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Our earlier Toy Story link proved so popular, it deserved a follow up. We answer hotly contested questions such as which command trashed Toy Story 2 (Answer: “rm -r -f *” or maybe “rm -rf *”), why the vaunted Unix/Linux permission system didn’t save them (Answer: because everybody is trusted with access to all files because it is a commune at Pixar, and not a computer science lab), what about the backups (Answer: they were bad — they discovered this a week later after discovering the movie was broken in odd, unpredictable ways).

Ironically, they would throw the entire movie away ...

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Posted for several reasons.

One: it will give Kurkos the ammunition he sorely lacks to attack Microsoft for “uncompetitive practices.”

Two: I can’t believe we missed it in the first place.

Three: it’s stupid. Almost everybody concerned with this piece clearly has no idea how standards bodies work, let alone how massive software projects are run.

Four: Comments are golden.

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If you’ve ever tried to develop an app for iOS, you’ll know that even the handful of devices it runs on makes for an often frustrating testing matrix.

You have varying feature sets, varying screen resolutions, varying speeds, etc. Still, the iOS ecosystem is fairly predictable, with most of the surprises coming from screen resolution differences from the iPhone to the iPad form factors.

By comparison, the Android ecosystem is the wild west. No two devices are the same; Wildly different screen resolutions and aspect ratios, unpredictable OS versions thanks to carrier control, speed issues galore, and a ...

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For your delectation and delight.

  • Single-Window Mode
  • Multi-Column Dock Windows
  • On-Canvas Text Editing
  • Separate Save And Export
  • Layer Groups
  • Cairo1
It’s Adobe PhotoShop that GIMP competes with, of course, and GIMP—short for “GNU Image Manipulation Program”—has won countless enthusiastic fans, including yours truly.

Kitzoid is a writer of huge talent, a technologist of proven genius, and also likes to dick around with tatty little jobs like airbrushing an image every now and again.

She can also count up to “countless” without even needing to take her support hose off.

Obviously the go-to person when you have ...

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RMS in the hospital gets me all excited. Adam is probably crying in his basement lamenting the health of his precious idol. I hope he dies, the fucking disgrace. Condemning people to work for free because of their chosen profession doesn’t make you Jesus. It only makes you a hippy with way too much fat.

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Linux is taking over the world, and he has the maths to prove it.

Actually it appears to be he’s found a new toy to play with in the NetApplications geographic filters. (Though why he loves NetApplications today, when he was sure they were cooking the books just last month remains a mystery.) But it gives him another excuse to cherry-pick demographics (and conflate them too, as San Francisco is not synonymous with California).

  • Cupertino, CA — 54% Windows, 45% Mac, 1% Linux.
  • Glendale, CA — 70.5% Windows, 28.5% Mac, 1% Linux.
  • LA – 70% Windows, 28% Mac, 2% Linux ...
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I’m loving that today is video day. Thanks, Adam. I present to you another Linux success story. Linux nearly murders Woody the Cowboy. It’s be ironic if they used Debian.

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A great video from Red Hat. Really puts Linux hate into perspective.

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IBM Linux commercials are just epic. And so true:

The open child entered a world of critics and doubters. A closed world is better they say. The barriers are there for your protection.

This is the mantra of the Winbred.

IBM knew you Winbreds would be around to try to fuck with GNU/Linux. But ultimately it won’t work. Because the open child cannot be stopped! Long live GNU/Linux!