Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider
The problem is that the UI designers are changing focus from desktops and laptops to touch screen devices and such when the majority of users are still using a mouse and keyboard setup to navigate.
No matter how outdated the mouse/keyboard setup might be, it's still the most prevalent means of computer UI navigation available, and many of us are still very comfortable with that setup.
The difference between this situation and your car analogy is that the mouse/keyboard setup still works very well for the majority of computers. A better analogy would be if they would remove the physical steering wheel, shift stick and everything for your car and replace those with a giant touch screen interface.
Some Windows Apps Make GRUB 2 Unbootable
I dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04 (or 9.10, I don't remember), because I work with Adobe products often so I need Windows but I also like to dabble in Linux from time to time and running either OS in a virtual machine doesn't cut it.
Ubuntu/Windows fucked up my GRUB and/or ext3 partition and I couldn't really find a way to fix it either. I'm not a beginner Linux-user but I am no sysadmin either. I could never get into my Ubuntu system again.
Ubuntu/Windows also messed with the head of scandisk/chkdsk in Windows 7 that it "repaired" my files regularly at reboot which eventually lead to a huge loss of data. (Most of which I got back, fortunately.)
Since then I don't dare to run Linux/Windows dual boot anymore. It's a shame, because I like them both.
Experts Explain iPhone 4 Antenna Problem
This picture really says everything that needs to be said:
Microsoft Claims Google Chrome Steals Your Privacy
What type of dumbass moderators are at work here? I got moderated down as Troll when I obviously just answered the parent's post with accurate info.
Microsoft Claims Google Chrome Steals Your Privacy
Except that they filter out any user data and passwords when they publish the search terms. Any other situation would have generated a huge outcry by now. Try finding any login information this way yourself and you'll notice it can't be found.
The Environmental Impact of PHP Compared To C++ On Facebook
New Dating Sites Match People Through DNA Tests
It's OK, the media will inform the voters. The media always report the unbiased truth!
Fixing Bugs, But Bypassing the Source Code
Then you'd just have added another programming layer since you'd still have to tell the computer exactly what type of software you want it to write. Really not that different from a compiler.
Hacking Hi-Def Graphics and Camerawork Into 4Kb
Maybe you just shouldn't use a word like "source" to mean "executable" when you're talking about software. It's just bound to create confusion.
On a side note, kilobyte is abbreviated kB, not KB or kb.
Memristor Minds, the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Why wouldn't consciousness be fit to be made into an algorithm? You think somehow consciousness doesn't follow the same rules of physics as everything else in the universe?
Defining an Interactive Physical MMO For the iPhone
This forum is made up of several people, so there can sometimes be what would seem to you as conflicting opinions.
AMD Demos DirectX 11-Capable ATI Graphics Card
That would produce some bad looking results, as the driver wouldn't know the difference between a model that is intentionally polygonal and one that is not.
Windows 7 Hard Drive and SSD Performance Analyzed
Why would you even run 64-bit Firefox if not everything works with it? I can't imagine there are any noticable performance gains to be made from surfing the web in a 64-bit application. Placebo effect?
Repairman Steals Hard Drive And Charges To Reinstall It
Phase 4: ???
Phase 5: PROFIT!
When it comes to the Swine Flu, I am ...
If you're 18-40 and healthy, be careful!
Thank god we're nerds.
Swedish Pirate Party Gains 3000 Members In 7 Hours
It has everything to do with linking people and information, since hyperlinking copyrighted material is not considered a crime in Sweden.
Until now, because torrents are technically not much more than a file with links.
Of course there's an outrage. Linking copyrighted material is LEGAL in Sweden. Hosting copyrighted material for unlawful distribution is illegal. It is obvious that The Pirate Bay have not been involved in the latter.
They got a one-year prison sentence and 30 million SEK in fines for something that is legal.
Flying Car Passes First Flight Test
This sounds like a great invention.
I mean, who wouldn't like to drive around with their mini-airplane, potentially bumping into cars, trees, mailboxes or senior citizens, or have it suffer some other unnecessary wear and tear, or have their cars messed with while parked only to find out that something vital has been broken while in mid flight?
French President Busted For Copyright Violation
They were hardly protesting against having their music spread to the big masses. They obviously intented to point out that the most influential politician/pro-copyright spokesman of France is a hypocritical asshole.
It's incredible how anyone could miss the point.
Game Technology To Watch In 2009
When's the "-1, Enough Already" moderation option coming?
Fallout 3 Gets Leaked, Goes Gold
The truly hardcore gamers won't play it but they can likely find a use for it during the long sessions of bashing the game on forums for not being in isometric view.
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