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Comment: Re:Way too confusing (Score 1) 1264

by jitterbug (#39853053) Attached to: Why Desktop Linux Hasn't Taken Off

> For every little file move or copying of files, I HAD to get root access and type in a command. There was no *GUI way* to do some things (as far as I know).

Assuming you are usging a Gnome based window manager this little trick will add a menu script to nautilus that will open a fully root enabled version of nautilus that will allow you to do system administration stuff.

create a file in ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts called root-nautilus-here and make it executible. The contents of the file should look like this:

        ### root-nautilus-here
        gksudo "nautilus --no-desktop $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_CURRENT_URI"

now simply right click on a directory and select "script>root-nautilus-here"

Comment: Re:Leader AND innovator? (Score 1) 243

by jitterbug (#32262800) Attached to: Microsoft Sues Over Patents

My friend, for me me dynamic resizing, and live preview, even if they are included in a tabbed glossy tool bar don't reach my threshold level of "innovative". I've seen it before, but will concede that I haven't seen it in that exact combination. I suspect that we will just have to agree to disagree.

Innovators in the computer world are, for me, people like Alan Kay, Alan Turing, Doug Engelbart, Dan Ingalls, Adele Goldberg, Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston and many more I will (although tempted) not list.

What I am grateful for, and feel protective of, is the ability for others to build on these peoples work. The ability for others make stuff without having to worry about getting stuck in a mico-innovation patent thicket over a shiny tool bar matters, even if what they are making is not innovative.

That was the point of my original post and why I also included this .

He's like a function -- he returns a value, in the form of his opinion. It's up to you to cast it into a void or not. -- Phil Lapsley