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  1. Fedora may be a little too bleeding-edge for your...

    Fedora may be a little too bleeding-edge for your requirements. Debian or CentOS are my "boring/stable" distros of choice.
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    Well, over the years I have coded extensively...

    Well, over the years I have coded extensively with systemd, the old sysv init tables and RC scripts (on both RedHat and Debian). I have had no particular problem with any of them. To be honest, I...
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    Sooooo much angst for something that is nothing...

    Sooooo much angst for something that is nothing more than a glorified "foreach {fork&exec}" loop...
  4. VP8 encode and decode is mandatory for the...

    VP8 encode and decode is mandatory for the Android KitKat CDD. Most high-end mobile phones already have hardware for it too if I understand correctly. Hardware seriously lags software, of course -...
  5. Yes and no. Having excellent OpenGL 3.3 support...

    Yes and no. Having excellent OpenGL 3.3 support is important, and a lot of applications and games target that kind of card. It is also a separate metric to the more important (for gamers) "how fast...
  6. Yawn... how many times have we been through this?...

    Yawn... how many times have we been through this?

    (1) Michael only tests things that can be easily automated
    (2) Testing the same programs is important to monitor the progress of the drivers over...
  7. ...but...but... how will we see banner ads?

    ...but...but... how will we see banner ads?
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    I'm not a graphics driver developer :) You do...

    I'm not a graphics driver developer :) You do have my sympathy, though, in so much as we all have to deal with broken stuff...
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    I think it is important to remember that this is...

    I think it is important to remember that this is all part of being a Developer, though. A dev's job is to get the artists' creative ideas to display on as many devices as possible, with the best...
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    Hmm... Worrying stuff!!! It wouldn't surprise...

    Hmm... Worrying stuff!!!

    It wouldn't surprise me if a number of people would stump up $$$$ or mafia-style threats to kill SteamOS. There are some entrenched "closed source driver" companies as...
  11. More importantly (IMO): the license was...

    More importantly (IMO): the license was deliberately chosen to be incompatible with the Linux kernel. Sun doesn't *want* Linux to use ZFS.
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    ...you know that you are getting old when your OS...

    ...you know that you are getting old when your OS is too mainstream for the youngsters...
  13. Assembly is a programming language like...

    Assembly is a programming language like C/C++/PHP/Java/C# and so forth. You select the correct language for the job in hand.

    Places where I have seem Assembly used correctly include:
    - Discrete...
  14. Actually, there is: ...

    Actually, there is: https://www.khronos.org/conformance/ dunno how good it is, though. My understanding is that it about the same quality/coverage as Piglit.

    I do think that it is incumbent on...
  15. Did you try the usual dpm on/off, HyperZ on/off...

    Did you try the usual dpm on/off, HyperZ on/off tests?
  16. Hmm... I think that this is just advertising for...

    Hmm... I think that this is just advertising for their next game, really.

    Most games go through rounds of performance enhancements in the last few months before release. In general, you go for a...
  17. That reminded me - depending on where you live, a...

    That reminded me - depending on where you live, a really good resource can be your local Linux User Group. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_user_group

    That's basically a bunch of people who...
  18. Here's some good reading that I give to everyone...

    Here's some good reading that I give to everyone starting UNIX/Linux (if you spoke to me in person, I'd just let you borrow them)

    General commandline UNIX:

    UNIX in a Nutshell: ...
  19. I wonder how much of the HyperZ mess is related...

    I wonder how much of the HyperZ mess is related to the quality of the hardware design. Is there a feedback loop back to the hardware guys to get them to fix flakey stuff?

    If HyperZ is this hard...
  20. Yay - two flame threads in one day!!! emacs...

    Yay - two flame threads in one day!!!

    emacs >>> vim
    systemd >>> sysvinit

    Set this site on fire :)
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