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Might give that a try next. CC.rb apparently only just works on *nix (and *nix doesn't just work on our admins-are-stuck-in-the-past network). It has a dependency on openSSL, and while I eventually managed to get what appeared to be success using gem install ... to build the gem in question, bundle and cc.rb refuses to find the result.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
While my hooky 7 license is stuck in the wonderfully efficient Deustche-Post system, as it has been for a month, I bought Windows 8.1 for one of my redundant boxes at the weekend.
I must say, apart from just two things, it is quite pleasant to use.
The first thing is the need for a Hotmail account to log into my own computer; big brother, slightly moreso than Android and gmail, but not obtrusive.
The second is that to shut an application I needed alt-F4, there didn't appear to be any controls, just differences in focus.
There are many differences, but I find them interesting. Also, I was easily able to install Visual Studio 2008 and test it. Hello world etc work fine, with nice GUI integration.
I like the built-in Skype, I like the app-style Facebook extra, I like the Android-style app shop(which also like Android, doesn't demand payment details unless you want to buy something).
I like the way all and any hardware is integrated effortlessly, including wifi printing and scanning.
I speak as someone who has been using Ubuntu exclusively at home for 4 years; MS has clearly done some Ubuntu/Linux homework and decided that good things a like seamless driver integration should be taken seriously, at last. And with the ecosystem control, they don't even nag about security anymore(although I installed Avast).
For once, MS is being maligned for doing something actually good.