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Comment: mcedit (Score 1) 119

by Dwedit (#49333939) Attached to: GNU Nano Gets New Stable Release

I still use Midnight Comannder's editor (mcedit) whenever I need to edit text in a Linux terminal. I find it a lot more user-friendly than any other terminal-mode text editor.

Vi is downright arcane. You need to hit i before you can type, and you need to hit Escape :wq to save and quit. Fortunately, it's not as bad as classic vi, where arrow keys don't exist, and you need to use ESC then hjkl, and backspace keys don't exist either, and you need to use ESC x.
Meanwhile, in mcedit land, you just hit F9, which is clearly labelled as "pull down", and menus appear. You can see what your options are, and carry out commands. This is why GUIs are awesome, it shows you the possibilities.

Comment: Ah Tucows... (Score 3, Insightful) 65

by Dwedit (#48614443) Attached to: A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

Ah...Tucows...
Download anything from them and it will be loaded with extra adware with a very tricky sequence of clicks to not install any of it. Yes, this even means not agreeing what looks like a license agreement, but is actually an offer to install crap.

I'd probably take even Comcast over them.

Comment: Aspect ratio (Score 1) 567

by Dwedit (#48573661) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Portrait displays were great when monitors were still 4:3 aspect ratio rather than 16:9. You could get a desktop width of 1024, and be just like a standard monitor, except much taller. You can even see entire pages in your word processor. But if you rotate a 16:9 monitor, it just looks absurdly tall and hard to deal with.

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.

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