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Comment Re:I'm sure... (Score 2, Interesting) 269

That's certainly part of it in the professional world.

I've logged way more hours (as a hobbyist) in GIMP than I have in photoshop.  I still dislike it mostly for the window management (which i've heard is better or at least changeable recently, but I haven't had a reason to go check) but a lot of other things (eg the file saving process) strike me as clumsy.

On a non-UI note, I wish it'd use multiple cores the way Lightroom (and I presume photoshop) happily will.
The Courts

Juror Explains Guilty Vote In Terry Childs Case 537

alphadogg writes "Terry Childs, the San Francisco network administrator who refused to hand over passwords to his boss, was found guilty of one felony count of denying computer services, a jury found Tuesday. Now, one of those jurors (Jason Chilton, juror #4) is speaking out in an interview with IDG News Service's Bob McMillan: 'The questions were, first, did the defendant know he caused a disruption or a denial of computer service. It was rather easy for us to answer, "Yes there was a denial of service." And that service was the ability to administer the routers and switches of the FiberWAN. That was the first aspect of it. The second aspect was the denial to an authorized user. And for us that's what we really had to spend the most time on, defining who an authorized user was. Because that wasn't one of the definitions given to us.'"

Comment Re:I've heard such comments before on this topic.. (Score 1) 558

I would guess part of it is that some systems are modular, so changing connectors or storage means that the new iteration of your machine won't work with controller stations that it otherwise would, or vice versa.  Also lots of new code additions to deal with USB or ethernet and so forth. It just isn't worth the cost when the current approach works.

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