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...
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.)
came along. It could happen.
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.
There are enough fanboys of Ubuntu around...
always seems to work.
Fedora and Debian I had trouble installing the correct display drivers. Granted I didn't spend a lot of time
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.
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.
Ah see. I got confused and forgoet X11 != XFree86. Heh
I have recently gotten into CentOS through the use of Asterisk though, and I've gone as far as setting up a CentOS box at home to familiarize myself with it more.
I still prefer FreeBSD over all others.
Debian and me never got along well. My first attempts of installing them failed due to unbelievably stupid install media. (A netinstall cd-rom which didn't load any network modules, etc, etc.) Atm, I have the second long running server which I upgraded to Squeeze and now Samba is failing in mysterious ways after it run fine for about 3 month after upgrading. The last one just fubar'd totally, this one only misbheaves indeterministically without proper errors.
I am using CentOS/ClearOS on most of clients systems in order to avoid distupgrading too often. At home I only use Gentoo, because the installations simply won't die. *knocks on wood*
That's another thing I like about FreeBSD (which may be present in other systems too); most people use the source-based ports tree, but a package-based system is also in place and works reliably. Its the best of both worlds.
Yes and no. There is always ccache (fairly easy and tremendously effective after a while) and distcc (never used it and my attempts with icecream failed). The slowest hardware I ever used gentoo on was my old PentiumV laptop, 256mhz and 64mb of ram. Kind of a pita, but if you have time...
I did use it on i586 and i686 hardware with 500-800mhz, but that was around 2005 where this was not yet the specs of a mobile phone cpu....
Today, I use my server in the basement to compile the packages for my netbook and only install the binpackages.
Afaik, there are public binpackage servers, too. Or you could use Sabayon, which does both: Provide a set of prebuilt packages and still offer the portage features.
I am still too lazy to fool around with any BSD :(
I preordered an Ouya, if I can't replace Androd (or better yet dual boot) with desktop linux, I'll be moderately annoyed. Partially because android sucks, partially because their neutered android sucks more, mostly because a 100 dollar tegra 3 rubix cube desktop seems like a good thing TM. Also, it should be low powered enough to be always on, and powerful enough for all my webserving needs.
simple and I can't find the correct answer. Although I search for BSD I seem to get a lot of linux results
which don't answer the question.