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Jonny_B

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Yeah, I'm sure Google will provide ad blocking. People will just block google ads bullshit. :fly:
chrome has a browser extension framework from what i understand. it wouldn't have to be a google provided feature.
 

Jonny_B

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installed chrome at home too. i managed to make it lock up a couple times at work earlier. it came back eventually, just locked up for about fifteen seconds two or three times. didn't lose any tabs though.
 

ZRH

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I'm pretty sure you can get it running on a PC.

But why? There are many variants of non-gay linux out there that run fine.
Linux is teh suck. VIVE LE BSD. Seriously I fucking hate every distro of linux Ive ever touched. Interface design should be a priority, not an afterthought. Illogical naming conventions, random methodology, and no documentation = fail.
 

theacoustician

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Linux is teh suck. VIVE LE BSD. Seriously I fucking hate every distro of linux Ive ever touched. Interface design should be a priority, not an afterthought. Illogical naming conventions, random methodology, and no documentation = fail.

No documentation? When were you trying Linux, 1998? The only thing I couldn't find information on *ever* was how to get a Sony TV tuner card working. Everything else has been documented, had outstanding support in forums, or even direct access to the devs themselves. Hell, I even got rewrites to Kino and VLC after input I gave on MBAFF on H.264 and a couple other video nerd issues.

By BSD do you mean real BSD or do you mean OS X?
 

theacoustician

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lol, loonix.
Everything is getting built on it. Gotta Garmin? Its running Linux. Is your cable box an Amino, SA, or Motorola? Its running Linux. PS3? Linux. Sony camcorder? Linux. More devices and appliances are using it to build upon.

Most of the cheap, sub-mini notebooks (like the Asus eee) are all turning to Linux. Dell, Lenovo, and Acer sell regular desktops and laptops with it preloaded. Not understanding it is going to leave you at a disadvantage if you care about knowing how stuff works or hacking it to bend it to your will.

Then again if you're content to just be a user of technology rather than someone who understands it, so be it.
 

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No documentation? When were you trying Linux, 1998? The only thing I couldn't find information on *ever* was how to get a Sony TV tuner card working. Everything else has been documented, had outstanding support in forums, or even direct access to the devs themselves. Hell, I even got rewrites to Kino and VLC after input I gave on MBAFF on H.264 and a couple other video nerd issues.

By BSD do you mean real BSD or do you mean OS X?

Tried it in 1999, 2001 and 2002. Cant remember which distro but it was pretty standard.

In 2003 I set up a file server/router with FreeBSD. Still love it, it's logical after a fashion, everything isnt patches built on top of patches, none of this 'it almost works like unix' crap.

Only mentioned OSX for the top level stuff, Cocoa etc.
 

Jonny_B

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all of them. what's the loonix standard these days? debian? ubuntu? chlamydia?
 

theacoustician

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all of them. what's the loonix standard these days? debian? ubuntu? chlamydia?

gOS runs on Ubuntu. Sony is mostly using Yellow Dog, but their broadcast cameras run off something custom brewed; 2.6 kernel though. A lot of smaller devices run on BusyBox. That seems the overwhelming winner among home appliances. Larger, business appliances seem to be Debian or something custom brewed.
 
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ZRH

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Everything is getting built on it. Gotta Garmin? Its running Linux. Is your cable box an Amino, SA, or Motorola? Its running Linux. PS3? Linux. Sony camcorder? Linux. More devices and appliances are using it to build upon.

Most of the cheap, sub-mini notebooks (like the Asus eee) are all turning to Linux. Dell, Lenovo, and Acer sell regular desktops and laptops with it preloaded. Not understanding it is going to leave you at a disadvantage if you care about knowing how stuff works or hacking it to bend it to your will.

Then again if you're content to just be a user of technology rather than someone who understands it, so be it.
Windows and Apple both arent known for their embedded technology.

Desktop money is in user applications, typsetting, graphic design (I dare you to try to find documentation for Inkscape, you click on help and you get the API help), CAD/CAM (Autodesk is God and they dont even port to Apple), office suites (Office, or lotus notes if your company is ass backward), and video games.

Linux does... Database back ends, web servers (not content development though), embedded devices, pretty much everything that is a "service."

Pen and paper always win with human interfaces, there is no process except converting thoughts to words to hand motions over paper. Using linux is like cutting down the tree and making paper, then killing the turkey for the quill, making the ink, and dipping the pen in the ink every word.