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Comment: For WINDOWS users! (Score 1) 531

by the_cosmocat (#46381437) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Another reply to be sure that no WINDOWS user missed it!!!!

The first thing that a windows user should install to gain a LOT of time installing and updating software:
http://chocolatey.org/
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And the list of all the available software
http://chocolatey.org/packages

After, you could install your other software using chocolatey ;) (even using a bat script!)

Comment: Re:Random Windows and Programming tools (Score 1) 531

by the_cosmocat (#46381359) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

First and mandatory, install chocolatey http://chocolatey.org/ to easily and quickly install most of these software :

Notepad++
GitExtensions (better than Tortoise Git) or sourcetree
P4merge (one of the best merge software)
ConsoleZ (a descent console for windows)
sumatrapdf (quickest pdf reader)
clover (tabs in file manager)
speedcrunch (a good calc)
greenshot (screenshots)
paint.net
foobar2000
vlc
windirstat
7zip
Sysinternals
Firefox ...

And do a bat file to install automatically all that with chocolatey!!!!!

Comment: Re:Yeah, if DirectX 9 had been around and not evol (Score 4, Informative) 138

by the_cosmocat (#44307181) Attached to: Direct3D 9 Comes To Linux, Implemented Over Mesa/Gallium3D
You are only taking information that goes the cynical sens you want to give to your comment. Perhaps you should take the date of february 2007. The date of the release of the Direct3D 10 sdk. And then, taking into account some transition months to use this sdk, you see that games using this version is *only* 6 years old (And I'm pretty sure that games using this version was out 1 or 2 years after!). So, for those that are not fanatics and don't absolutely need the LAST games, that should be a first good step!

Comment: Re:Simple explanation (Score 2) 374

by the_cosmocat (#43633829) Attached to: Why US Mileage Ratings Are So Inaccurate
One of the big problem of these false numbers given by the manufacturers for fuel consumption is that these numbers are directly linked to CO2 emissions. And lots of governments give ecological aids when a car emit few CO2. So, with low (false) numbers manufacturers obtain ecological aids for expensive cars that emit in fact a lot of CO2! A these aids are paid with everybody taxes. So the poor pays taxes for rich people buying big polluting cars where aids should encourage to buy smaller ecological cars!

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