Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 9th Nov 2009 14:20 UTC
Editorial Hands up if you use Firefox. Have used it? Know about it? Heard of it? 'Sites up and down the World Wide Web today will be celebrating five years of Firefox. When I sat down to write this I worried about having to list the history of its features and landmark events and the news of the past five years. Other sites will be comprehensively doing that, there is nothing I can add to that list that Google can't surmise. Instead I will be telling you what Google does not know, my story of Firefox and what Firefox has meant to all of us.
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That really sucks. I'm doing a CS degree now at The University of Manchester and we use linux for basically everything. It's basically a Fedora installation with loads of changes made by the lecturers. The default window manager is Another Level Up ( which was written by our programming lecturer; however there the option when you login to also use Gnome, KDE, fvwm and various other obscure window managers. The pc's still have windows (XP) installed on them but I've yet to see a single person actually use it.

There are also various other things the lecturers try and make us do like using a shell instead of a file browser, writing our own shell scripts to automate repetitive tasks and using latex for writing our reports instead of using a word processor.

It's also good that about 10% of people came into the course with Linux installed on their laptops and now about 60% of people have it on there. It shows there must be something to linux. I still use Windows 7 mind because I really like how it works but for programming you really can't beat linux. I just really like my games too much to use linux full time ;)

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