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  1. yes, disruption in itself is a problem - people...

    yes, disruption in itself is a problem - people don't want disruption, especially when the costs associated with it outweigh the benefits (better workflow, more productivity)
    you have to remember...
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    true, but the problem is not the age the problem...

    true, but the problem is not the age
    the problem is the disingenous train of thought that goes from making a new linux distribution (that probably only some ten's users people in the world,...
  3. besides, is there actual support at the protocol...

    besides, is there actual support at the protocol level? Last i checked enlightenment couldnt implement it for e18 since it was missing still, and it wasnt long ago...
  4. looks like the pace and model of development in...

    looks like the pace and model of development in the FOSS world as of late, has made you blind to a simple fact - ten (or five, or even only one) year ago software, is still software that can be used...
  5. the tapes themselves were confidential, the point...

    the tapes themselves were confidential, the point hardly was...
    there's no conspiracy - anyone following IT field press back in the days (early 90's - yeah, before the advent of Google*) can...
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    this besides not being some kind of holy law...

    this

    besides not being some kind of holy law to be followed blindly, what the "do one thing and do it well" (*) thing was intended for, was userland command line primitives (as in tools...
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    he's probably referring to spotify...

    he's probably referring to spotify...
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    that was the case with XP 10 years ago... the...

    that was the case with XP 10 years ago... the window manager (DWM) is a userspace process relying on device management / arbitration from the kernel, starting with Vista

    O(1) is equivalent to...
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    are you sure? ...

    are you sure?
    http://infocenter.arm.com/help/topic/com.arm.doc.set.graphics/
    http://www.imgtec.com/news/Release/index.asp?NewsID=441...
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    especially given that one often writes his own...

    especially given that one often writes his own container classes - or anyway uses different ones
    if you use Qt for instance, chances are you're already using qt's own classes rather than the stl...
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    POSIX is an operating system specification - and...

    POSIX is an operating system specification - and specifically one for Unix, hence the X in the acronym - C is a language and associated runtime, as such it shall be os agnostic...
    if you make posix...
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    precisely (as does gpl v2 btw ). which is obvious...

    precisely (as does gpl v2 btw ). which is obvious if you consider that patents (as long as they are valid and enforced) apply cover the workings and semantics of a sw system as invented, while code...
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    somehow the one who mentioned bsd licensed...

    somehow the one who mentioned bsd licensed projects by disney and the likes as if the bsd was a be all end all license - it isnt as isnt the GPL, but those very examples show what the actual...
  14. but the market may notice it, after all......

    but the market may notice it, after all...
    apparently, there are people who are *waiting* for smartphones that would let them tinker as in android's early days, or that would support all the apps...
  15. the fragmentation argument is understandable, and...

    the fragmentation argument is understandable, and apt in the context of linux distributions, but what if the point was Ubuntu not being just one out of the many linux distributions out there,...
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    yes, that he doesnt like C++ and that he does...

    yes, that he doesnt like C++ and that he does without it as far as his coding needs go
    judge someone's words by themselves, not by his alleged authority...
    hate me if you want, but do yourself a...
  17. not a bad idea - in fact having an ELF kernel...

    not a bad idea - in fact having an ELF kernel (preferably linux) in the boot rom/flash together with minimal init code, was the original goal and intended setting of the LinuxBIOS project - motivated...
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    i develop opengl sw for a living for the last 15...

    i develop opengl sw for a living for the last 15 years, and follow the composited desktop since it was born in the form of Quartz Extreme (you won't really think Compiz came first, i hope ... that...
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    as i said above, it also puts you at risk of...

    as i said above, it also puts you at risk of being influenced by the programming style, conventions, concepts and tools of 30 years ago - a risk of which imho you have to be aware in order to...
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    nope, it's not rocket science because it is about...

    nope, it's not rocket science because it is about maintaining a scene graph, performing an input-redraw loop, move some surfaces around in screen relative coordinates, maybe devise a mechanism of...
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