lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 09:59:55 CDT 2009
2009/6/12 John Floren <slawmaster at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Liam Proven<lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/6/12 Kirn Gill <segin2005 at gmail.com>:
>>> "free, powerful and useful" does not describe any viable consumer OS
>>> at the moment.
>>> At point, the only consumer OSes really worth considering (more than
>>> 7.5% market share) are Windows and Mac OS X.
>>> If you are trying to apply "free, powerful and useful" to Windows, you
>>> need your head examined.
>> Well, as the man said, two out of three ain't bad.
>> It's powerful and it's useful. And in practice, for most people, it
>> *is* free, because it comes with the computer.
>>> Mac OS X... is an abomination. A design (look and feel) that sucks
>>> using a interface toolkit (Cocoa) that sucks written in a language
>>> (Objective-C) that sucks.
>> I am not a programmer, so I have no experience of OS X's development
>> tools. I've been using it since the first version, though, and I think
>> it's the least-sucky OS in the world today. In my opinion, it looks
>> beautiful - the most elegant, stylish and attractive GUI there has
>> ever been, thus far, and in use, it's the most polished and friendly
>> OS there has ever been. Its only serious rival in simplicity and ease
>> of use was its own predecessor, classic MacOS.
> It's shiny.
> But on the other hand, nobody moves slower than a Mac user.
Hey, speak for yourself! :¬) I use the keystrokes myself and find
Spaces considerably more efficient than the virtual-desktop system in
GNOME, for instance.
> Also, if you're getting kicked/slashed as you ride past people, you're
> riding waaaay too close to pedestrians, especially what are apparently
> stupid chav pedestrians.
They certainly were the latter.
In this instance, actually, I was on a cycle path along Cable Street
in East London, and as it was a one-way street at that point, I had no
choice but to use the cycle path. And, unfortunately, pedestrians tend
to ignore cycle paths and blithely walk along them.
But they had to run at me with the knife, as it happens.
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