I am sorry to ruffle feathers. Please accept my apologies for wasting your time. I won't go any further into disputing your suggestions.
Mail was a hassle for me - Canary works. I am not affiliated with the developer and I was searching for Mail alternative for months.
I understand it. Mail suffers from iTunes syndrome - Apple trying to re-invent a workflow/UX for the sake of differentiating themselves. At the same time it manages to clog the system drive with it's uncompressed, badly indexed mbox store. Poor programming + clumsy UI = bad software.
The model for Linux is different than the paradigms used for Windows/macOS. The onus is on the distro maintainers to offer correctly configured packages of your software for their distro. If the distro does not bundle LibreOffice then it is not for the user that seeks it and they should look...
You should enable the 'powersave' or 'conservative' cpu frequency governor, either by compiling it into the kernel or loading the module, depending on your distro. Also the choice between Intel P-States driver and ACPI CPUfreq driver can affect power consumption...
I'll miss it as it runs my phone... Shame that the whole convergence idea sunk in the incredible delusions of grandeur and stubbornness demonstrated by Canonical, which is one of the points of the article.
Not worried about the dark ages just yet though.
Seems like someone is not happy that simple Domain Validation is free of charge. Judging by the comments here they are being successful... Shame.
Charging for Domain Validation is a racket. Show me a CA that carries out manual checks for DV certificates.
Domain Validation certificates already...
Isn't the diagram you posted relevant to Core 2? The distribution since Core iX looks more like this (and that's a lowly H55 platform...):
By your reasoning, if the CPU sends data to USB, the Ethernet and SATA are blocked...I don't believe this, please show some test data.
In order of time spent in the OS:
Mac OS X 10.10 - general desktop + content creation + general laptop
Gentoo - file/web servers + wife's laptop
Windows 10 - work
CentOS 6 - storage server
Windows 7 - games + legacy apps
Windows XP and 7 embedded - specialised systems
I can still run python 2.7 apps on OSX 10.11, just fine. I daily run ancient utilities on my Linux kernel 4.4.2 based server. Unless there is some definitive proof for your statement we can carry on presenting examples from our own experience. How do you define 'enormous'?
Something like this?
Apple's stuff supports IP over Thunderbolt for a few years now, not sure about Win...
Or would you rather use this?