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    6 days ago
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    Commented in The Linux desktop: With great success comes great failure

    I do use it as a drop-in replacement for Windows (and I don't use Mac). No dual-boot. So, I use Linux exclusively for everything I do.

    That said, I 100% agree with the issue of fragmentation, that was raised by the author in the article. I spoke to a software developer one time, and he expressed frustration with the idea of developing software for Linux because of the need for different versions for different flavors of Linux.

    That being said, there is a huge amount of different software made for Linux - in some ways even more than for other platforms. For example, want to program in just about any programming language? There's almost certainly a version of it for Linux. The same can not be said true of Mac or Windows. Another point supporting that is even with the different package managers around, pick just one - Synaptic for example - and browse it. There's probably a lot more available there, and for free, than there is reliable freeware for Mac or Windows.

    Lastly, one thing the author did not consider mentioning was the relatively common usage of Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distros. I don't have figures for this, but I have noticed when installing software, that if a software is made for Windows, Mac and Linux, instead of making 5 different Linux versions, some developers opt to make one Linux version, and in that case it's usually Ubuntu-compatible. So, I'm wondering if, over time, Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distros will eventually become a sort of "standard" Linux for developers to develop for.

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  • Comment
    6 days ago
    +6 6 0

    Commented in The Linux desktop: With great success comes great failure

    Very insightful! I agree. I'd never thought of it for that, but yes, it's ideal for that sector of the population too.

  • Comment
    10 days ago
    +7 7 0

    Commented in The video game that helped me understand my grandma's dementia

    WOW. This article is incredible. What a wonderful concept.

  • Analysis
    11 days ago
    +10 10 0

    Privilege Escalation Flaw In WP GDPR Compliance Plugin Exploited In The Wild

    After its removal from the WordPress plugin repository yesterday, the popular plugin WP GDPR Compliance released version 1.4.3, an update which patched multiple critical vulnerabilities. At the time of this writing, the plugin has been reinstated in ...

  • Comment
    11 days ago
    +5 5 0

    Commented in Viral bear video shows dark side of filming animals with drones

    I completely agree.

  • Comment
    11 days ago
    +7 7 0

    Commented in Demand for tiny homes is getting bigger

    A very interesting topic. I would have liked to see the journalism cover a little more detail, such as whether heating or plumbing is modified in any special ways compared to standard sized homes.

  • Comment
    12 days ago
    +7 7 0

    Commented in Can these 35-ton bricks solve renewable energy’s biggest problem?

    This is encouraging, storing potential energy in the form of lifting up a brick. Later when needed, it can be released as kinetic energy.

  • Comment
    12 days ago
    +7 7 0

    Commented in Apple’s charging at least 20% more for every product this year and we’re all going to pay it

    In that case, we are not amused.

  • Comment
    12 days ago
    +5 5 0

    Commented in Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims

    I'd love to see this idea made into a fiction book, agreed! Very Arthur C. Clark-ish. I just don't think it needs to be in a scientific paper.

  • Comment
    12 days ago
    +4 4 0

    Commented in FCC pushes carriers to implement caller ID authentication by 2019

    This is encouraging news. I don't trust Ajit Pai under normal circumstances, but I do feel that at least this decision is something which is in consumer's interests. I'd love to get less robo-calls.

    I also learned a lot from reading this article and the related link: all the numbers I have blocked on my phone were probably just spoofed numbers and not the originating number. [crying] So that's probably why robo-calls keep coming: they can just spoof more and more different numbers even if you block some of them. So yeah, I'd love to see Ajit Pai's plan put into action.

  • Analysis
    12 days ago
    +14 14 0

    Viral bear video shows dark side of filming animals with drones

    As drones become smaller and cheaper, experts urge people to use caution when flying near wild animals like this brown bear and her cub.

  • Comment
    12 days ago
    +3 3 0

    Commented in California moves toward permanent daylight saving time

    This would be really awesome if it works. I hope other states will follow suit.

  • Comment
    12 days ago
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    Commented in The Irresistible Urge to Build Cities From Scratch

    An interesting analysis with case studies of actual cities.

  • Comment
    13 days ago
    +4 4 0

    Commented in Bill Gates showcases 'reinvented toilet'

    Nice to see attention drawn to a big problem in emerging economies, with actual solutions offered. He is one of the few tech leaders that I have any respect for. Can't help noticing the sharp contrast between Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Comment
    13 days ago
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    Commented in Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims

    Not sure that I believe everything that those Harvard researchers say. There are multiple ways to interpret the facts, and that is just one of them. Not the most likely one, either, IMHO. The tumbling motion of the object argues against it being an alien probe, since its journey would then be harder to control or predict.

  • Comment
    13 days ago
    +5 5 0

    Commented in Apple’s charging at least 20% more for every product this year and we’re all going to pay it

    Agreed. Also, by "we'are all going to pay for it" he seems to ignore the fact that not everyone even buys Apple!

    This "we" appears to just mean "Apple users who are planning to spend more on a new Apple device".

    Personally, I would never buy Apple (hundreds of dollars for just a tablet??!) I really don't care about the brand - the author seems to think everyone loves the Apple brand and aspires to it even if they can't afford it, which is not the case at all. I just find that Apple doesn't have the functionality I want, period, so I go with Windows (a minor improvement) and turn it into a Linux box (major improvement). That gives me the functionality I want.

  • Comment
    13 days ago
    +7 7 0

    Commented in Alex Jones Just "Came Out" as a Gay Frog, and It's Amazing

    Agree that he seems to have lost touch with reality awhile ago. I am surprised that anyone pays any attention to him at all anymore; honestly was surprised that the media even notices what he's doing.

  • Comment
    13 days ago
    +4 4 0

    Commented in 30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

    A very intriguing article. I was amazed that this sort of thing happened.

  • Comment
    13 days ago
    +4 4 0

    Commented in UK satellite nets 'junk in space'

    A fascinating concept, a neat experiment there! Wow. Unrelated to the journalism, I would have liked the video not to have to require AdobeFlash - that is SO out-of-date! But even without watching the video, it was a captivating article.

  • Analysis
    2 weeks ago
    +6 6 0

    Does Your State Use Electronic Voting?

    Every state uses some type of electronic voting, but only a few have totally done away with paper ballots. Learn where your state stands.