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Old 02-12-2005, 11:20 AM   #41
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I'm not a software developer, I'm a designer. I have no interest in scouring the source code of programs in order to fine-tune them, I simply take them as they come -- which goes for a high majority of people. It's a factor that simply doesn't come into my equation.

I do appreciate that you have your own reasons for using Linux. I have no problem with that, and Huz once wrote a great little article about how Linux is a great operating system for developers, whether it be hobbyist or professional. For a lot of people though, Windows is a perfectly good operating system, which does everything that they need.

My main problem is the whole "Windows sucks, Linux is God" opinion that some Linux users flaunt. Whether you are joking or not, it's annoying. When every other Linux user is doing it (I see "jokes" like yours on IRC multiple times a day), it goes well beyond humour. I'm not sure what the deal is, it's not like you get Windows users going "Linux? More like LinSUX. Windows ownz!!!!1111oneoneone". There just seems to be something about Linux and superiority complexes.


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Old 02-12-2005, 11:26 AM   #42
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My main problem is the whole "Windows sucks, Linux is God" opinion that some Linux users flaunt.
...There's an equal amount of "Linux sucks, Windows is God" people...

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Whether you are joking or not, it's annoying.
...Ok, I'm sorry... But you could as well ignore it...

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(I see "jokes" like yours on IRC multiple times a day)
...Then you must be equally annoyed by coke/cock jokes... And "Help, my [furniture] is on fire" lines...




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Old 02-12-2005, 01:02 PM   #43
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Whilst I can appreciate that explorer is a fairly ugly shell, there are alternatives out there which completely piss all over anything that Linux has to offer.
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #44
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...Then you must be equally annoyed by coke/cock jokes... And "Help, my [furniture] is on fire" lines...
Bash.org rocks.

Speaking of which, here are two bash quotes that feature your loveable K-jo, ME:

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Unfortunately both of them make me look like a horrible idiot, when I was just being sarcastic or something. >_>


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Old 02-13-2005, 06:30 AM   #45
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I use Joshi 5.17, it kicks the arse off of both Windows and Linux! And it comes with a coffee drive.

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Old 02-13-2005, 03:04 PM   #46
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Besides,.. Logitech hardware owns you! (Or translated: pwns yoo!)
Hey, **** you man.


Even if you hate Microsoft, you have to love their mice.


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Old 02-13-2005, 03:30 PM   #47
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Meh... I don't hate Microsoft. I own a (legally purchased) copy of every OS they have released since 95... and several different versions of Office. So I have no problem with thier software.
Some of thier business practices on the other hand...

And thier hardware has never thrilled me. It's functional but not sexy.
I have one of thier wireless optical mice, and it's OK I guess. The same comp has a MS keyboard too. Again... it's OK, but it's nothing that gets me excited, hot, and bothered.

My main comp is Logitech everything... I just really dig thier stuff.

The next thing I need to get is one of Logitech's wireless Laser mice! Sexxxxxy!
Thier new keyboards are lust-inducing as well!


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Old 02-13-2005, 05:21 PM   #48
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I have a Microsoft mouse. It's optical, it works great, it looks good too. What can I say, it's a mouse.


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Old 02-13-2005, 05:52 PM   #49
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Fair enough.

I just find the tracking on the MS mice a little too glitchy for my tastes.

Chews up batteries pretty quickly too. The Logitech wireless mice have that slick recharge base station... it's little touches like that make the difference for me.

But it all comes down to preference I guess...


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Old 02-13-2005, 08:32 PM   #50
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Why do you use wireless mice? It always makes me wonder where the advantage lies in having cables connect to a sender instead of the mouse itself. You just have another thing on your desk while the mouse will still be bound to a flat surface which is most likely to be the desk, too.

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Old 02-14-2005, 02:46 AM   #51
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Simple answer: Because someone bought it for me.

But it's nice not to be totally limited in the distance that the CPU unit has to be to you.

