Re: What constitutes a useable desktop?
- --- In email@example.com, Ritesh Khadgaray <khadgaray@...> wrote:
>I read the link and they're right. I am not interested in investing the effort learning anything over again for no tangible benefits. Frankly I have better things to do with my time. Even if I didn't it still doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun to me. As in I'll find something better to do!
> This isÂ a known behaviour called as "user interia", such as seen in
> http://www.basement.org/2006/07/battling_user_inertia.html .
> One of the reason why people hate GNOME3, the re-learning part.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thad_floryan" <thad@...> wrote:
>Mine is still functioning. It just is performing a different function today. The drawer slides they used are top notch!
> --- In email@example.com, "Paul" <pfrederick1@> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thad_floryan" <thad@> wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > * 3 = PDP-11 endian
> > I have a tool cabinet in my garage that would have returned a 3 at
> > one time in its life.
> > http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5600/p3060008.jpg
> > I cut a PDP 11/34 in half. The drawers are gutted out hard disk drive
> > cabinets.
> Fantastic! :-)
> The Computer History Museum is about 3 miles from my home and they
> still have some functioning PDP-11s:
>The one I busted apart was a monster. That is why I cut it in half. Thing was the size of a closet. Technically I didn't strictly cut it in half though. Two uprights are the front and back members of a rack in my pickup truck, and I cut the remaining two in half and reassembled a frame out of those pieces.
> One of my colleagues in the early 1980's bought his Heathkit LSI-11
> to work one day; clock speed 2.5MHz (that's two point five !).
> Didn't run UNIX, though, it was HT-11 a variant of RT-11. A real
> PDP-11 (capable of UNIX) was larger: