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Comment Re:Just the buttons not the feature (Score 1) 797

Maximized is being hidden (changed to double-click, which you have to guess somehow, or RTFM, which means the UI is not intuitive) and minimize is not removed either, they say it could be re-enabled through gconf/dconf. So, they did hide the stuff in the glove compartment, without taking into account that these buttons have existed for the last 15+ years. If you don't use blinkers, that's your problem, but don't remove mines, and moreover replace it with blank space!

Comment Naturally... (Score 2, Funny) 240

Of course, they didn't put that much effort into it, considering they didn't know if it was ever going to be approved by Apple. There was a fair risk that their work would go to waste. It will probably improve from now on, now that they breached the door open.


Submission + - 64-bits Flash Player for Linux finally in Alpha ( 1

Luchio writes: Finally, a little bit of respect from Adobe with this alpha release of the Adobe Flash Player 10 that was made available for all Linux 64-bits enthusiasts! As noted, "this is a prerelease version", so handle with care. Just remove any existing flash player and extract the new .so file in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (or /usr/lib/opera/plugins).

Comment Re:Not so obvious (Score 1) 1077

Because 1) you might want to hire foreign people, who might only speak English (and some other languages you don't know anyway),

In my area, all locals speak French (and no, I don't live in France), and our entire workforce speaks French, so speaking our language, or having the intention to learn it, is almost a hiring requirement.

and 2) the maintenance of your source code might be outsourced to some country, again with the only common language being English.

I wouldn't want that to happen, so I'm not gonna make it easier for my boss to outsource my job, unless I'm specifically instructed to write all comments in English.

we often have French variable names or French comments

Ah, that explains things.

I knew I shouldn't have mentioned that to avoid snarky comments of the sort.

Comment Not so obvious (Score 1) 1077

Using english in the open source world is THE way to go, but in commercial applications that aren't distributed world-wide, in an area where everyone speaks the same language, why would they be "forced" to use english.

Here at work, even though we program in c++, we often have French variable names or French comments, because that more appropriate for us and it represents the concepts that we are more familiar with. But a while loop stays a while loop...

How many Bavarian Illuminati does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three: one to screw it in, and one to confuse the issue.