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I would never put linux on a non-techie machine. No matter how much linux has improved, you need to do some sysadmin... impossible for a non-techie on his own.

I don't agree. Non-techies are not a homogeneous group. There are computer illiterates, who don't even know what is a browser, and who think the "e" is the symbol of internet. And there are those who know one thing or two about computers.

I think linux won't feel different after 5 minutes to the completely ignorant types, for instance those who hold the mouse in a weird fashion.

Those who are somewhat used to windows are a whole other story though. Putting linux boxes in front of them is never a good idea.

4: Speed of execution for many apps is slow, whether due to framework bloat, or poor coding practices, or...?

This was especially true for 1.1, which was abso-Fing-lutely ridiculously slow. Newer versions feel faster, but I still get that feeling of slowness most java applications give.

Living Room / Re: People are really (really, really) stupid
« on: March 09, 2010, 04:06 AM »
I have won the lottery in the UK so many times {although I NEVER play any lottery} but just could not bring myself to respond to the "Official" email address like [email protected]

Yeah, good thing that you did not respond, because commercial domain for UK is .co, not .com

If I may change the course of discussion a little bit, which linux distro would be the choice for old computers (p2-500, 256mb ram etc.)?

XFCE or the like is the way to go apparently, but installing PCLinuxOS, and changing the window manager from KDE to XFCE does not sound like a natural option. Which distros are both reasonably lightweight and reasonably newbie friendly?

What shapes beyond square or rectangular?

Good point, sorry I should have been better in defining requirements.

Circles would be nice to have. Triangles would also be fun to have, but I think their utility would not compensate for the extra complications they would impose on the UI.

But I would be content with a decent program that would do only squares and rectangles.

I have big plates of wood, and I have to cut them in predefined sizes and shapes. I am looking for a software to tell me how to cut them so as to minimize the waste.

Also I need my father (aged 70) to be able to use it, so nothing too technical would be a better choice.

I tried a few like cutlist, but most have clumsy interfaces, and some have their fair share of bugs.


Indecision is the key to flexibility. [Brian Schottlander]

Update Bookmark Updates the bookmark with current url/page title.
Tiny Menu Saves some menu-bar real estate. Example? See attached png.
Paste and Go Add "paste and go" to address bar context menu.
Advanced URL Builder Allows you to create custom search engine options for context menu.

Marvellous idea.
I personally know zillions of graphic designers who hate having to cope with different hotkeys for similar tasks in photoshop, illustrator, fireworks etc. I'll tell them just wait a bit for HotkeyRing to mature.

I also use related Greasemonkey scripts:
* Google Reader New Style Minimalistic by DemianGod

That went on to became an add-on. Yet experimental though:

I also love Google Inbox Count Display v2.

Here is a link for the last donationware version of FS MaxView.

Faststone MaxView 2.1

Too bad they went shareware.

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