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Comment Re:Your logic is flawed. (Score 1) 467

I really wish I could disagree with you, but you're probably right on some level. To me, WinAmp peaked with v2.78. Office peaked with v2003. Photoshop and Illustrator peaked around ~CS1 or earlier. As soon as the open-source apps catch up to those feature-sets, I'm happy and can finally stop buying (pirating) the commercial versions. But you're probably right about new (younger) users and their new expectations about what hardware/software can/should do. As far as I'm personally concerned, though, as soon as OO can copy 99% of the features in Office 2003 (close, but not quite there yet) I'll never look back. And, I've got my breath held for Inkscape, etc.

IDEs With VIM Text Editing Capability? 193

An anonymous reader writes "I am currently looking to move from text editing with vim to a full fledged IDE with gdb integration, integrated command line, etc. Extending VIM with these capabilities is a mortal sin, so I am looking for a linux based GUI IDE. I do not want to give up the efficient text editing capabilities of VIM though. How do I have my cake and eat it too?"

Comment The reason why it's a threat is... (Score 1) 467

...because MS Office can't continue adding new features forever. They'll try, but eventually their software will plateau and stabilize into an Office suite that has all of the features anybody would ever want. And then it will take OO a few years to duplicate all of those features and then it'll be a real threat. OO will always be a few years behind, until MS Office stops changing.

Submission + - Google and "Search Neutrality" (

RoadNotTaken writes: Adam Raff has an op-ed in the NYTimes today that alleges Google is bad for net-neutrality because they are able to manipulate search-rankings at will. He proposes the concept of 'Search Neutrality' wherein some all-knowing legislative body would regulate the objectivity of search-results for the benefit of all.

Submission + - Search Neutrality and Google's Dominance (

tabdelgawad writes: Ignoring the sour grapes, this New York Times op-ed still raises an interesting point: is Google leveraging its search near-monopoly to strong arm its way into all aspects of the internet? The parallels to Microsoft in the 1990s seem obvious. Is "search neutrality" a principle worth embracing?

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