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After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed 77

Posted by timothy
from the s-in-gnu's-not-unix-stands-for dept.
New submitter jostber (304257) writes "It's been a long wait, but now GNU Screen, the most useful CLI windows manager around, is available. Version 4.2.1 was released a couple of days ago and the maintainer's release news is here." There are fewer commits than you might expect for software that's had six years since its last major update, but that could be because the developers have had 23 years to knock out the major bugs.

Comment: Consider WD TV Play (Score 4, Informative) 165

by fuego451 (#44279173) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Video Streaming For the Elderly?
I'm a great-grandfather so I suppose I'd qualify as 'elderly', though I have no idea what that word means and I don't like it. I have several streaming devices but only one that I'd recommend for people of any age who are technically challenged and that's the WD (Western Digital) TV Play. Much like the Roku and Apple TV, the WD is small, easy to set up and less expensive than the Roku and Apple; a big plus for us 'elderly' on fixed incomes. I'm currently using it on an older HD TV and it has never given me any problems and doesn't do any weird shit on its own; like my streaming blu ray player does. Oh, and did I tell you it runs imbedded Linux? How could you possibly go wrong?
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Journal: Time moves on 1

Journal by fuego451

[just some thoughts, I'll clean up later]
Well, it has been four years since my wife passed away. Still miss her so much. I am back on my feet financially after living paycheck to paycheck for a while. dying ain't cheap. Surprising how much effort it takes to keep a household, yard and family going and it often seem I have no time for myself.

Comment: Dang, all these updates (Score 2) 318

by fuego451 (#41696501) Attached to: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Out Now; Raring Ringtail In the Works
If you switch to Debian you hardly ever have to update. Well, I did have to update libexif this a.m. but, just saying.... ;) Honestly, I kind of miss the old days of having to edit and recompile the kernel just to get sound, printing and, if things were going really well, a network connection. After 15 years, Debian is still a happy part of my life and will be to the end.

Comment: I read a lot and love my tablet (Score 1) 415

Had a Nook Simple Touch for a spell and enjoyed using it but when I saw the Samsung Tab II 7" I had to have it. It was $40 more than the Nook Tablet, at the time I bought it, but has so much more. I do still use Barnes & Noble for ebook purchases, though, as all the ebook sellers are mostly identical.

Comment: I'll stick with out-patient surgery. (Score 1) 90

by fuego451 (#40394715) Attached to: Patch Makes Certain Skin Cancers Disappear
I've had six surgeries for basal cell carcinomas, three of which were on my face and fairly extensive. The longest healing time was about three weeks that left a scar from just below my left eye to my upper lip. I'm a battle scarred 'old fuck' (love ya Georgie) anyway so a few more don't matter to me. This new procedure is really great, though, for those beautiful people that care about such things.

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