Linux Flamers. One of the biggest obstacles to more mainstream acceptance and exposure for Linux is the Linux community itself. I realize it is a vocal minority, and that most of the Linux community at large is helpful, and supportive, and is actually one of the greatest strengths of the platform. But, Linux users who are arrogant, self-righteous, jerks online to newcomers trying to understand how to work with the OS and the culture that goes with it give Linux a bad name.
Many of the flames are on par with the Apple iPhone 4 'antenna-gate' response that users were "holding it wrong". You can't attack the user for simply doing what seems natural or intuitive to them. You can explain how things are done differently on this platform, and/or you can use it as a lesson to develop tools that work the way average users trying to switch to Linux might expect them to.
I don't think any Linux, even Ubuntu, allows the out-of-the-box polish that typical users want, and I think Ubuntu (although I'm running it with classic Gnome as I type this) goes too far attempting to court a market that does not want its product.
kafziel, it's much easier to automate things in Linux. If you have housekeeping things that need to be done, such as generating mock data for a database, you can write a script to do it with no problem.
I would much like to believe that Apple won't push the Mac platform to be App Store only. However sonic meat machine, I need to remind you that iOS, too, is Unix-based.
So now my Drobo is back on my Windows machine and I just wait forever now every time I start it up.
Every one these is supposed to have been the permanent replacement for the previous one. After a while you realize that Microsoft is the Bernie Madoff of software development and you are climbing up an ever growing pyramid of platform promises.
and you can't exactly recommend LaTeX to your mom.
Can we kill this fucking meme, at least here? "Your mom" and "old people" should not be lazy dimwits' shorthand for "stupid computer illiterates."
Options for mlt 0.6.2_2
[ ] Avformat module
[ ] Quasar DV Codec module
[ ] Frei0r module
[ ] GTK2 module
[ ] JACK Rack module
[ ] Kino module
[ ] Qimage module
[ ] Secret Rabbit Code module
cat filename | wc -l
for i in `ls *.txt`; do cat $i | wc -l; done
ls *.txt | wc -l
wc -l *.txt
ls | grep txt$ | xargs wc -l
At least the vidcards work better these days, and I never have to touch xFree86 Config files like back in the day. God I hated that.
Flame me if you want, but if you want to work at a professional level, really using the engine and a lot of the features of a spreadsheet program, there is only one choice: Excel.
I recently switched to Ubuntu for my home dev box. Why? Because unless you're doing .NET development, any article about developing software assumes that you're running Linux.
Eclipse can be a pain to get set up, but once it's set up it works great. In Windows, not so much. It's still a pain to set up, but for whatever reason its performance is not spectacular after you've suffered that ordeal.
$ file mercurial.el
mercurial.el: ASCII English text
0 string (
>1 string if\ Lisp/Scheme program text
>1 string setq\ Lisp/Scheme program text
>1 string defvar\ Lisp/Scheme program text
>1 string autoload\ Lisp/Scheme program text
>1 string custom-set-variables Lisp/Scheme program text
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