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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Posted Apr 30, 2009 5:41 UTC (Thu) by ivazquez (guest, #50782)
Posted Apr 30, 2009 7:02 UTC (Thu) by sitaram (subscriber, #5959)
I have been told that this is FUD; I smile and reply that if so, there is a certain poetic justice in it :-)
Posted Apr 30, 2009 7:15 UTC (Thu) by ivazquez (guest, #50782)
Posted Apr 30, 2009 21:30 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Posted Apr 30, 2009 23:12 UTC (Thu) by ivazquez (guest, #50782)
Posted May 1, 2009 4:38 UTC (Fri) by sitaram (subscriber, #5959)
Right now, a default install (important to me since I maintain a handful of machines for friends, relations, etc) of most KDE-based distros does not include mono. With Gnome I have to go in and manually remove stuff, which is a pain.
There'll always be choice. Even if there is some application for which the only available/usable program is in Mono, the ultimate choice is with me, whether I use it or do without.
As for safety (your earlier comment), I don't know what you mean. Do you mean safety in a legal sense of some kind? I live in a country where most software (outside corporate use) is illegal. I could pirate anything I want and blog about it and nothing would happen.
My attitude is not prompted by worries of any kind. This is purely principle. Hence my statement about the final choice being mine: use it or do without.
Posted Apr 30, 2009 14:19 UTC (Thu) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
I think using an easy development language like C# will attract more developers than it will turn away.
Posted Apr 30, 2009 14:59 UTC (Thu) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
Posted Apr 30, 2009 19:49 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
They need to look at things rationally and understand that, yes, many things that we take for granted and use in Linux have originated in Microsoft.
You know.. to keep things moving and information being sent to and from your browser without having to refresh for every change. Of course the company that first introduced the async XML calls to the browsers for the purposes of doing online applications was, oh the horror, Microsoft. And those calls are now 'web standards'.
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