Jack Malmostoso (899729) writes "The Swiss government finds that while a large percentage of the population downloads media content illegally, the total income used for entertainment remains steady. Instead of spending the money in CDs and books, the Swiss consumers visit movie theaters and go to concerts more often, thus supporting adequately the industry. For this reason, there is no need to intervene at the legislative level, concludes the Federal Government.
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Jack Malmostoso writes "I am a simple user with no administration skills whatsoever, but I know my way around computers and I am a fairly skilled linux power user. On the corporate side, though, I try to be less of a tinkerer and just adhere to the IT guidelines I receive.
After three years spent in a fully microsoft environment (WindowsXP + Exchange) where at least I had the possibility to install my favourite software on my machine (Firefox, Opera, Openoffice), I now switched to a new company with a draconian environment.
My machine (a Thinkpad T61, my first Thinkpad, definitely nice) used to run Vista, but it has been eradicated in favour of XP (so yes, corporations don't want Vista. Sorry Stevie B). Some of my colleagues run Win2000. I am forced to use Internet Explorer 6. We have the strictest proxy filtering.
But the absolute worse is that I am stuck with Lotus Notes 6.5.4.
It's so bad that I am missing Outlook, and that is something.
I spent the first day trying to wrap my mind around it and understand it. I read the online manual. I read tips and tricks. But there is no way around it. I hate Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes sucks.
It uses a weird language. It's always sideways whenever I try to do something. It has conventions that nobody else uses ("Mark as Read" linked to Insert. WTF?). It just interrupts the workflow, and when I work with it I do it at snail speed because I am terrified that I will delete a message and never be able to retrieve it again.
Dear fellow slashdotters, is there a way to make it more bearable? Any hacks or patches that can make it behave like a normal email program? Thank you. My sanity depends on this." top
Jack Malmostoso (899729) writes "Eric S. Raymond is pretty pissed at Fedora after "an attempt to upgrade one (1) package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable.".
So, "After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user" he decides to switch to Ubuntu, even though he "[is] not expecting Ubuntu to be perfect".
Will ESR be missed in the Fedora world? Or more importantly, will he be loved in the Ubuntu community?
The letter is published by linux.com: http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=07/02/21/13402 37"