Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday
I'm on an macbook air with the new Helvetica font. It looks crisp and clear and I was totally lovin' it when this popped up on my RSS feed.
Any application I use that requires study of small text, such as code editor or word processor, typically supports more than the default system font.
KDE Releases Plasma 5.1
I want to like KDE. I want to love it. It's good looking. But, for some reason, even though it's like falling off a log to write bug free code with Qt, KDE programs and tools seems riddled with issues. I've had to pitch more KDE apps than I care to think about, (i.e. Amarok, KDevelop). So I end up running gnome applications anyway - I may as well have things consistent.
Anyway, I don't need or want much from a desktop other than to get out of my way and give me easy access to things. I just boot OpenBox with tint2 for a status bar and a customized popup menu. I've never been happier, not even on OSX.
The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store
Just get Qt for whatever computer you have and target Windows and Mac and Linux...
What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?
Until you want to do a distribution upgrade :(
GNOME 3 Winning Back Users
...Even most KApplications, (not that there's anything wrong with Qt). My most recent adventure was with KDevelop. I finally pitched it when I split the editor window and there was no way to unsplit it again. I'm sure there's a fix out there somewhere, but enough already...
GNOME 3 Winning Back Users
Agree*1000. I just run OpenBox with tint2, and a few misc.
I'm a believer in technological evolution and try to keep up with the latest stuff. But when the most critical features of something - like a desktop/UI - are it's simplicity, predictability, and unobtrusiveness, you just can't find ways to keep improving it without destroying it in the process. It's like trying to come out with a better hammer every year.
Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule
I guess they think my account "bob disembodied brain" is a real person.
New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet
For #1, the article suggested that if you have it then your machine will contain the file /Library/Application Support/JavaW/com.JavaW
Guess I'd at least try getting rid of it for #2.
No hint on #3 :(
Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop
I just setup my Linux development host to boot Openbox from .xinit and - to my surprise - have never been happier with any desktop including the one on the airbook I'm using to type this post. It really never occurred to me how little I need from a DE.
I'm starting to believe that the state-of-the-art in desktop environments is a silly pile of bloat. An application where simplicity and lack-of-clutter are critical attributes breaks under the weight of too many features.
Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
I am typing this very post on my TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo). Nothing else will ever come close...
Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store
The problem with desktops is they're bloated. I just blew-off Mint on my development Linux machine and log right into Open-Box. I did barely touch the config file once. It's my favorite desktop now over OSX or Windows.
New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells
...does this mean I can smoke?
Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania
You people will get your internet privacy as soon as that last pedophile racist bomb-plotting terrorist is rotting in prison.