Friday, February 11, 2011

it buuuuuuurns

Bwahahahahaahah Nokia.

What a shit show in the making. It keeps getting better. And then of course there's this article. Intel, if you have to say you're not blinking, then you're blinking.

Quoth Intel:

Our strategy has always been to provide choice when it comes to operating systems, a strategy that includes Windows, Android, and MeeGo. This is not changing.


Uh huh. Your strategy has been to develop a shitty choice that goes along less shitty choices. If you're not building the "best" and just building a "choice", that has fail written all over it.

And I love all these blogs claiming they should have gone for Android. HAVE ANY OF YOU ACTUALLY USED WP7? Seriously. Just try it. It's at least as good as Android. And it doesn't have the, "lets be like linux distros and invent a new home screen UI for every damn phone" syndrome. OMG BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE COPY AND PASTE! WTF people, Apple proved that you could ship a good phone w/o it. I'd much rather use WP7 w/o c&p than Android with it.

These bloggers smell of the "oh the last time I used anything Microsoft was windows 98 and I'm not touching anything from them again!". Is there a TM for that?

Nokia, with it's strategy of symbian, than maemo, then symbian, then meego, then qt, then symbian, then linux, then symbian, then open source symbian, then gtk, then qt, has clearly shown the open source is the way! Maybe that CEO dude meant to say open source is the burning platform. As in, it burns you every time you try to build on it.

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Anonymous said...

Exactly.

Ives said...

"You're strategy" => "Your strategy"

Matthew said...

I got the N900 soon after it came out. Never bothered with anything other than a bog-standard phone before.

The hardware is nice, the OS needed some work, but I could see a decent platform underneath (with no need to jailbreak!) and as their first release has an excuse to have problems, I gave them the benefit of the doubt (I didn't know about the N800 and other predecessors at the time).

Then apparently nothing happened for a year and they decided to give up on whatever small amount of work they did, and simultaneously fuck over everybody who's developed independently for the platform, so they could switch to MeeGo because ... actually I still haven't worked out why they did that.

But it's open sores, right? It's all, like, Freedom and shit.

Anonymous said...

Spelling fail!

Anonymous said...

2011 will be the year of LHB!

Anonymous said...

Intel's strategy of "choice" is avoiding lawsuits from DoJ and EU by pretending to be OS agnostic rather than catering to a 90%/10% duopoly of Microsoft/Apple.

What's with all the grammar nazis today? Are you guys really going through every post and comment on this blog looking for errors?

Anonymous said...

@February 11, 2011 1:58 PM

It's probably just one guy, the same tosser who was bleating about NFS and MJPEG.

Anonymous said...

Android >> WM6

But WM7? Well, uh, I haven't exactly tried it.

Wait, uh... just a second. Let me reboot my phone. It's crashing again.

Anonymous said...

Really trustworthy blog. Please keep updating with great posts like this one. I have booked marked your site and am about to email it to a few friends of mine that I know would enjoy reading..

Dr Loser said...

Is there a TM for that? Well, there's always WindowsStillRunsOnDOS(TM) and AtLeastItDoesntBSOD(TM). Perhaps the Loons will get around to dissing Windows 98 when they have a desktop distro that can actually compete with Windows 98...

Anonymous said...

@February 11, 2011 1:58 PM

I can't decide whether it's funny or sad to read those grammar-obsessive posts.

Our local grammar Nazi (who has diversified and is now also a Komma Klansman -- if you don't get the reference, see the signature link) is deliberately replacing words with synonyms in order to raise the syllable count of his/her posts.

It's obvious why they do this: smart people tend to use longer words. But -- and this is important -- smart people use longer words properly, when there's an additional sense to a longer word which isn't associated with the word. They don't pepper their speech with them indiscriminately, because they don't need to do so.

Good writers -- the ones who get published -- don't do this, either. Writers want to be understood, and polysyllabic words hinder this process. The thing which makes good writing hard to do is expressing yourself succinctly. Dickens is a good author not because he wrote long novels (which he did), but because of how much he was able to fit into his novels.

People who do use longer words on purpose are people who aren't good writers and aren't smart, but who want to seem smart. (It's the equivalent of an adolescent boy using Axe bodywash because he believes the advertisements when they claim that women think Axe is attractive, when in fact every woman's opinion I have seen is that it smells like desperation.) When you see, for example, "utilize" where "use" is meant, you know you're in the presence of an inferior intellect -- one who is likely to use a word about the meaning of which they are uncertain, and are therefore likely to get wrong. ("Enormity" is a favorite of mine; it basically means "evil", but you see a lot of half-educated people who think it is a noun form of "enormous".)

Over-promoted managers do it a lot (many of the egregious examples are CEOs, presidents, and other corporate top brass -- the corporate world does not get good value for its money), as do mediocre students who mistakenly believe that anyone who matters can't see through their bluff. I think our would-be grammarian

Anonymous said...

...to conclude (is Blogger now truncating long posts instead of merely rejecting them?):

I think our would-be grammarian is in that latter category. His posts reek of someone who has been exposed to learning, but has not as yet absorbed very much of it.

Dr Loser said...

@February 11, 2011 3:49 PM

SmellsLikeDesperation(TM), I like the sound of that in the morning. I think you mean "reeks of," though.

Well, that long word thing pretty much puts the kibosh on me as a decent writer, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Dr. Loser is back ... from the dead?!

TM Repository said...

It's probably just one guy, the same tosser who was bleating about NFS and MJPEG.

And Tables vs CSS, etc.

Anonymous said...

Well, that long word thing pretty much puts the kibosh on me as a decent writer, I suppose.

Depends. Are you using long words because "Antidisestablishmentarian", long though it may be, is more convenient than "someone who opposed the removal of state support from the Church of England", or are you doing it because you believe that circumlocutions which utilize polysyllabic expressions engender in your readership a conviction of your superior intellectual capacity?

(To be honest, when I last read your blog I suspected that you were sometimes attempting to mimic the voice of a character on the radio or on TV, or possibly the style of an author you like; as offenses against clear writing go, that is a very minor one, and one which is very common. Every time I read a Terry Pratchett book I find myself breaking out in footnotes, for example.)

Anonymous said...

The "Matrix seeming smart rather than being smart" pseudo-TM applies here.

This guy sounds like some freshman college student that just moved from a small backwoods town to a large university and is simultaneously motivated (good) and intimidated (bad) to prove his intellectual worth. Happens all the time: you think you're the world's hottest shit in your town of 9 but when landing in a university literally the size of a metropolis you suddenly feel like a guppy in the ocean.

Anonymous said...

"symbian, than maemo" ==> "symbian, then maemo"

Anonymous said...

reactosguy is a hoot. He doesn't seem to be able to comprehend satire at all:

proof

He thinks the site promotinglinux.com is serious. Wow.

Anonymous said...

I think some would be surprised at the "imperfection" of early book drafts, even from established authors. You can be a brilliant writer but still mix homonyms, make a one-off error that is auto-corrected into a completely different and meaningless word, or just write a whole chapter of shit due to having an off-day. There are plenty of people with perfect grasp of syntax and no imagination just as there are idea people who need ghostwriters to reign in the craziness.

Dr Loser said...

@February 11, 2011 4:18 PM

Not dead; just anaesthetized (an appropriate polysyllable) by the endless nigger/bored girlfriend/suck my cock/yo momma Linux Youth drivel at the end of the last post.

Good to see LHB has at least one more thing to Hate. Hate is Good, when wielded in the Name of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. He even thinks that the "celebrity endorsements" on that site could be for real:

What do you think about the celebrity endorsements? I'm sure they're just anti Linux quotes, not sayings from celebrities who visited the site

The way this is written, it seems that he isn't 100% sure, otherwise he wouldn't ask.

Un-fucking-believable.

Anonymous said...

reactosguy is a hoot. He doesn't seem to be able to comprehend satire at all

I'm still reeling from the revelation that he's for real. All this time I thought he was some hater reverse-troll but now I find out he posts in far too many other places to be a simple plant. The type of freetards this place attracts are the personification of Poe's Law. It's hard to believe oiaohm and Adam King are for real, too, but they apparently are. Or, at least, they're reverse-trolling so hard that they became what they pretended to be.

kvv said...

I am a big fan of Linux, but I love your blog, for most part. Keep writing! :)

Now, to start reading whatever you wrote.

Dr Loser said...

@February 11, 2011 4:41 PM

Antidisestablishmentarianism?

Not quite the word I was thinking of. I was about to mention "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis," but I thought better of it.

As an aside to this discussion (and god forbid anyone here should pollute my blog by reading it, let alone leaving a comment), I write as a persona, not as myself. (Most blog writers do this, whether or not they realise it. I'm pretty durn sure that LHB is self-aware.)

Some of it is the way you speak in everyday life; quite a lot is not. Me, I borrow from Hunter S Thompson reasonably obviously, Evelyn Waugh when necessary, and so on. But none of that is actually me.

Now, where were we? Oh yes, grammar nazis. Silly little term. There are people who suggest one uses grammar and/or spelling (think yacc vs lex, kiddoes!) correctly, but do not insist upon it. And then there are sad twisted individuals who consider these things more important than life itself. And then there's a slightly pathetic majority who wouldn't know the difference and wouldn't care if you tried to explain it to them.

This majority is to be shunned, but you cannot shun them, because they are all around you.

In any case, "Nazis?" Isn't that a little harsh? They barely qualify on the Hindenberg/Ludendorff level.

Anonymous said...

Un-fucking-believable. reactosguy is not alone.

Look at this:

promotinglinux.com/stories/
promotinglinux.com/truth/

The tons of freetards who took this serious. That site is so friggin obviously satire (especially the celebrity page) how can anyone fall for this?



The same thing with "Is your son a computer hacker", which generated millions of comments who took it all seriously (mostly of them freetards again).

I think some people just can't comprehend satire and sarcasm. Their mind just can't comprehend it.

And especially many freetards seem to have this "condition".

Maybe there is a link?

Anonymous said...

GrammarGuy is just your typical beta, the intellectual version. Betas of any type are easy to pick out. They're obsessed with demonstrating their superiority and establishing social rank (with themselves on top, of course). The freetard community is full of these guys.

Well, kinda. Freetards only half betas really, which is funny because it comes out in their halfway done Sourceforge projects. Real betas, as insecure as they are, use that insecurity to go all the way. No one will follow them because their emotional state is built on a house of cards but they've done the work otherwise, which is why they make so-so de facto leaders.

NFSGrammarMJPEGuy should migrate toward the proper Internet hangouts: the seduction and bodybuilding communities. You'll get the reinforcement you need there from other betas telling you that you're at least ten levels beyond "wimps" and "AFCs".

P.S. The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy is my favorite nerd beta because he's so fucking proud of it, but who would have figured that, of all people, Wil Wheaton would become the nerd alpha?

Der Untergang said...

In any case, "Nazis?" Isn't that a little harsh? They barely qualify on the Hindenberg/Ludendorff level.

Personally I think "grammar fascist" is both better sounding and more accurate.

My favorite "Der Untergang" spoof linked in alias. Apologies to any Germans out there.

