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Comment: Too siminar? (Score 1) 287

by Pinchiukas (#46498195) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?
If a lot of concepts change, wouldn't it be better if the interface elements looked different from what the person was used to? If the icons are the same as say Windows XP, I think people would intuitively expect them to work in the same way. But if they don't people would get more frustrated. Having that, learning a new system a whole level deeper would of course take more time and effort...

Comment: Re:In the land of the free... (Score 1) 554

by Pinchiukas (#37059880) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosted Gmail Alternatives?

And, this may just be personal perception, but I swear that all mail servers are coded to be suicidal.

Yeah, no shit. This is what I found in the logs some day:
dovecot: Time just moved backwards (1173189603 -> 1173189602)! This might cause a lot of problems, so I'll just kill myself now.

Comment: Re:So the solution is to doom everyone to the slow (Score 1) 223

by Pinchiukas (#33907126) Attached to: Lawrence Lessig Reviews <em>The Social Network</em>

There's no need for everyone to have a 30/10 Internet connection.

Oh but there is. It's beneficial for ISPs to make everybody need the most expensive plan. Want to view the news, fine. Want to check email? Sorry, that's only on the most expensive plan. You don't use it a lot but you pay top dolla'!

To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.