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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Relatively Minimal Host OS for VirtualBox Use on: March 09, 2014, 10:13:31 AM
easy to install (so recognizes hardware well) *NIX -- though light on resources

Not having read the rest of the thread:

OpenBSD.

Much less than 100 MB RAM usage on my "hey, let's test OpenBSD" machine (latest 5.5-CURRENT with default X installation), fast and clean base system installation. It even found my Radeon card immediately.
77  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 11 Released! on: March 04, 2014, 11:47:40 AM
Still giant. :/
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 11 Released! on: March 04, 2014, 11:36:22 AM
I never saw a screenshot without giant "menu" toolbars...  huh
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 11 Released! on: March 04, 2014, 10:13:36 AM
For a detailed list of changes, please see the What's New page.

"This content is not shown because JavaScript is disabled"  mad ... well, can I finally shrinken the giant DO toolbars in v11?
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: K-Meleon anyone? on: February 13, 2014, 08:45:50 AM
Wow, the K-Meleon guys found a way to continue development? Neat!
Time to check it once again...
81  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: February 05, 2014, 03:29:36 PM
On Android, I fell in love with Solid Explorer, although I try alternatives (namely Lime and Fx) every now and then.
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features on: February 04, 2014, 07:19:12 PM
Listary 4.20 has a "Launch Applications" feature now.

Seems like FARR is redundant.  Cool
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for iTunes alternative (WMP? or other?) on: January 27, 2014, 10:02:28 AM
+1 for Music Bee in case a full-featured audio center is what's needed. (Personally, I use AIMP3 which has a simpler but different user interface.)
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not) on: January 20, 2014, 03:03:27 AM
Aw neat.

See, this is a good example of a political party which would never had allowed the NSA things to happen. Why didn't they get enough attraction? Right: because they are not "the ones"  nor "the others".

Sigh.
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not) on: January 19, 2014, 07:46:06 PM
Considering the NSA has back-doored Windows

... and, according to Edward Snowden, every other major operating system, yes.

which "Liberal Party" are we speaking about not listening to?

Any!

(Is there a Pirate Party USA?)
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not) on: January 19, 2014, 08:54:28 AM
I really wonder how this is related to "OS".

Also, US-American elections are a bad joke. Republicans, "Democrats" or...? I wish the Liberal Party had more influence, but no one votes for them. Why not? Stupidity.
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: BrowserID - Mozilla's solution to the password problem on: January 07, 2014, 10:23:34 AM
I meant mostly.  Wink
(Admittedly, most tech sites mostly allow it...)
88  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: BrowserID - Mozilla's solution to the password problem on: January 07, 2014, 10:16:21 AM
I like OpenID but I don’t get many chances to use it.

Large tech sites mostly allow a sign-in by OpenID, some board systems added that... well.
89  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: XYplorer offers 50% competitive discount for Directory Opus users on: December 23, 2013, 08:01:13 AM
But GP is right, there is no 64-bit XY ...  cheesy
90  Special User Sections / General Review Discussion / Re: Best spreadsheet on: December 21, 2013, 03:18:30 PM
Technically, I'm currently stuck between PlanMaker (very fast, very mighty, quite cheap) and Quattro Pro (very, ehm, just mighty). While I have Excel 2013 (for university-related stuff) and LibreOffice Calc (for everything else) on my hard disk, both of them lack a sane user experience.

Too bad that Wikipedia fails to have a real "comparison" regarding actual functionality available.
91  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Anti-Wikipedia-Beg methods? on: December 15, 2013, 07:50:37 AM
I usually just add appropriate "display:none" styles to my Wikipedia account's CSS file. Easier to manage.  thumbs up
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: December 10, 2013, 05:54:29 PM
There is nothing better than Directory Opus.

This was true until the "Vista-styled" versions were released which look bloated and a bit boring, no matter what you configure.

(Does dired count as a file manager? It is a serious competition to FAR Manager [which I also like as I stated a couple of years/pages ago].)

One tool, one purpose. Now what is the "one purpose" for file managers? Managing files? If so, it's actually sad that Proto development seems to have been halted.
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: December 06, 2013, 06:40:42 AM
It's a German version that will not be freely upgradable

Not sure about the language (XY's language files are usually exchangeable...?), but interesting that my work is "freeware" now. Bah.  huh Grin
94  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release v2.213.01 - Nov 29, 2013 on: December 02, 2013, 11:49:44 AM
Back on FARR now. Launchy seems to be dead. Initially I switched due to Launchy's better performance, but that seems to have improved...

Any chance for a better font display on the options window/status bar? It could need more blur.
95  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: November 27, 2013, 12:09:50 PM


Uhm. Well...
96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Musician Lou Reed has died on: October 29, 2013, 05:58:10 PM
edit// there's actually a couple of really nice tracks (imo) on ^that album "Another View"

Yes, but also a lot of boring stuff ("Andy's Chest", "Coney Island Steeplechase", ...). Late VU didn't want to provoke anyone anymore. (Good thing everyone forgot "Squeeze", although I like "Louise" on this one more than some of late '69s Velvets music.)

(Random fact: The last studio recording all four Velvets did together was "I'm Not" from Moe's '91 solo album; finally something that reminded of their 60s work.)
97  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Musician Lou Reed has died on: October 29, 2013, 10:52:01 AM
I love how everyone likes his music now after his death; when he was alive, most people hated it. Hypocrites!

OTOH, Lou Reed will re-enter the charts next month, as always.
98  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Which MP3 tagger do you use? on: September 28, 2013, 01:43:38 PM
1) Yes.
2) I'd recommend Similarity for that.
99  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Which MP3 tagger do you use? on: September 28, 2013, 08:15:11 AM
I switched from the (long dead) ID3Tag to Mp3tag years ago. I tried AudioShell, AIMP's internal tag editor and The GodFather, but none of them worked so well for me. Still, Picard has a reason to live on my hard disk as it can find tags by checking the fingerprint, but for my daily, uhm, "work" Mp3tag might be the best choice.
100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread on: September 26, 2013, 07:52:15 AM
Herbie Hancock, "Chameleon".  Cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgQegqw9IrI

edit: And if you like Coltrane, you might want to dig into Zeuhl, like Magma's "Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61cIieQOdac
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