Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Dec 2009 17:11 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The time of Christmas is obviously upon us. Programmers and bloggers all over the world are putting down their text editors, meaning there's no news for us to report on (unless you want to talk about yet another set of rumours about the Apple tablet). Still, I couldn't let this day go by without a story.
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here's a story
by spikeb on Thu 24th Dec 2009 17:17 UTC
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2006-01-18

monodevelop finishes removing GPL-ed code.

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RE: here's a story
by KugelKurt on Thu 24th Dec 2009 18:00 UTC in reply to "here's a story"
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2005-07-06
RE[2]: here's a story
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 24th Dec 2009 18:05 UTC in reply to "RE: here's a story"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Old news. We already reported on this over a week ago:

http://www.osnews.com/story/22621/Mono_2_6_MonoDevelop_2_2_Released

Try to keep up ;) .

Edited 2009-12-24 18:05 UTC

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RE[3]: here's a story
by Hans Otten on Thu 24th Dec 2009 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: here's a story"
Hans Otten Member since:
2009-12-24

Merry Christmas to you Thom and the OSnewss staff!

May 2010 be just as interesting to follow OSnews as last year.

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RE[4]: here's a story
by Kroc on Fri 25th Dec 2009 13:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: here's a story"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

How so—what would you say were the interesting things that happened this year?

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happy clearance day!
by JrezIN on Thu 24th Dec 2009 17:34 UTC
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2005-06-29

Happy clearance day (http://j.mp/7zzZsm) for everyone!

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Some forgotten news items
by KugelKurt on Thu 24th Dec 2009 17:58 UTC
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RE: Some forgotten news items
by Alex Forster on Fri 25th Dec 2009 16:10 UTC in reply to "Some forgotten news items"
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2005-08-12

A localizizatitoninin framework.

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RE[2]: Some forgotten news items
by KugelKurt on Sat 26th Dec 2009 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Some forgotten news items"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

A localizizatitoninin framework.

What? Is that supposed to be funny comment?

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Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Thu 24th Dec 2009 18:13 UTC
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2009-06-09

How about articles about next year's predictions in the tech industry?

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by Vanders on Thu 24th Dec 2009 18:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh please God, no.

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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Thu 24th Dec 2009 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
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2009-06-09

Sorry about that.

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RE[3]: Comment by neticspace
by hollovoid on Fri 25th Dec 2009 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by neticspace"
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2005-09-21

I was just wondering when that was coming, we will see it. If not here, it will happen somewhere else ;)

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I cheated
by Ringheims Auto on Thu 24th Dec 2009 20:53 UTC
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2005-07-23

I did spend some time with my family, friends, and loved ones,, but I must say I cheated though; My HTC Hero was in my pocket all along ;)

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RE: I cheated
by OSGuy on Thu 24th Dec 2009 22:04 UTC in reply to "I cheated"
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2006-01-01

I love HTC Hero!! ;)

Edited 2009-12-24 22:05 UTC

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RE[2]: I cheated
by n.l.o on Fri 25th Dec 2009 05:42 UTC in reply to "RE: I cheated"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

I love HTC Hero!! ;)


I love my shiny new HTC HD2 even with the 24 month contract with Vodafone I had to sign.

I never thought I'd say this but WinMo 6.5* is actually very good. Maybe it's the HTC Sense UI covering the worst.....

*Our house is a 100% OSX, Linux, BeOS home. Well it was until I bought the HD2 anyway! ;)

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RE[2]: I cheated
by darknexus on Fri 25th Dec 2009 10:06 UTC in reply to "RE: I cheated"
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2008-07-15

So does that make you a Hero worshipper? Sorry, couldn't resist. And yeah, I cheated too except in my case it was an iPhone in my pocket with the Kobo Ebook reader app open. Nothing like a good book to distract me and yet still make it look like I'm paying attention to everyone. ;)

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RE[3]: I cheated
by OSGuy on Fri 25th Dec 2009 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I cheated"
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2006-01-01

The Hero isn't perfect but comes close to perfect and here are some of the flaws:

- 'Sometimes' things can get sluggish like when you scroll - the scrolling can be a bit sticky due to not enough power I believe. Also when you pinch and zoom, the animation is not smooth.

- 288 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM where 192.4 is available as RAM according to a particular program I am using. My phone hovers around 30-60MB RAM however its sweet point is about 50 which is ok but if you try to "actually" use the phone as a PDA, you will quickly go down to sub 30MB which is very disappointing. This is my very first smart phone and I didn't know what is enough but ever since I forked out $AU700, I figured out. I just had to have a smart phone and didn't want to get an iPhone.

- Internal hard disk is not big enough. What were they thinking? Also the RAM is nothing special. Next phone I get will have at least 512MB of available RAM.

- You cannot transfer files via bluetooth. This is fixed with Android 2.0 I think.

I believe HTC is releasing Android 2.0 or 2.1 Sense UI ROM and hopefully the sluggishness will be addressed and perhaps it will give up more RAM. 5-10 MB more would be nice.

I read rooting the phone fixes bluetooth and lets you install programs on SD card which is nice.

Edited 2009-12-25 20:29 UTC

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Comment by historyb
by historyb on Fri 25th Dec 2009 00:41 UTC
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2005-07-06

Merry Christmas to one and all!

oh and use Linux ;)

Edited 2009-12-25 00:42 UTC

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M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ! ! !
by Tuishimi on Fri 25th Dec 2009 01:01 UTC
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2005-07-06

Peace, Thom. ;) We'll all continue arguing in a week. ;) And keep up the good work.

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Merry Christmas!
by hollovoid on Fri 25th Dec 2009 04:37 UTC
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2005-09-21

Merry Christmas everybody!

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Merry Christmas
by ebasconp on Fri 25th Dec 2009 06:10 UTC
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2006-05-09

Thom and all your staff:

Merry Christmas and thank you because all your good work! ;)

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