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Comment Subway (Score 1) 887

By subway. It takes twenty minutes + walk, which is just enough for a cup of coffee and reading RSS feeds. Sometimes I open MBP and write couple of emails. I wish they put WiFi into subway (and some robust outlink) because cellular data sucks underground. For me it's really important to be able to do something useful when commuting, i.e. I don't want to waste one hour per day driving a car.

Comment Cross-platform is slower (Score 1) 308

Firefox and OpenOffice are using cross-platform components (non-native outside Windows). That's why they are unusable slow in OS X and Linux. E.g. starting Firefox takes easily 5 secs on my MBP dual core with 4 gigs or RAM, while Safari starts in less than a second. Only reason I run Firefox as a secondary browser (when doing webdev work) is Firebug, although Web Inspector in Safari Nightly Build is almost as good.

Comment Already paperless (Score 1) 299

I don't get any regular paper / snailmail bills anymore (living in Finland). If possible, I've made a direct debit contract (takes only one few clicks in online bank) with all companies. Some send "official" electronic bills while other send html or pdf attachment by email. Because of direct debit, usually my bills are merely notifications not requiring any action from me.
Operating Systems

Submission + - Application crashes, whether to report or ignore?

jholster writes: "Report or ignore?

Whether or not to submit an application crash report? KDE, OS X and Gnome [and maybe Windows too] offer you a possibility to easily report about application crash. How do you react to the crash report dialog? Do you think it's worth of one click, or are you afraid of your privacy? Does your OS provider (well, manufacturer) actually read the reports? FOSS guys surely does, but what about Apple?"

Comment OSses should sleep/hibernate by default, like Macs (Score 3, Interesting) 399

Why doesn't every company / office apply a policy, that every desktop computer is configured to hibernate itself after e.g. one our of idling? Startup time will become meaningless and evergy savings would be huge (compared to 24/7 workstation uptimes). Personally I've never understood this boot time debate. I never shutdown my Macbook, which will wake from sleep in a second. AFAIK modern desktops are able to sleep/hibernate as well, maybe excluding some poor 3D drivers on Linux which cannot recover from sleep state. In the name of energy saving, every computer sold should be configured by default to sleep/hibernate after unused period of time, like every Mac does (don't they?).

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