Re: Schools should be using LibreOffice
Please define better? And also list your credentials as a UX expert.
5902 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Please define better? And also list your credentials as a UX expert.
It Outlook takes 5min to start up, the problem is your sysadmins. I work remotely on a VM and it takes ~2s - and this isn't a tiny setup either, it's been ongoing for 10+ years so the dataset on the server must be pretty horrific!
>>Why should LO (or OO) be judged by a standard that MS don't meet?
Because they are the ones trying to steal market share, not hold onto it. If you want to win MS users you need to make the transition absolutely super slick.
If LO's main goal is to win users from MS (is it?) then 100% perfect support for MS docs should be their absolute #1 priority. Otherwise it doesn't matter how good LO is, people won't switch.
>>if you use a closed MS format...
Um, unless you're still using .doc it's not closed.
Hard to see the Linux community liking the "use LO because of PDF" argument either. They hate PDF too.
So you admit you can't come up with a good counter argument then? You eat cheese and it's gone... you use software and it's still there.
Most of the world's software is going service-based implicitly simply by going web-based after all... gmail, dropbox, Jira, github, etc - the question is only if you pay for them or not.
>>Maybe that's because "IT types" have some notion of efficiency and how to lay out a helpful user interface.
No they really don't. The last person you want developing a user interface is a software developer... that leads to "well just learn these 100 keyboard shortcuts and then it's easy". Crap UX is one of the only real failings of traditional FOSS offerings... Blender, GIMP, Vi, etc.
>>Anything that takes 5 years to become less difficult shouldn't have been released in the first place.
It doesn't. Except to the kind of person who finds menus difficult to start with.
I don't know if I like it but I have no problem with it... it appeared and within a week I was happy using it. Sometimes I have to google where to find a specific feature I haven't used before or for a long time, but I don't think that's different than the old system.
The wife loves Ribbon, says it's way better.
Only 6 years later, you're supporting 2007 doc format properly?
I might try it out - the utter failure to maintain formatting/styling in .docx files is the reason all my attempts to use OO in the past ended quickly.
Most human bodies are not that beautiful.
It works for Kindle...
At least they named the developer who built this.
What a surprise, a web-designer suggesting a site should be redesigned.
I've never found a single site, even one brand new from a good designer, that other designers don't tear to shreds. It seems ingrained into being a web-designer that every site must be completely re-designed every year or two.
Of course this is unbiased professionalism, not blatant self-interest.
More than 1Mb seems OTT.
Maybe you can do it in CSS, but it's far easier not to. HTML+CSS is an abomination creaking at the seams.
I see loads of adverts on Amazon, but then they also did a special feature why the iPad wasn't any good... probably in their interests.
The problem with ChromeOS is it's shit. Windows is shit too you might say, but at least it's still shit when you don't have wi-fi.
Hmm, a tile-based interface. That doesn't remind me of Android and iOS at all. Oh, it does.
>>Remember this point, the public now want computers (mobile and even desktop) that do not run MS operating systems.
The public don't know what an operating system is. They just want something they have heard of, and in the phone/tablet market that isn't something MS is able to achieve.
Jobs rebuilt Apple based deciding what people should have, listening to nobody even other Apple people.
But of course, he also pretty much ran it into the ground by deciding what people wanted.
I'd rather MS made bold moves and got it wrong.. we can always leave MS products... than that everyone sat there doing nothing.
I'm not an apologist, I don't really give a crap beyond having a personal preference. I certainly don't get all frothy-mouthed and punch the air based on how a giant multinational corporation is doing.
You bunch of losers. All those stereotypes Linux users are so extreme, it's hard to believe they're basically true but you guys exemplify them.
I think I'd prefer WinRT tablets if the desktop was not present at all... Metro is a perfectly good touch UI but desktop is just ugly on a 10" screen with no keyboard.
That sounds more like Apple than MS. ASking customers what they want and then making it generally leads to a horrible product. Companies SHOULD take bold moves in designing their answer to a problem... but they need to be right.
