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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 19 Nov 2011 00:43 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>> My work Linux software list:
>>> 0. Debian unstable/sid running Fluxbox
>>> 1. LibreOffice (Writer, Calc, and Impress mostly)
>>> 2. vi(m) for writing code, memos, scripts
>>> 3. Firefox w/smart-card support and certs
>>> 4. Google Chrome (for best access to Jira)
>>> 5. a. gcc/g++ for initial writing of library code
>>> b. gdb/cgdb for initial testing of library code
>>> c. valgrind for detecting memory issues in library code
>>> 6. VirtualBox for when Windows is absolutely necessary, or
>>> for making a virtual machine out of a Windows box
>>> 7. tmux+urxvt or screen+urxvt for most activities
>>> 8. Orage for calendar/meeting support
>>> 9. gmpc/mpd for music when it gets noisy in the cube farm
>>> 10. ssh for copying the >4Gb files that Windoze shared drives can't handle
>>> 11. Subversion client (command-line)
>>> 12. GIMP for massaging screen shots
>>> 13. a. rdesktop for accessing some of our billy-boxes
>>> b. VNC for accessing other billy-boxes
>>> c. Samba for accessing share drives
>>> 14. evince and xpdf for viewing or filling out forms
>>> 15. CUPS for printing to our various printers
>>> 16. genisoimage, dvd+rw-tools, and wodim for mastering and burning disks
>>> 17. NSIS for creating Windows installers from within Linux
>>> 18. Nitrogen to set dual-screened wallpaper
>> Windows is for games.
> Well, you can do the same stuff above on Windows.
> Maybe not always as fast or as cleanly.
>> In fact, it seems to be the only real reason people might go there,
>> only because developers target the wrong platform.
> Microsoft has great marketing and was/is actually pretty decent towards
> developers, in a "get 'em addicted" sort of way.
And when the 'ecosystem' fails (e.g. Silver Lie), everybody falls.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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