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Doesn't matter how good your hardware is. If your software sucks your product sucks. And this stands true for everything using software, from your phone / home router to your PC.

Now I would love if +AMD would fix this problem they created 10 years ago called catalyst. I would be the happiest to see more hardware to work well on Linux, brand doesn't matter.
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I think Openoffice (just as a software name) died the day Oracle bought Sun microsystems. But instead of declaring it dead they did the coward move and "gifted" it to an open source organization. Oracle is not a friendly company, forking was a safety measure to guarantee the continuation of a crucial free software product. And they succeed. Openoffice lives, just with a different name. Sure something changed alongside with the name, but this doesn't mean it's something else.

So let's give Openoffice (just the name) the mercy hit please +Apache Software Foundation 
A couple of weeks I visited my mother back home in Norway. She had gotten a new laptop some time ago that my brother-in-law had set up for her. As usual when I come for a visit I was asked to look at some technical issues my mother was experiencing with her computer.
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Please give that man ( +Bryan Lunduke ) a beer and a slice of cake now!

Happy SysAdmin days buddies, and thank you for all your hard work!
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Ok I want it. Shut up and take my money!

I mean the power of Plasma on my phone. Krunner! Krunner on the phone!!! This is blowing my mind really.
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I seriously love my KDE Plasma 5 work setup. I was worried a little bit migrating my work computer to Plasma 5. I tried it first on my home computer, and even if I loved it, I saw rough edges and small glitches. The I got a new computer and I just gone for the newer distro, it makes sense. Well Plasma 5 still has so many rough edges, but most can be one time issue config or are not getting into your way much (for example you have to unlock two wallets, one for KDE applications based on framework 5, one for KDE4 based applications., they seems to use a different wallet).

I like it. I like it very much.

Thank you for the hard work to +The KDE Community. Keep polishing it
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Well this is how I'll give the middle finger to the grsecurity kernel I run. While I clearly understand and share the pain of GPL and trademark violation this is nothing new to Linux. This happens every single day on million of Linux devices running the standard Linux kernel, it's not something specific to grsecurity.

It's like +Linus Torvalds tomorrow will announce "Hey you know what, LTS kernels sources will be released only to +The Linux Foundation sponsors because some scum bag is violating the GPL".

I feel sorry for grsecurity developers and they have my support, their claims are legit, not to mention embedded industry sucks asses from this point of view.

Nevertheless this is really not the correct answer to the problem.

I would also wonder..... well the code is GPL right? Good, +The Linux Foundation can you please become a sponsor and just publish the code for every new release please? I think this is a good candidate for the Core Infrastructure Initiative

And btw: not having the stable series will hurt gentoo and arch. I myself use the stable branch on gentoo.... well used I should say :(
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"Now Windows 10 has complete control over your PC this is far less likely to happen."

Exactly. It's Windows controlling the computer, not the owner.

This is where computers are fucking up massively. They have the control, not the user. Well if you are not using GNU/Linux or FreeBSD and the like that is ;).

Now: not applying security updates is 99% of the time a wrong choice. There is people that might have good reason not do so however. And regardless of the reason, I have the damn right of making the wrong choice and my computer has absolutely no right of forcing me otherwise!

Or maybe I'm simply in hurry right now and I have no time for updates, and you know how many ages Windows needs to do the updates dammit.

Life is all about choices: if a lot of people actually don't diligently apply the updates to Windows maybe you should ask yourself why Microsoft and give yourself a more complex answer than "just force them on the dumb users, they don't understand a damn about computer anyway".

The other day I was looking at a youtube video. The creator is a quite famous video game streamer and youtuber, he was explaining he got some sort of malware on the PC and he was not able to remove it, so he had to reinstall. He lost all settings for his production software, for recording, rendering videos  and so on and he said it was so much painful to got them back to work.

He also added to never touch your computer when it's in a working condition. Never perform Windows updates or driver updates ever! If you do something will fuck up. I don't have direct experience with Microsoft operating systems in a long time, I switched to GNU/Linux as my main OS around 2003, but it's not really hard to believe.

If only Linux device drivers situation would be a little bit better....
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Ok I want it. Shut up and take my money!

I mean the power of Plasma on my phone. Krunner! Krunner on the phone!!! This is blowing my mind really.
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Ok this one is the latest about +Broadcom I promise, I know I'm getting boring.

