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[#] Tue Jan 08 2013 10:35:08 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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hmmm dothebart's link does work, but you need to have your terminal window open wide enough so the
whole URL appears on one line.

[#] Tue Jan 15 2013 04:54:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Why not a Chromebook? The truth is, most people aren't running "specialized" software anymore. That's why phones and tablets are useful. Expect a gradual merge of Chrome OS and Android at some point.

Chromebook can start as a companion device for media consumption and casual Internet access, but I could see an enterprise version taking hold eventually.
Bigco's love to encrypt laptops which contain company data. But why put any data on the laptop at all? All the mobile worker needs is a laptop that acts like a phone/tablet but with the comfortable form factor of a full size laptop.

Internet access is everywhere, and phone tethering is easily accessible too.

[#] Tue Jan 15 2013 07:56:07 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Tue Jan 15 2013 04:54:47 AM EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
Why not a Chromebook? The truth is, most people aren't running "specialized" software anymore. That's why phones and tablets are useful. Expect a gradual merge of Chrome OS and Android at some point.

Chromebook can start as a companion device for media consumption and casual Internet access, but I could see an enterprise version taking hold eventually.
Bigco's love to encrypt laptops which contain company data. But why put any data on the laptop at all? All the mobile worker needs is a laptop that acts like a phone/tablet but with the comfortable form factor of a full size laptop.

Internet access is everywhere, and phone tethering is easily accessible too.

Bigco's also love to save money and as such, don't want to pay for extraneous data access or phone tethering plans. They also don't always trust available VPN solutions (with good reason in a number of cases), so transmitting data over the air isn't quite as palatable.

Fact is, though, that there are still plenty of places and situations where mobile internet access is not available or isn't sufficiently fast enough to make working remotely with centrally stored data feasible from an employee productivity/efficiency standpoint.

Another reason is storage costs. Storage at the PC/laptop level is still relatively cheap. Storage at the SAN level is not, by comparison, not to mention the additional storage needed for backup/recovery of that data. Depending on the size of your workforce and the amount of data they generate/maintain, centrally managing/backing up that storage can be daunting from a financial perspective.

Then, of course, there's the point that most Bigco's (and many Smallco's and Mediumco's) don't (or, for that matter, can't) trust their staff to be productive when working from remote (I have had to manage a number this type of employee), or prefer/require that their staff be in a company provided location (even if it would be less expensive for the company to let those employees work from home, saving the employer the facilities costs associated with having larger office spaces).



[#] Sun Jan 27 2013 23:12:31 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Come on, this is the 21st century. You can give your employees unfunded mandates now :)

[#] Sat Feb 23 2013 11:00:50 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Tue Mar 05 2013 11:29:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Here we go again.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MirSpec

Ubuntu announces a new display server called Mir, which replaces Wayland, which was supposed to have replaced X11 if they had ever gotten around to finishing it.

So far, projects to replace X11 have had a success rate of 0%.

Less talk. Write something good and see if it sticks.

[#] Tue Mar 05 2013 13:30:21 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Tue Mar 05 2013 11:29:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
Here we go again.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MirSpec

Ubuntu announces a new display server called Mir, which replaces Wayland, which was supposed to have replaced X11 if they had ever gotten around to finishing it.

So far, projects to replace X11 have had a success rate of 0%.

Less talk. Write something good and see if it sticks.

GGI at least made it to become cairo nowadays...



[#] Tue Mar 05 2013 15:56:18 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Does the frame buffer count?



[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 01:13:24 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I don't really keep up with this but are we considering Xorg == X11 or is Xorg now dead?

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 01:35:28 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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there have been talks about wayland being ready to replace X, plus allowing X protocol access.

and there are even some developers working on both, disliking the architecture of x, xorg in special.

long live the dead!



[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 01:37:43 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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oh, and canonical dislikes they would have to port proprietary android drivers for their new devices.

mir will just happily use the native android drivers...



[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 07:35:31 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I don't really keep up with this but are we considering Xorg == X11 or

is Xorg now dead?

I was referring to X11 in general, rather than any specific implementation of it.

But I do think it's safe to say that Xorg is at this point not only the reference implementation but also pretty much the only one that matters. XFree86 is for all practical purposes dead.

(Yes I used the word "dead" because I am a homicidal maniac.)

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 07:37:28 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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As for Canonical, they really seem to be doing everything they can to distance themselves from the Linux mainstream. Do they really think *anyone* is going to buy an Ubuntu Phone or an Ubuntu Tablet or an Ubuntu TV? Those markets have been decided; they belong to Google and Apple now. Not even *Microsoft* with all its billions can get a toehold, and Spaceman Mark thinks Ubuntu can?
Dream on.

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 08:06:09 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I wont rule it out, tech changes, palm was once the big player, then Blackberry and then something new an cool
came along. It could happen.

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 13:08:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So it seems that the undeservedly big news this week is that the infamous troublemaker Miguel de Idiot has switched to Mac. Good f***ing riddance.
I wonder if Microsoft stopped paying him for being a one-man false flag operation.

We'd be much further along today if it weren't for Miguel de Idiot deliberately creating rifts and trouble inside our world.

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 13:37:41 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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There are enough fanboys of Ubuntu around...



[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 14:45:33 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I like Ubuntu because it just works. I don't like unity, and I don't like the spyware they install but it
always seems to work.
Fedora and Debian I had trouble installing the correct display drivers. Granted I didn't spend a lot of time
with it.

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 15:26:01 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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QED



[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 16:08:02 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Not quite a fan boy, I don't have any Ubuntu merchandise and I can no longer recommend Ubuntu without cringing.

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 16:57:21 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Just joking. I know lots of people who are sick of windows, won't/can't afford a mac and are not interested in deeper linux knowledge. They are all using ubuntu and most of them use an android phone. I guess they would like a Ubuntu phone too. Especially when it gets an equal integration as apple does with its devices.



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