Does OSM have traffic information as well?
Not that I know, but maybe there will be an app for that
Even if they have the major roads, does it have the arterial streets like Google does? I use that information extensively on my commute.
In general yes but YMMV. It depends on the region: main cities in Europe and US are pretty well mapped whereas little village may have only their main road drawn. It really depends on where the users/editors of OSM live or what their interest is.
BTW if your commute is not mapped, you can just map it yourself, it's like wikipedia, but for maps and without the deletionist plague.
It's not quite the same, but it's close.
Interesting, I do all of this but for the theme. I use "good old" Firefox 2 theme instead.
user unfriendly package management system
As far as I'm concerned, I miss the package management system as soon as I'm using Windows. And I always install macport when using OSX
I'm pretty new to Linux, but I find the package management system very user-friendly. YMMV
Well, yes, but that's still no excuse to quash innovation.
But in America, what I said is generally considered correct; use of "America" (rather than "the Americas") to refer to the super-continent/pair-of-subcontinents is rare, especially in contemporary writing.
100% agreed, AFAIK it's the same in French.
A country that likes to call itself by the name of a continent
What continent is that? I'm aware of a continent called "North America", and another called "South America", and together they're called "The Americas" (note plural), but I'm not aware of any physical location that's named or referred to as just "America", other than the US. The rest of your post I agree with, but that whole continent nonsense just bugs me. America has enough real problems that we don't need to make crap up to complain about.
North and South America are sometime called sub-continents but there is only one continent which indeed is called The Americas (or the American continent).
I agree with you though that when one says "America" I generally assume that he's talking about the US (except in very specific contexts). (and all the same in French).
NB: There was (is ?) a several-years-long debate on the French Wikipedia about this very topic where some grammar zealots wanted people to use "étatsuniens" (unitedstatians ?) instead of "americans" even though almost no-one was actually using it in real life
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