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Personally, I crave the day when Linux becomes a real Operating System and exposes its diagnostic configuration using a systemwide registry at boot time. I hope that kdbus and gconf are the answer. Maybe then we can finally set kernel debug options using regedit as deity intended :)
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Finally honesty in marketing. Now if the OpenGroup would follow suit.
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I am #running the 2014 #BostonMarathon on Apr 21st, along with tens of thousands of my best friends! Bib number 31955.

There is still time to support our One Fund Boston fundraiser with a donation: http://www.crowdrise.com/onefundbostonmarathon2014/fundraiser/jonmasters
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Good luck Jon. Hope you'll beat your personal best.
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Today's achievement unlocked: "Irritate Billionaire into writing pithy blog post". Check.
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+Jon Masters you should now try UEFI+ACPI boot(s) ;)
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Set myself the goal, before this night is out, of completely understanding the AArch64 qemu port. Go!
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And then return you safely back to earth.
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I used to use Firefox. But Chrome is a nicer user experience for me. My advice to Eich and Mozilla is to focus on their core market opportunity for developing a web and mail client people want to use.

Sadly, however, they've drunk the same koolaid that Canonical have in believing anyone (other than a member of our community) is going to use their phone OS. No matter how pretty or easy to use it is, people are going to use Apple and Google because those companies have the commercial backing needed to make a successful platform with a vibrant app ecosystem.

But nobody is going to listen to overwhelming sanity (this is why these projects never take over the world - it's Android, not mobile Linux, etc. that wins) and instead I expect they will keep biting off more than they can chew. Meanwhile, even Microsoft have embraced their future being increasingly about building software and services to run on other people's platforms.
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+Sergio Andrés Gómez del Real What's been the problem with ff? Have you tried running nightly? My experience has been that it is as stable as their releases but with the advantage of being able to preview features months before they go mainline.
For instance, you can enable tab isolation through about:config since around December (if you use it makes sure to create a new profile because, most assuredly, your mileage will vary). You get the latest in es6 implementations, they've just begun enabling of SIMD via js and they've finally turned on ggc!
Once again about ffos, aside from creating a new platform that benefits everyone, by targeting a very constrained mobile environment they force themselves to make a very efficient browser. My guess is that they realize that gecko isn't up to the task (it's biggest weakness by far is terrible DOM performance), they're not sure how to fix it, so that's why the work on servo with Samsung.
This was a bit rambling, so I beg your pardon.
In brief I'd say that Mozilla recognizes, and hopes, that the browser becomes the new linux. The web certainly has passionate, and very bright, people behind it, who wish to see a democratization of platform, something you can never do with native apps.
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Everyone is doing cute embedded nonsense hacks
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oh, where do I get that shirt again?
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The new mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, unveiling the 2014 #BostonMarathon  banners.
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32 days and counting until the #BostonMarathon 2014! Please help support the One Fund Boston with a donation to our fundraiser: http://www.crowdrise.com/OneFundBostonMarathon2014/fundraiser/jonmasters
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I called up, made a reservation for a specific time, and then when I called back at the time they were supposed to arrive, they swore blindly that they had never even spoken with me. Very unimpressed.
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