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First Look: Microsoft Office 2013

mcn flattened UI like win3.1? (369 comments)

Maybe it is just me... But looking at the flattened UI, it reminds me of Windows 3.1... We are going full circle, aren't we?

more than 2 years ago

History Will Revere Bill Gates and Forget Steve Jobs, Says Author

mcn Re:Malcolm Gladwell is a Pseudointellectual (679 comments)

13 in Chinese is read as "ten three". and for that matter, 23 is read as "two ten three"...and so on... but i really doubt this has an effect on learning calculus or even maths in general...

more than 2 years ago

Apple Has Spent More Than $100 Million Suing Android Manufacturers

mcn disc shaped phone? (184 comments)

Someone or some company should probably make a phone that is circular in shape like a disc, and all the GUI so far (that runs on a squarish screen) will probably no longer apply.... or will it still?

more than 2 years ago

Open Source IDE GAMBAS Reaches 3.0

mcn Re:BASIC (137 comments)

Pascal? I certainly think that is a good programming language for learning purposes... at least back in the days when Java wasn't born yet... It's readable, non-cryptic...

more than 2 years ago

Bill Gates Takes the Stand In WordPerfect Trial

mcn F2 for Search (472 comments)

I can still (vaguely) remember the keystrokes for search, indent, blocking (selecting), copying, pasting, etc... for WP5.1 on DOS.. That was the best word processor I have ever used... I have a difficult time doing indents in Word even today.... Sadly, WP's user base for it has shrunk since Windows took over DOS.... I missed the Reveal Codes badly.. That's the feature that no other word processing software is able to replicate...

more than 2 years ago

Looking Back On a Year of LibreOffice

mcn Re:All That I use (242 comments)

I would say if it can "package some features" together into new options, it would be better. Eg, "top/bottom/left/right margins" into "narrow", "wide", "book"..., and double-clicking the top/bottom margin areas open up the header and footer edit.

ps: i love reveal codes too... but sadly, wordperfect is no longer popular nowadays...

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: CS Grads Taking IT Jobs?

mcn Re:CS vs IT != no sense at all (520 comments)

Can't agree more.. Real CS jobs only exists in academia, defense science, R&D institutions that can afford PhDs... Anywhere else, it's called IT..

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

mcn Will IE get the ribbon? (951 comments)

Before Netscape, buttons were small.
Netscape make it big, with icons and text in one button.
Then IE followed the same, and few iterations later, text goes to the side, and few iterations later, text gone again.
So, will IE get the ribbon? If MS is so adamant about ribbonizing, I expect IE to do the same.

about 3 years ago

Most People Have Never Heard of CTRL+F

mcn Re:CTRL-F vs the mouse (Edit-Find) (567 comments)

probably not as much as you. Ribbon is good for newbies who has never used any office suites... For users used to the old way of doing things, as the saying goes, old habits die hard.. I am still figuring out where to find the function I need every time I need it... It doesn't come automatic to me.

about 3 years ago

Most People Have Never Heard of CTRL+F

mcn CTRL-F vs the mouse (Edit-Find) (567 comments)

People are just used to use the mouse to do all things... Only people like me (yeah, i am not young anymore) who have used Wordstar, WordPerfect, and all those programs in the old DOS days are more likely to still continue to use keystrokes combinations to do things...

and I seriously hate the Ribbon menu.. I believe the Button menu can do whatever the Ribbon does... don't understand why MS wants to change it...

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Small-Footprint Modern Browser?

mcn IE (475 comments)

you are on windows? why not just use IE ?

more than 3 years ago

WP7 Predicted To Beat iPhone By 2015

mcn Re:Word Perfect 7? (377 comments)

windows phone is a silly name... i rather they call windows mobile

more than 3 years ago

First Look At Chrome 10

mcn 2 things i like to do... (206 comments)

can i adjust the max width of my bookmark menu when i pull them out? can i fix the status bar permanently at the bottom?

more than 3 years ago

Episode I 3D Release Date Announced

mcn waste of time? (313 comments)

why not spend time and money to do Ep 7,8,9? I know I know, it is supposed to only contain 6 episodes.. or was it?

more than 3 years ago

For Firefox 4, You'll Need To Wait Until 2011

mcn GUI.... (238 comments)

I don't really like the FF4's GUI... maybe it's just me... I prefer FF3's or even Chrome's.

more than 3 years ago

My Automobile Gets __ MPG

mcn Civic Hybrid (1141 comments)

I am getting 19 KM/L (44.7 MPG) on a Civic Hybrid 2009 (non-US version). I am striving to improve on this number.

more than 4 years ago

Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall

mcn Re:Compete with Windows?! (375 comments)

I really think this is just GNU/Linux with a Chrome-like GUI slapped on it... And it looks so basic...

If Google can make it as comprehensive as "Aqua GUI + Mac OS X", and run on PCs and notebooks, not just netbooks, then it could potentially rival Windows and even OS X too...

more than 4 years ago

Will Tabbed Windows Be the Next Big Thing?

mcn isn't it the same as virtual desktop? (528 comments)

It looks like virtual desktops in the form of tabs. Instead of putting a bunch of windows in deskop1 and another bunch in desktop2, now I put a bunch of windows in windows-tab1 and another bunch in windows-tab2. What am I missing?

more than 4 years ago

Show Office 2007 Who's the Boss

mcn real estate (267 comments)

have not really used the new versions of the s/w with ribbons, but from images, it seems to take up much real estate of the screen. i can't stand anything beyond the thickness of the 2 toolbars - the standard file menu toolbar and one more (using small icons, no text, or with text beside it).

more than 7 years ago


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