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Old 01-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #16
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If there's one program that is surely missing in linux it is something like omnioutliner3. I must say there are no good programs for writers either, I mean when you really want to write a novel.
This program is VERY good :
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.html
Now perhaps I haven't looked deeper enough. If kind people here could point out replacements for both of them, i.e. OmniOutliner and Scrivener, I would be indebted forever...
Because really, OS X has plenty of little ways of annoying you, for instance when you use their dvd player, and it asks you what your zone is...
 
Old 01-17-2008, 01:50 PM   #17
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samael:

http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/

I"ve read some good reviews and it is certainly better than any of the free alternatives.


As for why I prefer Linux over Apple: I'm a professional java developer and I've seen too much bewilderment among my Apple using colleagues. Many switched to OS X because it looked better and made a great environment for java coding too. Alas, they now find that Apple may be - and probably is - trickier than Microsoft. The latest OS X still does not support Java 6, which has been available for Linux and Windows for well over a year now, with Java 7 just weeks away. They are now praying that the FreeBSD guys will come up with a hacked version that runs on OS X. Truly sad, and only because Jobs & Co will control their system to the last bit of it. If you're used to the freedom of Linux, Apple sure think different.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:28 PM   #18
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I've got a Linux machine over here, and an OS/X machine over there, and I can honestly say that I have never contemplated changing that configuration.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 09:36 AM   #19
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samael:

http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/

I"ve read some good reviews and it is certainly better than any of the free alternatives.
@jay73
Thanks. Seems quite interesting. I've installed it and will try it the sooner I can. Cheers !
 
Old 01-19-2008, 04:30 PM   #20
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Linux has endless choices and you don't have to mortgage your house and sell your children to be able to afford to use it.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 10:03 AM   #21
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First: Because I use only Open Source.

That's an important political issue to me which takes precedence over "conveniance" or "nice GUI".

Second: I despise branded life style products of any kind. I don't need to look like all the other individuals who wants to look individual.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 11:17 PM   #22
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Basically the only advantage of windows over linux is that other companies develop their code for windows. If I switch to windows once in a while, it s just for watching an on line TV which only works on the latest version of Windows Media player.

Mac doesn't even have this feature of Microsoft. So it's very useless for me to have Mac as an alternative operating system. I'm not telling that windows is better than Mac. I'm just saying that linux can do whatever Mac can.

Windows sucks. why?

Last time I switched to windows to watch the on line football game, a windows appeared saying that all updates where installed successfully, your computer will be restarted in 4 mins. From my previous experience I knew that this message will appear until I restart the computer, so I restarted it. When I started watching the game, I realized that my favorite team had scored while I was in process of rebooting. I even couldn't see the replays. You think this is the end of story? Of course no. This message regarding all updates were successfully installed again showed up, but this time I didn't reboot the computer; however, whenever there was a scoring chance, it showed up and made me angry.

Do you think we can call this operating system reliable? I don't think so.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 03:53 AM   #23
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probably linux is still basically a "local" system ... ?? kind of like also saying it is a true personal computer ...

come to think about it ... you cant really have a personal computer without big local space ...

anything other than that is just "out of courtesy" thing i guess ...



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Old 01-22-2008, 07:12 AM   #24
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Windows sucks. why?

Last time I switched to windows to watch the on line football game, a windows appeared saying that all updates where installed successfully, your computer will be restarted in 4 mins. From my previous experience I knew that this message will appear until I restart the computer, so I restarted it. When I started watching the game, I realized that my favorite team had scored while I was in process of rebooting. I even couldn't see the replays. You think this is the end of story? Of course no. This message regarding all updates were successfully installed again showed up, but this time I didn't reboot the computer; however, whenever there was a scoring chance, it showed up and made me angry.

Do you think we can call this operating system reliable? I don't think so.
This has to be the worst example of Windows "suckyness" I have ever read. So Windows update interrupted your Football match. The bastards . Seriously though, any above average user in Windows would let automatic updates turned off by default. That not only saves precious CPU cycles and RAM, but also avoid interruption of important things you might be doing.

Don't blame Windows just because you let things on that you could turn off to start with...
 
Old 01-22-2008, 09:43 AM   #25
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Don't blame Windows just because you let things on that you could turn off to start with...
If I turn the automatic update off, another message will pop out all the time, saying that your computer is unsafe.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 09:51 AM   #26
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If I turn the automatic update off, another message will pop out all the time, saying that your computer is unsafe.
LOL, that is actually true . I think if you disable the "Alerter" service, you won't be getting those annoying messages:

Click on Start >> Run, then type "services.msc". Double click on "Alerter" and stop the service if running. In the "Startup type" box, make sure it is disabled as well.

Hmmm... or was that another service you've to disable
 
  


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