Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Opensource sucks part 2, opening filesg

This is gnome locking up on me, because I opened a not so large file (14mb).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/berlinbrown/750473492/
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 7th, 2007 6:30pm
And Windows doesn't lock up?  Proprietary software sucks, too.
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
July 7th, 2007 7:18pm
It's really all your fault. When will you learn?

http://worsethanfailure.com/Articles/When-will-users-learn.aspx
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 7th, 2007 8:04pm
Bot, as picky as you can be about things, I am surprised that you have the gall to make such a headline.  How about instead saying something like:
To me, today, while I am the one having the problem, open-source sucks.

It's free software, not commercial, no need for blind taste-test comparisons.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 7th, 2007 9:31pm
Plus, you really expect us to believe it's not a nightly or unstable build that you are using?
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 7th, 2007 9:34pm
FWIW, to my mind, an evangelist shouldn't be looking for things to b*tch about, should be looking for things to fix that other users b*tch about.  OTW, it's a mixed message/signal that is being sent out.  Unless the message is to be picky and b*tch about anything you don't like.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 7th, 2007 9:38pm
Double clicking from the file browser is so noob. Windows would so the same thing if IE is associated with the file's extension. Any nerd will tell you to use 'less' to open large files.
Permalink anoneemouse 
July 7th, 2007 9:58pm
To me, when something is free, performance and reliability do not matter.

Actually being able to at least try to install/run something though, that obviously makes a huge difference in usability.

It's the whole, oh, connect to svn, download source, build it yourself (if you have a compatible environment, because we hate MSVC++ so fuck you for using it) and then hope you can run it.

What kind of numbskull thinks users should have to know a damned thing about a compiler or build tools?!

I really don't care if you want to excuse it with 'well, yeah, but you have to compile for different platforms... yada yada...' and neither do the vast majority of users.

As in the previous rant, I realize not everything follows this pattern. Either a whole helluva lot does though, or I've just been unlucky lately.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 9th, 2007 11:29am

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