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Old 11-03-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I really don't get the complaints about config files? I can't recall the last time I opened a config file or needed to.
Let me explain it another way:

As it's implemented today, linux makes me feel blind. I hate not knowing what the OS is doing, or where it's putting stuff. Now, naturally I learned what goes on under Windows' hood through long experience but it was also just easier to get at and figure out (I rarely consulted TFM). 1) If I set THIS, then 2) THAT config switch gets changed, and 3) YONDER is the result. Step 2 is missing in linux, as far as the user can SEE without knowing exactly where to look.

And while I'm at it, I wish for a tool like Vern Buerg's LIST for DOS, that would work in linux. Midnight Commander comes sorta close but is too awkward for everyday use.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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mensaguy,

I'd rather not incur the power bill something like that would generate.
Good thinking. It would probably rival a reasonable mortgage payment.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Ubuntu 10.10 just got released last month. I installed it and everything seemed to be going well until I pulled the power cable out to go on battery power and the system panicked and blackscreened. Repeated the test several times with the same result. I downloaded Xubuntu 10.10 and have not had that happen.
I had the opposite happen. I downloaded Xubuntu a couple weeks ago and it puked in a variety of ways on two different machines, themselves nothing alike. Ubuntu-the-latest was okay on both. <scratching head>
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Good thinking. It would probably rival a reasonable mortgage payment.
Yeah, but think of the savings on home heating bills!

(I know someone who actually used an AMD system to heat her garage in winter.)
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Is this intended to sort and catalog your naughty pictures?

Well if you want to call them that. The script is pretty generic, it takes only a touch up to make it sort all sorts of filename groupings. I have bazillions, everything from runway shoots to trains. I love fashion photography, I also love deco furniture. I joke with my friends about my immense collection of furniture porn.

Point being I find that WAY easier than any of those filename altering/sorting tools I ever tried when I had windows. click click click click.... click click click...

My Picture Palace - Home (http://mypicturepalace.com/ - broken link)

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Old 11-03-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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The script is pretty generic, it takes only a touch up to make it sort all sorts of filename groupings. I have bazillions, everything from runway shoots to trains. I love fashion photography, I also love deco furniture. I joke with my friends about my immense collection of furniture porn.

Point being I find that WAY easier than any of those filename altering/sorting tools I ever tried when I had windows. click click click click.... click click click...
I find for some things the commandline is easier (usually when there's some wildcard file operation involved), for others I prefer humping things around with the mouse. It tends to be an environment thing for me, tho. In a CLI, I can't imagine using the mouse, and don't use it even in DOS apps that grok mice (like WP5.x). [I have no idea if there are *NIX terminal apps that can use a mouse.] In a GUI, I use the mouse a lot, but when I have a DOS or terminal or other text-oriented window open, then it's back to the keyboard.

People don't all think alike, so having both or mixed options is good.

One thing that actively irritates me about MacOS is that it is overly dependent on the mouse, and on where you last CLICKED (not where you ARE) for the right context menu to appear. Grrrr....

I'm also not much of an icon person... I have to read the label to find out what each one stands for anyway. Some linux desktops are WAY too icon-oriented!! A few that I've tried didn't even have text labels as a default, and I'm like WTF??!
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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Reziac,

Ha ha. You sound like one of those people who take weeks to get their setups just so.

I absolutely cannot stand having icons on the desktop, for any reason. I prefer a clean slate.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Yeah I don't see any point in desktop icons myself. I always have half a dozen things going and a desktop icon just means I have to move stuff out of the way or go to another (empty) desktop just to click it. I never understood any of those desktop decorations like konky or the scripts that put stuff like weather reports and media players in fixed locales where you can't get them unless you close or move whatever is on top.

find . | grep -i mkv| while read F;do mv "$F" .;done
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:04 PM
 
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I don't use BSD, but I do run an operating system that gets a lot of BSODs. Does that count?
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Reziac,

Ha ha. You sound like one of those people who take weeks to get their setups just so.

I absolutely cannot stand having icons on the desktop, for any reason. I prefer a clean slate.
Actually mine usually start off as a test rig that gets out of hand and eventually becomes an everyday box. But by the time they've reached that point, they're so complex that recreating from scratch would be impossible. And of course by then they've also been housebroken, taught manners, and learned not to talk back.

The Borg Collective, about 3 years out of date. A bunch more have followed me home since then.

The two that presently run all the time...

Dink -- started life as a 486, was majorly-upgraded twice, and still has a few original parts in service. Has been the primary work machine most of its life, sometimes sharing duties with Argo (now mostly retired).

Gremlin (Dink's almost-twin) was a test box for years, then somehow became useful. You might find its typical uptime amusing (that one was 342 days) ... it only gets restarted for power outages beyond the UPS's capacity.

I don't like a lot of pointless clutter on the desktop, but I do keep some icons purely for decorative effect.
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