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Comment Re:They've pushed the Trendy boat out too far now (Score 1) 630

I'm testing the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 and the start menu argument is not going to fly. Simply the new interface is very usable and frankly a better design in regards to the start menu and finding applications via the menu. Because I'm the IT source for an extended group of friends and family it's imperative that I'm familiar with current OS gui's and this is my reason for testing. I'm actually surprised that I like the new interface being such a diehard Linux Openbox fan. It's fast easy to maneuver and the learning curve should be quite small if Microsoft does it's due diligence informing the consumers. Windows 8 is far from trendy !

Comment Producer or Musicians ? (Score 1) 231

Music in our recent past has been pumped to us not by musicians but producers and media moguls dripping in money. These fat cats got rich along with the artists and the public was inundated with thumping noise and flash. Give me substance and something truly worth cherishing. I have always pondered why musicians are paid these enormous sums of money and become god like for playing music. I'd be happy to see the age of the rock star evaporate.

Comment Re:Yes it is terrible! (Score 1) 769

I find using man entertaining. Blindly typing in commands found in a man page to fit a useful result is so much fun. You should see some of my early attempts at encoding video using mencoder. Or there was the time I bricked my sound system working after pulse audio fubar'd. Good times, good times.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall