Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows Yes, the day is finally drawing closer: the day Windows XP died. October 22, 2010 will be the final and definitive day for the venerable operating system, since OEMs will no longer be able to pre-load it on netbooks after that day. I might not make myself popular around here with this, but thank god, it's about time that pile of junk is taken behind the shed.
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RE[5]: XP64 == XP
by darknexus on Sat 12th Jun 2010 01:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: XP64 == XP"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

More than that, what about a system-wide spell checker? There are plenty of 3rd party apps that will account for most of what Windows lacks (including clipboard managers), but I don't know of any app that will give me spell checking across the entire OS. I'd almost be willing to give my right nut for one though ;)


As far as I know, the only way you can get complete system-wide spell checking is to use OS X. *nix desktops don't have it, Windows doesn't have it. There used to be one for win9x, Spell Pro or something it was called (I really can't remember the exact name), but even it didn't give spell checking everywhere though it did account for the majority of text fields. That was a good ten years ago though, and I don't know of anything like that being developed for Windows today.

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RE[6]: XP64 == XP
by phoenix on Sat 12th Jun 2010 04:53 in reply to "RE[5]: XP64 == XP"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

As far as I know, the only way you can get complete system-wide spell checking is to use OS X. *nix desktops don't have it, Windows doesn't have it.


I'm pretty sure KDE has one, available to all KDE apps. Doesn't help the non-KDE apps, but if you stick to KDE apps, then you could say your KDE system has desktop-wide spellcheck.

Not sure about GNOME, though.

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RE[7]: XP64 == XP
by Damnshock on Sat 12th Jun 2010 11:08 in reply to "RE[6]: XP64 == XP"
Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

KDE has it ;)

Furthermore, it can detect the language you are using with just a few words!

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