Anonymous said...

Personally I think "grammar fascist" is both better sounding and more accurate.

More accurate? What, people who correct others' grammar are right wingers? They want to merge the power of the state with corporations (Mussolini's original definition)?

You're right, though, the term is kind of lacking, and nobody is better qualified than we are (because we apparently have a lot of spare time).

How about Grammar Hun? Grammar Vigilante? Grammar Psychotic? Grammar OCD Victim? (Maybe a little too descriptive, there.) Grammar Possibly-Undead Masked Chainsaw Murderer?

How about Grammar Gestapo? That's short and it's even alliterative. Or maybe Grammar Godzilla: makes you forget everything you were doing, and even though you sometimes have to admit the justice of the attack it is still something which humans must resist?

Anonymous said...

"promotinglinux.com/truth/"

Okay, which one of you made a race guy comment at the bottom?

Anonymous said...

More accurate than a specific political party that's known for its genocidal tendencies more than anything else, yes. I like grammar gestapo.

Anonymous said...

Okay, which one of you made a race guy comment at the bottom?

It was him.

CAPTCHA: latin. Æwesomeus maximus.

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice reactosguy has been ranting to himself in the old thread all night?

Anonymous said...

Antidisestablishmentarianism?

Not quite the word I was thinking of. I was about to mention "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis," but I thought better of it.


Good, because you've spelled it wrong. :)

I used "Antidisestablishmentarian" because it is a good example of a word which is famous for being long, but which -- when used in context -- is shorter than any direct equivalent.

"Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" (correct spelling), on the other hand, is much longer than "black lung", or "silicosis", even "disease caused by inhaling silicon particles". Basically, if you use it you can only be doing so to show off.

Anonymous said...

Okay, which one of you made a race guy comment at the bottom?

I wish we would have a better in-joke here. "NFC" is gets even outclassed by 4chan lolcats.

Anonymous said...

woohoo, i am very happy LH community is growing...

the future is open see in this image http://media.photobucket.com/image/hate%20linux/gregor3000/PCandMacHateLinux_sml.png

HaHaHaHaHa.........

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice reactosguy has been ranting to himself in the old thread all night?

Yikes. And that's after I posted a note that there was a new thread.

Anonymous said...

@February 11, 2011 7:31 PM

That picture is so win. It looks like something the Perry Bible Fellowship dude drew.

Anonymous said...

I wish we would have a better in-joke here.

Grammar ゴジラ sez: "ガーオ! Be more concise with your use of the subjunctive or I will destroy your house with my terrible claws!"

Anonymous said...

desu desu desu desu desu desu desu desu

Tanya James said...

Good porn.

Anonymous said...

Good porn.

Grammar ゴジラ sez: "ガーオ! I am the friend of all properly educated children and an adjective and a noun are insufficient to form a sentence."

Anonymous said...

It's a dakuten explosion! ''''''''''' Wooooooo

Anonymous said...

゙゙゙゙゙゙゙゙゙゙゙

Anonymous said...

handakuten hadoken kamehameha!!!!

Anonymous said...

HATER! What does the SCOUTER say about his WEEABOO level?

Year of the Linux Desktop 9000!!!!!!

reactosguy said...

@Anonymous February 11, 2011 6:14 PM

Three responses for different situations:

1) Very nice sarcasm.

2) That was a much longer time ago. I now understand that these sites aren't even worth complaining about.

In all essence, you're an iron cockface, because you can't find updated sources. Sure that was like many months ago, but I find the satire in everything now.

3) Freeze your brain dude.

Anonymous said...

Oh god he found this thread. I hoped he would have stayed in the old one and talked himself to 5000 posts.

Anonymous said...

Year of the Linux Desktop

It's OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!! ...years away.

Anonymous said...

What?! Nine thousand years?!! That can't be right!!!

Ventrilo Harassment said...

Faggot keeps killing my ears. I'm gonna fold clothes in a minute.

Psiddliv said...

The old Moar flames post still needs you. It's an experiment that LHB is doing.

Anonymous said...

In all essence, you're an iron cockface, because you can't find updated sources. Sure that was like many months ago, but I find the satire in everything now.

Grammar ゴジラ sez: "ガーオ! You have misused 'essence', and you cannot 'find the satire in everything' because not everything involves satire. Learn the proper usage of these words or I shall rise from my home deep below the green ocean and lay waste to Tokyo!"

Anonymous said...

I'm personally pretty jazzed about Microsoft and Nokia. The partnership is going to be a powerhouse and will allow the both of them to wipe their asses with Google.

Anonymous said...

I'm juzzed!

Anonymous said...

Fuck, does Oombooboo 10.10 ever look like a piece of shit. Seriously, are they trying to role their UI backwards?

Anonymous said...

Seriously, are they trying to role their UI backwards?

Grammar ゴジラ sez: "ガーオ! メカゴジラ will fall to mighty tail, and you should learn the difference between 'role' and 'roll'."

Anonymous said...

Ya'll need help for them there assburgers.

kvv said...

Like I said earlier, I like your blog, but this is pretty weak man.

A lot of things:

You subtly admit that Android is better than WP7 at the moment.

You know that Symbian was not meant for todays smartphones, but in it's days, it virtually had a monopoly. Hope it gets phased out to low level phones or completely.

Meego is still on Nokia's mind, and they plan to ship at least one device this year. Shows the long term belief that the company has for an Open Source *LINUX BASED* platform.

As for Nokia - Microsoft tie up, a lot of speculation can be made, but it all depends on how much Microsoft are willing to put into it. It will be exciting to watch nevertheless.

kvv said...

Oh, and looks like your blog has reached meme status. Congrats.

z said...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2450831

3. It locks the card to the phone with an automatically generated key.

From this point on, the phone’s operating system uses all of the available memory as a single storage space for storing applications and data. The phone will stop working properly if you remove the SD card, and the SD card cannot be read by another phone, device, or PC.

Yeah, sure, WP7 ftw ;)

Anonymous said...

Let's get this straight, back in time there was sparc an other nice CPU archs, kernel memory was separated from user memory. and then intel invented the one memory for all, just to cut down the costs by 5%. next day somebody came up with a new software technology called buffer overflow. such a coincidence that the creator of the first worm is the son of Robert Morris, the former chief scientist in NSA. Now we have a shitty platform but a relatively reliable operating systems so we have to things worse. Let's introduce linux and the no testing, we don't give a security model. Well done. On the top of that what if we put linux to smart phones?!?! Ayye, best botnet ever. The best part of this story is that microsoft was the only vendor which took security seriously and implemented many features from Pax project and some other shit just to mitigate the designed to be insecure intel hell problem.

JoeMonco said...

From this point on, the phone’s operating system uses all of the available memory as a single storage space for storing applications and data. The phone will stop working properly if you remove the SD card, and the SD card cannot be read by another phone, device, or PC.

I think you have forgotten to mention this bit as well:

"If your Windows Phone 7 device contains an SD card, you should think of it as a permanent component of your phone, not as removable storage. The Windows Phone 7 operating system treats the SD card as an integrated part of the phone. This is in contrast to other devices, where you can use an SD card to increase the memory available to the device at any time or to transfer files to other devices. The phone’s operating system integrates the SD card with the phone"

In other words, the micro-SD on you WP7 is never meant to be removable, and WP7 makes no distinction between it and the internal storage space. This is in contrast to Android where you can store part of the content of your internal storage to the SD but not everything. Locking the SD also means better security in this context of usage for WP7... Oh, did I just mention "Windows" and security in the same sentence? The heresy!

Anonymous said...

@ February 12, 2011 4:18 AM

Loth though I am to defend Microsoft, this isn't really a problem for them. If you start fiddling with a highly custom device (and nearly all phones fall in that category) without paying attention to the instructions from the manufacturer, you almost certainly will break something sooner or later.

Reminds me a little of the news story this week that a German team discovered that you can hack into iOS and take everything within 6 minutes, every password, all the mail, all the personal data... if the phone has been jailbroken, had ssh enabled, and has already started a connection to the hacker's server. Which is like saying it's easy to rob a bank... if the bank just turns off all the alarms and security cameras, leaves the vault open, and has all the employees leave for a few hours.

Anonymous said...

such a coincidence that the creator of the first worm is the son of Robert Morris, the former chief scientist in NSA.

In other words: the spooks are so good at stealthy maneuvers that they convinced the whole industry to switch to an easier-to-hack architecture without leaving any trace of having done so, but one of the head spooks is so utterly incompetent that he let his son tip everyone in the world off about it.

Then again, given the latest in the WikiLeaks saga -- that Bank of America, afraid that the next round of leaks will provide proof of their malfeasance, asked the government to recommend a law firm, which then hired a computer security company which was stupid enough to make a bunch of illegal conspiracy-type suggestions, in writing, and leave them somewhere unsecured -- it's possible that yes, the spooks really are both that criminal and that dumb. (Link at signature.)

Anonymous said...

This new article is so filled of grammar errors...

lacks capitalisation and everything!

must be that someone got with the old LH account??

Anonymous said...

cope

Anonymous said...

You're not supposed to have spaces before or after an em-dash.

Something something something--something something something.

Anonymous said...

Oh guys, you all sound completely retarded trying to justify someone who is unable to spell correctly... I mean, I guess that would be right in an SMS,...

Bear in mind that many of us are not even English native speakers, so the more shameful it becomes to you that you are unable to spell better than someone whose use of English is limited to situations like... hating Linux.

MPEG-LA said...

In order to participate in the creation of, and determine licensing terms for, a joint VP8 patent license, any party that believes it has patents that are essential to the VP8 video codec specification is invited to submit them for a determination of their essentiality by MPEG LA’s patent evaluators. At least one essential patent is necessary to participate in the process, and initial submissions should be made by March 18, 2011. Although only issued patents will be included in the license, in order to participate in the license development process, patent applications with claims that their owners believe are essential to the specification and likely to issue in a patent also may be submitted. Further information, along with terms and procedures governing patent submissions, can be found at link in name.

Dungen Master said...

I AM THE DUNGEN MASTER AND I WANT YOU TO ENTER THE DUNGEN. ALL WHO ENTER MUST BE POZ OR SOON WILL BE. MY NEW GROUP IS THE NASTIEST EVER.

TO JOIN YOU MUST ADDRESS ME AS "SIR" OR "DUNGEN MASTER SIR" EVERY TIME YOU SEND A MESSAGE. TELL ME WHY U WISH TO JOIN AND SEND ME YOUR HOTTEST PIC AND I WILL ALLOW YOU TO JOIN

Anonymous said...

Looks like our beta grammar fascist has already attracted some lackeys.

Adam King said...

Nokia's CEO is Mafia$oft mole. He has doomed Nokia by partnering with the BEAST.

This is a sad day for technology and Freedom. But we shall overcome! A GNU dawn approaches!

Anonymous said...

mole; n; a spy who has infiltrated an organization and, often over a long period, become a trusted member of it.

Where is the spying, Adam?

Adam King said...

He exists to steal the wealth of the great country of Finland for his Mafia$oft masters.