So the driver is included in the upstream Linux kernel. That's kind of awesome right? Did Broadcom make di good? Well..... firmware is missing.... :|

The only source for the firmware seems to be the Windows driver. I kind of trust the Arch Wiki, but be aware I didn't verified. That said I have the linux-firmware package installed from Fedora 22 and.... firmware missing.

Now Broadcom, is it so hard to 1) license the firmware for redistribution only, if it is not already and 2) ask for it to be included in the damn linux-firmware tree? Like most of all other companies out there? Just check out linux-firmware.git to count them. I mean if they include firmware files for 10 gigabit ethernet and Infiniband cards (like you know those priced around 1000 each sometimes), I think you have nothing to worry for a consumer level WiFi.

Or do you really expect all users doing the steps described in the Arch Wiki or what? Do you think that's a good service, for an OS you claim to support given you do a driver for it, to your customers?

Come on, you did half of the work the good way this time (the driver is in kernel and actually works, with the firmware), but an half well done work is still just that, incomplete.

I would start hoping you would open source your WiFi driver next...
The 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) is the second-generation model of the XPS 13 line, and like its predecessor, it has official Linux support courtesy of Dell's Project Sputnik team. They target Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but the improvements and support from the Sputnik team are generally applicable to all ...
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Hello +Broadcom, it me again. What about my laptop with your WiFi card? Well turns out it's doing strange stuff. I look in the logs and I can see:

Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de dhclient[1800]: DHCPDISCOVER on enp0s20u1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18 (xid=0xf739c972)
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de dhclient[1800]: send_packet: No such device or address
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de dhclient[1800]: dhclient.c:2396: Failed to send 300 byte long packet over enp0s20u1 interface.
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: ------------[ cut here ]----------
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 846 at net/wireless/sme.c:850 cfg80211_roamed+0x89/0xa0 [cfg80211]()
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: Modules linked in: hidp rfcomm cmac xt_CHECKSUM ipt_MASQUERADE nf_nat_masquerade_ipv4 tun ip6t_rpfilter ip6t_REJECT nf_reject_ipv6 xt_conntrack ebta
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  snd_hda_intel snd_soc_rt286 videobuf2_memops joydev snd_hda_controller v4l2_common snd_hda_codec snd_soc_core videodev i2c_i801 rtsx_pci_ms memstic
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 846 Comm: wl_event_handle Tainted: P        W  OE   4.1.2-200.fc22.x86_64 #1
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: Hardware name: Dell Inc. XPS 13 9343/0TM99H, BIOS A03 03/25/2015
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  0000000000000000 00000000f9613360 ffff8800d954bda8 ffffffff8179aa6d
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ffff8800d954bde8 ffffffff810a163a
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  ffff880213744078 ffff8800d9d0c000 ffff8801f4ddfa80 0000000000000099
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: Call Trace:
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffff8179aa6d>] dump_stack+0x45/0x57
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffff810a163a>] warn_slowpath_common+0x8a/0xc0
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffff810a176a>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x20
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffffa05e0819>] cfg80211_roamed+0x89/0xa0 [cfg80211]
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffffa081d6db>] wl_notify_roaming_status+0xcb/0x150 [wl]
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffffa081b4fa>] wl_event_handler+0x6a/0x1e0 [wl]
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffffa081b490>] ? wl_deinit_priv_mem+0xa0/0xa0 [wl]
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffff810c0b88>] kthread+0xd8/0xf0
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffff810c0ab0>] ? kthread_worker_fn+0x180/0x180
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffff817a1422>] ret_from_fork+0x42/0x70
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel:  [<ffffffff810c0ab0>] ? kthread_worker_fn+0x180/0x180
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: -[ end trace 6abde05d23ba77a6 ]-
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station: Wrong Mac address, mac = 2c:44:fd:3c:29:01   profile =2c:44:fd:3c:26:61
Jul 22 16:25:19 quantdell.qbic.uni-tuebingen.de kernel: ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station: Wrong Mac address, mac = 2c:44:fd:3c:29:01   profile =2c:44:fd:3c:26:61

mhm is that you stuff by any chance? I hope you are not messing up with my hard.... hey my screen brightness doesn't work anymore! My graphics is all over the place!

Again Dell , why do you put such hardware in you Linux computers?
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No seriously, every time this issue happens I have to restart my computer because stuff unrelated to wireless stops working!

Not kidding!
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