Good news... your life is obviously so empty that I'm glad a story like this comes along to make it a bit more worthwhile.
Looks more like a scene from Matrix:Revolutions after Neo is blinded.
For 90%+ of users, the MBP is vastly overpowered as it is. Apple are not superficial, they simply focus their main activity on the home user market rather than business... similar to FireFox really in this regard. Nothing wrogn with being focused.
They're hellishly expensive, but I have always wanted a fully maxed out Pro, if I won "the PC of your choice".
Perhaps a dictionary would help you, look up what "recognisable" actually means. Then you won't look such a plum fool.
You can't use Swedish characters, etc, as drive names? How sad.
Is this still a limitation of Windows out of interest?
These botnets target desktops if I understand rightly, but with the explosion in the number of servers running is it likely we'll see botnets attacking cloud servers, etc? In that world, targeting Linux would be the obvious route just as targeting Android in the mobile space is the sensible choice.
You can put stuff on iTunes with no label, in which case 30% cut is an amazing deal.
You realise that the major labels pay maybe 5-10% to the artist, so Apple are taking maybe 2-3% of what the artist gets.
>>Expensive ≠ Quality
True but MacBooks and iPads have a real feel of quality to them even if it's misleading. Apple sure do make good boxes.
That's why they sell the most expensive gadgets and are focusing on margin rather than market share?
It could be argued iTunes was Jobs' biggest success, not iPhone.
If only it were so simple.
...that computer nerds don't watch the SuperBowl. Who knew?
Yeah I've probably only got 20 more years of milking that cow. At which point, I can simply switch to whatever has replaced it. Or retire on the $$$ I've made from M$.
Hmm. Node.js presumably works just great on big data for quick development and testing, right up until you actually have real big data coming in.
I bit like how Twitter proved how great Ruby-on-Rails was, until it fell over and had to be re-written. Or how Facebook used PHP, but had to write their own spec PHP->native code compiler because they were going to run out of floorspace for servers otherwise.
It seems especially weird in the word of FOSS, where so many sub-cultures are "backward" and hang on to pure C. This is the exact opposite.
Java isn't 100 times slower than C++.
Has anyone seen any benchmarks comparing JS on different browsers with non-JS options? Not sure quite how it would work but couldn't you try to compare JS Vs Flash/Silverlight/Java in the same browser somehow? Even NaCl or a bespoke C++ plugin.
I do however quite like AS3 which I think is just the next version of ECMA (please correct me). But I like it because it's basically just like Java... all that prototyping stuff is gone.
TBH if JS had proper dev tools in the same vein as Eclipse/VS I'm sure it would be just fine, so maybe it's simply the DOM and browser aspects that put me off.
"Let's pick the worst language we can find with the worst dev tools."
Yes, yes. I'm sure JS on it's own is an elegant language. But you don't use a language in isolation.
What if not everyone wants to sell? Do they only have to get a majority and can then force everyone to sell? Will every single share owner get a letter asking them about this?
Wouldn't it make sense for DELL to come up with a few bits of REALLY bad news to depress their share price first...?
I didn't say the HP has no SSD, it's plainly stated in the article that it does.
I was referring to "Only the Acer C7 – which uses an actual, spinning hard disk"; as I said I thought the ChromeOS specified SSD must be used.
I thought ChromeOS required an SSD, how did someone else get a spinny one through?
So a little 'booth' in the middle of a busy throughfare... hardly a peaceful environment. And of course, what about all those people (nearly all of them) who have 3G?
Blocking WiFi, 3G and phone coverage would be better. I'd quite like pubs which had such systems, and train Quiet coaches.
OK grandad. You stay out of the modern world and we'll keep off your lawn.
They said the law was about intent. So a building which accidentally blocks signal would not have that.
Which is a small proportion of their total customer base.
>>I can't see pure hydrogen ever taking over from a Hydrocarbon..
Even when the latter run out or are scare enough the price goes up 10X?
- Weight is still an issue
- Fast charge requires infrastructure all of its own... that will be the limiting factor