Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 06:08 UTC
Windows ITWire: "Linux users can, at times, be the worst kind of ingrates, whining and complaining about what they perceive as missing features in a free operating system. My advice to all such whingers: spend 10 days using the latest version of Windows and you'll realise that you are living in a world of relative bliss."
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RE[5]: With all due respect...
by Coxy on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: With all due respect..."
Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

'Yes, yes there is. How does one do this in Windows?'

The fact that there is no readily available way of doing this shows that all the usability studies conducted by ms probably indicated that people couldn't care about how many pixels high their title bars are.

This is the problem with linux (and oss in general). Look at the preference windows for example in seamonkey, miranda, or gaim and compare them to pidgin. pigdin is more concernced with giving the options users actually need and not what developers think would impress other developers. There so blinded by details that they forget to look at the software as a whole.

I know someone who uses a computer everyday and one day said she's seen everything there is to see on the internet. I asked her what she meant... it turned out the internet to her was the aol news channel that opens when the aol software is started. She had no comprehension of what the internet is. She had two avs running, about 50 things running in the system tray, four office suits (all installed by well meaning friends trying to convince her that ms is evil), and several browsers.

She still uses word to this day and had no idea that there were other word processors, nor why the computer slowed down (the two avs). Its people like this that ms have to also cater for, which is why you won't and shouldn't find options in windows to adjust the pixel spacing between the close window button an the minimise button.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Control Panel -> Display Properties -> Appearance -> Advanced

Not that hard.

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RE[6]: With all due respect...
by raver31 on Sun 24th Jun 2007 12:43 in reply to "RE[5]: With all due respect..."
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

This is the problem with linux (and oss in general). Look at the preference windows for example in seamonkey, miranda, or gaim and compare them to pidgin. pigdin is more concernced with giving the options users actually need and not what developers think would impress other developers

Of course, you do understand that Pidgin is Open Source, and that it is the latest incarnation of GAIM ???????

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RE[7]: With all due respect...
by Coxy on Mon 25th Jun 2007 17:47 in reply to "RE[6]: With all due respect..."
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Yes, i use pidgin. I said 'and oss in general', this doesn't mean all oss. You see now????????????

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