* Posts by Ilgaz

1217 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jan 2009


Microsoft to kill off third-party printer drivers in Windows


CUPS is so important to Apple so they acquired it. Obviously it is still FOSS and they aren't Oracle.


It is a good thing

While people can use an expensive printer from 1980s on a Linux/FreeBSD, they are doing this. One more false "perfect backwards compatibility" claim is gone.

Save the Children hit by ransomware, 7TB stolen

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There goes my Bing torture

I used Bing for my searches for over 15

days to gain "rewards" and once I hit 1000 points, I donated all to save the children.

Using a locked Linux or even properly managed/secured Windows was too hard.

Morgan Stanley values Tesla's super-hyped supercomputer at up to $500B


I was reading about Itanium

On this iOS Google keyboard, Itanium or as the Register called it "Itanic" isn't even auto filled.

You should check Wikipedia which has a section about big name projections about the future and market predictions about it. We were supposed to run it on our desktops retiring x86

Nevertheless both Intel and HP were seriously managed companies by professionals. Not someone in a highly publicised mid-life crisis.

Windows File Explorer gets nostalgic speed boost thanks to one weird bug


It senses a full screen application is running and enables game/movie mode disabling telemetry?

ArcaOS 5.1 gives vintage OS/2 a UEFI facelift for the 21st century


I believe IBM licensed Scitech GRADD drivers which are kind of a VM to run graphics but you should check with Arca.

USENET, the OG social network, rises again like a text-only phoenix



Chinese may have done it on purpose since the Usenet isn't really easy to censor like the centralised web.

IBM shows off its sense of humor in not-so-funny letter leak


Seinfeld quote

Father: And this offends you as a Jewish person.

Jerry: No, it offends me as a comedian. And it'll interest you that he's also telling Catholic jokes.

OpenAI's ChatGPT has a left wing bias – at times


"not there's anything wrong with that" (Adobe AI)

I was in a hurry trying to prepare a poster with a couple dining on an Iceberg to show a restaurant has air conditioning. When I type "a couple dining on an iceberg with wine on the table" to the prompt it showed same sex couples from minorities. I tried almost a dozen times. I didn't want to put anything racist to the prompt either.

It is kinda ironic that I finally gave up Photoshop not because of that AI but global warming. It is a really badly written suite with 100% CPU load. The laptop thermal shutdowns without AC.

"not there's anything wrong with that"

Seinfeld: Season 4, Episode 17 (a must watch)

Soon the most popular 'real' desktop will be the Linux desktop


I looked around, serious cloud "PCs" are extremely expensive

I have a i5 CPU with Intel HD5500 GPU which really can't work well with Photoshop. It even overheats and shuts down and I _hate_ Windows. So I thought "let's rent some good PC which does have a good (non pro) GPU, 16GB of RAM and Windows whatever just to run Photoshop with Neural Filters.

When I finally gave up, I was looking to an offer from Amazon which was worth $650/month. Adding Windows license and GPU makes the prices crazy. I am not even talking about the stuff you would want to rent while having a good GPU.

The real amazing thing is, Adobe doesn't offer any solution to advanced users/small companies who doesn't really want to keep up with new GPU every 6 months. They are already subscribed. Just add extra "cloud processing" thing.

Arc: A radical fresh take on the web browser


As the use of KB mentioned

I wonder if any of Jeff Raskin's ideas were used. There used to be a Firefox extension in XUL times. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef_Raskin#Pioneering_the_information_appliance


me too but...

Does Mozilla make it easy to embed it to a browser? They even removed PWA.

another Firefox user.

Red Hat to stop packaging LibreOffice for RHEL


Re: re: They will try to move you to the Collabora Online cloud

Game of thrones author happily uses WordStar 4 running under MS-DOS https://www.daskeyboard.com/blog/how-george-r-r-martin-writes-on-an-old-school-dos-computer/

Document Foundation starts charging €8.99 for 'free' LibreOffice


Re: I'd pay

The web versions of these apps are also free if you have an icloud account. If you like cloud things, worth a try.


