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    Is this a joke?


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    What do you mean?

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    No it's very real.

    Are you admiring the gobs of security fixes??
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    "Remote execution of code" means basically these are probably all buffer overflow bugs. A common occurrence, unfortunately.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_ntua View Post
    What do you mean?
    I thought freshmeat was mainly for open-source projects, I just now read that it includes closed-source proprietary. It still doesn't make much sense if you ask me, might as well post Windows KBs on there. Who cares.

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    And you think what would make sense was to only display open source software, when they can also display proprietary software?
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    All the Adobe products I rely on from day to day are in general:

    • Slow
    • Unstable
    • Bug-ridden
    • Memory and system hogs
    • All have non-standard non-intuitive interfaces
    • Insist on doing dialogs their way instead of just using Microsoft Common Dialog Boxes


    Not a big fan of any of their products except for PhotoShop. Even that program pretty much takes over the system. Adobe CS4 pretty much crashes 4 to 5 times during any normal usage. When in Rome do as the Romans do. When in Windows do as other Windows apps do - use the common dialog boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    All the Adobe products I rely on from day to day are in general:

    • Slow
    • Unstable
    • Bug-ridden
    • Memory and system hogs
    • All have non-standard non-intuitive interfaces
    • Insist on doing dialogs their way instead of just using Microsoft Common Dialog Boxes


    Not a big fan of any of their products except for PhotoShop. Even that program pretty much takes over the system. Adobe CS4 pretty much crashes 4 to 5 times during any normal usage. When in Rome do as the Romans do. When in Windows do as other Windows apps do - use the common dialog boxes.
    My point exactly.

    And yes Mario, I only thought they should display open-source software projects. I mean, that's what everyone uses that site for, no?

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    *shrug*

    The site has a fairly good API for accessing the database. A lot of little widgets, RSS readers, and things read it. I'm a little surprised more restricted applications don't use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    And yes Mario, I only thought they should display open-source software projects. I mean, that's what everyone uses that site for, no?
    Did they stop displaying open-source projects?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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