Anonymous said...

How is he going to do that, pray tell?

Adam King said...

Are you fucking stupid? He already handed Nokia over to Mafia$oft. What more do you need? Let me guess, you are a Winbred.

Anonymous said...

So he just gave a controlling portion of Nokia stock to Microsoft?

Anonymous said...

What the deal really means: Nokia phones may soon be worth using, again.

TM Repository said...

What the deal really means: Nokia phones may soon be worth using, again.

And people will be able to stop whining about ringtones on Windows 7 since they'll have that classic Nokia ring.

Anonymous said...

Let's get this straight, back in time there was sparc an other nice CPU archs, kernel memory was separated from user memory. and then intel invented the one memory for all, just to cut down the costs by 5%. next day somebody came up with a new software technology called buffer overflow. such a coincidence that the creator of the first worm is the son of Robert Morris, the former chief scientist in NSA. Now we have a shitty platform but a relatively reliable operating systems so we have to things worse. Let's introduce linux and the no testing, we don't give a security model. Well done. On the top of that what if we put linux to smart phones?!?! Ayye, best botnet ever. The best part of this story is that microsoft was the only vendor which took security seriously and implemented many features from Pax project and some other shit just to mitigate the designed to be insecure intel hell problem.

Grammar ゴジラ sez: "ガーオ! A guy in a rubber suit will now crush a tiny model of a medium-sized city because this post is so full of typos and poor construction that I just don't know where to start criticizing. Return to sixth grade, 外人."

Anonymous said...

I just realized. Lusers are the vuvuzelas of the software world.

Anonymous said...

"He already handed Nokia over to Mafia$oft. What more do you need? "

Handed over? Wow, so the stocks were all transferred over to the possession of Microsoft? Oh no wait, this is another Queefer delusion, never mind.

Dr Loser said...

Welcome back, Adam!

I want to have your babies.

Let's face it, they'd be better off with a random member of the actual human race than they would be with you.

The Smell of Paranoia said...

Thom Holwerda is having a fit again due to MPEG LA calling to submit VP8-related patents.

http://www.osnews.com/story/24401/_strike_Patent_Troll_strike_MPEG-LA_Opens_Attack_on_VP8_WebM

He should be awarded the title of Open Source Freetard Teenage Internet Drama Queen.

New WP7 ringtone said...

And people will be able to stop whining about ringtones on Windows 7 since they'll have that classic Nokia ring.

HELLO? YEAH, I'M ON A BOAT!

Qt is dead said...

Told you so. They brought Elop in to gut Nokia.

Cause for celebration IMO.

Nokia workers walk out in protest after Microsoft news said...

Good. This will make it easier to lay 'em all off.

Anonymous said...

Most of them were probably working on meego. Remember, meego is basically a Linux distro.

So I guess that divison has lots of freetards.

Of course they are pissed. Even if they would still have a job at Nokia, they still would be pissed. Nokia embracing the *evil one*.

by the way: I've noticed that there is quite an hostile reaction towards Windows Phone on the net by freetards. Why?

I mean, why now? Windows CE is fifteen years old, smart phones running a Windows OS is OOOLD news. Why are they suddenly to pissed at WP7? It's just a new version of CE.

Anonymous said...

No wonder they are pissed:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia#Alliance_with_Microsoft

Microsoft will provide developer tools to Nokia, to replace Qt which will not be supported by Windows Phone 7 devices

Oh God. Qt is on the list, too.

Dr Loser said...

And C# is, of course, just a new version of Z80.

Indeed.

reactosguy said...

Grammar ゴジラ sez: "ガーオ! You have misused 'essence', and you cannot 'find the satire in everything' because not everything involves satire.

The essence part was completely random and I'm completely aware that I misused the word. As for satire, everything meant everything related to here. Jeez, you yourself need an eye exam.

Learn the proper usage of these words or I shall rise from my home deep below the green ocean and lay waste to Tokyo!

What will you do, shoot we with a rifle?

CAPTCHA = cogil (reminds me of Colgate the sucky toothpaste brand)

reactosguy said...

I want to have your babies.

Let's face it, they'd be better off with a random member of the actual human race than they would be with you.


Don't worry about Adam King, his wife will divorce with his money and take his kids.

Anonymous said...

I've even heard stuff like "Where'd they get version 7 from when it's brand new?"

Anonymous said...

reactosguy go back to talking to yourself in the old thread thx

Anonymous said...

Yea, many of them are acting as if WP7 is the first Windows OS for mobile devices.

Their lack of knowledge doesn't stop the freetards to vent, however.

Typical case of sounding smart rather than being smart.

Windows Phone 7: Why it's a disaster for Microsoft said...

Whoever said on jerkface that there must be a secretly distributed list of anti-WP7 talking points isn't kidding. Right off the bat, this guy got the major bullet points:

"I was shocked (as were they) at how much was missing from the OS and thus how incapable it was -- there were no signs of copy and paste, multitasking, devicewide search, or HTML5."

The HTML5 part was the best. No official support for a draft standard where even the authors keep saying "Stop using this in production!"?

What this fuck is this guy talking about when he says lack of VPN support decreases security? That's like the biggest hole punching tech in common use.

"These are basic requirements of any business to allow access to their corporate email and networks."

Are you kidding me? You get access to beta testing and you've never heard of ActiveSync and how it doesn't need VPN? Oh what am I thinking. The tech's only been around since 1996 and is supported by every major mobile platform so how can I expect you to be familiar with it?

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable how freetarded the tech press is:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2011/02/10/live-blog-running-pc-pro-on-ubuntu/

They had to have an engineer from canonical to solve basic issues.


The friendly Canonical engineer has also been trying to solve my graphical woes. My ageing work desktop runs an AMD Radeon HD 4550, and every time I try to activate the existing driver the system reboots and greets me with a blank purple screen. The engineer stepped in, muttered something about “purging the system” and typed in a few odd-looking commands. My desktop then appeared but, when he tried to enable the graphical effects that numerous folk had told me were so impressive, the PC still wouldn’t play ball – and the driver still wasn’t listed as being activated. The engineer, John, has retreated for lunch, and I can’t say I blame him.



rofl. An engineer from the OS company was there to solve problems with an standard ATI card?

And despite all the other countless of problems that the authors describe in the article, their tone is ridiculously positive.

Like:


would things have gone as smoothly if we attempted to migrate to a new version of Windows en masse. It’s certainly questionable


Smoothly? I never needed an engineer from Microsoft to set up PCs with common hardware like ATI graphics cards.


Another one:


It’s taken longer than expected for me to get write this first update, as I have no idea what any of my passwords are — the biggest pain hasn’t been using Ubuntu, but the fact that all of my settings and saved passwords are gone. Otherwise, this early morning news shift has gone surprisingly smoothly.


rofl?! All the saved settings and passwords are gone, despite this, everything is smoothly? Funny that they make it sound as if Ubuntu isn't at fault here.

This article is batshit insane. They mention stuff like broken hardware drivers for common hardware that make the PCs go reboot without warning, and problems installing standard software like flash.

But they are acting as if all this is normal. Such blatant problems aren't called out by the authors. Windows and Mac OS would grilled for stuff like this.

Huge problems are minimized to an ridiculous extend, and little goodies like the keyboard selection screen are praised to oblivion:


On a side note, how good is Ubuntu’s keyboard layout selection? Bear with me: not only do you get a list of countries to pick from, but there’s also a visual layout to go with each entry, so you can check you’ve got exactly the right one. Much better than the Windows equivalent.



I get dozens of error messages installing the Ubuntu updates and the drivers are killing my computer, but all is forgiven: some deeply buried dialog has flashy graphics.


Un-fucking-believable.

Anonymous said...

I then attempted to install the 300MB of updates that I’d tried before. Figuring that it was the graphics driver rather than these more prosaic updates that were causing problems, I installed them – this time, a window actually appeared to tel me they were downloading – and rebooted.

Cue dozens of error messages, and another reboot – this time into the older version of the OS, where I can at least do some work.


TheSmoothlyExperience(TM)



I’m up and running and all seems fairly straightforward, yet the single most irritating thing so far is also something Ubuntu is so praised for: security. Basically, I’ve had to enter my password at least ten times already this morning. I know that’s because I’m installing applications, and on a normal day this wouldn’t be the case, but it brings to mind the more logical approach taken by iTunes on my phone. There, once I’ve entered my password to authorise something, it remains authorised for the next few minutes, or until I lock the phone. That doesn’t seem to loosen security too much in my eyes. Can this be altered?


This reminds me of the UAC-Vista hype. For the life of me, I still can't understand why the freetards were so enraged by it. I can understand that common users would be confused by UAC, after all these years as adminds, but even freetards had UAC-rage. Sudo uses the same principle.

I still can't understand, why the freetards were pissed at UAC. (And they were, I've read the slashdot comments when Vista was released)

Anonymous said...

One last quote from the PC Pro article:


Here’s something to give Steve Jobs and colleagues sleepless nights: Ubuntu running on a Mac (pic of Ubuntu on mac)


Yeah, I am SURE Steve can't sleep because of THAT threat.

These guys are completely deluded.

The Rest of the Story said...

So are we going to take the plunge, wipe Windows, and make PC Pro an Ubuntu shop from now on? No.

When Outlook popped up on my screen this morning, I gave a very satisfied sigh.

I felt a joyful jolt in my chest this morning when that Windows symbol first appeared on my screen, not something I thought I’d ever admit to feeling.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, something remarkable happened. Our entire editorial team migrated to Ubuntu overnight and – by and large – it was business as usual. The website ran as normal, magazine copy was still written, we (just about) fulfilled our day jobs.

I like how amazed they are that they could actually do something useful with Ubuntu. "You mean I can work like it's Windows 3.1? WOW!!"

Then he writes it's not a fair test. I agree but not because they migrated all at once but because they didn't do it long enough. Give it a month and they'll each find some little feature they never thought twice about that either requires an asinine workaround or is simply unavailable in any form.

BTW, grammar goons, why don't you guys do some good and email this guy about placing spaces on either side of the em dashes. I'm sure he's eagerly awaiting your feedback.

Anonymous said...

I felt a joyful jolt in my chest this morning when that Windows symbol first appeared on my screen, not something I thought I’d ever admit to feeling.

All you need to do is install Ubuntu or some other distro and use for a couple days to get to this point.

Anonymous said...

The conclusion is still ridiculously positive:


Yet what our somewhat reckless experiment revealed is that Ubuntu could cope. On a rag-bag selection of laptops and desktops, installed as a Windows “app”, a dual-boot or within a virtual machine, Ubuntu worked (sometimes at the second or third attempt) every time.




Bullshit:


Not that I’ve seen many of those talents yet. Updating graphics drivers, installing apps and downloading standard updates requires me to authenticate it every single time, even when I’m entering passwords seconds apart, and there’s no way to tell if the authentication has been successful; instead of disappearing, the box often just sits there, silently mocking my dependency on Windows.