Re: Windows S store has been charging for some time

Libreoffice guys told me on Facebook that they are working on Windows Store version so it is definitely a leech taking advantage of Apache license. I suggested them to ship a Windows Store version just for that reason and an easy way to donate.

If they post a version,leeches are automatically eliminated.

Is the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope worth the price tag?



MS Bing costed more and it is only good for wallpapers.

Near-undetectable malware linked to Russia's Cozy Bear


Re: Click at your peril

No matter what you do or teach them, they will do it.

The idea is securing the workstation. I am shocked that a company sized as Solarwinds being in that business didn't setup complex policies. On Windows, you gotta be Administrator to mount ISO files or install such deep level software.

Everyone wondering around as Root, sh*t happens.

Misguided call for a 7-Zip boycott brings attention to FOSS archiving tools


They really don't understand GNU/GPL philosophy

WinRAR Author is Russian too, he lives in Germany as far as I know. Issue is, we don't know if these people are Putin supporters or dissidents. Actually we shouldn't even have the right to ask.

GPL has a very stict "no discrimination" policy. People use open source/GPL software but aren't aware of "free in freedom speech" policy. E.g. an imaginary Ukranian missile may use 7zip internally and Pavlov wouldn't be able to discriminate it. Or, Zelezny could get sick of shareware winzip and run 7zip.

A legal analysis of "no discrimination policy" and how "no evil" policy has failed


DuckDuckGo tries to explain why its browsers won't block some Microsoft web trackers


What about Microsoft?

They are trying to position themselves as "nice guys" and "nice vendor of chromium" and they exploit their agreement with a search vendor.

They did harm both to themselves and competitor of their arch enemy. Let me guess, this agreement was done in Ballmer era?

Twitter buyout: Larry Ellison bursts into Elon's office, slaps $1b down on the desk


Re: Dickheads?

5. Saving a social media network from authoritarian censorship.

with money from Qatar, one of the most democratic countries on planet with a perfect press freedom.

Jesus man.

F-Secure spins out new enterprise security business: WithSecure



They have this very unique offering named Freedome which combines VPN, anti tracking and antivirus but it didn't create such a splash. It is also kind of expensive but it is the security product that can race with free Microsoft antivirus.

For those worried about Microsoft's Pluton TPM chip: Lenovo won't even switch it on by default in latest ThinkPads


Re: What's the real function?

You will still have to if you use kmod packages for Wifi etc. It can't be scripted/auto enabled either.


Re: What's the real function?

As RUFUS is open source/use open source components it had to suggest disabling secure boot to boot Windows 10 ISO. People flamed author of open source/free software since it is "disabling secure something".

Reading PR response is one thing, reading manufacturers error messages is another https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1044664/

It is called: Microsoft Secure Boot

Wi-Fi not working? It's time to consult the lovely people on those fine Linux forums


There is an app for that ;-)

Tell/use rfkill command for such situations. You can turn off wireless with weird key combos etc too.


Log4j and Omicron: Brothers in harm, mothers of invention


Elephant in the room is Play Store

Seen update frenzy at Google Play Store? I didn't too.

Another Debian dust-up with Firefox dependencies – but there is an annoying and awkward workaround


No Flatpak ESR?

I wonder if ESR version of Firefox would solve this drama from Mozilla side...

What if Chrome broke features of the web and Google forgot to tell anyone? Oh wait, that's exactly what happened


Rule of Linux kernel

Don't break userspace. Not all of the web can be updated, webmasters are dead etc.

Elementary OS 6 Odin released on a 'pay what you want' basis


Re: Too Easy?

Actually Libreoffice has a nice Flatpak.

