Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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My rant energy meter is feeling a little low today, so I'll go with a more melancholy tone.

Sometimes watching Linux people just makes you sad and depressed.

For example, you get to see Linus (the god damn creator of the OS himself) unable to get flash working. Dude, Linus, three words: works for me.

Or you get to see upstream and downstream be so friendly towards each other.

Or you get to see core system components bit rot because nobody cares.

Or you get to see hackers that are totally out of touch with ordinary users. (dude is that a mullet? and btw, people were using webcams ages ago)

Sigh. Keep trying guys. You're almost there. I can just feel it.

edit: Argh, fixed that last link.

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Anonymous said...

The last link is the same one as its previous one as of right now. Not sure if this was intentional.

Anonymous said...

works for me

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LOL @ saying Linus couldn't get Flash working, when he's referring to an open source plugin replacement rather than not knowing how to get the real one to work.

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Nathan said...

the webcam one is funny.

emerge -av media-video/linux-uvc media-video/luvcview, modprobed the new kernel module, ran luvcview

and then 10 minutes to get the microphone working?

ha. i plugged the damn thing in and it worked -- and that was like 5 years ago.

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Why not have some fun and fork a random distro just to make sure we can't do any better than the other forkers!

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Congrats for the blog, it is great even for Linux users. But I'm really waiting for a post about OpenOffice, which is a piece of software that always makes me sad.

Matt Rose said...

no wonder. he's a Gentoo user.

Anonymous said...

Microsoft does not like flash which is pretty clear since they need to replace it with silverlight for some reason. If they don't control it, it's not good.

Fortunately every Microsoft product is shitty. Probably due to the fact that they follow a simple rule: bigger + slower + more expensive = good.

Flash must work for you since you are a wizard with the computer and could teach linus a thing or two.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Linux Hater, you are a moron. Cryos is a Gentoo developer. Gentoo is not a user friendly distro. It is an actively user-hostile distro. It targets gamers, developers, sysadmins and obsessive tweakers - i.e. the kind of people who really do think that "emerge -av media-video/linux-uvc media-video/luvcview and modprobe the new kernel module and run luvcview" is the most obvious and convenient thing.

Now, if an Ubuntu dev said something like this - then you would have had a point.

Anonymous said...

"Flash must work for you since you are a wizard with the computer and could teach linus a thing or two."

Linux fanboys and reading comprehension clearly don't get along.

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Hmm, Linus has only got:

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