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Month: June 2018

Re: TOTALLY off-topic - got a puzzle meets dinosaurs

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:28:40 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 17 Jun 2018, Kate Draven wrote:

> Bill,
> I know EXACTLY how you feel. I have to work with crackmonkey clients. Both
> itblows and snapple. They keep saying how there's SO much more software for
> them and yet none of it is useful. Just games. Useless file managers (all
> hail Konqueror, which is aptly named) and the CLI (via konsole).

I have been using a Windows 10 Pro laptop to avoid potential hassles 
with the college system and have gotten some modest acquaintance with 
it; it's also fun to tool around with a different OS.

the impression I get is one is better able to use features of 
some brand-name printers. this may be useful depending on one's needs. 
I haven't taken much advantage of it.

I find the privacy settings pretty obscure and I am bedevilled by the 
automatic upgrades; I find the lack of control abominable -- 'my' PC 
my butt! I have been able to block 'features updates' with some 
regedit magic.

> I do like to run different distros but I only use one for work. Currently Ark
> Linux 2008 and Ali's BigDaddy. I'm hoping to retire Ark for BigDaddy or
> Slackware if and when TDE makes it there. I hope to gain enough skill to do
> it meself.

never heard of 'BigDaddy' -- fitting for the day! unlike you, I guess 
I'm kind of monogamous when it comes to Linux. don't do much with the 
'desktop' anyway except launch applications.


Felmon Davis