Re: Missing Options (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in My first gaming system was: on 2014-09-30 22:11 (#2T17)

No, but we had a Colecovision. My sibs played Smurfs endlessly, and I can still hear the chiptunes version of "'Tis a Gift to be Simple" echoing through my skull. The Donkey Kong theme was so much better.

Re: Been looking or a replacement since the design change (Score: 4, Informative)

by in Firefox usage slipping fast on 2014-07-09 21:58 (#2DJ)

Have you tried Pale Moon? It started off as a Windows-optimized version of Firefox, but is developing into its own fork, as the devs increasingly reject the annoying UI changes in Firefox. The community has recently ported it to Linux, and, as it is firefox-based all of my favorite extensions work with it.

Re: Google (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Rank your trust in the following sites: on 2014-04-30 21:53 (#19Q)

Thirded. I don't even HAVE a cell, as I live in a rural town that is too small for the carriers to bother with. Google needs a "No. I will NOT give you my cell number--Now Stop Asking!" checkbox.

Re: Google (Score: 1)

by in Rank your trust in the following sites: on 2014-04-30 21:46 (#19P)

Actually, they should have ranked for "Distrust," rather than "Trust;" I'm not even sure I trust the ISP that hosts MY website, much less known collectors like google, facebook, MS, et al.

Whom do I tell? (Score: 1)

by in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-07 00:21 (#A8)

Off topic, but...

When I logged in, the username and password fields blanked as if the page had reloaded, with no indication that I had been logged in (I had been). I didn't see a place to report it, so...

...Anyway - love the expandable comments. You all are doing great work!

Re: About time, because this one is getting screwed (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Kepler finds 4 potentially habitable worlds on 2014-03-07 00:15 (#A7)

By the way, each time I log onto this site, there's new functionality. Not sure how this new posting thing works, but it sure looks interesting!

Yeah, It's like /., only working right.--Anyone know if and where the devs are reposting the improved code?

Re: Depends on niche utility and marketing too (Score: 3, Interesting)

by in Linux Insider investigates why some Linux distros just disappear on 2014-02-26 22:13 (#79)

I have installed Xubuntu on several of my friend's and family's computer, non-technical people who are doing really well with it.
I am doing a 6-month min. trial of xfce for the first time (on Ubuntu Studio). I like it--it is simple, and sleek with minimal use of system resources. The only things (at present) that drive me crazy are the(click and drag) to copy/shift+click and drag) to move behaviour--I'd really like to switch those around--; and the lack of a built-in robust sub-folder-capable file search for thunar.

I'll need to try Xubuntu, as I am looking for a user-friendly distro to install on some old (XP) Public Access Computers at the library I run.