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Comment Please stop fixing unbroken things. (Score 1) 647

"Displaying multiple windows at the same time means that screen space isn’t used efficiently, and it means that you don’t get a focused view of what it is that you are interested in. Windows that aren’t maximised also create additional tasks for people. Often you need to adjust their size, or you have to move them around."

So I'm now too stupid to use a GUI? Why not take this to it's logical conclusion and only allow one window to be open?

Comment Re:You know what would bring a lot of users back? (Score 1) 397

Agreed. But I'd add autocomplete that you can't turn off, instant previews which you can with GreaseMonkey and the annoying +1 which is just noise. I'd also undo the miasma of shit that is Google News. It was a great place to get the headlines - tailored to one's needs. Now it's more "Shut up and eat it" from Google. Editor's picks, Spotlight, Most popular and "tailored" content that appears to be tailored for someone whom I do not know.

Stop putting fins and chrome on, Google. You're not making it better.

Comment Re:Should be fine... (Score 1) 510

I have the same fear of Oracle and installed LibreOffice (stooopid name). On the surface, it seemed OK, but I couldn't make lookups (dropdowns) work. I always got an error (504, I think). It may be based on the same code, but it *is* still beta, so be careful. The install is a mess as well. I put it on my Fedora laptop and when I first ran it nothing would run. The command line was incorrect - trivial but annoying.

Why the First Cowboy To Draw Always Gets Shot 398

cremeglace writes "Have you ever noticed that the first cowboy to draw his gun in a Hollywood Western is invariably the one to get shot? Nobel-winning physicist Niels Bohr did, once arranging mock duels to test the validity of this cinematic curiosity. Researchers have now confirmed that people indeed move faster if they are reacting, rather than acting first."

Eight PHP IDEs Compared 206

snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Rick Grehen provides an in-depth comparative review of eight PHP IDEs: ActiveState's Komodo IDE, CodeLobster PHP Edition, Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT), MPSoftware's phpDesigner, NetBeans IDE for PHP, NuSphere's PhpED, WaterProof's PHPEdit, and Zend Studio. 'All of these PHP toolkits offer strong support for the other languages and environments (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL database) that a PHP developer encounters. The key differences we discovered were in the tools they provide (HTML inspector, SQL management system) for various tasks, the quality of their documentation, and general ease-of-use,' Grehen writes.'"

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