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Nate

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Engadget's recession antidote: win a pair of Audioengine A2 speakers! (Engadget)

Feb 18th 2009 5:19PM These would be great for my studio-in-a-backpack! I'll enter please.

NSA-approved smartphones leaves Obama with some ugly choices (Engadget)

Jan 13th 2009 8:43PM Stop being so ignorant. Dnorris is right, the money would come from somewhere, and thats the taxes. No one wants your ignorant comments here, so grow up.

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth: We can surpass Apple in two years (Download Squad)

Jul 24th 2008 2:37AM As a web designer, in-training-C++-programmer, and indie wanna-be music artist, I really don't see Ubuntu surpassing or even coming close to Apple any time soon.

The Mac OS X interface is what makes it so great. Usability is a major part of the interface, and I just don't think that Ubuntu has it. In Mac OS X every application has the same basic command keys, and everything is made to look more or less the same and follow usability guidelines. However, in the Linux world, every application seems to have different command keys, have different looks, and don't follow any usability guidelines.

Mac OS X window management is also just so much nicer than Ubuntu or any linux I've seen. Expose makes it really simple and the spaces actually work. There was only a couple of times that spaces in GNOME or KDE would work for me.

What also really annoys me in Ubuntu is the desktop affects, they are too over the top and waste my time and slow down the system whenever any effects are rendered. I turn them off, and the system is back up to speed, but it is more plain. Sure, for the first time you see it you may say, "Wow thats cool!" but it sure gets old quickly.

Now for the personal issues. Being a web designer I need good programs to do my work, such as Photoshop. Now I know some of you out there will say "Use the GIMP!" and let me tell you something, in my experience it doesn't come close to Photoshop, and also as being a part time independent music artist all the good audio creation programs are created for Mac OS X or Windows.

One thing I noticed about the many open source applications is that some have too many features that you don't need and don't do any perticular one very good and other applications that have few features but do them very well but don't do what you need. Applications developed by the mac seem to have a good balence, but this is all up to you the user to decide.

Really, whoever thought that using a brown earth theme would set it apart from other distros was right, but for the worse.

Ok I'm done. I feel better now. :P

AOC says its 22-inch 2218Ph LCD monitor has that Mac flair (Engadget)

Jul 10th 2008 12:33AM Sorry didn't know about Bradley's comment. There were "no" comments when I commented.. Dang comment system.