Windows 10 to hang on for five more years with 21H2 update


PR disaster

How to make 1.2 B users of a maintained OS feel abandoned&out of date...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview, attempts to defend labyrinth of hardware requirements


They know

I think MS really knows the amount of machines with TPM 2.0 and CPU generations. The amount of telemetry in Windows 10 is absurd and 98% of people won't bother to disable it.

There is already a part of Windows showing TPM status, check tpm.msc .

1Password unsheathes Rusty key, hopes to unlock Linux Desktop world


Re: Not a fan


Microsoft hits Alt-F4 on Windows 10X: OS designed for dual-screen PCs axed


Locked down Windows

It was also rumoured to be a locked down (iOS like) Windows dictating use of Windows store apps.

Audacity's new management hits rewind on telemetry plans following community outrage



KDE has an excellent "Telemetry" implementation. I am sure they know about it, they just didn't want to give the user choice.There is a slider coming with nothing as default and if you slide it to right you send more information to KDE project step by step.IMHO it should have been implemented by Mozilla into Firefox rather than simple opt-in/opt-out scheme.

LibreOffice 7.1 Community released with user-interface picker, other bits and bytes


Re: And yet no Android version

I hate to say it (I hope I misunderstood) but isn't there a complete MS Office for Android which is identical to Windows version? It isn't like MS got access to "hidden Android features" either.

Linus Torvalds hails 'historic' Linux 5.10 for ditching defunct addressing artefact


LTS is for that

You just switch them to a Linux LTS kernel such as 5.4.x and live happily next 5+ years

Windows to become emulation layer atop Linux kernel, predicts Eric Raymond


Opposite will happen

I think Microsoft wants to create a reality that you would never have to install "real linux" and dual boot. WSL2 with real Linux kernel, some demos they do making even Wayland work under Windows are all signs of that.

Relying on plain-text email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member



I don't want anyone who can't communicate/code in plain text/command line in my devices kernel.

We are talking about Linux Kernel here, not gorilla.bas

Linux kernel maintainers tear Paragon a new one after firm submits read-write NTFS driver in 27,000 lines of code


Paragon actually sells that code to large companies including Android vendors for great sums of money. Nobody is dumping anything.

Let's say you have a render farm based on Linux and all your artists use Mac or Windows. You need something guaranteed to work with considerable support. You go to paragon like companies.


Culture clash

I follow paragon for years and they did Windows community great favours which also served Linux dual booters.

Thing is, they come from a different culture, development style. I am glad kernel developers didn't go too much harsh at them.

Companies toiling away the most on LibreOffice code complain ecosystem is 'beyond utterly broken'


Re: It's quite clear where the money is:

They are paying to Redhat or Oracle in case of Virtualbox

'It's really hard to find maintainers...' Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux


It will be

Apple owns, designs the freaking CPU. Just hope old school app installs will work let alone installing Linux. People tend to think like it is PowerPC. Back in the day Apple was busy adding great things like Altivec to the CPU. Now they are only interested in locking down their iThings.

Apple's new WidgetKit: Windows Phone Live Tiles done right?



'I wrote Task Manager': Ex-Microsoft programmer Dave Plummer spills the beans


Re: Space Cadet pinball

I bet drive space 3 coming with plus 95 was his work too. That was ages ahead of drive space for DOS

Red Hat’s new CEO on surviving inside Big Blue: 'We don’t participate in IBM's culture. It’s that simple'


Oh really?

What about recent Facebook ads mentioning how costly free of charge software is? It is like Microsoft's ads back in 90s.

Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store


It exists


Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store


No trillion dollar company can be peace loving, democratic hippie. When we talk about China, we talk about trillion dollar business interests including a gigantic government.

The issue is, there is no such thing as allowing third party sources to install software. It is just that. If you really expect Ms or Google to "stand up against China!!!" you are naive.

Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020


Re: No thanks

There is a Windows launcher for Android.


Made in China :-)


Re: No thanks

You can't ship even a Web browser to Windows store. It has to use Edge engine.


Re: Apps?

Well, a Windows laptop can run all of these OS, at least virtually.