I'm pretty sure Firefox turned around and finished Firefox. *sigh*
Why not just use pgup/pgdn for the latter function?
Yes, those of us using CP/M on our VT102s can't just pipe everything through more "more" you insensitive clod!
Beta was unfinished, everyone knew that, so the grousing that somehow it was "clearly inferior" or would break Slashdot was completely misplaced. Slashdot made it clear from the start that this was being put out for feedback purposes, not because it was feature complete. They said it wasn't feature complete.
It's possible to have capslock functionality without giving it its own key. What about Alt-Numlock for that tiny subset of situations where it's necessary?
(Yay I posted an XKCD at last! That means I automatically get +6 Insightful!)
Alas constants tend to also have a lot of digits in them, so you'd win on the underscores, but lose for the other non-alphas.
Maybe it's time underscore was its own key anyway...
If Apple ever sells OS X for non Apple hardware, then sure. But as of now, given it requires non-commodity hardware that most people don't have, it may well increase marketshare, but it's not going to take over the world in the same way Windows has.
I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of my PC (a 8600/300 w/64 Megs of RAM) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. About 30 minutes. About 10 minutes. About 5 minutes. About 5 hours. About 4 minutes. 11 seconds...
I wouldn't worry about negative push back for saying you like a particular release of Windows. Windows 7 was fairly well received around these parts too.
Windows 10, at least going by features, seems to be the first Desktop Windows that's genuinely exciting since Windows 95. While there was a major architectural change with the move to NT for 2000 and XP, it didn't seem to impact the end user experience as much. And 8 was genuinely interesting, but was ultimately a tablet operating system.
So I'm looking forward to using it. And hoping desperately the reliability isn't as bad as it sounds.
The word "the" is a notorious trickster.
They say "running away from the consequences" when what they really mean is "running away from one particular set of consequences where we get all the photo ops wearing the stick".
The problem with this image is that greater society doesn't usually hand the stick to men wearing B&W, pin-stiped, double-breasted pygamas. He who breaks the law finds the stick slippery.
The consequences is presently enduring are already pretty unpleasant: notoriety he can never live down, and de facto house arrest without so much as a landlord-tenant act to protect his interests.
I'd also suggest that his marriage, family, and career prospects are not what they once were.
Of course, the vast majority of the American population would jump at the chance to throw over marriage, family, and career for the least chance to stick it to The Man, so we better add another heaping helping of grim before all hell breaks loose.
Then Microsoft will have to make yet another new version of Windows to undo the damage. Or, finally, the mass exodus to platforms like Ubuntu will have happened by then, which would be no bad thing if Canonical could fix/replace Unity.
Please hand over your social security number, bank account numbers and all other pertinent information since you don't believe in keeping secrets.
COW filesystems would have no problem with that scenario, especially when they have dynamic block sizes.
What file system do you have in mind? It's certainly not ZFS.
Furthermore, supporting dynamic block size poses real problems for efficient random access. For this reason, almost all file systems support fixed-size payload blocks, and only provide for dynamic on-disk storage size after compression.
If you have any clue what you're talking about, this file system technology is news to me.