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Comment Re:Duh? (Score 2) 232

Me too. It's just too much of a hassle to switch admin rights off. Maybe it's better now but knowing MS it will not have changed much since 2000 when I tried using my computer as a normal user. "You can only run that program in administrator mode," it would tell me, or it would just refuse to do the simplest things. I gave u in frustration. I do use my Mac as a normal user, which works fine. It only asks for administrator passwords when doing administrative things like installing programs and changing global settings.

Comment Walking simulators (Score 5, Interesting) 54

Thanks to my heart disorder I can't walk far and I can't run at all. Walking simulators like Obduction and the Myst games provide me with the chance to walk for a long time through beautiful environments while exploring them, without getting tired. It feels liberating. I don't like sports on TV or in games though because they bring up bad memories from my childhood.

Comment 1995 (Score 2) 145

I started with Linux in 1995 when a housemate put Slackware on my computer for me. I'm glad he chose SW; back then almost nothing 'just worked' and you had to configure everything by hand, from the network card and the moden to X and Samba. I learned so much from that. In 2005 I was fed up with Linux and bought a Mac but I still use the knowledge I gathered in my Linux years to make the Mac do what I want. In the land of OSes Unix is emperor.

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