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General Software Discussion / Re: Best password manager?
« on: October 19, 2009, 03:11 PM »
So you won't be able to log in anywhere on another computer?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Best password manager?
« on: October 19, 2009, 02:11 PM »
Best password manager is your brain. Don't leave it to an app. You might end up being left when you completely forgot your passwords yourself.

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Ubuntu is an easier to use version of Debian.
"Stripped down" doesn't necessarily imply "easier to use".

1 - Because newbies want to start the computer, get their mp3s from their windows machine and listen to them right away.
2 - Because newbies want to start the computer, insert a divx and see it right away.
3 - Because newbies want to start their computer, open a window and have the desktop effects right away (even if they have an nvidia graphics card).
All necessary software can easily be installed during the Debian installation process. What's wrong with that?

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Linux Mint? That greenish Ubuntu derivative?
Thus: That greenish ((Debian derivative) derivative)?

Why not using the original Debian instead?

However, what to do after installing any Linux really depends on what you actually want to do ...

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 11:13 AM »
Which toolbars? :)
I was talking about UE this time ...

However:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9950/tttguijavadocumentsfhja.png


*shrug*

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:49 AM »
... bloated?

I can't see the attractiveness in dozens of toolbars. I don't even need a single one.

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:33 AM »
Standard install of gvim vs standard install of Notepad++
You can easily make N++ bloated by using too many plug-ins. You can easily keep your Vim tiny and fast by setting the right options (no colors, vi compatibility and stuff). I must confess, however, that I don't have any benchmarks about that. But I'm sure that Vim is the fastest might-be-used-as-an-IDE editor out there.

it's not the end-all-be-all perfect tool for everybody.
If there was such a thing, no-one would need any other editor, right? That's the great thing about perfectness: There is always a thing that comes closer to it.

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:18 AM »
it loads slower than Notepad++
Depends on your configuration.

but I always forget the keystrokes
"ci}", "change inner }-block". Easier to understand than some weird Alt-Arrow-Metakey-Whirl-around-and-sing hotkeys.

I guess.

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 01:13 AM »
Handle huge files efficiently? :)
Works. (Depending on your definition of "huge", but you should figure out first what a "text editor" is intended to do for you.)

At what cost, though? Between spending $20 on a text editor and 2 years on figuring out the basics of (g)vi(m), I'n not even hesitating :)
A steep learning curve is common to most today's text editors. But Vim has a tutorial for that. Built-in.  :)

There's something to be said for Shift+nav keys selection!
Discard the "Shift" key thing, and you'll have the Visual Mode. :P

then one would be sing vi as a more-or-less standard Windows editor
Nothing wrong with that.

And for that, TextPad et al are better, because they are "more standard", if you will.
A "standard" is the standard you define. Some say Office 2007 is a standard, too.  :D

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 18, 2009, 03:58 PM »
Phew ... I wonder if there is one thing that EmEditor or UltraEdit can but Vim can't ...  :-*

Srsly, I can't understand people paying for text editors. If they really need a bloated programming IDE instead of a text editor, they should learn about Eclipse...

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 18, 2009, 12:44 PM »
Obviously there seems to be a certain interest for things like that.

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General Software Discussion / Re: AccellMan and More now Free
« on: October 18, 2009, 12:21 PM »
My only real beef with the program is its pricing structure, though.
A lifetime license wouldn't solve the problems either, would it?

he finally hit a wall where he was running into problems that were beyond his programming abilities.
Now this is one of the reasons I haven't developed my own file manager yet...  ;D

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 17, 2009, 11:11 PM »
Your work habits just may not be well-suited at all to the new way of doing things
I would rather say, the "new way of doing things" does not fit anyone's actual work habits, eh?

I'll be very interested to see what third-party solutions come out to address the needs of people like you.
At least some people know how to make money with Microsoft's mistakes.

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General Software Discussion / Re: AccellMan and More now Free
« on: October 17, 2009, 06:14 PM »
Now I found the time to give AccelMan a test run. Seems to have the potential to steal the first place as the most bloated, unintuitive file manager, right before Directory Opus (which will never be my favorite one, it is powerful but....).

And I haven't even managed to make it run continuously. Started it - no AccelMan appears. Killed its process, started it again - works. Exited, started it - no AccelMan appears.

Looking forward to any further development, though...

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Living Room / Re: Anybody else playing with Wave?
« on: October 17, 2009, 03:03 PM »
A search engine with much quantity and less quality, just to make it complete...

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 17, 2009, 11:49 AM »
If you have actually used it and still don't like it then that's your right.
I'm glad to tell you that I will make use of this right then...

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 17, 2009, 07:49 AM »
...And with a 10 year warning it's about damn time it went the way of 16bit software
Why? "Never change a running system". After all, there wasn't a need for that, unlike 16 bit software (as 32 bit CPUs came up).

UI improvements and all.
Why do you think this is an improvement?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 17, 2009, 06:31 AM »
Ya know the "Classic" start menu really only had about a five year run 95-2k ... The Start Panel introduced (to the public e.g. the rest of us had it earlier...) in 2001 when XP was RTM is looking at about a 10 year run at this point. So... Why is it still being treated as some new evil thing?!?
This is the first time that "the public" is forced to use it...

Or do you mean it just uses more resources in general? But I always heard that "unused ram is wasted ram", don't you agree?
Unused RAM is cache for me. More resource usage = less performance with the same resources, right?

what I read about microsoft having made studies on how it was an improvement in usability for the general public.
Do you really trust Microsoft's studies? Of course they will never result in "this sucks".

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:46 PM »
It takes as much space as Vista? It takes as much time to boot as Vista?
According to the recommendations, it takes at least twice as much of resources. :P

About the taskbar, you found studies showing that people are less productive when using win7?
I performed studies myself. The one I performed them with was I. You see, if you are keen with a certain way to handle your OS (having been using Windows since 1996), it is a huge loss of productivity if you'll have to change your behavior entirely.

No more actual "task" bar, no more classic start menu; two big disadvantages for me. Of course, computer newbies (starting with Vista or sth) won't have these problems.

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General Software Discussion / Re: 10/GUI
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:23 PM »
No problem. Recently stumbled upon it.
(Who does buy me one? ...)

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Living Room / Re: Anybody else playing with Wave?
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:17 PM »
I - personally - would never use anything which resides on Google's servers. Maybe when it is completely open source...

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:16 PM »
Windows 7 is, basically, Vista with a unusable task bar. So I can't see a sense in "upgrading".

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General Software Discussion / Re: 10/GUI
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:14 PM »
i think 40hz's old startrek picture does point the way to the future -- customized input pads tailored to the application you are working on.
Yep:
http://www.artlebede...hing/optimus-tactus/

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Another PDF viewer, apart from the "big players" listed here, is apvlv.
Its "special feature" are keybindings like Vim has.

For example, < Ctrl-f > to forward page, < Ctrl-b > to previous page, 'k','j','h','l' to scrolling a page up, down, left or right, and so on.

Free, open source and multi-platform. GTK though, so not really optimized for a fast startup.

 :D

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Actual Window Manager mini review
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:19 AM »
Well, thank you very much for the mini review... AWM replaced  FileBX now. (Finally.)
About the "too many buttons" on small windows: The group button is enough for me, as all features are hotkeyed..

 :-*

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