Office comes to ChromeOS, OpenMandriva drops 32-Bit support, Mir needs your input and a Pi powered Furby that will haunt your dreams. All this plus your emails.
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Colour key – Venn Pedro
Sthap, does that count as input?
- I’m glad they are still plugging along /w it but
- Real talk, why does Mir need to support Wayland again?
- Did Mir gain enough traction to justify its continued existence?
- Obviously the answer to both of those questions is a resounding no but the door is open for someone to explain to me how it’s not a Hobbit.
That G-Drive Integration
- Folders shared with you still don’t work.
- Ah, this requires KDE so you can now have two things installed that never work right.
Anyone not see this coming?
- GRSecurity and Kees Cook drop 0 days on each other to swing their security epeen.
- Both of them have been on the receiving end of Linus’ rants and this is just lending more credence to those stern words.
- Grow the hell up, the both of you.
- Seriously, that’s coming from me.
GUI gerbil manipulation
- Similar to the Kova GUI but still actively maintained.
- “If the program crash the mouse stop working. You have to detach and reattach the Usb cable”
- Yeah, that’s a bit of a bug.
Chromebooks get usefull for business
- Unless your business is so embedded in the MS ecosystem, the powers that be won’t even consider anything that doesn’t have a multi-billion dollar corporation behind it.
- This is an example of MS putting their product where their mouth is.
- They want their products everywhere.
- End users (especially in business) give zero gosh darns about what OS their applications run on.
- Microsoft knows it will be unable to compete with free when free gets good enough.
- This is only happening because of stupid monkey politics.
- Good thing we never have to deal with politics in the FLOSS community.
- “The council says the move to Windows 10 will make it easier to source compatible applications and hardware drivers than it has been using a Linux-based OS, and will also reduce costs by not having to run a Windows and LiMux client side-by-side.”
- Do you know what’s not included in the €50m figure?
- The €29.9m EXTRA on licenses—for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, software distribution, print and profile management, identity management and related to virtualization—and €3.1m on testing and training.
- One distro I was never curious about and never even tried.
- And nothing of value was lost.
- Some 32-bit apps like wine32 will be supported via i586 libraries.
Streaming done hipster
- I’m only half joking.
- This could be handy because headless.
- Or you can add it to your collection of apps you have ran exactly once from terminal because neat and never used again.
Slice of Pi
- Then, then you can run a C64 emulator on the Pi and Bwaaaammmmm!111!!
- Corporations dare to do the stupidest things so long as they have money to throw at the problem.
- Thing is, they don’t really go after stuff unless it already is or is in the process of becoming very mainstream/easy to use.
- Perfect example, the MPAA went after Popcorn Time and it was very much a bittorrent client.
- One which was so easy to use, your average person could easily download and watch pirated movies/series.