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Comment Re:You mean I can pay $7 a month ... (Score 1) 353

Serious question: does it bother you that its email account passwords are limited to 16 characters? Sounds like you manage a SMB for a company (or for yourself), and that seems like a pretty big issue. I would assume hosting it yourself doesn't have this problem (though I don't know the answer to this one).

Comment Re:It is shit (Score 1) 353

Elsewhere in this thread, in prompted me to wonder if it's because of what you just said. Maybe in our "modern cloud world," where our stuff is available everywhere on everything, the idea of managing your 5 user licenses or which software is on which machine is an irritation we no longer will deal with. And it's regardless of how good a product is.

Comment Re:Too many choices are a barrier to adoption (Score 1) 353

This might be a factor and you may be on to something. Maybe in our "modern cloud world," where our stuff is available everywhere on everything, the idea of managing your 5 users or which software is on which machine is an irratation we no longer will deal with. And it's regardless of how good a product is.

Comment Re:Some figures for Adobe Creative Cloud (Score 1) 353

Very interesting and insightful. What are your thoughts on 365 here? I'm really perplexed on the massive Y/Y drop.

1) Model changed: people are now using Dropbox Paper & Quip, Prezi (vs. PPT), Marketo (vs. Excel for BI), etc. instead?
2) They got 365 & found out they didn't really use it much. Then many didn't renew and there weren't enough new subs to both replace & surpass?
3) Did a direct replacement really succeed, for example Docs? I'm talking consumer & SMB's 5-10 employees, as 'm guessing they're the only ones buying these subs on an individual basis

Comment For once, can we have a real discussion on this? (Score 1) 353

For once, can we have a real discussion about this? I wonder what's the reason. Anybody have an *educated* guess?

1) Model changed: people are now using Dropbox Paper & Quip, Prezi (vs. PPT), Marketo (vs. Excel for BI), etc. instead?
2) They got 365 & found out they didn't really use it much. Then many didn't renew and there weren't enough new subs to both replace & surpass?
3) Did a direct replacement really succeed, for example Docs? I'm talking consumer & SMB's 5-10 employees, as 'm guessing they're the only ones buying these subs on an individual basis

Comment Re:Answer the goddamn question (Score 1) 388

I know. I don't think I've *ever* seen a helpful comment ever though in the 20 years I've been reading.

There are a decent number of really neat paid options. But I believe they all use GMail as a backend and none of available on Linux. Also, KMail and Evolution. Can't recommend Windows Mail--not full-featured enough. However, beware. In many instances with some clients, 5% of email doesn't send without you knowing. I don't hear the same from users who use webmail (unless it's spam).

Comment Evolution & KMail (Score 1) 388

Oh Slashdot--as usual, 318 comments and not one helpful comment--coupled with obvious useless suggestions ("webmail!" "mutt!" "pine!"). *Anyway*, Evolution or KMail. I haven't tried them in years, but may be good. Outlook is fantastic. I don't use it, but have seen the new one enough to love the UX. However, it has serious problems with IMAP--5% of emails don't go through. Mileage may vary. I always loved Pine, but it's 2015. It's not a realistic suggestion.

Comment Re: Nosedive (Score 1) 598

I wholeheartedly agree with you.

Expose can be changed though. System Preferences > Mission Control > uncheck "Group Windows By Application".

Spent a long time searching for this, and it was right in front of my nose (maybe they didn't have it in mavericks???) Thank goodness for this. You're 100% correct--expose is worthless without this. Figured you missed it as well and thought it would help.

Comment Re:What's a facebook? (Score 1) 75

Ha you should. I held out too all these years. Long story though, but I finally might be forced to use it. :(

On that note, because I don't want to give facebook that data to begin with and have it act as malware and scrape all my email accounts and browsing history (even if I'm logged out), I was thinking of the following. Let me know what you think Slashdotters:

1) Does running FB as a different user on the same machine (but obviously then running the same browser executable) preclude FB from getting the other user's data. Does (Windows in this case) it treat multiple users as truly different and private, in regards to the browser?

2) Or should I simply use a different browser solely for FB which wouldn't let it get any data in my other browser?

I ask because I simply refuse to let the ultimate in malware, aka Facebook, scrape all my browsing history, emails and content, contacts, etc. Also, don't forget, all shady 3rd party companies get your data too.

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