I delt with the delinquencies department when I was stuck living in the middle of the countryside with my mother, a fake leg and depression and no self confidence. They threatened me at home until I moved into a gay friend (uncomfortable sometimes) in another city where I started work I couldn't physically in retail. When my fake leg broke, they more or less said it was my fault for taking the only work that was around and for being handicapped. I should have died from cancer when I was 12 at that rate. I was close to hanging myself in Seattle in front of a bunch of children to protect them from a similar fate because of them.
The department of education cares for no-one. They are only full of threats. The kind where if you tell a person in a wheelchair every day, they will eventually kill themselves.
I was out of Windows-land by the time XP landed. Apparently Notepad had only gotten the save (ctrl-s) keyboard shortcut in 1999 with Windows 2000. That was one of my largest issues with the program. It was just waiting to lose your work for you.
After Windows, I was using Macs for about 5 years, and nowadays I mostly use Linux boxes. What I have found over time is that Notepad is the only basic text editor included with a modern OS that refuses to support other types of line endings.
What's worse is that everyone on Windows seems to start learning programming on Notepad, and the confusion it causes because of the line-ending issue is a waste of my professional time. It strongly reminds me of having to support IE6 back in the day.
On a less cynical note, Notepad looks like it was designed primarily as a mechanism to read windows README.TXT files. Secondarily, it was designed for basic editing of batch files and config files where not having a ctrl-s shortcut is not an issues. Third, if you are using notepad outside of that scope, you are likely abusing the tool for purposes it wasn't originally designed for.
I may seem bitter, but notepad irritates me in about exactly the same spot as IE6.
99% of the time if you hear someone questioning the utility of using an IDE, notepad was never in the running as a serious option to begin with. Just stop it. Don't say it's name. Notepad is a 24 year old joke stuck in the 90s feature-wise. The runners are programs like Sublime Text, BBedit, Text Wrangler, gedit, Jedit, notepad++, or even vim.
Just because someone tells you that you should drive your car less doesn't mean they are forcing you to walk everywhere you go on your feet. You can bike. You can ride your motorcycle. You can ride the bus. You can ride an electric bycycle. You can rollerblade. You can ride in someone else's car. You can ride the train. You can fly in a plane.
Anyone mentioning Notepad seriously in their comments on this article has no knowledge of what a proper text editor is and have an apathy to find out so they can actually contibute meaningfully to the conversation.
FFM is not actually fundimentally incompatible with focus-follows-mouse. Gnome 3 works around it by providing an option called 'focus-change-on-pointer-rest'. It works extremely well on a trackpad because you general lift your finger once the pointer is over a window. With a mouse, it gives a slight lag because your hand isn't as steady.
Why does this work well with global menus? Because when you use global menus, you throw the pointer to the top of the screen, using fits law.
The reason I use FFM to begin with is because I hate having to aim and make sure I hit a tiny widget or make sure I don't accidentally click a link on a webpage when trying to give focus to the window. Having menubars in windows is an extension of that problem. I would probably care less if mouse motion was actually one-to-one, but it isn't.
Shouldn't that be 'We thanked you, Edward Snowden!! Right up until you went beyond revealing the NSA spying on our citizens and revealed that they were doing their job and spying on other countries?' He crossed the line from patriot to traitor at that point.
Was this line that he crossed before or after the United States stated that they would end his life with no prejudice for trying to correct our wrongs?
Wonderful. Can you tell my why SQL Server 2008 won't install if Windows 8 is using Japanese as the language of the OS? Once you've done this, SQL Server bugs out and refuses to install no matter what hte lanugage is. I would have thought by 2008 MS would have figured out internationalization. I have never seen such a fundimental an issue like this before. I ended up having my whole machine re-imaged on me.
I'm not impressed with how much of my personal time this wasted.
That's probably true for most users. But when you disable raise-on-click and and choose to raise windows with either another mouse button or alt-click, maximize starts to seem really *really* silly. I personally work with windows on top of other windows, making better use of my screen real estate than most people.
Now mentally, I could see how many small monitors helps you to organize windows like workspaces. That would be a plus.
It may be a subset API, but apparently it was still too difficult to maintain for Microsoft. It has been removed from Windows since Windows 8.1 and deprecated since 8.
I personally only install software through the terminal. That means I initiate all install. I have to contiously add sudo, knowing what it means. It's not the magical meaningless popup that doesn't take a password on Windows. Most dialogs have already lost their meaning on Windows.
The GPL was explicitely written to protect developers and users, ensuring that they could modify software and mod it if it ever became unmaintained or whatever. Your example can have the words switched and few people would ever notice.
That's not really "choice" and "freedom" is it? That's what this comes down to - the BSD license protects the freedom of the *code* whereas the GPL protects the freedom of the *users and/or developers* of that code.