and allow me one more quip before I exit this discussion
go read about their lawsuit and the patents they are suing over
and you speak of innovation?
how many commits has apple made to the linux kernel?
now watch as the army of appletards closes ranks and drinks the i7up
The sad thing is, none of the people arguing with you are Apple-tarts. We're members of the linux ecosystem, on the same team as you, and we're trying to help you, so that we're a stronger team. You appear to be really angry about something, and all that we can get from your posts is that "Thunderbolt is bad because Apple's lawyers are harming the environment".
Stop the hate. Start here. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek...re_action.html
Why is Apple not part of the "PC ecosystem"?
Originally Posted by russofris
Ha, this almost looks like one of the Mono threads
I would have to ask them. My guess is as good as yours.
Originally Posted by ChrisXY
Originally Posted by russofris
Off topic, PM if needed, what kind of Merc do you have? I'm a serious gear head. I might have used to use IDA to decompile Subaru STi ROMs for various cat killing reasons.
I had an E550-Cab delivered. Looking back, I probably should have gone for the stock 500. It might just be my age, but I think the extra HP will be the death of me. I'm not really a gearhead, but estimate that 0-60 occurs in approximately 5 seconds-ish. What I was after was something that handled like a nimble Impreza, but with a little more room (I'm a little over 6') and fewer QC/cosmetic issues. Prior to this, my driving experience had been limited to SCCA NE Div driving an old 1978 Saab 99 (~2.0L) turbo prior to them dropping ClubRally, some "hill climbing", and some ice racing on Champaign in an old VW Rabbit. As you can immediately deduce, I have no business sitting on 400hp, but am a grand-master-wizard when working a 200hp club car.
Originally Posted by Tgui
I have a kid now, and have not really driven for over a decade. If I ever get the bug again, I'll probably sponsor a team for Rally America and teach a teenager how to drive. I just don't have it in me any more.
I run two of the previous generation ACD 27" (mini displayport) monitors on a non-apple workstation. It's an EVGA SR-2 with a Quadro 4000 (two displayport outputs), running Gentoo Linux as the only OS. The displayport -> mini displayport adaptors are about $10, and work great.
If it helps, there is 0% CPU load, and the Quadro runs both displays without breaking a sweat. In general, I didn't have any mode setting issues, etc. Everything's been working fantastic with Linux. The speakers in both monitors work (although I disable them), and the iSight cameras work fine as well. (with some configuring + firmware) There's also an apple backlight driver in the kernel that works really well for adjusting the brightness, but you have to connect the additional USB for it to work. (it's actually under /drivers/usb/misc) You can query the brightness with 'cat /sys/class/backlight/appledisplay0/actual_brightness' and set it by adding an integer value between 0-255 to the "brightness" file in the same directory. I've written a small C program that I interact with via lua script to manipulate the brightness for both monitors at the same time in a taskbar widget. I hover my mouse over the widget and scroll the wheel up or down to raise / lower the brightness. It's very nice.
Not that it matters, but I purchased x2 Dell U2711's before returning them and choosing the 27 ACD's. This is my personal taste, but I found the anti-glare coating gave me headaches. I did some reasearch and found that HP, NEC and Dell all use the same LG IPS display, with the same 3M anti-glare coating. (on specific models within my price range)
This 100%. Thanks for saying it for me!
Originally Posted by Pallidus