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Why Linux Is Not Yet Ready For the Desktop

Doctor Crumb Re:Sound and HDs... (1365 comments)

Statistically, that would be "XP didn't work for my hardware".

more than 5 years ago
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Canonical Close To $30M Critical Mass; Should Microsoft Worry?

Doctor Crumb Re:Marketing MIA (625 comments)

"That information is available for me, as a technical user, if I want it"

Really? I'm a technical user, yet I have no idea where to find additional information as to why MS Word has encountered an error and needs to close. A simple "click here to view the logfile" is easily ignored by non-technical users but actually lets an advanced user figure out wtf just happened.

more than 5 years ago
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Breaking Down the Dropping Parts Cost for Sony's PS3

Doctor Crumb Re:Sony is making money... (302 comments)

That would be true if there wasn't a shwack of other costs associated with each unit in addition to the cost of the parts. It costs money to build factories, ship units, print packaging, do quality control testing, etc etc. Unless Sony has also managed to make all of those things cheaper, I would bet they still aren't actually making a profit on each PS3 sold.

That said, Sony may still decide to drop the price to encourage sales now that the holiday shopping season is behind them.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Invents $1.15/Hour Homework Fee For Kids

Doctor Crumb Re:Time to kick it old-school. (580 comments)

I'm curious how you posted to slashdot with a typewriter...

more than 5 years ago
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"See-Through" Touchscreen Solves Fat Finger Problem

Doctor Crumb Re:Not much of a typing improvement (170 comments)

You mean like "shoulder buttons" that have been on console controllers and handhelds since at least the PS1?

more than 5 years ago
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GIMP 2.6 Released

Doctor Crumb Re:No native OS X support? (639 comments)

I would tell you that, no, you should not install the Gimp if those are your requirements. Congratulations, you're free to use whatever fits your actual needs! However, the Gimp does fit my requirements and plenty of other people's, so kindly stop bashing it and go quietly use whatever your tool of choice is instead. Thank you.

about 6 years ago

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