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Comment: Re:But (Score 1) 640

by Sadsfae (#48808891) Attached to: Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

I don't have so many desktop applications that anyhting is more than a few clicks away in my organized XFCE doc though on Linux or the old start menu wasn't pretty efficient with the mouse.

Thing is keyboard shortcuts really are probably better and the search function saves the steps of actually defining all those shortcuts.

You can use the "type to run" dialog in XFCE to via Whiskermenu Plugin

You can also easily hotkey it to whatever you like

Comment: Re:Okay... and? (Score 1) 316

by Sadsfae (#47741101) Attached to: For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

Which of course sucks... American individuals have to pay taxes on money they earn living outside the border. Why shouldn't these people? Don't answer, the question is rhetorical. If they want to be an American corporation, they should pay American taxes. But... we will do nothing to elect people that would write the appropriate laws. Therefore this article is meaningless. Nothing will come of it, except some advertising revenue.

Not necessarily, if you live abroad and pay taxes elsewhere you can claim the foreign income tax credit and forego paying up to $97K or so of taxable income in the U.S.

"If you are a U.S. citizen or a resident alien of the United States and you live abroad, you are taxed on your worldwide income. However, you may qualify to exclude from income up to $97,600 of your foreign earnings. In addition, you can exclude or deduct certain foreign housing amounts. See Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction, later. "



Comment: Re:About time. (Score 5, Informative) 125

by Sadsfae (#47405927) Attached to: CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

As of this posting it doesn't look like Scientific Linux has released an EL7 version yet.
Given the announcement earlier this year about greater collaboration between Red Hat and CentOS communities you'll most likely see more up to date releases and errata from CentOS than Scientific Linux I would imagine:


Comment: XFCE stays out of my way. (Score 2) 611

by Sadsfae (#47106325) Attached to: Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Used almost every DE since 1998 or so, flopped between KDE and GNOME.
Moved to blackbox, then fluxbox for several years, back to KDE 3.x
Moved back to XFCE around the 4.6.x days and never left.

Occasionally I'll go back and try new things but nothing seems to fit as well as XFCE.
Fast, stable, stays out of my way with little changes over time - only small feature enhancements and bug fixes.
I prefer a "classic" experience, but it still needs to be functional and look decent. I've found XFCE + Compiz + Emerald Window Decorator
the trinity for me.

Comment: Re:Slow follower (Score 1) 179

The way things are moving, is that the "desktop" will be gone from all but high-end gaming/workstation systems, at some point you will only be able to build a gaming rig from the same parts as a workstation/server, as the desktop computer will be gone, replaced with ultrabook/surface/all-in-one devices. Apple already knows this. That's why you never ever saw an apple desktop, They were either laptops/laptop-all-in-one(iMac) or workstations.

The thing that kinda makes me laugh and cry at the same time is that the Xbone and the PS4 are basically substandard PC's, but they will be the baseline for all new games, which means 90% of the crap desktops and laptops sold (anything that uses Intel's video parts) will need to be thrown away if they are being used as gaming machines. People will just not play those games on the PC, and won't upgrade their desktops/laptops when they can buy a PS4 for cheap.

People have been saying this for the last decade, and it's much akin to the 'Year of the Linux Desktop' prophecies in terms of believability. You'll need to do better to support this view besides "Because Apple did it".

Comment: Re:Xero! (Score 1) 263

by Sadsfae (#46337629) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

Hey All,
Since I am a big fan of the company that I work for, check this out! http://www.xero.com/us/about/c...
We are hiring, and we offer awesome bennies/salary and we have a very vibe culture. Looking for devs, engineers, etc.

"Bennies" is only 1 letter short of "benefits", why abbreviate this? What's a "vibe" culture? It's cutesy reasons like this (and the fact you're spamming as AC) that you probably aren't going to get much interest, I certainly wouldn't take a second look at this organization after reading this.

Comment: Linkedin, good for unsolicited sales pings (Score 1) 164

by Sadsfae (#43487191) Attached to: LinkedIn Invites Gone Wild: How To Keep Close With Exes and Strangers

I've gotten quite a bit more unsolicited vendor contact which I can almost surely pinpoint to linkedin.
Aggressive sales folk have figured out most companies email addresses are first letter of first name, last name.
If yours fits in under the normal kerberos/(open)LDAP limitations.. yep, you can ascertain my work email.

I usually get a few a day, and digging through to the HTML link to unsubscribe seems to do nothing to fight
the overwhelming wave of incoming bothers. Most of these solicitations seem to be auto-scraped and generated,
for example any simple review of my profile would see I'm not interested in Microsoft solutions.. or they are not relevant
to my job function, seemingly to only generated by a keyword or two.

What good is a ticket to the good life, if you can't find the entrance?