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Announcements / Re: I'm bookmarking this day
« on: September 13, 2009, 12:35:17 PM »
Multithreading is also great on multi-core machines.
Threading between cores is called hyperthreading, not multi-threading.  Multi-threading is within one core.

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Announcements / Re: I'm bookmarking this day
« on: September 13, 2009, 11:44:47 AM »
I don't really understand what happens when you run two threads. You wouldn't be able to access data the other thread is using, right?
Each thread has to run things in an order; you can't do two things at once in one thread.  If you tell one thread to sleep for 2000 milliseconds, you're stuck waiting 2000 milliseconds before you can do anything else on that thread.

Two threads gives you the ability to do two things at once, therefore being faster.

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General ENIGMA / Re: Enigma IDE (written in C++ using wxWidgets)
« on: September 12, 2009, 10:30:53 PM »
That's not saying much.
I laughed, but seriously.  Would you rather have Dolphin (KDE's file manager, not the emulator)?

Thunar is pretty cool.  Erm... Mac?  Browser/whatever it is?

That's just about most of them.  I mean, 7-zip is technically a file manager too.

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General ENIGMA / Re: Enigma IDE (written in C++ using wxWidgets)
« on: September 12, 2009, 09:30:02 PM »
Nautilus is wonderful.  It's better than Windows Explorer.

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General ENIGMA / Re: Enigma IDE (written in C++ using wxWidgets)
« on: September 12, 2009, 09:26:08 PM »
I'll say something now.

I absolutely hate GTK's file browsing on Windows.
It's exactly as it is in GNOME.

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Announcements / Re: Greetings from LInux
« on: September 12, 2009, 08:00:40 PM »
That's because Windows won't let you modify system files while Windows is running, whereas Linux doesn't care.  Of course, some things are stored in RAM at startup and require a restart to be re-loaded.

Ubuntu has thousands of updates monthly, whereas Microsoft waits before they find tons of bugs and release an update compilation, to make it look like Windows doesn't have many bugs when it has as many as Ubuntu might.

O'course, they could have easily made it exaggerated and much more accurate with reasons Linux hardcoreists wouldn't be able to argue.

Windows is more physically secure.  Windows 7 Ultimate has BitLocker, the first actual way to protect your hard drive and be secure since normally you could just insert a live CD of Ubuntu or something and view the hard drive.  Linux is more virtually secure, meaning you can't get viruses and stuff.

They could have just made screenshots showing off Aero and then a screen-capture of a slackware terminal or something saying "THIS IS WINDOWS" "THIS IS LINUX".  There are tons of ways they could have made it look better, but I lol at this.

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Announcements / Re: I'm bookmarking this day
« on: September 11, 2009, 02:45:53 PM »
Windows only, of course, unless someone has a brilliant plan for working with them on Linux somehow. I've not looked into the matter at all, and although I don't personally think I can run a Windows DLL on Linux, I've heard rumor from someone that there's some way.
WINE has the ability to load DLLs; you can use the libraries if you have it installed.

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Issues Help Desk / Re: Suggest image editor?
« on: September 10, 2009, 08:09:49 PM »
I'm not quite sure what he was implying, but he spelled Paint as Pain in both places, so the fact that it was sarcasm was pretty evident.

People say mtPiant is good, but I might as well be drawing with shell commands; it would probably be easier.

I'm not sure where you get that. mtPaint is really simple and powerful for pixeling.
I've used it.  It's like painting from a terminal.  I have no clue what the hell anything does.

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Announcements / Re: Greetings from LInux
« on: September 10, 2009, 07:55:17 PM »
Also... Microsoft aren't all that bad
I was going to make a new topic on this, but since it's relevant:
http://www.overclock.net/windows/569458-microsoft-attack-linux-retail-level-probably.html

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Announcements / Re: I'm bookmarking this day
« on: September 10, 2009, 06:36:37 PM »
You could shoot for 11/10/09.

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Announcements / Re: Greetings from LInux
« on: September 09, 2009, 05:51:41 PM »
It's probably Microsoft saying NOPE NOPE NOPE, APPLE IS BAD TO EMULATE.

Doesn't account for open ones like Virtualbox not working. The demand is there, surely some interested developer could patch it in?
No, I mean, Windows doing something and not the program.

Unless it works in *nix, which I have not tried.

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Announcements / Re: Greetings from LInux
« on: September 09, 2009, 04:29:03 PM »
It's probably Microsoft saying NOPE NOPE NOPE, APPLE IS BAD TO EMULATE.

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Announcements / Re: Greetings from LInux
« on: September 08, 2009, 08:51:21 PM »
Josh, Mac is the only OS you can't VM
It's UNIX.

Solaris works in VM.

Why won't OS X?

Also, Rusky, why do you have to go through all the pain and frustration of arguing over Linux vs. GNU/Linux when you could just say "Greetings from Ubuntu" instead? :P

And for the record, I use Arch Linux.  Which, really, to be honest, is mostly just Linux when you first install it.  The only difference is a fancyized installer and login.

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Issues Help Desk / Re: Suggest image editor?
« on: September 08, 2009, 06:35:59 PM »
Pain.NET is not a copy of MSPain.
Did you seriously not realize that was sarcasm?

KolourPaint has half the usability of MSPaint.  It requires GIMP palettes, and there is no color editor.
PDN took paint, added layers and transparency, and seriously screwed the interface.
People say mtPiant is good, but I might as well be drawing with shell commands; it would probably be easier.

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Issues Help Desk / Re: Suggest image editor?
« on: September 08, 2009, 06:19:11 PM »
Kolourpaint is an exact copy of MSPaint...
And so is Paint.NET.