Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE[4]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Soulbender on Sat 15th Sep 2012 04:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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The simple fact is ALL FOSS software suffers from the "busted toilet" problem

Sweeping generalization, it's the new fact. This is bullshit. There's good OSS software and bad OSS software, just like how there's good closed-source software and bad closed-source software.

and in Linux...they just don't get done.

Because Linux is the only OSS software in the world and even if it isn't we can extrapolate from it to everything else. There are many OSS projects with rigorous testing, both manual and automated, and there are many closed-source companies that does neither.

The simple fact is with paid software if they don't fix? People don't buy and they go out of business

Wow, really. This is just as much nonsense as "all OSs software is crap". It's simply not true. Sometimes bugs get fixed in a timely manner, sometimes it takes forever and sometimes it never happens. This is regardless of if the software is closed or open.

which is why your desktop doesn't crash when you switch from a video to a chat window like X-Server has been known to do

Yes, naturally. Closed-source is bug free and when it isn't all bugs are fixed in a timely manner. Hmm..yeah, maybe in some alternate reality.
I've never had this problem, EVER, on my OSS desktops; be it Linux or BSD.

Every year the desktop gets prettier, because again creating pretty things is a natural part of the human animal, but better? Nope, not really.

Wait, are you talking about OSS or closed-source software?

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