In the late 1970's we used an Intel MDM system to develop a multi-user system for hotels running on 8080's. That unit is currently on display at the museum at Bletchley Park. Great fun days.
91 posts • joined 19 Mar 2012
So what shit can't you do in Win 10/11?
(Ok, I switched to Ubuntu when Vista arrived, but I still need to use WinX in VMs for Delphi dev.)
The start button moved. Wow, That REALLY stops me from doing shit. The right-click popup menu has cut 'n' paste piccies instead of text lines. Now I'm stumped as I'm unable to click little buttons and I seem to forget to use Ctl/C & V.
So many here complain of things like the Control Panel / Settings muddle, yet attempts to resolve this type of issue cause constant derision.
My only gripe with Win 7 -> 10 -> 11 is the corresponding increase in telemetry. I think I can handle all those tricky changes to the UI. In all other respects for me it Gets Shit Done.
I still use my minidisc occasionally at gigs. Sits neatly in a pocket along with a lapel mike. Beats taking in a full recording system and the quality is perfectly acceptable.
Sony crippled it for more professional use by preventing the digital output from recorded material. Only the standard audio line out was available. It was all part of their DRM strategy which took them away from the pro audio arena.
It works for me on Ubuntu 20.04, Dell xps13 with 2 extra monitors. Webcam (USB, not the buit-in nosecam) works well. Only problems are: Screen/window share doesn't work with Wayland - only X, and only 4 people on screen although many more people shown as simpl,e icons. No backgrounds.
1. No desktop clutter
2. Easy app launching (only one mouse click or one to two keyboard actions)
3. With Wayland, apps can run across mixed HiDPI and standard DPI devices scaled on the fly
4. Good useful set of Gnome-associated apps
5. No scrolling around endless menus.
That's a few off the top of my head. Petty issues, you may think, but they are key to my desire for a simple and mess-free environment.
I originally spent a long time originally pitching KDE against Gnome to make my decision and I found KDE to be a most frustrating experience.
My environment uses only three Gnome extensions although there are stacks available for the dedicated hacker, all that can be enabled directly from a web browser.
Cinnamon is OK, but like KDE, is based on the same type of experience as WIndows passim and Gnome 2.
I really don't think it helps for the constant DE bashing that seems to populate these pages - people simply can't accept that their choice is not necessarily the One True Choice.
I prefer Gnome - if someone else prefers something different, that's fine - I'm grateful that we can make a choice that works as we would like. Unlike poor Windows users who have to live with what they're given.
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