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Comment: They do everything I need, and pretty well (Score 1) 1040 1040

The only feature I use regularly in gnome 3, unity, and win 7, is the app search bound to the super key. It accomplishes basically everything that I need from an OS GUI in all three. Once you throw in good alt-tab and window resizing/splitting too (which they all do well too) I'm all set.

Comment: WiFi, tethering on the road (Score 1) 395 395

That's my plan, though I've yet to take the plunge and buy one yet. I really don't want to be tied to yet another mobile contract for a tablet, and my phone supports both WiFi and USB tethering out of the box. So, I plan to buy a WiFi tablet, and if I ever find myself using it on the road, I'll tether it up.

Comment: Re:Too Much Imagination Required? (Score 4, Insightful) 429 429

More specifically, my main issue with the OP's point is that the movie's anthropomorphization of the computer's inner workings is too obviously inaccurate -- anyone who knows anything about computers can easily see that it's just a thin sheen of technobabble hastily thrown on top of a standard action movie. Props to the guy they got to do the UNIX commands in the real life scenes, but other than that, the tech stuff was so out of this world that it left none of what good sci-fi needs to engage the viewer -- that thin line of plausibility and the possibility that our world could really become like the one in the movie one day.

Comment: Re:Why More Difficult Than Desktop Apps? (Score 4, Insightful) 386 386

The way I see it, the issue is OS rev fragmentation, moreso than hardware. Imagine if Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP all came out 6 months apart, with Vista slated to launch next month and 7 in the spring, and 50% of computers shipping today had 98 installed, and no support for higher versions.

Related is the carriers' insistence on adding a layer on top of android to make it their own, which just delays the release, meaning by the time they're done the next OS version is out.

Comment: Re:Boxxee on AppleTV $229 option? (Score 1) 335 335

I do this. The only hard part is the initial patching of the aTV to turn on ssh, though that may have gotten easier since I first did it a year ago.

I use it to watch downloaded stuff like Make: Television and to stream from Hulu. Works pretty damn well, and the NFS and SMB support is much better than the previously best apps like aTVFiles and others.

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." -- John Wooden