I've decided that electron apps are OK for something that is quick one time task. For anything that stays running for an extended period of time they are garbage. Etcher=OK. Wire messenger=not OK.
Releasing an electron app for something that is intended to be running continuously is lazy, selfish and offensive. What if that was every developer's solution? We would all need 32GB of ram just to chat and listen to music while browsing.
new Linux Voice podcast is out https://www.linuxvoice.com/podcast-season-5-episode-7/ #linux #podcast
Excellent points by @BryanLunduke on how we take some baby steps to get a real, working linux mobile phone. I know the KDE Team is working on Plasma Mobile - but I'm all for a slow, pragmatic march to *something* (anything!) working on linux soon. Anyways, definitely read this: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3192311/linux/lessons-learned-from-the-failure-of-ubuntu-touch.html
@BryanLunduke - what is OpenSUSE's biggest user group, is it enthusiasts, small businesses, educational institutions...? where is most of its user base located? also, i feel lime there is less OpenSUSE related news and discussions on podcasts and and the web than there is about other major distros. does he think there is a lack of openSUSE related publicity? if so, why? and is the community happy with that or is it going to change it?
A new post about the last electronics project I finished. It's a raspberry pi that plays new dubstep and futurebass songs that I've never heard before only 24/7 by magic.
Feedback/hostile criticism/reasons I'm sinning against nature and programming itself are all welcome.
With news of Unroll.me selling user inbox info to Uber, lots of people are repeating "if you're not paying for it, you're the product."
I've said before, and will continue to say, that that is the wrong formulation. Sometimes you pay for it and you're still the product – look at US ISPs. Sometimes you don't pay for it and you're not the product – free software.
The real question is whether a software or service empowers users, which can't be boiled down to whether you paid.
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