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Blog Archive for eitan during December 2005

Approximately in June or July of 2005, I started weaning myself off of my powerbook G4, and learning the Gnome environment under Ubuntu (v5.04, now v5.10). Overall, it's been a terrific experience, and it's looking like I've come here to settle down. So I thought I'd summarize my experiences, from my perspective as a Java software developer, and as a computer user in general. The Good Here are a...
Everyone stands behind their favorite web browsers. Firefox definitely appears to be at the forefront. But then you come across people who prefer Camino, for example, which is a web browser that uses the Gecko layout engine but taylors its user interface to fit the MacOSX mold, so to speak. Camino indeed is pretty cool and pretty fast. If you run macosx, you should definitely check out Camino...
Every so often I go and read the wisdom of elharo over at cafeaulait.org. So today I came across this specific entry discussing "humane" interfaces: http://www.cafeaulait.org/oldnews/news2005December7.html Here is a snippet from elharo's blog entry: "More buttons/methods does not make an object more powerful or more humane, quite the opposite in fact. Simplicity is a virtue. Smaller...