Stallman. By being honest about his lunacy he does not make up bogus excuses.
I also though that Trovalds is a bright guy. Either he is lying or has a really low IQ.
Here he hits the usual TMs.

LinuxNeedsPreinstallation
AndroidisLinux
LinuxNeedsDevelopers
WhatWorksonServersAndMobileWorksOnDesktops
LinuxisJustaKernel

“Linux” is not successful on mobile. The kernel does not make the operating system. The reason preinstalls fail on the desktop is because consumers would not want a horrible looking watered down piece of trash that has a worthless app library. Unless Linus thinks that preinstalling magically propagates an OS ...

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Just for a change — nothing at all to do with Windows. After all, this site is about Linux hate…

It’s interesting to observe the gripes of a non-Loon community, and to compare/contrast them against the Looniverse. Here are the Statutory Five:

Exchange (MAPI) and its groupware functionality missing.

Wow, that’s pretty arcane for a starter. I presume that Linux has this one covered.

Telephony (ISDN to SIP gateways, Asterisk etc) missing.

The shame! Wait up, though; possibly we’ll get to something that users actually give a toss about, like the video stack or stability or something ...

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A thread that should have been a bunch of FSFties bashing NewEgg goes horribly awry:

“I am a Linux user, and I have wrecked laptops with it before. It is easy to overheat or otherwise abuse a laptop by having improper configs.
For example, I had a battery become unusable because Linux often failed to sleep when the lid was closed because some dialog box was blocking. It would run in the bag with no ventilation when I didn’t realize it until the battery drained and it would fail to shutdown until the hardware fail-safes took over and I ...

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Excerpts:
“Windows is a proprietary environment. They don’t give you the source code, and they do anything in their power to limit your freedom. They even try to limit what you can do with the software you rightfully bought from them. So, supporting them in any way is bad for the world, because it encourages others to try to limit others’ freedoms (it worked great for Microsoft, so it must be a good idea, right?).”

“However, giving people a way to work around bugs in Windows makes them stay longer with Windows. That’s why I consider porting software ...

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Crap. Unmitigated bollocks.

The Web has never been a purely intellectual concern, complete with pink unicorns and happy wise crowds, since its inception via DARPA and St Berners-Lee. Otherwise we’d never have had the Internet Bubble and Web 2.0 and probably even Facebook.

The Web is, at this point, a purely commercial enterprise. And large, purely commercial, companies do not deal with “Royalty Free.” History suggests quite the opposite, in fact.

This leads to the obvious question: is the codec a fundamental web technology? The HTML5 working group argued and punted on the issue.

That’s because the ...

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Yeah, right.

Did these idiots actually try to trace down the multiple security failures that Stuxnet depended upon?

Who cares?

Stuxnet! A Virus! With Scientists! Coming soon to a home near you!

Alternatively, nothing to see here, just walk on by. Ignore the dead corpses of once valuable journalists … it was the dreaded Stux wot done it, guv.

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So Sinofsky is forcing everyone to use the metro interface by disabling hacks used to get back the old start menu. People are going to be angry if they can’t get one shred of the Windows experience they’re used to. I predict the masses and big corps will stay with Windows 7 as 8 flops and MS gets their act together for 9.