Oh, and I’ve now reinstalled Ubuntu four times. It’s all the fault of the graphics driver. My modest work machine uses an AMD Radeon HD 4550, and a box informed me that activating the existing driver was only a click away. I authenticated, obviously, and it downloaded, before telling me to restart to complete the installation. Ubuntu then booted to a blank purple screen (a nice shade of purple, admittedly) and hung.




.....



Jon [Canonical engineer] has kind of sorted out my FLV playback problems. But not wholly. He installed a bunch of codecs from the “restricted library”, and that enabled me to view the FLV in Totem Movie Player rather than VLC. While I don’t get any of the horrible graphical glitches (see my 10.40am post) anymore, it’s still a slideshow and I still can’t check whether the video is all correct.



...


Jon’s helped us with a variety of issues today, including Tim’s Flash video playback issue, how to use the command line to make HD video play smoothly on Jon Bray’s machine, and other minor issues.

He couldn’t solve Mike’s graphics card issues, nor coax my Vodafone broadband dongle into life – although we did pop a 3 broadband dongle into my laptop and it worked first time, which suggests the drivers for the ZTE K3570-Z stick may be wonky.



Let me get this straight:

Even the engineer of the Company (!) had big troubles getting stuff to work like simple video playback (!) and couldn't get Ubuntu to function with a standard three years old graphics card.

Among the myriad of other issues.

And they say "Ubuntu could cope" and it "worked"?!?

Are they on crack? Or do they fear freetard-retaliation, if their tone would be too negative?

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Anonymous said...

Funny that the 4550 is likely still more powerful than Intel's latest graphics. Isn't AMD supposed to be awesome with open source and shit, unlike the evil NVIDIA?

Anonymous said...

BTW, grammar goons, why don't you guys do some good and email this guy about placing spaces on either side of the em dashes. I'm sure he's eagerly awaiting your feedback.

Grammar ゴジラ sez: "ガーオ! I handle only retribution of hubris, threats to world peace, and misuse of speech. Punctuation is outside my jurisdiction."

Anonymous said...

You're not supposed to have spaces before or after an em-dash.

In traditional typography, it is entirely acceptable to have an em dash at the end (or the beginning) of a line. On computers, an em dash will force the two adjacent words to be on the same line unless you add spaces around it, which can completely alter the flow of the text layout. (Or possibly ZWNJs, but not all text engines support them properly. Last time I checked, only one of the then-current web browsers did, for example, but it has been a while.)

Let's make a deal: you have all the different libraries which lay out text alter their behavior so that em dashes without spaces don't massively screw up the flow of text, and after you convince a majority of them to do so, the rest of us will stop putting spaces next to em dashes.

We won't hold our breath waiting for you.

Anonymous said...

Are they on crack? Or do they fear freetard-retaliation, if their tone would be too negative?

People are in awe that a free OS that can SOMETIMES work even exist. OSes are suppose to cost billions to write and only made by the largest of multinational corporations. So yeah they are cutting Ubuntu slack.

Anonymous said...

@February 12, 2011 8:35 PM

Well, if so the called "freetards" were actually listened to instead of scorned and discarded by the pompous microsofties then we'd all be using TeX which has none of these problems so if you want to go do something good for the world spread the word of TeX. Your eyes will thank you after viewing the most beautiful fonts and typography the world has ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Well, if so the called "freetards" were actually listened to instead of scorned and discarded by the pompous microsofties then we'd all be using TeX which has none of these problems so if you want to go do something good for the world spread the word of TeX. Your eyes will thank you after viewing the most beautiful fonts and typography the world has ever seen.

I assume you're joking. TeX type is intolerably ugly, and in order to make TeX work as well as the standard build-in text handling on non-Freetard systems you need to do a huge amount of work. It's basically a huge example of how Freetard projects are basically designed to fail in comparison to proprietary code.

Anonymous said...

In college I cringed every time I cracked open a new math textbook and saw the telltale signs of some grad student throwing the thing together using TeX.

TeX people talk about stuff like kerning and print quality fonts but when you look at the results you have to wonder if they spent their college years on acid. The letters are all jammed into each other in weird ways, and the typeface looks like it has remained untouched since Gutenberg's days (and, knowing freetards, it probably hasn't). I guess Knuth is a great computer scientist or whatever, but I was always perplexed at how many people considered TeX to be some sort of flawless masterpiece.

Honestly I never saw the advantage over Microsoft Equation Editor, which was perfectly usable even back in Word 6.0 for Windows 3.x. TeX warriors would point out that Microsoft's input method was too slow and that TeX's plain text method was faster. I guess that might be true but it's analogous to the argument that vi is the world's fastest data entry method if you spend the time training your self around its modes, hotkeys, and multiple copy buffers. Most people, especially students with no plans to publish math books, will never recoup the time learning TeX or even the easier LaTeX so TeX is of limited use even for its primary purpose.

Anonymous said...

And they say "Ubuntu could cope" and it "worked"?!?

Of course it coped, you are just looking at it the wrong way. Instead of looking at this from a point of view of a sys-admin, look at it from a users point of view.

Everyone got paid for a day where most of their time was spent re-installing Ubuntu rather than actually working.

The end result: they won't switch to Ubuntu but they had a positive experience of playing with it at work.

Anonymous said...

What's with freetards and corrupting standard pronunciation? Who has ever called a wildebeest a GAH-new? The worst of this are the downstream acronyms that adopted the hard 'g' pronunciation like GAH-nome. One sees "TeX" and assumes the thing is said like the U.S. state "Texas" or "Tex Avery" but no it's said like "tech". These faggots don't make matters any better with LaTeX. Really, I'm supposed to say LAY-tech? It's bad enough I have to explain that I'm not talking about rubber without my audience thinking I'm some retard with a speech impediment.

Anonymous said...

Instead of looking at this from a point of view of a sys-admin, look at it from a users point of view. Everyone got paid for a day where most of their time was spent re-installing Ubuntu rather than actually working. [...] they had a positive experience of playing with it at work.

Wut. Unlike sysadmins, people who want to spend their time writing and doing other office tasks had fun dicking around with making their typing appliance function on a basic level?

In a lot of workplaces you'd have people going home and refusing to come back until this kind of shit is worked out. This experiment merely revealed that this entire staff is underworked if they have the time to sit through this frustration without worrying about how they'll meet their deadlines.

Anonymous said...

Of course they are underworked. They publish magazines about computers. In 2011. What do you expect from a bunch of people that waste time on Twitter and Facebook to do their "job"?

And C# is, of course, just a new version of Z80.

Indeed.


Maybe you can hack the Net Micro Framework (with the Driver SDK or whatever it's called) and make it run on a Z80. I believe it needs a 32bit microcontroller at minimum, but who knows. People made NT applications run on the Win9x kernel, modded a lot of stuff on Win3.x to make it more modern and usable and hacked the impenetrable PS3. I wouldn't be surprised if that was possible, so you could finally shout in the freetards' faces "C# ON Z80, BITCHES!"

Anonymous said...

Playing DVDs on Ubuntu:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10391984

Special thanks to our friend Whamburglar

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I read slashdot regulary, so I am curious: Is our little community known by the slashtards?

I mean, do they mention the various hater blogs in the comments?

Anonymous said...

While on any other operating system you just pop the DVD in and watch it.

You may have problems natively running DVDs on basic versions of Windows (Starter, Home Basic), while OSX has support without limitations on OS versions (since 2001). In any case, codec packs are available to help playback other formats or bring support to platforms not capable of DVD playback with a simple installer.

Linux, on the other hand, requires even the most tech impaired users to mess with CLI, packages, scripts, configuration files, drivers just to get something barely working. You might even need to install multiple multimedia backends and/or media players to be able to watch your movies.

I remember, around the time XP came out, when Linux had much better media support. Now, instead of getting better (or staying at the same level) it actually gotten worse.

The more freetards puch this clusterfuck, the more people would stop believing them and move on.

Anonymous said...

lol, that reminds me a bit on playing divx (or was it xvid?) on win95, well, thats only 15 years ago!

Anonymous said...

hey grammar nazi, here is a list of sites you might want to visit:

http://tinyurl.com/grammarnazilhb

Anonymous said...

Noticed that blogger got less hungry?

Anonymous said...

Playing DVDs on Ubuntu:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10391984

Special thanks to our friend Whamburglar


Even better: this old favorite from the "Related Videos" section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJaTA25tpMg

Look at the "humor" present in the comments:

sudo rm -r clothing

But she's got the right idea with this self-promotion campaign. A girl into Linux, freetards going wild. Brilliant. Except for the fact that freetards are a target audience devoid of money and wit and social skills.

Anonymous said...

But she's got the right idea with this self-promotion campaign. A girl into Linux, freetards going wild. Brilliant. Except for the fact that freetards are a target audience devoid of money and wit and social skills.

She can target a much bigger audience of "gamers". You know, the likes of ThomasB, with their gaming machines based on Windows, their XBoxes, and their love for Linux even if it doesn't make sense. These kids will explode looking at a nice girl that talks about Linux, and that's how you get "wow wow very nice airbag". Nothing short of poetry.

She seems to be desperately looking for attention, and male gamers are the best audience. I would do it too, just for shit and giggles. Unfortunately I don't have boobs, not even man boobs, and girls don't really fall for the same tactics in such a number.

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I read slashdot regulary, so I am curious: Is our little community known by the slashtards?

Nope, we are largely insignificant compared to the mighty slashtard hoards.

Anonymous said...

she pronounces it "comp-piss", I had to lol.

Anonymous said...

"Even better: this old favorite from the "Related Videos" section."

That girl looks, sounds, and has nearly identical mannerisms to a woman I once worked with. Is there some sort of indie style school all these girls go to?

Unfortunately she was a total douchebag and a half who spent half her time bragging about how feminized and independent she was while simultaneously spending her entire work time planning her extravagant wedding with uncle moneybags who was 10-15 years older and from what I understood never really dated before.

Anonymous said...

Are there any news on the diaspora ultra triple sonic fail project? From the git forum it looks like there are some fundamental problems. Well, I guess those who want to login there have to wait for the next high school holidays so the CTOs can fix it.

Anonymous said...

@Diaspora

patience. it is alpha after all. :)

Wasn't it in Beta already? And how the fuck did they mess up the login system? If it's that hard to log people in, how do they expect anyone to feel confortable handing them their personal informations.

Oh wait, your personal informations will be hosted by total strangers on their durdenstations! Now I feel better!

Is there some sort of indie style school all these girls go to?

Being in the Dom-Sub scene for some time I can assure you many girls like to be dominated. Some girls just don't know it yet, and that's how you get chicks going with older men without a clear reason or any past experience to support their decision. Some will tell you bullshit about maturity, but that isn't really the case. Just look at all those girls pretending to be superior and pro feminism while being in an abusive relationship at the same time.

Stay away from such personalities. You may fuck them easily, but you will never get to enjoy a decent relationship with them.

Anonymous said...

I would like to clarify on my post, as it doesn't really sound right. Girls that openly admit liking being dominated do not fall in that category. They may seem weak personalities, but at least have strong opinions and ideas about what they want from life (or a relashionship). On top of that, they are being honest with themselves.

Anonymous said...

