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  1. Some ideas

    Android vs Ubuntu vs Fedora vs Chrome OS on 64-bit Intel or AMD. Performance, web apps benchmarks, power consumption for normal usage scenario (web browser, YouTube, Skype etc). Also on ARM platform...
  2. It has been done in the past: 6-Way Linux...

    It has been done in the past:

    6-Way Linux Desktop 2D/3D Performance Comparison [12 March 2014] Unity 7.1.2, Xfce 4.10, KDE 4.12.3, LXDE 0.6.1, GNOME Shell 3.10.4, Openbox 3.5.2

    8-Way Desktop...
  3. This is why we use statistics; to determine...

    This is why we use statistics; to determine whether such observed variability is significant. The reported standard error here indicates that the values probably really are different. However, you...
  4. It's usually better to use do-release-upgrade...

    It's usually better to use do-release-upgrade which downloads the ubuntu-release-upgrader package and runs it, the upgrader has various pre and post hooks to check or change things on the system -...
  5. You have a problem. So you add XML to the kernel....

    You have a problem. So you add XML to the kernel. Now, you have two problems.

    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

    It's simple, it works across languages, and is easy to do from an...
  6. OpenBSD is not Unix.

    OpenBSD is not Unix.
  7. Nobody is forcing you to parse procfs in your...

    Nobody is forcing you to parse procfs in your application code - if you don't like it you can use (or write) a user space library eg.
    https://github.com/pmuller/procfs
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    There's an unofficial open source Linux client...

    There's an unofficial open source Linux client.
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    ??? Ubuntu One had clients for Windows, Mac,...

    ??? Ubuntu One had clients for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS..
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    I have read that the Python use in Dropbox is...

    I have read that the Python use in Dropbox is limited to the user interface and other basic logic, the actual file and network IO is done by librsync which is written in C.
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    Several issues killed it imho: 1. The client...

    Several issues killed it imho:

    1. The client did indeed suck. Perhaps Python was not the best choice for a high performance file processing system? But development was the real problem: there...
  12. I have no idea who you are or what you are...

    I have no idea who you are or what you are responsible for. If you were to ask "Do you really think that Ububtu would release something with insufficient testing across different hardware platforms",...
  13. None of the Canonical developers have Broadwell...

    None of the Canonical developers have Broadwell yet, so no matter what happens, it's likely that there will be bugs in a backported driver that hasn't ever been tested on real hardware. I understand...
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    American people have a long history of copying...

    American people have a long history of copying European designs. America also has a long history of ignoring international copyrights. Attempting to litigate against an American company in an...
  15. Well that is one way to interpret his posts. What...

    Well that is one way to interpret his posts. What he said was:



    So another interpretation would be that he believes that it is because "they think it will be faster to develop Unity like that.....
  16. So Ubuntu developers shouldn't be allowed to make...

    So Ubuntu developers shouldn't be allowed to make comments about technical matters on their personal blogs?
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    The problem is that this isn't something that a...

    The problem is that this isn't something that a small third party can do effectively. It needs to be done by one of the large, popular distributions to be successful. The market isn't Linux...
  18. There are many governments, corporations,...

    There are many governments, corporations, educational establishments etc. that are also potential customers, and who would prefer open source. For some this is practical - they might use, say, Red...
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    No. I was implying that updates for curated...

    No. I was implying that updates for curated systems, like OS X on a MacBook or Chrome OS on a Chromebook, will break less often than updates of Ubuntu or Red Hat on generic PC hardware. And when...
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    I remember buying a computer with Windows 3.1 in...

    I remember buying a computer with Windows 3.1 in 1993, at the time the store was full of Windows 3.1 PCs and nothing else. Apparently it's still used in some legacy embedded systems.
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