The mouse on my main PC is still a wired one though.
The keyboard is wireless though... It was the only one that had all the features I wanted at the time, so I went RF. I probably would have bought the same keyboard in a wired version if the store had it at the time.
But again, it's just nice being able to place it anywhere on my desk and not have to worry about yet another cable run, or putting strain on the connector trying to get 'just one more inch.' Plus sometimes if I'm typing a long message out, or navigating something with only the keyboard, I can just put it in my lap and lean back in my chair.


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Old 02-14-2005, 03:10 PM   #52
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Why do you use wireless mice? It always makes me wonder where the advantage lies in having cables connect to a sender instead of the mouse itself. You just have another thing on your desk while the mouse will still be bound to a flat surface which is most likely to be the desk, too.
That, and they're slower (don't try to argue against this, it's proven slower to use wireless than wired).

And microsoft is currently tied with logitech for mice. All of their new mice that come out are always the same speed, so it basically comes down to preference of feel. I love how my microsoft intellimosue feels, that's why I bought it over a logitech. It feels like it was molded for my hand (I have very skinny, very long fingers so maybe it feels better in mine).


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Old 02-14-2005, 09:28 PM   #53
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:29 PM   #54
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And I've got a cheap optical wireless noname mouse! And there is nothing on the "desk" because it's connected over some small usb thingy which is err incredibly small almost like a stick. But I think about getting a bluetooth one, so I'll have only the bluetooth dongle left, because currently my notebooks rear is looking like an armed emf phalanx.

Oh man, I'm somewhat errected now!


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Old 02-15-2005, 02:38 AM   #55
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I'm not gonna put up too much aof a fight for wireless mice because it seems people like wired better, but I do like the idea of putting the receiver somewhere in the background and not having any wires on the mouse getting in the way of other things closer to you. Plus some recievers can just be little USB things that stick out of the back of the computer, which, you have to admit doesn't have any visible wires (if any, i don't know too much about usb technology, but i think they're just a system of circuits if they need to be)

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Old 02-15-2005, 03:27 PM   #56
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I'm not gonna put up too much aof a fight for wireless mice because it seems people like wired better, but I do like the idea of putting the receiver somewhere in the background and not having any wires on the mouse getting in the way of other things closer to you. Plus some recievers can just be little USB things that stick out of the back of the computer, which, you have to admit doesn't have any visible wires (if any, i don't know too much about usb technology, but i think they're just a system of circuits if they need to be)
I hate the fact of how slow and unreliable they are. But then again, I know somebody is going to come back and say how their's has never broken I don't care


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Old 02-15-2005, 05:06 PM   #57
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Computer talk eh, I'll join, and I think I'll order a Tab.


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Old 02-17-2005, 04:59 AM   #58
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I hate the fact of how slow and unreliable they are. But then again, I know somebody is going to come back and say how their's has never broken I don't care
Granted, when the batteries start going down, they're a bitch and the batteries tend to go down hellishly fast. But other than that, I see no difference in speed, I guess it's down to what you do with it, if you game with it then it may be beneficial to have a fast reacting mouse but if you're just web browsing or navigating windows (or linux...) then wireless is fine.

Again, I guess it's down to preference.

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Old 02-17-2005, 05:15 AM   #59
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Wireless is fine, wireless is good. My mouse is fast, reliable and wireless. It has an USB thingy just as Joshi repeated unnecessarily right after i said it. So, what the hell are you using as wireless mouse devices? Toasters? Or did you just miss the fact that you can actually adjust the mouse cursor speed, even in linux? You all must be porn kings.


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Old 02-17-2005, 06:53 AM   #60
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Old 02-17-2005, 02:58 PM   #61
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:04 PM   #62
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Wireless might work fine for you guys, but I'm a heavy gamer. I have one tournaments and go to LAN parties on a regular basis. I need my mouse to perform to it's fullest. So I like wired.


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