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Been trying a few and SlimJet is by far the best. Has a good UI, and small foot print.
Running it on an XP pentium 4 with half a gig of ram. It feels as good as IE on an i7 with Windows 7 with 3 gig. Progress eh?
In fact it feels better than any windows 7 machine I have used. None of that waiting for explorer to decide to display a folders contents, none of windows 7s endless farting around with network groups and settings to get folders shared, and all this on limited hardware!
Remember how it used to be, when a pentium 4 with half a gig was a good machine, and you could browse, play music, edit docs, print stuff, all at the same time without it locking up on you?
So its a clean install of XP, updates turned off, and all extraneous crap (services basically) turned off, and its running a treat with SlimJet. Way way way better than the work machine i have, the i7 with windows 7, IE and mcafee. Try to open two tabs and play music and it gunges up!
If only there was a way you could look at all the sites on t'Interweb and see if they contained any information about questions that you'd like answered. You could call it, oh, I don't know, a 'find motor' perhaps?
I'll save you the bother though. No. Windows or Linux. It is after all based on Chrome (which makes me wonder what they've had to gouge out to stop it being a memory hog but that's just cynical, old me!)
Long ago (several years back), there came loads of feature updates for this site. When I came back after a break, I saw so many things changed/updated. It felt like, Damn! the last cool place on web is now screwed!.
I'm not sure if that's the time it was moving from Asp to Asp.net. Don't recollect, but I think I even wrote to Chris saying saying The new pile of feature dumps suck totally. It's completely un-intuitive. And all those 'recommendations'.
I don't know where went that guy who wrote all these. Now I don't even remember how the older site looked like. The current one feels so much at home. I think I had just walked through the same usual User-behavior, resisting change!
But oops! I remember Chris saying it out loud here in Lounge that Asp.net sucked and Asp was better, when this transition was being done! Do I smell some change resistance here
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy.
They could actually be a solution for my problem now - I have a 24" widescreen at work and the corners of the screen are too farking far! It either strains my neck a lot or the borders of the screen are useless for me. If it was curved...
I can't move the monitor back for two reasons: not enough space, and my eyesight is poor so if I do I won't be able to see anything. Definetely not good.
Moving back my chair would completely annihilate my back - my workstation is not ergonomic in any aspect, the chair is 10-15 years old and abused and so on... so I try enlarging the characters on screen. Also the old monitor had a nifty feature that allowed to vary the thickness of the lines drawn on screen, this one has not. I have to get used to it, but long sessions leave me almost blind for a while.
If you're a contractor at home, invest in yourself.
If it's as an employee, you might somehow break it to your boss that you'd be more productive if you were more comfortable. You problem clearly isn't just the monitor. Figure out what would fix things and present to him (or go on a buying spree).
If it's as an employee, you might somehow break it to your boss that you'd be more productive if you were more comfortable.
So they sack me to get another person. Literally in this Company passed through a lot of people that went away and remained only the Fantozzi, the meek who accept anything.
I'm already looking for other companies of course... Also, when I'll really want to have something I can simply call 3-4 sick times in a row for backache / headache, this would automatically trigger both an investigation and a compensation process for deliberately provoking a cronic health disturb.
Yeah, the price hike isn't justified by the small benefit they'd bring IMO (though I confess I've never tried one).
I do know someone who uses three (non-curved) 55-inch monitors - if they were curved they'd be a full semicircle.
I'll take my usual approach of waiting until the price drops & I've tried them before even thinking of shelling out my hard-earned.
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