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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

  (Un)usability

I know, I know, a lot of good work has been done on making Linux usable by normal people in the last few years. I'm happy for them.

I'm NOT normal. I miss the features of windows managers like sawfish, E and evilwm. I think window manager development needs to go forwards, not backwards, and a linux desktop that doesn't look like a half assed windows clone is far sexier to some, than others. I got a lot of people hooked on E, at one point.

I wrote this entire blog entry in the time it took for firefox's new whizzy "Choose Helper Application" while I waited, and waited, and waited for it to prettily format all the entries in /usr/bin.

This, on a dual 1.6Ghz opteron!!!!

Yo, developers of nifty new interfaces? Some of us can type. Please - Let us type - please?

All I wanted to do was type "/usr/bin/xmms" so I could listen to "It's a small world after all">.
 
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