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I don't care what sort of up sides it has. The government being able to track every last penny spent is far too frightening to even consider.
Why is that any more or any less scary than a private company being able to do exactly the same thing?
1) Open a spreadsheet
Previously - Click applications, move to Office, click "Calc" = 2 clicks
Now - click the big icon, write "cal", click calc = 2 clicks and 3 keyboard presses
2) See desktop
Previously - click one of the N desktops on your bars = 1 click
Now - click the desktop icon, click one of the desktops in the menu that pop ups = 2 clicks
More user interactions means less usability and speed. That's what is annoying people.
Whats the optical difference between "reading" wireds app, and "cruising the web" by jaywalking over to www.wired.com? Does the app suck, more than the website, I mean?
Also, why is it no good for reading, other than some marketing guy says e-ink is better and some stockholm syndrome victims repeat it?
I have no problem reading on my ipad. I'm told I'm supposed to, but the dang thing just works.
Two reasons: a) The difference is between a physical magazine and the digital counterpart, not between reading a magazine or surfing the web b) Reading a magazine just seems better than reading from a screen. It's the whole experience, not just what text is printed, that counts.
I tried Ubuntu, But I just can't.
I wanted to install my favorite niche physics package. I couldn't even figure out how to set the files to 777 through the GUI, I had to 'sudo chmod' them.
Oh and no 'su'? really? I mean 'sudo bash' isn't that hard but jeez I don't know if this is more secure, but it sure is harder to use. I think I'll install centos before going back to fedora.
you can tell ubuntu is getting pretty good when the trolls have to try this hard to criticize it.
or did I miss a whoosh somewhere?
Why don't you create a root account so you can su all you like? Also interesting: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/opensource/?p=1415&tag=nl.e011