Valentine's dating advice from Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

WHAMburglar's PHP signature was a great touch. Just that extra step to show he means business. The responses are great, the usual "Should have Googled" and "Nondescript errors that don't tell what's wrong or how to fix it are a feature, not a bug!"

I remember, around the time XP came out, when Linux had much better media support. Now, instead of getting better (or staying at the same level) it actually gotten worse.

That was only thanks to mplayer, which, early on, was the most pragmatic high profile open source project. In a few weeks it went from zero lines of code to playing MPEG 1/2/4 along with everything XAnim played (like Cinepak).

The reason it moved so fast because the project scrapped together stuff that already existed instead of holding logo contests and IRC committees. It also had the goal of "I want to play videos" instead of "I want to become a worldwide framework that everything plugs into". Funny that they kinda reached that goal once they merged with ffmpeg, though.

Gradually mplayer depreciated the shadier aspects like the W32codecs but it was funny seeing the freetarded butthurt. Even though after a time mplayer's requirements were nearly identical to all the other players that sprung up, it was still banned from major repositories because they once supported linking to binary codecs, which were never a requirement and weren't even distributed with the main packaging.

mplayer took a big hit when its creator left, as is always the case with FOSS projects. The second string team still added new codecs and stuff but overall progress felt like molasses. I haven't used the program in years, though, but it doesn't sound popular even in Linux anymore. The number one usage these days seems to be MeGUI for its mencoder part, which these days seems to be a poorly designed, more opaque version of ffmpeg.

Anonymous said...

@February 13, 2011 6:50 AM

Unbelievable how the tards are flipping out just because they see a girl on youtube.

Are they literally retarded or what? They are on the damn internet, they can watch millions of (naked) women without any effort.

And why are they so sex-starved? Remove clothing?! WTF.

As I said, you're on the net, if you need it so bad, just go to youporn and wank off already.

Besides, she is just average looking. I see tons of similiar looking girls on the subway.

To make it short: these retards piss me off.

Anonymous said...

"Stay away from such personalities. You may fuck them easily, but you will never get to enjoy a decent relationship with them."

No problem. I disliked this girl instantly, I think just from her body language. Her talking just validated my quick judgment. All the other guys were falling over her and I never got it. She wasn't even that attractive, not even by office girl standards.

They may seem weak personalities

Nah, not to me at least. Guys are known to have all sorts of kinks that may seem "unmanly". The bedroom is where this kind of stuff comes out. Personally I'm turned on by the kind of woman who is confident and assertive most of the time but suddenly wants to pretend to be a shy school girl in bed.

Anonymous said...

Grammatik macht frei: IN the subway.

Anonymous said...

@February 13, 2011 9:25 AM

I think normal girls seem alien to them so when they see some chick, average looking as she may be, talking about Ubuntu and apt-get, light bulbs go off in their heads and they think along the lines of, "She knows Ubuntu!!! She understands me!! She's obtainable!!"

Of course they still fuck it up first by begging a net-woman who obviously doesn't read her comments and second by propositioning in a way that any woman would refuse.

Anonymous said...

Grammatik macht frei: IN the subway.

Maybe he meets girls standing on top of the subway, you know, like by the stairs (not a bad place, actually, though everyone seems to be in a hurry) or hanging around the ventilation grates. You'll look strange enough standing on the grates that eventually some girl is going to come talk to you just to figure out why you're standing there.

Anonymous said...

@February 13, 2011 9:18 AM:

MPlayer paired with SMPlayer or whatnot is still the best video player Linux has. The reason is very simple: the MPlayer developers may be assholes (as can be seen on the program's mailing lists), but they are pragmatic. When VDPAU came out, they took Nvidia's patches and merged them very quickly. And MPlayer is pretty much the only player where hardware decoding via VDPAU just works.

On the other hand you've got crapware like VLC, where braindead developers decided on VAAPI. The hilarious result: if you've managed to beat VLC into submission, so that VAAPI is actually used at all, you'll find that the CPU load is still above and beyond 50 percent! (Not to mention that hardware decoding doesn't even work reliably in their Windows version. I mean, DXVA2, how could they fuck that up?)

Anonymous said...

@February 13, 2011 10:03 AM

Why am I not surprised. I never got the VLC love. It's always been a piece of shit on every platform it supports.

I mean, DXVA2, how could they fuck that up?

Easy, that's an "NT 6" feature and as we all know, "Give me XP or give me death!"

Linux Apostate said...

Agreed on MPlayer versus VLC. VLC was always a pile of shit. I remember building it from source early on, hoping for something like MPlayer, and getting something that was even less functional than the first generation of Linux DVD players. It was one of those classic freetard apps where you have to gather a hundred special development versions of obscure libraries, then when you finally run it, a ridiculous GUI appears and looks like it might do something. But then it doesn't work and there are no error messages. Lastly you find that the command line tools don't do anything either and then you give up in disgust.

MPlayer on the other hand is so awesome that I still use it on my Windows media PC just so I can have a video player that plays everything and has proper keyboard controls. MPlayer is the "vim" of video players, and I mean that in a good way.

Anonymous said...

Valentine's dating advice from Anonymous.

Shit, I almost forgot. I need to troll someone tomorrow. I used to go after girls with too much confidence before getting in the domination stuff, but that girl went too far with me. What better day than Valentine's day to get some revenge?

@VLC

I too never understood why people loved it so much. Media Player Classic was much better, especially with hardware acceleration for many formats. MPC Home Cinema went even further, and used in conjunction with a good codec pack you can play anything without taxing your CPU. I've never been too much about using my laptop while traveling, mostly because when I travel I am the one driving, but I believe that MPC-HC gives more battery life than VLC. It certainly works better on the infamous Intel GMA950.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. Just installed IE9 RC. I am not a freetard, but I am disappointed.

What's with the trend to make the browser appear über-simple?

To print, you need to adventure yourself through the menu, that appears when you click on the cog wheel symbol.

And where are the favourites?

That sucks. It looks simple, but the usuability is worse. I have now actived again all the toolbars and menus (Thank God you can do it) but with the toolbars, the browser looks odd. Somewhat ugly. It's designed without the toolbar in mind and it shows. IE8 with actived toolbar and menus looked far better.

Anonymous said...

And why the hell have they removed the search bar.

You need now to enter "? search term" into the adress bar.

......

Too bad IE8 will be sooner or later killed off and this will be the design paradigm for all future IE versions. Argh..

Freetards Suffer Delusions said...

Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness called a "psychosis" in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. The main feature of this disorder is the presence of delusions, which are unshakable beliefs in something untrue. People with delusional disorder experience non-bizarre delusions, which involve situations that could occur in real life, such as being followed, poisoned, deceived, conspired against, loved from a distance, or that the Linux desktop will ever be successful. These delusions usually involve the misinterpretation of perceptions or experiences. In reality, however, the situations are either not true at all or highly exaggerated.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. Just installed IE9 RC. I am not a freetard, but I am disappointed.

IE has always been a flaming pile of fail. But none to worry, there are other browsers out there.

You don't have to be a freetard to use a different browser.

Anonymous said...

What other browsers?

They are all on the same path. Firefox 4 purges the toolbar on default too (but at least it has still the search bar)

The Firefox 4 UI looks with all the "deprecated" menu elements a bit better than IE9, but not much.

I prefer the IE8, FF 3 look and feel by far. This seems to be gone, they all imitate Chrome now.

Thanks Chrome, may you go to hell.

Anonymous said...

So far, Opera is the only one that hasn't been mutilated.

Yes, it starts crippled too, but you can easily revert it back to the "full browser" mode, and it doesn't look fugly in this state.

Anonymous said...

IE has always been a flaming pile of fail

No:

http://penguinday.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/the-ancient-past/

And I liked to date every new IE version, except this one. I find IE9 abhorrent. And as I said, most of the other next-gen browsers that are currently in beta are following the same path.

Anonymous said...

Yeah yeah, it's me, IE9 hater guy again, but read this comment on the IE blog:

http://tinyurl.com/6eumcjh

I didn't write it, don't worry. Still, it points out all what is wrong with IE9. You should read it.

IE9 sucks.

Anonymous said...

If Microsoft didn't cater to retards who didn't know the difference between their dick and their PC we'd all be better off.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chrome, may you go to hell.

+1

I fucking hate Chrome's UI. It is teh shite.

Anonymous said...

And now every browser gets chromified.

TM Repository said...

Thanks Chrome, may you go to hell.

Personally, I think Chrome is how browsers should be. Streamlined, miniamlistic, as fast as posible, nothing pops or flickers when it moves, shows or hides.

Not to mention it does a great job rendering html and javascript performance is through the roof.

Playing favourites with browsers is pointless though. There's absolutely no investment that needs to be made on the part of the user. You can switch a will or just run several in parallel.

Anonymous said...

Minimalism by default is fine, but I don't see what's wrong with keeping the customizable UI, especially since it's already written. Maybe Chrome is all "granny" should need but why should granny get the only say?

A plus in all this is browser makers seem to finally be taking vertical space into consideration.

Azathoth said...

Chrome is my favorite also. IE8 has occasional slowdowns and takes a long time to open. Firefox is bloated. And Opera doesn't count.

Anonymous said...

