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Comment: Keeping it discreet (Score 4, Funny) 66

by jones_supa (#47955429) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

Except the software that comes bundled with this particular brand of smartboard is ridiculously clunky. Without naming this particular piece of software, and highlighting its shortfalls

I have a particular plan which involves some unnamed hardware and software. I won't go into details, but let's just say that everything of it is implemented through some specific steps. It allows the users to leverage various possibilities. Maybe this could be the solution?

Comment: Re:Some criticism (Score 2) 143

by jones_supa (#47953253) Attached to: KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

Yep. Some other classic ones:

- "Your distro is configured wrong for KDE."
- "Everyone knows how broken KDE is. That's why I switched to Linux Mint and haven't looked back."
- "I have never had that kind of problems and I have used Linux on desktop since 1997."
- "How much does Microsoft pay you to write that?"

Comment: Re:can we have ONE non-dumbed down GUI please? (Score 3, Informative) 143

by jones_supa (#47953229) Attached to: KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

XFCE hasn't been ultralight in a few years now. It is no longer recommended for netbooks and other underpowered systems.

Meanwhile, full Windows 7 and 8 runs smoothly on those same underpowered systems with all animations and compositing enabled, all the way down to Atom N270 systems.

Everyone can try this themselves if they do not believe it.

Comment: Re:I've never shorted a stock (Score 1, Informative) 97

by jones_supa (#47952989) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012 aren't bad operating systems. They are just hobbled with hideous user interfaces.

There's also some new vomit-inducing screenshots of the Start Menu colors of Windows 9. It's still nice that the menu is coming back, but they seem to be going full-kindergarten in terms of appearance.

Comment: Re:FOSS names (Score 4, Insightful) 241

by jones_supa (#47947779) Attached to: TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

Good ones: Inkscape, Thunderbird, Blender, VirtualBox, Linux...

Crappy ones: GIMP, Tahoe-LAFS, Ubuntu, Kdenlive, XFCE...

I personally think that you hit the sweet spot when you have a name which sounds cool and professional, is easy to remember, and at least tries to vaguely describe the function of the program.

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain." -- G. Fitch