Dann: thinking about using desktop environments, always found that he was setting them up like Fluxbox, so just sticking to fluxbox now.
Greetings to United Kingdom and 24 more London, Casablanca, Dublin, and Lisbon, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
(0002Z) Pokey: Mac OS was moderne when it was created, but now it's looking old and tired
SndChaser thinks we are kind of spoiled with all the options - includnig things that don't exist elsewhere - like Awesome. But lovest the ability we have to build our desktops to fit our workflows and optimize how we work.
(0020Z) K5Tux: Easy to learn (he's coming back to it...) -- "Going to change lanes: When discussing ease of use, what about "don't care to know" folks, gamers, etc -- those who don't worry about privacy and software freedom, I have my own thoughts on but I'd like to hear the consensus on the danger for those who just don't care."
(0045Z) How did you come to Linux?
(0048Z) Free Software's major achievements in 2014:
Watches or glasses (marcusbaird)
ROMs for entry-level mobile phones (pokey)
Greetings to Cape Verde, some regions of Greenland and 1 more Praia, Ponta Delgada (Azores), Ittoqqortoormiit, and Mindelo, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
Is Windows made for the consumer or is it made just to look that way on the store shelves? (pokey)
Thistleweb expounds upon the evils of extended warranties
Greetings to regions of Brazil, Uruguay and 1 more Rio de Janeiro, S??o Paulo, Brasilia, Montevideo, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
Pokey mentions that he is furious that the authors guild forced the text-to-speech to be disabled on the Kindle... and names Roy Bloundt Jr.
Electronic versions of textbooks are not reducing the number of printed books. Students have to buy / lease the paper books, then get the electronic version. And, in many cases they cannot (easily) re-selly the paper copy for even half of what they paid. In the case of grade school / highschool they cannot sell the books since they are just leased.
It is determined that Perberos, Stefano Karapetsas (stefano-k), Steve Zesch (amanas) and Clement Lefebvre (clem) are the people responsible for removing all accessibility features from MATE, the Gnome2 fork. Gnome2 used to be the most accessible desktop.
Greetings to Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada St. John's, Conception Bay South, Corner Brook, Gander, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
Jon Kulp: Open Dyslexic Font
SndChaser installs Open Dyslexic extension in chromium
Pokey looks at the Open Dyslexic website and is able to read the page very quickly (quickly for pokey anyway), goes ahead and tries to install the font on Mint