T̘̹ͬ͑̈ͦ̎̽ͭ̅͆̀h͚͊̿̀͢ḙ̩̯̲̠̥̒̂ ̡̟̬̩̙̪̤̩̌̀̅͗ͥ̈̉ͬ̐b̶̺͛ͤ͢e͊̀ͧ̔͑͑̀҉̧͖̟͔͔͉̗͖͔s̨̰͇̞͓̯͍͈̬͂͒͋̉̄̌t̜ͨ͆ͦͪ̾͘ ̶̬̖͈̠̲̦̔̍̽̓ͥ͒̏ͯͦ͜k̲͚̣̤̞̮͓̜̱ͨ̌ͧͨ͐̅ͤͩṅ̸͕̰̗̠͎͔̈́ͩ̂̂͘o̵͙̙̠͕̤ͣͭ̓̈́͘c̛̼̦ͤ̍ͧ͆͐̓̔̕k̷̫͇̟̬̬̚͠ö̸̙͙̹̝̣́̆ͩ̇̆ͣ̒ͬf̖͚͓͈͍̦̯̼͉ͤ͊̀͗͛ͥͧ͡f̱̖̩͂ͤ̔̒̒̚ ̵̶̡̰͉̮̫̞ͦC͚ͪͭͣ͑͞O͉̩̤͓͖͍̮̗͛ͧͤ̊͟͢A͙̘̳̜̺̜̳̲͑C̨̟̟̩͍͐̑ͩ̉̀̏H̛̞̖̘̺̩̍̀ͥ͢ ̷̝͔̹̅͜ḅ̪̹̙͔̫̜̪̙ͮ͂͛͛a̶̡̯̪͚̗͇̠̹ͫ͒g̦̫͖̳̦̝̰̅̏̊ͩ͂̽ͥ̚ͅs̫̻̦̙̆͗̐̽ͯ̅ ̸͚̼̅͗̉ͣ̌͑̚̚͘m͈̗͚̯̙̿̇̎ͥͪ̓͜a̷̛̹̻̭͔̳̽̑͡d̵̖ͣ̓͊̂̇͡e͒͑͋̾̂̄̐̑̊҉̙̞͉͚͚͉ ͓̦̭̝̹̦͕̘͈ͫ̐̉ͥ͊̀͘b̼̪̄͊̈́̃ͣ́y̮̣ͫ̆́̈́́̑ͫ ̜͕͓͓̤͉̜̥͂ͭ͂ͅs̠̠̩̭̝̫̗͋̏̌̎͛̆͋̉̀̀̕l̸̫̖̓̓͐ͅa̸͙̝͇͕ͦ͐ͭv̖̫͍̟͖͍̟̻̞̾̈̌̂͌͊̚͘͠eͧ̽҉̡̜͙ ̢̻̥͙̱̻̩̔ͯ̂́́c̯̦̱̘ͫh̩̙̝̄̆̆̍̃i̮̺̳̻͕̗ͭ͗́͑̚͘͡n̡̺̭̱͇͂͟ą͎̤̖̥͉͍ͥ͐ͥ̑ͦ͐͑̀͞m̸̵̝̺ͪ͘e̛͍̫͍̩̝̒ͭͨ̐́ͅņ͍̙̩̙̗ͪ̃̇ͮ͢͠ͅ ̶̳̫̙̣̜̩̰̯̊̉̃̀g͖̝̳͙̝͈ͪ̾̑ͤ̕͜oͭͬ͑̐ͩ̈́̃̀҉̵̳̹͇̺̫ ̦̫̭͙͙͚̈̒ͭ́̎̈́ͯ͛ṫ̨͇̞̱̪̝ͦ̑o̯̹ͪͣͩ̅ͥ̂͟ ̗̲̞͕̹ͭ̿̈́̆̕ͅm̓̈̈́̃̐҉̡͕̻̮͖̤̣̥͓a͖̯̦̦̳̞̼ͩ̊̑ͬ͊͂͗x̙͚͊̈́ͬͫͩu͚̮̹̯̭̭̺̬͑̑̀̆ͬ̅ͫ̅͟͡l̨̨͂͊͂͒҉̹̞̥̰̦̖̙̘t̡͉͚̲̓̋͋͆̂ͫ̑̃a̦͎̳̫͙̲̰͆̈͒͡u̴̮͙̘ͪ̃̽ͫ̍͢ċ̘̮̪͂̾̒̋ͯͤͯ̏̕ḵ͖̇ͯ̂́͛͆́͘y͈̻͙̖ͥͣͨ̀ͩ̓̈ͭ͠c̶̓́̈́҉̘r̸̮̲̰͇ͧ̾ͥͭͦ͑̂́́ò̤̹̏t̯̠̳̘ͤc̵̢͕̣͖̰̋ͬͣh̅̌̽͊͛̈́ͯ̍ͭ҉̨͇̫͢b̵̢̥̖̘͖̼̥̬̬̌̐ͥ̓̈́̆͞ḁ͙̤̜ͮ̑͆̃g̲̼̰̘̠͇͈ͯͤ̅͗̊͢ͅ.̭̮͔͍̲̠̆ͭͥ́͠͞ͅc̰͛̃͘n̢̺̼̖̺̻ͮ̐ͦ̀͝ ̴̘̻̼̘̭͚̲͖̀ͥ̽ͨ͡ͅǎ̭͚̼͎͈͚̋͆͋͐͋̓͟n̼̦͉̭̮̳͍̹̝͐̈́̄͢d̈̆̓̎̏̃͏̵̹͖̻ ̄ͦ͏̹͉͎̻͕͈͍̯̘̕c̵̱͎̱̙̘͎͔ͭ͑ͫ̂ͪ͑ͧ͒͊ͅl̶̜̰̞̦͕̫ͭ̍̆̐ͨ̐̾ͥ͝ͅȉ̍̍ͫ͌ͦ͏̻̯̝̗c̖̱͖̀̅̂ͫ̊̓ͫ̕k̢̤͈̓͌́̍̌͌͒ͪ́̚ ̢̬͖̘̘̹̞͕́̓ͧ̂̇ͩ͢͜o̡͓͚͎͖͙̝̦ͣͧ͊͋̽̑́n̛̝̪̜̱̦̪̱ͧ̈́ͫͅ ̗̲͓̘̍ͪ͊̉ͥ͋ͬ́͟ͅş̝̪ͩͫ̓ͥ́̿̅͂̚t̼̥̮̪͋̿̋̃́͐̔̚͟͡͡e̶̡͎̊͂͒ͪ̈́̇ͥͯ͜a̢̪̼͌͛͛̃l̷̺͈̮̪͖̘͔̪͈̏͐̓̕͟ ̷̻̠̬̿̎ͮ̀̅̉d̨̤̗͖ͦ̄̿͞e̸͕̩̣̦̪̜̭ͧͧ͑̿ͬ̆̓͂ͣ͟͠ā̟͖̣͈͙̱̰̙͑̅̊ḷ͇̣̟̹̲̃̿̒͠͝͝ș̱̇ͤͤ̄ͦͅ ̯ͥ̅̑̄̿T̢̫̩̗̯͈̒͠ͅO̵̡̗̙̠ͪ͆ͩ̀Ď̜̜͎̰̞̼̪̗̠͟Ä̛̹̪͈̫̠́͊̓̀̌͋Ý̨̭͈͈̮̲̘̜̹̳ͭͩͥ̊̆̕͜!̵̟̮̰̤̘̺ͯͮͮͦ̈́͛ͫͩ

Ḁ̶̫̫̝͎͙̼͎͉̙̥̞͈̜̬̋̓ͩͣ̌̉́̑̓̃͑̕͜n̷͉̞̠͓̝̮̪͙̗̪͎̼̪̠̙̐̒͛͑ͬ̔͒͛ͣͪ̑ͫͧ̚̚͟o̶̢͔̪̣͚̠̬ͧ͂̉͋ͯ̈̓ͮ̿̇̍͛͑̑͟͝ņ̵̵̵̆̔͊̌̎͌͑̉̍̑͌͗ͧ̑̓́͆ͦ̏͏̰̘̮̠̫̖̭ȳ̐͑̎ͬ͏̵̘̥̬̳͖̝̝͜o͉̼͚̣͖̣̘̣̞̱̖͈͎̬͒͆ͫͬͦͭͣͥ̿ͮ̕͘u̢̱͔̼͉̬̰̣̘̰̱̞̜̪͐̍͛ͨͣ̅̋́̈́̓ͨ̑͑̆̿̔̓̀͜͠͠s̟̗̤͌̄́͌͑͂ͤ̋̇̉́ͥͪ̊̊͜͜͡ said...

