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Software developer and wry observationist.

Sep
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answered Stick with KDE 3.5?
Sep
18
answered How to avoid Windows Genuine Advantage for an XP update?
Sep
11
answered Good Sketching software
Aug
27
answered Version Control for Designers
Aug
25
answered Why you downgraded your Amarok (or why you didn't upgraded)?
Aug
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awarded  Beta
Aug
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awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
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answered Microsoft Office alternative for Windows?
Aug
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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comment Music player for linux
@Ludwig Whenever I add new files to the library folder, it says "Updating Collection" and picks up the new files without losing the information it has from existing files. For me it is quick and just works.
Aug
5
answered Music player for linux
Jul
30
answered Best SVN interface for Linux?
Jul
30
comment How can I make VNC faster?
I was going to suggest NX. Just some more detail: you need a linux machine to the remote end (ie your office) to run the NX software. It has a VNC gateway to you can make the NX server connect to local VNC servers on its network. (Can also do the same with RDP.)
Jul
30
comment How can I make VNC faster?
UltranVNC has the protocol improvements from TightVNC.
Jul
30
comment How can I make VNC faster?
Unless it has improved dramatically in the last two years, PCAnywhere is pretty sucky, performance-wise compared to VNC.
Jul
27
answered Using Git to Manage An iTunes Library?
Jul
27
answered Linux Media Player
Jul
23
comment Alternative for WinMerge in Ubuntu
I'll just note that in a pinch, when Meld hasn't been quite up to snuff, I've used WinMerge running under WINE.
Jul
22
comment Microsoft Office Annoyances?
Oh, I'm not saying the new UI is bad. The situation is that I use to be a fairly heavy MS Office user at a previous job where I was writing lots of documentation - so I got quite familiar with the UI then. Now I am only a sporadic user, so I'm never really getting use to the new UI. I'm sure if I had to use it more then I would adjust a lot quicker - in the meantime, UBit saves me a fair bit of frustration.
Jul
22
answered Microsoft Office Annoyances?