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Comment: Re: Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (Score 1) 541

by corychristison (#47922971) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

Absolutely they are not mutually exclusive.

Personally I have a 24" (1920x1200) monitor, and do not have any space left on my desk. With that said, I've always believed I can only focus on one screen anyway, so what's the point?

I have often considered a second, much smaller (6-7 inches diagonal), for notifications/system stats/etc, mounted directly above my monitor. But the hassle of trying to configure that would be more work than its worth.

Comment: Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (Score 3, Interesting) 541

by corychristison (#47922733) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

I've used workspaces extensively since discovering Linux in the early 2000's. I find it rather interesting Microsoft is /finally/ introducing native, proper, workspaces.

Any time I try to explain it to someone who has never used them, they always ask me "Why would I use/want that?" and then they always jump on the multi-monitor mantra and say "Why not just get X number of screens?"

I personally have 8 workspaces configured. I use them all. I have my pager configured in 2 rows of 4 grid. My window manager is configured to 'skip' to the corresponding workspace by dragging the mouse pointer to the edge of the screen (with a configurable amount of resistance), so its as close to physical screens as it can get without the cost of buying 8 screens, video cards, plus power costs.

I've argued this in the past on Slashdot here, but I honestly don't see the appeal of physical screens. Maybe Windows people will finally 'get it' when Win9 comes out.

Comment: Re:Just wait (Score 1) 424

by corychristison (#47920529) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Soon the Apple fans will come and show us all how some physics theory about light absorption when you point something at camera from the right angle will make the light bend just so slightly and cause an illusion that makes the phone appear to have no camera pointing out.

Except that these are software renderings...

Comment: Re: oh. so nobody's actively managing them? (Score 3, Interesting) 67

by corychristison (#47839205) Attached to: Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

Was the domain being used? Or just squatting on it?

If you were actively using it, and it expired, you have a grace period of anywhere from 30 days to 90 days depending on the TLD, when this happened and who the registrar was/is.

With that said, your point is completely valid. Domain names, SSL certificates, and hosting accounts tend to be forgotten. I own a web design/development/hosting company. We actively maintain records of who we need to be dealing with, as well as their managers in the event our contact stops responding. As well, we introduced a fully managed service in which we manage everything for our clients, and we send them a single monthly invoice. Because it is billed every month, their services continue to Just Workâ, and in turn we are keeping consistent contact with them.

We have had the most problems with non-profit organizations. They are typically volunteer run, with a high turn over rate.

Comment: Re: Phoronix = fail (Score 1) 294

by corychristison (#47809477) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

I have never, ever had a problem with ASUS + AMD. I'm not a performance junkie, and typically buy a generation behind.

Mu most recent built Nov/Dec last year. ASUS M5A, AMD FX-8320, 8GB Corsair RAM, Sapphire Radeon 5570, ADATA 64GB SSD, and my already existing pair of 2TB Seagate HDD's.

Running Funtoo Linux. Rock solid. Never an issue. Just upgraded to Kernel Version 3.14.

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