D̈̐͒̑ͯ҉͏̧͟͏̻͙̟̹͈͉͈̻̭̬̪̩̻̣̟̝ő̫̮͓͎͓̬̫ͬ͌̄̏͗͊̎͆ͮͫ̾́̚͘͞ͅn̛̋͛̆ͫͫ̆̿̍ͣ̇ͣͣͩ̾ͥ͐͏̙͚̜̹͇̩͚̖̳̩̞̤̬̝̗͕'̢̆͊̑̊҉͚̯̫̼͉̪̼͜t̡̽͐ͧ̓͘̕҉͎̱̲̱̯̣͖̳̘̲̩̰ ̓́̔ͣ̆̇̋͆̓̐͆ͦ҉͏҉͏̣̠͉͕̳̰̪͉̖̠̪̰̙̻̱̫̮̫͙f̶̪̻̭̙̪̲̝̩̆̔̀̎̂̔̈́ͧ͗̋̅̏͡ͅo̴̢͊͂̎̑͝͏̶͖̹̼̦̺̟̜ŕ͋ͩͨ͊ͨͪ̓͝͏̝̺͈̖͙̺́͡g̢͙̙̘̺̲̠̯̬̩̺̤̼̞̈ͬ̃͌̈͂͂̔̉͡ͅe̶̸̬͇̘̞ͦ̆͌͊̂ͫͧ͠tͨͣ̎ͣ͑͞͏̞̜̟̥͚͉̺̬͖̩͓̮̣͉̗̣̞̖ ̵̛̛͊͐̉̄̆ͯ͒ͮ̈̅ͬ̔ͭ̃ͫ͟͏̤̥̪̰̹̤̼̮̗͚̹̯ṯ̟̩̍́ͩͧ̃͗ͦͣ̿̍̊̀͐̇͊́͢o̧̜̤̟̙̱̹̖ͧ͊̾͊͒̀ͭ͂͒̔̐ͨ̋͐ͤ̕͞͝ ̷̺̣̜̩͈͙̪̣̏͛͑ͩ͛ͬ̌̐͋́ͯͬ̒̇ͩ̍͘͢b͚͖̦͔̃ͣ̑̔͐̾͒ͬͨ̄̑͊ͦ͊͒̐́̃̀̚̕̕u̷̫̭͇̩̯̠̭̻̪ͣ̎ͧͪ͐̄̔͐̇̉͠ỳ̸̸̻̟̜̤͇̦̦̗̫ͪ̓̔͝ͅ ̧͔̭̗͍̺̬̫̝̮̠̙͉̦͉͋̌̃͂͢͠ͅo̷̡̳̰̝̞ͩ̓ͬ̓͗̐̑͌̉̎͆̇̇ͪͬ͜͜͞u̸̷̪̫͓͓̳̠̒͛̍͋ͦ̉̀̓ͭ̄͂͐̊͛̂͗̏̽ŗ̧̩͙̗̦̬̪̺̆ͬͪ͌̒̈͐ͤ̔̾͌ ̛̞͙̫͔̰̬̳͕̲̯̘͔͔͙͈ͮͨ͑́̾̎͟͠f̢̲̙̘̫̪̻̝͓̱̳̦̺̝̝ͧ̂̌͛ͨͩͫ̓ͥ̃͑̄̐͛ͪͣ̚͢aͧ͑͒͒ͫͤͤ͋̊̃͐ͮ͊ͨ̏̀̕͏̙͇͍̯͎̭͇̮̦̳͈̹̜̼́k̴͕̗̰͉̯̭̰̼̣͇̗͙͈͙̺͙͋ͬ̈̂ͦ̓́e̵̛̜͚͕͕̝͔͎͕̮̳̫͖̦͂ͦ͆̏ͧ̿ͫ̓͒͗́͜͞ͅ ̷̛͖̣͔͓̝̣͖ͦͬ̃̅͂̌̊̓̓͌̃͐͂ͣ̍̐̾̕͜g̷̵̼̖̲̞̖̦͇͚̓̓͒ͮ̋́̈̏͛̿̒ͤ̈͊ͫ̉̍͗ơ̵̛̘̘̯̜͖̠̥̮̼͙̟͍͓̖̠͕̽̔̾̈́̚ļ̸̲̝̰̥̦̟̩̣͉̳̦͇͖̊̃ͥ̈͛̌̓̏̄͐͡ď̛̤͕̥͇͙̖̬̟̘͚͖̻͍͎̮̞ͯ̈́̉ͩ̈̓͊ͮ̍̕͘ͅ ͑͋ͮ͗̈ͮ̇̈̚͏̶̜͉̪̤̼̖͖̖͈̪͙͔̭̗͈̩̖̟͙́͘͜a̻͖̟͉͉̫͓̞̯̯̱͖̞̞͕̅̎ͪͣ͑̈̍̾ͤ͛̔͂͆ͦ̍̋́̚̕n̨̬̙̹̮̞̝̱̱̗̳̟̹͉̈́̌̉ͮ̂̒ͬͭͩ̔ͩ́̋ͥ͛͘͘͢d̸̨͉̱͓̐͌ͬ̄̔̀ͨͨͦ̾͛̈̒̔͘͜ ̧́͛͊̆҉̮̻͎̕͟s̺̹̝͍̮̯͈̜̦̞̻͕͇̘̖̳̃̓ͫ͊ͮ̑̎̚͟iͬ́͑̎̌ͥ̓͌̋̀̅̾̈̐̚͝͏̘̠̼͍̣͖̪͓͙̲̩́l̃ͧ̓͒͊ͧ͏̡̧̯͉͚̬̯̻̜͙̘͍̲̱̙͘͝v̸̸̰̩͍̠͙̰̻̺͇̰̙̣̗̲̙̣̉̃͐̒̔͜ͅę̴̷̛̮͓̯͍̩̠̰͉͕̱̘͖͉͚͖̫̤̿̐ͬ̒̌̃̏ͫ̓͋̓́r̗̻̼̝ͭ̑ͬ́͛ͫ̊̉ͧ̊̔͑̀̀͞ ̵ͧ̿̿̍ͣ̿̂̔͊ͭͩͣ̅̈́͒ͥ͆̐͏̯̜͚̪͇̻̩͕̺̰̳̻̞͕̖̪̣w̸̶̮̟̖̤̾̆͊͑ḩ̈́ͧ̎̿ͮ̅ͩ̈́̽͑ͤ͐͌́̚͘͡͏̵̠̹̺͉̪̼͙̬͓̠̲͔͉ǐ̵̌͗͊̈́̍ͥ͌ͥͦ͐̍̿̽̊̈́͂͂͏̲̘̰̺̞l̶̟͚̺̗̫͐̂ͯͥ̋ͨ̍̇͌̆̓ͤ͑͂̚͝͡e̹̥̼̱͙̜͈̩̣ͣ̔ͮ͌̇ͬ͌ͧ͑ͦ̉͂̉́̕ ̵̨ͤ̃ͦ͌̀́҉͔͖̳̟̺̲̯͉̺a̸̅͌̉̋̓ͧ͛͒̾̇͠҉̤̫̙̩̞̻̞̹̩̳̞̫͘t̶̟̗͎͔͚̖̥̞̦̰̋̇̽͌̒ͦͯ͆͒ͤͫ̎̽ͨͪͮ̋́̚ ̵̛͎̩̰̮̖͎͌ͬ̅́ͭ̈́̓͆͌͌̓́͡t̸̞̤̻̘̪̲̻̞̰ͪ͊͊̊̄͋̾̅ͥ́hͭ̊̿̌͊ͪ̅̊̇ͩ҉̤̱̹̞̤͎̖̱e̴ͭͪ̏͋͋̆ͦͪ͌̏ͬ̀̽ͣ́͟҉̤̥̥̖̦͎̠̣̥ͅ ̸͇̥͈̥̗̯̭̣͓̮̗͙̳̯͎̈͆̈́̐̂̆̓ͧͨͫͮͤ͝p̬̗̜̣̙̟̖͖̺̘͈͕͙̻̭͙̞̘̩̋ͯͪ̂̈̓̿̊͛̌̏ͮ̑͛̾͢͡͠l̶̰̪͙̱̳͇̬̟͍̙̞̘̦̜̟͉̦̜̼͛̓͌͊̔͒͑̇̊͛̉̾̕͟͝a̡̛̎ͩͫͩ͒̾̾̚͡҉̡̫̝̠͔͚͕̗ç̴͈̣̪̘̪̜̻̟̺̺͎͆͒ͤͥ̿̏͛͂ͦ̑̈́ͯͨ̊͊ͥͣ̚͜͜͡ē̄̍̑̄̎̅̉̌̏͋̏ͦ̇̏̓͏҉͏̩̩̯̦̲̰͔̼̺̳̫̼͔̞ ̡̡̨͇͈̭͎̘͎̺̥͙̳̍͊̏̔͑ͩͯͧ̿̽̄̚o̡̪̻̲̺̘͎͍͖̪͇̥̟͇͇͇̅̒͆̂ͫ̏̄̚͘f̛͉̭̦͍͂̾͊ͨ͊ͫ̋͆͋̅̈́̿̽͋̌̾ ̋ͫ͌ͧ̏ͯ̊ͥͦ̍̑ͭ͐ͩ̃̚͏̸͍͙̗̜͙̲̲̖̲̱̳͈̖͚͚̭͙s̢̖̗̙̟̫͍͖͙̘̞̑̋͌ͩ̇͜ų̸̂̓ͪ͒̍̒̓͠͏̭̳̬͙̹̙̹͓̦͙̖̝ṗ̢̛͕̮͇̥̹̱͇̯̲͒̂́̒̍̃̋͐́̈́ͫ̈́͂͑́̕͡ͅḗ̵̖͔̞̪̮̥̖͕̱̭͈̰̯̣̣̻̌͒̆̃̑͆̂ͩ̃͂̏͊̈́ͪͥ́̀͜ͅṟ̡̛̛͇̭̪̥͙̱̼̹͕̈́ͧ̏ͥ̂ ̸̼̗͓̙̼̪͒̒̈́ͫ͋ͭ̇̀͟͡͞ͅl̶̴̨̯̞̰̭͕͎̹͈̺̑͗͛͌͢͡u̡̡͎͇̻̦̤̣͉͚̝̯͙̮̰̭͙͊͆̽̅͗͑͝c̯̜̭̤͚̜̝̭͖͖̟̟̗͚̩̀͌́̋́̽̔ͦ̀͞͝k̵̦̝̗̩͈̾̒̓̀͌̓̄͊̿ͬͪ̎͘͞͝͡!̴̢̞̩͙̲̹̬͚̦̺̫̉͆̽̀̌̽ͥ͆̍ͦ̊̃ͥ͛͘͢!̤̦͖̫̲̩̺̣̞̰̣̣̩͚͙̼̯͂͊̀́͑͐ͫ̂͗ͬ̒̂́̏̏͘͜͠!̷̨̞̫͎̥͇̳̭ͩ̎ͥ̌̓̂̂͂̉̄̓͊ͤͫ͑!̴ͣ͛͑̑ͫ͑ͫ̽̋̀ͤ͒̇̄ͪ̊́̂͏̢͚͎͙̘̗̣̣̬͈̦̲!̵̡̨̢͉̥͎̣̩̗̱̲̫̮͔̫̳̼͉̊͋ͣ̈́ͤ̎̍͛̅̑́̇́̚

Anonymous said...

@February 13, 2011 8:30 AM

Love the cargo-cult Stack Overflow clone.

It's even distributed under the GNU Affero license!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. Microsoft's new slogan is "Be what's next".

WTF?!?

This beats "don't be evil" in sheer stupidity. I hate fucking hate that slogan.

Hate it.

New Slogan < Penis.

NOT a freetard said...

By the way, I hate Microsoft's new homepage too:

microsoft.com/en-us/preview/default.aspx

wtf is this?!

Abnomation.

Anonymous said...

Isn't TM repo guy the most freetardest Linux hater in this galaxy or what?

Anonymous said...

In CnC Red Alert 2 you have a mission where "Bing" of MassiveSoft calls for help.

MassiveSoft is a parody on Microsoft and "Bing" is the parody on Bill Gates.

Red Alert 2 was released in 2000.

Have the Microsoft Bing guys taken the name "Bing" from A game?

Anonymous said...

Video of the mission briefing:

http://tinyurl.com/5tg8kwa

Anonymous said...

His name is Robert Pogson:

The good news is that the Mubarak regime in Egypt is all but gone. The bad news is that M$ and Nokia are going to push Phoney7. I see this as bad news because it will be a millstone around Nokia’s neck. For a short time they will prosper from the deal but Android and WebOS will kick butt and Nokia is limiting its longterm share. I see this as bad news in that M$ can claim for a year or two longer to be relevant in IT. Nokia has a huge market and to toss it to M$ is short-sighted. Those locked-in to Nokia will now be locked-in to M$. I have rarely seen any partner of M$ do well. They often get squeezed or put out of business.

It will take a year or so to judge the results of this alignment but I do not see the dynamic, open and low-cost platform of Android/Linux on ARM losing to M$’s stuff. I see Nokia losing major share. I hope they got enough money to sell their reputation.


mrpogson.com/2011/02/11/its-a-good-newsbad-news-day/


Love his domain name "mrpogson.com", full of authority of a real teacher.

Anonymous said...

Wow, read the comments on that article.

Totally lunatic conspiracy theories.

They totally forget the fact that many of these companies that ventured with Linux did it only because they were on the brink of destruction anyway. Linux was the last ditch effort that failed.


Read the comments, gold.

It's also funny that the same people who attest to Microsoft such brilliance at underhanded business tactics always doom the company to "one more year, tops".

LOL, doesn't compute.

Anonymous said...

WebOS? Does anyone even remember that Palm exists? If anyone should be looking for a Microsoft bailout it's them. Too bad they missed their chance and will probably need to become the bitch of HTC or something.

Anonymous said...

@February 13, 2011 4:31 PM

I gained a lot of respect for Microsoft after seeing that. Then I lost it all upon seeing that new home page, fuck.

Microsoft have always been shit at marketing though, it always surprises me when Freetards bring up their marketing budget as a reason why Linux doesn't get traction on the desktop.

Anonymous said...

Oh, HP bought Palm. Well shit. It's funny that I had no idea. That's how irrelevant Palm has become.

Anonymous said...

The goal here is to weaken and eventually kill the partner and underneath attack Linux, its ONLY potential competitor

These guys are so loony I don't even know how I would reply to them. Might as well go with something completely random.

You idiot, you have no idea. Why the HELL would Gargamel waste six smurfs to make a single gold coin rather than sell them n the open market for far more profit? I'll tell you why! The M$ tax! If Mafiasoft finds out about Gargamel's smurf selling operation they'll send him Windows updates that convert his Android phone to Phony 7! You're just too stupid to see it. It's all in the firmware! This is exactly what Stallman warned us about!!!

Anonymous said...

I posted this as a comment on Pogson's article. It's "awaiting moderaton" so I will post it here, just in case...:
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By the way, about Beluzzo: How is that related to Linux in any way?

Remember: GNU's not UNIX!

The worst foes for SGI were NT AND cheap Linux boxes. Even Red Hat is saying that migrations from Unix to Linux are far more often than Window to Linux. Linux had alot to do with the Demise of UNIX, now blaming it on all Microsoft is cheap.


