Linux customization for the masses?
"Well, I for one resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me--the free man and woman of this country--as 'the masses.'"
--Ronald Reagan, in his speech on behalf of Senator Barry Goldwater, October 27, 1964.
The free users of free software shouldn't be called "the masses" either.
Apple doesn't quite come close to it yet.
You got that right. In Apple, Preview is a wonderful program, instant startup, with lots of nifty features that you'll use all the time, but unfortunately its search feature is teh suxx0rz. If you want to search for a phrase, it finds all instances of each word of your search individually. AFAIK there is no way to force it to search for whole words only, entire phrase, match case, etc. For this reason, it is necessary to get the Adobe program.
Likewise as you travel through this local time frame, that is, move through the fourth dimension, the mass you're on in the other three dimensions will carry you with it, so that you will not appear to move geographically during your journey through time.
Just as an airplane travels at 300 miles per hour through the air. It's moving horizontally. If you stand in the aisle and jump vertically, you will land in the same spot in the aisle from which you jumped. Because although you are moving along a different dimension, the other two continue to "carry" you with them.
Basic is a high level languish. APL is a high level anguish.