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Yet another day with two posts. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
Yet another day with two posts.
I dunno how many people who read this look at my friends page, but there's an interesting discussion on whether depression exists here. I'm still working on my comment.

What I'm reading: Heart of the Comet

I finally gave up on Internet Explorer and downloaded Mozilla. I love it. Tabbed browsing rules, and I particularly like being able to put all the sites I visit every day in one folder, then choose "Open in tabs" and have them all open at once.

DSL's spoiled me.

Current Mood: okay okay

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the_carrot From: the_carrot Date: February 19th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heart of the Comet rocks...that's one of my favorite books. I'm a big Greg Benford fan anyway, so I'm somewhat biased, but I think it's one of the best hard sci-fi books written (next to the Red Mars trilogy and Benford's Mech series).
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: February 22nd, 2004 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Konqueror's good too

Being a total Linux fanboy, I run Linux 99% of the time (Windows 1% to play a Windows-only game when the mood hits me, and I've put Mozilla Firefox on that partition).

Tabbed browsing is just something you can't live without. Recent versions of Konqueror (my favorite browser, I really like KDE as a whole) have it, and all the Mozilla derivatives have had it for a while. Opera has had it for years.

KDE as a desktop has come on leaps and bounds. So has Gnome, but I think KDE gives better user feedback, and proper feedback (especially for tasks that don't start instantly) is so important in a UI, even for a geek user like me.

You might wanna try it - if you don't want to go to the trouble of repartitioning your machine for a dual-boot, then download a Knoppix live CD. (Knoppix has turned out to be extremely useful - I downloaded it on a whim at work, and I've used it to do things from recovering data from a Windows machine that wouldn't boot Windows, but would boot Knoppix fine, to duplicating hard disks over the network). Every BOFH should have a copy of Knoppix floating around - it's got pretty much everything you need on one live CD. You can even use it to do Office documents if the need arises :-) Knoppix itself is derived from Debian (my favorite server distro, that's what I run at Rackshack)
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