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ABRT (Automatic Bug Reporting Tool). Documentation is available in plain sight. I am amazed Canonical did not adopt that feature for their Ubuntu releases.
Last edited by finalzone; 06-11-2012 at 01:57 PM.
I saw "fragmentation" as a strength because of different needs from users themselves. Learn to proceed by elimination. At the end, three main distributions are left: Fedora/RHEL/SUSE/Mageia, Debian/Ubuntu/Mint and others. Other distributions are just the subset of these listed main one which likely help enhancing a better experience.2. Fragmentation. Choice is one of the biggest strengths of linux, but also ends up being one of the biggest weaknesses. There seem to be too many pointless forks and/or duplication of work. (for a good example look at the video editor situation. New ones popping up constantly, no great ones).
I've read all the comments and a lot of people don't have any idea of how the market works, and that you should not block developers to use their favorite development platform to make for you great applications. "We should not use anything, we should be primitive and have only 1 standard" that's not possible, that's called evolution when a new option appears, you can't make 1 standard that will solve all the problems at once. Hardware evolves and the ecosystem changes and the initial standards(and not only) are by design not compatible with the new things.
I see A Lot of "Selfish" in here(in almost all the posts I mean). "I want a user to learn all about the roots. Oh, that grandpa should not use the internet on Linux, he has first to read the assembly code if it's there!", "I want all the distributions to use old, crappy technology cause I am so nostalgic", "I want Linux to not evolve cause I love the terminal and ugly and featureless stuff", "I don't give a sh** about programmers, I want all the distributions to use GTK and 1 standard for everything even if that standard is faulty by design for the current hardware and ecosystem and needs a replacement".
Remember the Source engine was designed with both OpenGL and Direct3d support? Makes porting a LOT easier then having to undergo a DX to OGL conversion.You're simply dumb. What's Linux missing are just games and some software. That's all. Games are coming and there's more and more software as well. Like I said before Valve proved you wrong.
Note: The majority of the market uses Direct X.
Android has as much in common with desktop Linux as Firefox has in common with IE (they both use a couple popular FOSS libraries like SQLite internally, but 99% of the code is completely different).
Also, Android is not a jvm. It's an OS. Dalvik is the VM component of Android.
Bullshit. The Internet was around and very successful long before Linus even started college. Probably safe to say it was around before your parents were even in high school, given how young I'd guess you to be.One of the first & may be the first OS used in the Internet servers.
My advice: Work on creating an infrastructure that makes it trivial to support future hardware features in the future.