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  • I dont find the App store that bad what about the rest of the Niners Community

    There are many "walkthrough / information" category App with Chinese title that I don't know where to begin with. There is also an App called "Update WP8 to WP8.1" that just giving out when will the update take place... very lame Apps I think. I think it's time for them to create a "e-book" category and throw those Apps in there.

    For now I've learnt to click only those Apps with known company name... so far so good. This is not good for WP environment in general in long term IMO.

  • The Year of the Linux Desktop

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Apps update frequency is largely depending on the distro. I have no idea how LiMux perform in this aspect so cannot comment on that.

    Updating/Upgrading is a valid and real argument for me. Back in the years that they announced to move away from sysvinit compatibility it had created quite some stir in the air.

  • The Year of the Linux Desktop

    @evildictaitor: I'd think that LoB of other government doesn't matter that much, as long as the format for data exchange has been explicitly defined, there aren't great different for your application written in C# or Java.

    And if the LoB application of other government need to run script natively for your box, I'd regard it as TheRealWTF(tm). There must be something seriously wrong for them to require it to work this way, and the WTFness stays true even if they're using Windows. If that is a real problem and they're using Windows, I think it'll just help them hide this dirty stuff without raising any attention.

    Btw, since most entities are moving their systems to web despite using Windows, I don't think it matters that much for using Linux workstations.

  • The Year of the Linux Desktop

    @evildictaitor:I think Samba4 supports running logon scripts already, so where is the problem. (Except you need to write bash script instead of editing through GPO UIs, but that's kind of expected)

    And the argument for LoB applications doesn't apply here, given they've switched 10 years ago. All essential applications must have rewritten already.

  • The Year of the Linux Desktop

    @DeathByVisualStudio:Well, there's one non-sense within the article. While Linux programmers are certainly more expensive to hire, it's not like you don't need to hire programmers to maintain government systems when switched to Windows.

    And btw, with CIFS drivers and Mono framework, I think the support cost of over 50% of ordinary processing systems in the government would be roughly the same. I don't expect to see obvious increment / decrement in support fee after switching to Windows. After all the most expensive part of transition to Linux is normal user training, and they've gone through that part 10 years already.

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  • IP Tool

    @kettch:On a related note, I found that out of the 3 default DDNS providers on my broadband router, only one of them continue to be free now.

    Maybe one day I'd be forced to remember the IP address of my home in order to RDP back. I can't even think what if my ISP upgraded the router to use IPv6.

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  • You take what you can get (patents)

    , brian.​shapiro wrote

    There's a reason Apple wasn't successful.

    But these issues aren't different between software and physical technology, at any rate.

    Btw, I'm only referring to a former "What if" analysis on "What if we have software patents 20 years ago?" that I cannot find now. It turns out that with software patents the software development environment we have will be very different from what we have now, and both Microsoft and Apple will have high probability to perform worse than they are now.

    I think banning software patents altogether would be good for everyone (except the lawyers).