To give you an idea of what I' want to do, I used to do graphical UI work for a small VAR company selling PC systems in the pre-Windows world;I really loved that, until they were bought out by a competitor and I had to switch fields (to telecomm, not that it matters). Now that I'm no longer doing telecomm, I'd like to go back to graphics, but everything I knew then is decades out of date.
What I'm really looking for is the Linux equivalent of the Microsoft Visual C IDE. I liked the way I could use it to create a window object, add the bells and whistles I wanted, and then pull up the code in the editor and start adding the "under the hood" code to do what I really wanted. I've tried a couple of Linux IDEs, but the ones I've used so far either are buggy, have little or no documentation, or otherwise leave me floundering helplessly. What I really need is a mentor of some kind, but not having any human ones around, I have to rely on software. Can anyone help me get started?"
I don't use Linux, so I've always been baffled by this: why do you need to swap distros? What's up with this OS that everyone feels the need to jump around all the time? It's like a geek rite of passage to find the most obscure distro you can, it seems. I don't get it.
(Not trolling, genuinely puzzled)
we dont need to, we want to.
From the fall of AOL to the rise of iComputing, we had a 12 year golden age where walled gardens were derided, people owned their own devices, and the landscape of the internet formed more or less naturally.
Nevermind things like WGA, TPM, DRM, the omni-present EULAs in nearly everything that the majority of humanity used, making backups of one's media was considered to be "theft", Windows(!?) was actually poised to take over the server room, decoding an encrypted file or a proprietary chip meant litigation and/or jail time, and many, many other examples...
Golden age, my ass.
if I had mod points!!!!!!!!!!!!!