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Offline Cammy

Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2011, 01:00:31 AM »
I'll just keep calling "GNU/Linux" "Linux", not "GNU/Linux" every time I want to mention it. We don't call AmigaOS "Exec/Intuition/Workbench/AmigaOS", we just call it "Workbench" or "AmigaOS" because it's easier and people know what we're talking about, same with why we call "GNU/Linux" just "Linux", it's easier and we assume that anyone smart enough will already know it came from GNU and anyone too stupid to know it already won't give a **** anyway.
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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2011, 05:38:34 AM »
Personally, Id say go for either a Gnome based one (I like Debian GNU/Linux myself, Squeeze is an excellent release.  It requires a little bit more tweaking to get it to Ubuntu's out of the box feel, but it'll be overall a lot faster (at least it feels that way, probably 'cause of less cruft on initial setup) and 'prettier'.  

Once you get plymouth (the boot splash) working with the space fun theme, you get to watch a little space ship move across the screen as it loads, but it loads really fast anyhow, then you install compiz and configure that, and it's all smooth sailing.

Turn on spatial nautilus for a bit more of the amiga feel (at least I always thought it felt more 'amiga'.

Currently I'm running Arch Linux using Gnome 3.  I found a Steam Punk theme, and it's positively awesome!

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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2011, 10:16:54 AM »
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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2011, 11:09:28 AM »
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Has a dual-paned file manager as standard. I'm thinking a DOpus Magellan-type manager would be fantastic.
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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2011, 01:20:45 PM »
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We are moving to a touch world, your average monitor in a year or two will be touch sensitive.  People will go back and forth between keyboard/touchpad(or mouse) and the touchscreen.  

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Totally disagree, as Steve Jobs said last year when he showed the new Macbook Airs, Apple won't do a touchscreen laptop/desktop because your arms ache after a few minutes.

Having used an HP touchscreen machine for a few hours, I can agree, who wants to sit there with your arms stretched out like a zombie all day, especially at work.

Touch is great on tablets/mobiles, it won't reach the desktop though.
 

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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2011, 02:15:12 PM »
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Totally disagree, as Steve Jobs said last year when he showed the new Macbook Airs, Apple won't do a touchscreen laptop/desktop because your arms ache after a few minutes.

Having used an HP touchscreen machine for a few hours, I can agree, who wants to sit there with your arms stretched out like a zombie all day, especially at work.

Touch is great on tablets/mobiles, it won't reach the desktop though.

I think touchscreens have a place hanging on a wall. I'm starting to see more and more large tvs hanging on walls wherever i go such as my uni, shopping centres and office buildings in general and i think being able to interact with these whilst standing up and not sitting would be very useful.
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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2011, 02:50:18 PM »
Did I say "or" anywhere in my message.  It's strictly an "and."  90% or more of the time you'll want to use a magic pad or an old fashion mouse, but there are just times when it would be so much easier to just touch the screen to do something, especially in photoshop.  If iOS and OS X really are converging then a touch interface for the iOS programs is really necessary...


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Totally disagree, as Steve Jobs said last year when he showed the new Macbook Airs, Apple won't do a touchscreen laptop/desktop because your arms ache after a few minutes.

Having used an HP touchscreen machine for a few hours, I can agree, who wants to sit there with your arms stretched out like a zombie all day, especially at work.

Touch is great on tablets/mobiles, it won't reach the desktop though.
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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2011, 02:55:49 PM »
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Did I say "or" anywhere in my message.  It's strictly an "and."  90% or more of the time you'll want to use a magic pad or an old fashion mouse, but there are just times when it would be so much easier to just touch the screen to do something, especially in photoshop.  If iOS and OS X really are converging then a touch interface for the iOS programs is really necessary...

I think Apple might not like the idea of using a touchscreen with all that glass they use on the imacs. Imacs are too flashy and expensive to wreck by using your hands. Can you imagine the finger marks and scratches they would accumulate?
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2011, 03:05:08 PM »
Touchscreen Photoshop would be a giant pain in the ass. A mouse and even a good tablet can give me pixel-level precision at 1x zoom, trying to do that with a touchscreen when my fingertip covers half a hundred pixels even on a large monitor? No thanks.

I've seen some interesting things done with multi-touch screens, but I still don't buy the propaganda that they're a million times more convenient than a mouse for general tasks.
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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2011, 03:08:50 PM »
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Touchscreen Photoshop would be a giant pain in the ass. A mouse and even a good tablet can give me pixel-level precision at 1x zoom, trying to do that with a touchscreen when my fingertip covers half a hundred pixels even on a large monitor? No thanks.

I've seen some interesting things done with multi-touch screens, but I still don't buy the propaganda that they're a million times more convenient than a mouse for general tasks.

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Offline commodorejohn

Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2011, 03:10:34 PM »
Never used one, myself...seems like it'd have better precision than a touchscreen, but still require more motion for the equivalent action with no increase in precision over a tablet.
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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2011, 05:48:36 PM »
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Although it doesn't have the depth gadets or many of the useful things the Amiga GUI has, but I found this Linux distribution to feel almost Amiga-like, dynebolic - http://www.dynebolic.org/


Looks more like Windows 95
 

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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2011, 09:53:28 PM »
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Easily beaten by KDE3 though.

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Re: After hearing a bit about the upcoming Windows 8...
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2011, 02:30:53 AM »
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Looks more like Windows 95


I don't think it looks anything like Windows 95. It's one of the few Linux distributions that doesn't use a task bar, but has docks and button bars. It's prepackaged with lots of creative software and just feels less sterile than the other Linux distros.
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