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    The "fragmentation" issue is always made to sound...

    The "fragmentation" issue is always made to sound much worse than it really is. The relevant toolkits (e.g. Gtk and Qt) are the same across all distros and desktops. So are dbus, xdg, udev and...
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    I agree, we don't need another player, esp. since...

    I agree, we don't need another player, esp. since Gnome Music is being developed with a touch-oriented UI too. I'm using rhythmbox and am mostly happy with it. I would just like it to have a built-in...
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    Ah well

    The zealots who hated Ubuntu because it had upstart will now be able to hate it because it uses systemd.
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    Without trying to feed the troll, I must say I'm...

    Without trying to feed the troll, I must say I'm skeptical as well. Integrating a programming language interpreter in a kernel seems like a Bad Idea(tm) that can only lead to bloat.
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    I think the mount option is deprecated, btrfs now...

    I think the mount option is deprecated, btrfs now automatically switches to that mode when it sees a SSD. Also AFAIK it's not supposed to make a performance difference, the purpose is rather to...
  6. I believe that Clang can generate faster code...

    I believe that Clang can generate faster code than the GCC 4.2 series that FreeBSD has used so far so no, it won't result in a slower system, it will be a system that runs somewhat faster, builds...
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    Hmmm... One would think that that's precisely why...

    Hmmm... One would think that that's precisely why programmers like to use languages that let them focus more on "real world" problems rather than one the machine's low-level technical details, but...
  8. Send/receive is great, but what happened to raid...

    Send/receive is great, but what happened to raid 5/6 that were due for 3.6?
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    Sorry, I mean on the screenshots windows have...

    Sorry, I mean on the screenshots windows have their own menubars.
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    From the screenshots it seems that it does not...

    From the screenshots it seems that it does not support the Global Menu like in Ubuntu.
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    Yeah well...

    I didn't even know it existed.
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    You're not, I like it too :p

    You're not, I like it too :p
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    Not quite. While I agree that overally BSD has...

    Not quite. While I agree that overally BSD has few advantages over Linux, here are still niches where it shines. For firewalling, for example, BSD's packetfilter is much better and easier to use than...
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    Seriously...

    Linux is for l4m3rZ who toy around with dumb stuff like HPC, 3D modelling, photo editing, virtualisation, UI development etc. FreeBSD at least is for professional tasks such as learning vi and...
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    Yes, I agree that this Microsoft's claim is FUD,...

    Yes, I agree that this Microsoft's claim is FUD, but my point was that the anti-Mono stance is the same type of FUD. It is virtually certain that the Linux kernel (just like any other program,...
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    Qt is a great framework but uses its own,...

    Qt is a great framework but uses its own, nonstandard version of C++, does not offer transparent language interoperability like Mono does, suffers from C++'s memory (mis)management, lack of true...
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    Gosh, I thought we could put this tired trollfood...

    Gosh, I thought we could put this tired trollfood to rest already. For maybe the millionth time, here are some facts:

    1. I'm not aware of a single Linux app developed with Mono that uses ASP.NET...
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    How about Obnoxious Octopus?

    How about Obnoxious Octopus?
  19. It can, if it's due to differences between...

    It can, if it's due to differences between compilers.
  20. btrfs vs. zfs

    So could someone post a quick and unbiased comparison of btrfs vs. zfs in terms of features?
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