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  1. Have they removed NPAPI, as that can be used to...

    Have they removed NPAPI, as that can be used to load DRM plugins (flash and silverlight).
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    Its handy to have all drivers installed so that...

    Its handy to have all drivers installed so that if you install/change hardware it will just work. Also for occasions where you need to move an existing install from 1 machine to another (e.g. a...
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    Is there a cheap raspberrypi/beagleboard like...

    Is there a cheap raspberrypi/beagleboard like computer with a Adreno GPU?
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    Why throw out something that still works?

    Why throw out something that still works?
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    If you want to help out with GeoClue's...

    If you want to help out with GeoClue's geolocation you can run Mozilla's MozStumbler https://wiki.mozilla.org/CloudServices/Location#Contributing
  6. There is lots of HW accelerator work going on in...

    There is lots of HW accelerator work going on in gstreamer
    http://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2014/03/20/update-from-gstreamer-hackfest-at-google-office-in-munich/
  7. "The work back in 2012 by Intel developers showed...

    "The work back in 2012 by Intel developers showed the kernel compile time increased by two to four times and needed 4~9GB of memory to complete the task"
    This may not be an issue in GCC 4.9...
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    Is that really needed. With a 32bit checksum,...

    Is that really needed. With a 32bit checksum, there is only a 1 in a billion chance that a corrupt block will go undetected. That sounds good enough for me. More advanced checksums only required if...
  9. If you only need 8GB of RAM then why bother...

    If you only need 8GB of RAM then why bother buying a new laptop. You can probably get a 2nd hand laptop for £300 that will meet your needs.

    There are plenty of tasks that need as much RAM as you...
  10. it amazes me why people still install 32bit linux...

    it amazes me why people still install 32bit linux on machines capable of 64bit. 64bit is faster for many things (compiler can assume SSE and has more registers to play with), more secure (NX bit,...
  11. Given that Fedora 21 is going to be a long...

    Given that Fedora 21 is going to be a long release, fedora could be stick on Mesa 9.2 for a long time.
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    "GNUstep is a free software implementation of...

    "GNUstep is a free software implementation of Cocoa"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNUstep
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    Most of the devs seem unconvinced by the idea of...

    Most of the devs seem unconvinced by the idea of users funding work, the slow rate of donations on the symmetry painting fundrasier possibly proves their point. If they can't raise enough for a small...
  14. Firefox has supported playing h.264 via gstreamer...

    Firefox has supported playing h.264 via gstreamer since version 14. In gentoo you just add gstreamer to the USE flags. Most distros seem to be dragging their heals on enabling this (maybe partly...
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    It might be easier to do it in lots of little...

    It might be easier to do it in lots of little steps. Then there is no need to worry that someone might receive a years worth of salary and disappear. Or miss-estimate how much work it is and run out...
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    If you want to donate to work on GIMP, one of the...

    If you want to donate to work on GIMP, one of the developers Jehan Pagès is raising money to implement mirror painting. (see 4 news item on http://www.gimp.org/ or...
  17. Putting a link to the kickstarter page in the...

    Putting a link to the kickstarter page in the article might help.

    (Could someone make a firefox plugin that replaces internal links on phoronix pages with useful links to the projects)
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    That how electronics prices scale ...

    That how electronics prices scale

    http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1369348&postcount=5

    Hence its always easier for big companies to make cheap hardware.
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    The default install of fedora has been fail...

    The default install of fedora has been fail (either slow, glitchy, drops you to an error screen, or if you are lucky falls back to fallback mode) on older graphics cards since Gnome 3. Its about time...
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    yes. Actually quite a lot longer. :-)

    yes. Actually quite a lot longer. :-)
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