So you won't be able to log in anywhere on another computer?
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Ubuntu is an easier to use version of Debian."Stripped down" doesn't necessarily imply "easier to use".-Innuendo (October 19, 2009, 12:20 PM)
1 - Because newbies want to start the computer, get their mp3s from their windows machine and listen to them right away.All necessary software can easily be installed during the Debian installation process. What's wrong with that?
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).-jgpaiva (October 19, 2009, 12:21 PM)
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.-f0dder (October 19, 2009, 10:24 AM)
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.-f0dder (October 19, 2009, 10:24 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.)-f0dder (October 18, 2009, 05:35 PM)
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 hesitatingA 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.
then one would be sing vi as a more-or-less standard Windows editorNothing 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.
My only real beef with the program is its pricing structure, though.A lifetime license wouldn't solve the problems either, would it?-Innuendo (October 18, 2009, 12:13 PM)
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...-Innuendo (October 18, 2009, 12:13 PM)
Your work habits just may not be well-suited at all to the new way of doing thingsI would rather say, the "new way of doing things" does not fit anyone's actual work habits, eh?-Innuendo (October 17, 2009, 11:07 PM)
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.-Innuendo (October 17, 2009, 11:07 PM)
...And with a 10 year warning it's about damn time it went the way of 16bit softwareWhy? "Never change a running system". After all, there wasn't a need for that, unlike 16 bit software (as 32 bit CPUs came up).-Stoic Joker (October 17, 2009, 07:39 AM)
UI improvements and all.Why do you think this is an improvement?-Stoic Joker (October 17, 2009, 07:39 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...-Stoic Joker (October 16, 2009, 11:54 PM)
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?-jgpaiva (October 17, 2009, 05:49 AM)
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".-jgpaiva (October 17, 2009, 05:49 AM)
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.-jgpaiva (October 16, 2009, 07:39 PM)
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.-jgpaiva (October 16, 2009, 07:39 PM)
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.