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Comment: Re:People use outlook? (Score 1) 292

by Lorens (#45528533) Attached to: Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"

TFA quotes the e-mail:

In the rare case you do need Outlook, like adding a delegate for your calendar, you can still fire up Outlook for 30 seconds.

Is that feature so important that it has to mentioned? It certainly doesn't seem like it should be months of work to add it to the in-house webmail client if Outlook can do it! I'd certainly press for having the feature added to the in-house solution *before* sending out an e-mail lambasting employees for not using it!

What I find really funny is that Zimbra belonged to Yahoo, and Zimbra definitely can add a delegate to a calendar.

Comment: Not on your end (Score 3, Informative) 319

by Lorens (#45109269) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

If you're really being DOS'ed with more bytes per second than your little DSL can take, there isn't much you can do to mitigate it on your side. Either your ISP helps out, or you change your IP and they *don't* find your new one (how are they finding it?), or you make them stop (fat chance).

Comment: Re:the text is incorrect (Score 1) 183

by Lorens (#45033249) Attached to: French Police To Switch 72,000 Desktop PCs To Linux

Gendarmerie are not military police. They are not part of the French army. They are uniformed police.

Wrong, see previous comments. To put paid to the discussion, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmerie has it right: "a military force charged with police duties among civilian populations", which is the case in France. There is also non-military police (uniformed or not depending on assignment and rank and whatever), and the French territory is carved up between these two police forces, mainly Gendarmerie in the countryside and Police Nationale in cities and towns (plus municipal police which do not have the same rights, usually not armed, etc.)

I remember some gendarmes were already using OpenOffice (or something similar) over ten years ago, I've found references to an official announcement of migration to Openoffice in 2005, and to Ubuntu in 2010, so this is just the latest step.

Comment: Re:GNOME: We don't want Microsoft to have all the (Score 1) 729

by Lorens (#44938189) Attached to: Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

vi and clones have 26 named buffers + 9 delete buffers + 1 yank buffer. I actually remember one day using up some 10 named buffers. I have one mouse buffer that works everywhere and one Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V that only works in certain programs.

I've read through the wiki page linked, and sure, they have a point, even several points. At least one won't have to use Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V to copy (imagine the havoc in a terminal). However, it all falls down on the fact that I *like* having two distinct buffers, and that I *want* to paste with a single click.

I also want focus-follows-mouse (I managed to do that in Gnome), and I'm extremely annoyed that when I click-to-select or click-to-paste(!) in a window Gnome seems to think that I also want the window to go to the front (never did manage to correct that in Gnome, but it was a breeze in KDE). I've yet to try out XFCE et al.

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