"Direct buyouts (RAV Software), buying up stock and tanking it (Corel), planted moles (Yahoo, Corel, Nokia, SGI etc.), proxy funded lawsuits (SCO), patent threatening into partnerships (Novell, Xandros etc)"


Wow, buyouts, how evil.

Yahoo and Corel? As I said, Corel was on the way of the dodo, and Linux was a last ditch effort. Now Yahoo! - ever heard about Google?!

Yahoo has an marginal market share. Microsoft was willing to pay an insane (literally in my opinion) price for it in 2008. Yang didn't accept because he was more insane than Ballmer at the moment. And he rightfully was booted out of the company for it.

Yes, Yahoo is now Microsoft's bitch, but only because it was beaten right and left by Google and couldn't compete anyway. I don't get it how MS is at fault for Yahoo's demise here.

Novell was on life support. Same story basically.

Nokia - haven't you witnessed the sharp decline of market share in the past years? What has MS to do with Nokia's failures?

Your list is more like a list of failed companies that Microsoft bought out later. HOW EVIIILL!!

Besides, you're forgetting the companies that are thriving because they had deals with MS - take Apple. Without the bailout, it could be very well dead. Or Dell. Looks like they're far more happy selling Windows 7 than Ubuntu.

Anonymous said...

And my previous comment to Pogson's article, in moderation too, so I will write it here completely down, just in case:


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You totally forget the fact that many of these companies that ventured with Linux did it only because they were on the brink of destruction anyway. Linux was the last ditch effort that failed.

Yea, Corel Linux would totally fly, right.. Just like Red Hat on consumer desktops did. And SCO (Caldera) was in the reds before they started the lawsuits. That was the last ditch effort to raise money.

It’s also funny that the same people who attest to Microsoft such brilliance at (underhanded) business tactics always doom the company to “one more year, tops”.

LOL, that doesn’t compute.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we have the wrong attitude towards Pogson and some of his supporters on his blog.

I pity him. I mean:

I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.

He is insane. I mean it's an incredible sad story. Here we have a man in his 60s who is on a bizarre crusade to promote some OS until "he dies in spite of the opposition".

Instead of spending time with his grand children and travelling, he sits in front of his computer most of the time and promots some piece of kernel because of his "oath to Linux".

If he would be some 20 years old run-of-the-mill on Slashdot, well.. the chance is big, that the slashtard will grow out of it, but in Pogson's case..

What sad, sad life. Truly.

I wonder what Torvalds would say about him. I don't think Linus himself would encourage his "work".

Anonymous said...

Oh noes, he promotes Linux! Quick lock him up in a mental hospital!

Anonymous said...

Stupid nigger trying to tear people down. Just like a microsoftie!! Hope you die of cancer you Ballmer licking fagot!!!!

Anonymous said...

Microsoft is so awesome, and Loonix sux. I like Hitler.

reactosguy said...

I still have yet to wait for Robert Pogson to delete my disapproval of his latest article.

http://mrpogson.com/2011/02/11/malware-is-winning/#comments

I'm the third comment. If not...

Here's my comment:

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On the other hand, using FLOSS is an excellent defence against malware since almost all malware is aimed at that other OS.

I doubt that. There have been a lot of Linux malware over the ages. Many people who use open source OSes forgot that nobody is immune.

On the third hand, common sense is a better defense than FLOSS. It has thousands of applications with a percentage of them being in security. This involves, but is not limited to, not carelessly clicking on malicious ads even with anti-malware software.

The best thing about common sense is that it applies to all operating systems.

Even if that were not the case the relative simplicity, openness and modularity of GNU/Linux gives fewer vulnerabilities and better systems for fixing them.

The open source model does not always work. Whereas you can fix something, you can screw it up and distribute it-think Wikipedia’s editing model. In addition someone can create a virus for Linux as easily as they can for Windows. As I said, nobody is immune.

I made enough points here. The thing is, any OS will have security flaws. Open source OSes are not your best defense as someone can write a virus for Linux and there’s nothing you can do about it. Common sense means stopping the virus through proper techniques-updating your software often and not clicking on some ad that got you the virus in the first place, but that’s not all, as I pointed out earlier.

Think about common sense in preventing germs. If you wash your hands and clean things regularly you will have a lesser chance of getting sick. I never got H1N1 nor have I took the vaccine.

These are some points I have collected to disprove the last paragraph of this article. Good day to you, sir.

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Good comment or fail comment?

Anonymous said...

Who is the nutjob that started the "mole" line about Elop? Adam King is too unoriginal to come up with it as is Pogson. Was it Schestowitz or PJ?

Anonymous said...

@ February 13, 2011 8:07 PM

Ralph Hitler? Yeah he's a nice guy, always buys everyone shots of whiskey.

Anonymous said...

If Windows doesn't support open source software, then why does download.com have over 55,000 pieces of open source software for Windows?

Linux fans are idiots!

~ Bobby

Anonymous said...

hey ReactOS guy, good comment


Are you waiting for approval or did he delete it already?

I only see two comments in Pogson's blog!

Anonymous said...

Just finished a simple test to extend the AER certification.

Being able to offer families and schools with economic difficulties very good software and support at low prices. Education licenses are available even to rich institutions, but I think it's way better to help people that really need software to work or study but can't pay for the full version. On top of that, original software spares them the hassles and problems of illegal downloads ridden with malware or lacking functionality. And we can all agree, it's way better than using Ubuntu + LibreOffice.

Kids having fun, studying and preparing for the future makes you smile.

kurkosdr said...

It burns the freetard's flesh that Microsoft managed to have an awesome mobile OS in such a short time, while all the open source camp has to show up is phones running outdated versions of Android and the no-show known as MeeGo.

Seriously, all the android phones currently on market here in Europe run version 2.2 or lower, and it's a miracle if MeeGo gets one device by the end of the year. Meanwhile, WP7 is out there kicking ass and taking names.

Anyway, the freetards will have to get over it. It will burn much worse when Windows 8 turns out to be the best OS in the world, and Bing overtakes Google search, when people learn that Google is stuffing their search results with spam to make more money.

Ballmer is my new hero. He took a company that his predecessor was using as a cash cow to fund his charity, and turned it into a powerhouse.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Pogson: He approved my critical comments.

He is better in this regards than most of the loontards.

freetard said...

You guys were saying that Nasdaq (you know, the thing that got hacked recently) was running on Linux.

But Nasdaq.com runs on asp.net on Windows.

Anonymous said...

The website is not the trading "application" that was hacked.

These run on linux afaik.

Anonymous said...

Something completely different: If you play online-game you know how overused the word "noob" is.

It refers to about anything now. I can remember, when I played Starcraft ten years ago, there were various insults that we have thrown at each other. Today it's just "Noob" and that is it.

No creativity anymore.

Anonymous said...

eh, meant online-gameS

Anonymous said...

The word makes me actually laugh everytime someone flings at me as an insult. It just doesn't make any sense. Even if you ARE new to the game, how is that in any way insulting? The complete absurdity and randomness of trying to verbally assault a total stranger by telling them they're new to a game... I love it. :lol:

Anonymous said...

They think that being good in an online game makes them superior to others. Most of them are kids anyway, so it's understandable that they need to excel in something to not feel useless.

What I really can't stand are young adults that throw stupid insults and l33t speak like there's no tomorrow. It may hide some inferiority complex, it's always about doing my mom or "pwning" me.

Anonymous said...

I propose we create the Linux Haters Distro.

It will be called LHD, so it sounds like an STD or something.

It will be based on Red Hat or anything else that gets close to a stable API/ABI and will not be focused on whether it is bundled with one package or another but to offer an installation system similar to Windows or Mac OS X. In fact there are projects like these already so we could use one of those Linux Portable Apps projects....

If we succeed, we could change the file system to something made "for humans" like the one in Windows, something like Gobolinux.

We shall start by creating a Logo Contest. Something like the TMR hand giving the finger.

Who's in?

Think of it as the more humiliating thing that could happen to the Linux community... hahaha

Anonymous said...

@February 14, 2011 5:34 AM

Nah, I already have a bunch of Open Sores projects on the go.

I don't need any more bug reports to mark 'WONTFIX'. I already have lots of users I tell, 'RTFM'.

When the users point out there isn't a manual, I snarkily reply, 'Read the code, that's better than a manual.'

FLOSS is just a way for developers to troll normal users, most people fall for it too.

Linux Apostate said...

Linux Hater's Distro

This is actually needed. It would be such an improvement over the status quo that (1) the freetards would accept it as their own, and (2) wonder how they ever managed without it. It would be a transition like Mozilla to Firefox, or XAnim to MPlayer. Nobody would want to go back; the earlier projects would simply die off from lack of interest. Mozilla Seamonkey, anyone?

On the way, however, it would pick up a lot of resistance from the other distros. I think it could probably only happen if a company paid for the work, because there would be lots of work. Any entrepreneur looking for an actual business plan here might consider its value as a "universal" Linux development system, able to make binaries that work on any other Linux system - something which is absolutely required for anyone wanting to sell Linux software.

Anonymous said...

Linux Haters' Distro

Thing is you're still basing it on the stillborn fuckup redheaded stepchild kernel: Linux.

You won't get decent support for hardware, you won't get a stable ABI, you won't get all those security holes fixed, you won't get any of the other things you need.

The reason all Linux distros suck is just that: they're all based on the Linux kernel.

Frankly it sounds like what you want already exists, it's called 'BSD'.

Anonymous said...

On GoboLinux's site:

"each program resides in its own directory, such as /Programs/Xorg-Lib/7.4 and /Programs/KDE-Libs/4.2.0."

Wow. Someone actually figured it out. That's something I've always hated abou *nix: randomly chosen 3 letter cryptic 1960s naming conventions for directories.

Worse is Oombooboo where they change this every release or every couple of releases.

Anonymous said...

"Frankly it sounds like what you want already exists, it's called 'BSD'."

If you think that the Loonix fanboys are bad when you ask for help, just go and try asking for help from the BSD crowd. They're even more helpful and polite.

Linux Apostate said...

Hmm, GoboLinux actually looks pretty cool. Maybe now my Debian 4.0 system is showing its age... I've been putting off the upgrade for a while now, not particularly wanting to deal with inevitable mass breakages and Pulse fucking Audio.

But still it looks like there is a lot of potential for library conflicts. After all there is still only one library search path.

Anonymous said...

[BSD users] are even more helpful and polite.

The difference between the two communities is that BSD is actually documented. Unlike Linux, which can't be documented as doing so would under cut the business model of charging $6,000/year for support.

Anonymous said...

Canonical has decided they no longer need release candidates. We are going straight from beta 2 to release! AlphaIsBetaIsFinal(TM) has never rung more true!

Anonymous said...

@February 14, 2011 9:39 AM

The change is only semantic. They're moving from ignoring bug reports for an RC to ignoring bug reports for a beta.

I take your point though, AlphaIsBetaIsFinal™.

Anonymous said...

The difference between the two communities is that BSD is actually documented

I don't think I'd go that far. I'd correct this by saying:

"The difference between the two communities is that BSD is better documented than Linux."

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