Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: About time something is happening (Score 5, Interesting) 150

I really hope this catches on with businesses as well. I'm writing a lot of job applications at the moment, and being financially challenged I'm doing the work from LIbre Office. If I convert my application and CV to .doc or .docx the formatting will be all wrong when a potential employer reads it. Therefor I've been converting everything to PDF before sending. I'm starting to see job ads now that actually require people to deliver in PDF, most likely for the same exact reason, but I'm not entirely sure everyone can figure out how to convert a doc/docx/odf to PDF.

There are a lot of people out there with very limited computer skills, so I think a well supported open document standard will be good for everyone in the long run.

Comment: I liked gnome 2 better (Score 1) 535

by Thraxy (#40803839) Attached to: GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss

All I really want is a straight forward classic desktop environment. I wouldn't call myself extremely techie, but I can figure out how to tweek the usability part myself, given the right tools. I felt gnome 2 gave me that, while gnome 3 just left me annoyed and confused. If I want a DE that just pisses me off every time I log on, I can just go get a copy of Windows Vista.

For now I spend most of my time on Windows 7, because it's not completely hopeless. Have been looking at Cinnamon lately though. I've always loved what the Linux Mint team has brought to the table, so it doesn't come as a surprise to me that it looks good and is easy to use. Only problem there is that my ATI card isn't completely happy with it, so I get a 2-3 sec freeze once in a while. As I'm not super techie (as mentioned above), I currently don't know how to solve that. If anyone knows a fix (like turning something on or off) please leave a comment.

Comment: Bad hardware/tech support (Score 1) 250

by Thraxy (#40770837) Attached to: I most recently switched ISPs ...

I switched ISP a bit over a year ago because of crappy provided hardware and bad tech support. I basically had a wireless-b modem which wasn't able to keep a steady signal to my laptop which usually was within 3 meters without walls or obstacles in the way. I contacted the support and they told me to use WPA instead of WPA2 to solve the issue *facepalm*. I ended up hooking a cheap wireless-n router to their crappy modem, then contacted another ISP and got a cheaper and faster plan (which hadn't been available when I got the original plan)... problem solved, and I ended up saving a penny and getting faster internet on top of it all. I guess I should thank that useless tech support agent.

Comment: Don't mind it, but would rather not use it (Score 1) 798

by Thraxy (#37905006) Attached to: Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?

It's not that I mind Unity or Gnome-Shell, but I just can't find any way I can be as productive (fast) on them as on Gnome 2.xx. I find the interface to be in the way of what I'm trying to achieve. It would be a great interface for my phone, but for my computer I'd rather have something that was specifically designed for less clicks.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.

Working...