Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ Aquila Deus ] on Sunday 30 April 2006 21:19 \__
> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> >> __/ [ notbob ] on Sunday 30 April 2006 20:39 \__
> >> > On 2006-04-30, Aquila Deus <aquila.deus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > > Ignoramus19383 wrote:
> >> > >> I have to use a Windows box at work (along with a linux box as
> >> > >> well). The main apps that I use are:
> >> > >>
> >> > >> - Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird
> >> > >> - XEmacs
> >> > >> - xterm
> >> > >> - cygwin
> >> > >> - Open Office
> >> > >>
> >> > >> The only native Windows app that I use is a MS Visual C++. (which is
> >> > >> a very solid product)
> >> > >>
> >> >>
> >> >> What about Google Earth, iTunes, Photoshop, and Encarta?
> >> >>
> >> >> Your life is black!
> >> >
> >> > What about Google Earth.... useless iTunes.... garbage
> >> >
> >> > Photoshop.... Gimp Encarta.... wikipedia
> >> ^^^^
> >> Can even run Photoshop plug-ins.
> > gimp can't let you edit the alpha channel like greyscale images.
> I beg to differ. The GIMP users mailing list and newsgroup get questions on
> that matter, usually from recent Photoshop migrants. Just about anything is
> possible with the GIMP, either in the form of Photoshop plugins or
> Script/Python Fu. It just happens to be scattered all over the Web, so
> requires some quick searching.
It's not a plugin but a fundamental function in Photoshop.
> >> iTunes.... Songbird
> > Does songbird even support equalizer or cross-fadding? You should use
> > wxmusik!
> Songbird is still young in terms of development. The lastest release is
> titled "Proof of Concept" if I recall correctly. The Windows version was
> released first; the Mac and Linux versions were released just a fortnight or
> so ago. Cross-fadding is possible in both XMMS and AmaroK (I use both). In
> XMMS, this comes in the form of a plug-in:
> I don't see why Songbird should struggle to implement such as easy feature.
> It's merely about volume mixing.
And I don't see why should anyone use Songbird, which is obviously no
better than Amarok or wxMusik.
> >> Google Earth.... NASA World Wind.
> > In fact it's the WW2D which can run on linux, not the original 3D world
> > wind. Besides, I can't see the roads around my home in WW2D as in
> > Google Earth.
> Use Google Maps < http://maps.google.com/ > then. Its development team
> recently received all the finest-level maps from the Google Earth team.
> Google Maps is less about flash and more about portability and pragmaticism.
> It also predates Google Earth (Keyhole acquition).
It doesn't work on my lovely epiphany - I don't know why, but I'm not
it's best to be implemented in Flash, which I know is the only capable
and portable tech to render 2D vector drawing very quickly on
> >> All you have to do is pull your head out of your rectum (no offence
> >> intended) and realise that a large(r) spectrum of software exists out
> >> there. It's just less broadly advertised and (over)hyped.
> > The point is that all the good linux apps run on windows too (the list
> > you gave). So, if you use windows you get the best of both, while on
> > linux you'll miss half of them - that makes windows a much superior
> > choice to me.
> Okay, but it _does_ change the tune, doesn't it? *smile* We have at least
> reached a partial state of consent. Every excellent program for GNU/Linux is
> sooner or later ported to native (non-X-dependent) OS X and Windows. In that
> sense, Windows users have little to lose other than money to be spent on
> licences, the loss of security, and the increased need for maintenance (e.g.
> filesystem corrections, Registry bloat, occasional re-installation).
License is never an issue, and security really only matters for the
clueless majority of computer users - I'm not one of them. The true
problem for me is that windows is too complex to maintain (you know
this when M$ support tells people to reboot :P), and the fact there is
no standard software installer makes it even much worse. It reminds me
the cardassian disruptor and federaion phaser rifle - though it's not
on the right side this time ;)
> Best wishes,
Too bad my try to get windows back failed completely last night - got a
BSOD after changing the glass vista theme, even through all the themes
look really sorry compared to what I have on linux
(http://www.aqd.ath.cx/screenshots/ ) . Such a poorly-designed