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Comment: Remember Chrome or Android? (Score 3, Interesting) 221

by elcheesmo (#43238689) Attached to: Google Keep Labelled "Delete"

I remember when Chrome first came. I thought Google was wasting their time because Firefox was clearly the best browser, and there was no reason to think it would ever stop being the best. And the browser market already seemed too crowed with IE, Safari, Firefox, and Opera all competing for market share.

Keep now is not what Keep will be in the future. Google search, Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, Android, and many other Google products are almost indistinguishable from what they were during their first iteration. And of those I listed, Gmail and Google Maps are the only ones I would say were actually better from the competition from day 1.

Evernote should be sweating at least a little bit.

Comment: Hardware support (Score 2) 1880

by elcheesmo (#38022410) Attached to: What's Keeping You On Windows?

A few months ago I was pretty excited to have been given a top-of-the-line laptop at work. I quickly ran into problems with graphics card support. My previous 4-year-old linux laptop ran Compiz flawlessly. My new laptop was running like crap. I finally realized it was because of the Nvidia Optimus technology, which is supposed to save power by dynamically switching between discrete and integrated graphics chips. A lot of hacking away later, I finally got it working, although it still doesn't seem as snappy as my old laptop.

I also recently built a new Linux desktop with the intention of playing games on Steam through Wine. Again I hit problems with the graphics card support and finally gave up and installed Windows 8 dev preview.

In the future I'll do more research before buying hardware.

Comment: Re:Power? (Score 3, Insightful) 199

by elcheesmo (#30719692) Attached to: New Color E-Reader Tech To Challenge E-Ink Dominance

Why on earth do these things appear to have screensavers?

The Kindle does display an image, usually of a famous author, when it's turned off. While displaying that image does use some power, it's a negligible amount considering how many page turns the thing gets on a single charge. And it looks pretty cool too.

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.