There's little that is as dangerous as "effective government". The more gridlock, the better, I always say.
And that's why I ultimately ended up adopting Mint Debian Edition. Rolling releases, no wipe-and-upgrade. Best of both worlds!
Even though I'm a diehard Mint user nowadays, I agree with this.
I started out with Slackware, and I used it for 8 years before moving on to Ubuntu, and finally Linux Mint Debian Edition.
Slackware, while it has a learning curve, is also (as odd as it may sound), actually quite simple. It does what you tell it to do. No more, no less.
It's rock-solid stable.
It forces you to learn about how Linux works, because you have to tell it what to do and how to do it. It isn't as much work to get running as Gentoo, but it makes you think about things like kernel versioning, what's going on in
I've taken what I've learned from Slackware and found that it's applicable to every other Linux I've knocked around.
I use Linux Mint more like a "casual desktop user" these days, but if I need something rock solid stable and reliable, I will go back to Slackware, because I trust it. It's not a Cadillac like Mint is, but a stock car that has everything accessible and tweakable, so you can bend it to your will and it'll serve whatever purpose you have in mind for it.
So, to sum up, while it doesn't sound like a newbie distro, I still think Slackware is a great way to cut one's teeth in the Linux world, especially if one is truly setting out to learn Linux, not just using it as a launch platform for a browser and an email client.
Someone needs to mod this up.
And me with no mod points today.
Do you really think that that's the stuff he's talking about?
If that's all government did, I think a lot of us anti-government types wouldn't have much to complain about. Unfortunately, that's really not the problem.
Tabs are better and more user friendly on top.
Since I find them worse and less user friendly on top, I think you are misinformed.
And seriously, if tab position is your determination for what browser you use, then you are pretty useless.
What a simpleton.
Well, that is an articulate, logical, and well-reasoned argument, so clearly you have won this round and are 100% right.
Good day, to you sir!
Or, since people prefer (*smirk*) car analogies, tabs on top in a browser is like a major car manufacturer deciding to replace the steering wheel with a tiller in all of its designs.
And rejecting at least half of customers' cries of how awkward and cumbersome that is for steering the vehicle.
It's a simple matter of a checkbox, in a browser, not a fricking vehicle redesign, in the case of a car.
If it weren't for the lack of that simple checkbox in Chrome, that's the browser I'd be using right now, but without it, it's a dealbreaker for me, and as the comments on the linked bug report demonstrate, I'm not the only one.
Yeah, except all three are in a race to copy each other.
For about the last two years, I've been in a continuous cycling between Opera, Firefox, Chrome.... back to Opera, back to Firefox, try Chrome again.
Each one of them sucks in its own particular way, and all three suck in some of the same ways.
I for one am getting sick to death of it.
I don't have a browser that is my "favorite". I just have a list of "which browsers suck the least, in this order".
and just needs to be yanked out of the hands of Mozilla before they figure out how to screw it up like chrome
They're pretty close to doing just that. It's already almost too late. Unless someone forks FF 3.6.
"Matradee": A bullfighter who seats you at a restaurant.
They're heading the way of mozilla. They're not just going to make one dumb decision, they're going to keep doing it.
I always get rid of it by installing the Google SSL search add-on, and then I use that as my default search engine in Firefox.
You might give Peppermint a try.
It's very fast, very lightweight, cloud-oriented, but still very usable as a conventional desktop/laptop OS. It uses Lubuntu as its main upstream, so apt-get still works, and it has some really nice features.
Actually, it was more likely powerful lines of electromagnetic force that drew the charged plasma in the explosion back down to the surface. The sun's electromagnetic field is extremely intense.