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2:33 AM
@slm Reading this again. No. Notice what he says about editors. And his preferred distribution.
 
slm
2:49 AM
@FaheemMitha k
 
3:11 AM
Our Gilles wouldn't be caught dead using KDevelop.
 
slm
3:23 AM
Yeah I figured it was a stretch, but it was funny that G+ suggested him to me.
 
what distro does Gilles prefer?
 
Jun 27 '11 at 22:21, by Gilles
@Tshepang I use neither. But between KDE3 and Gnome, I would always recommend KDE.
 
@Seth He's a Debian user, of course.
 
Jan 4 at 23:08, by Gilles
I use Debian at home, but I don't recommend it if you don't want to get your hands dirty a little
 
That's our @Braiam.
A Little Night Music (or Morinng, depending on your location):
"Mache dich, mein Herze, rein", from the St. Matthew Passion.
 
3:55 AM
@Braiam I've no idea what he means by "get your hands dirty".
 
@Braiam interesting choice.
@FaheemMitha That's what I guessed.
 
@FaheemMitha click through it, you will get context
 
@Braiam Still don't see it. Debian is semi-automated. It's about as far away from getting one's hands dirty as it gets.
 
4:12 AM
@FaheemMitha Gilles wants "something stable and easy to use out of the box, for end users, not something for professional sysadmins or geeks", which he thinks Debian doesn't fulfills (starting from the fact that the installer is text based)
Jan 4 at 23:14, by Braiam
Anyone find useful , the only relevance is with lxc, and most are already tagged like that
^ still valid :(
 
@Braiam I disagree with this assessment. I started using Debian in 2001. Back then is was much less polished, and even then I don't think it was only something for "professional sysadmins or geeks".
I think people are just lazy.
Learning to use your tools. That's so 18th century.
 
@FaheemMitha lets say that that's exactly what Gilles was searching: a distro for lazy end users
 
@Braiam Lazy people should use Mac OS X. I'm sure Apple is happy to take their money in return for babysitting them.
In remember around 2000 you had to go through all sorts of ridiculous gyrations in order to install Debian, including knowing all your hardware and the drivers it used, in advance. Yes, that's right, you had to know what drivers your hardware used.
Hey, look at me, reminiscing.
This would have been potato, I guess. 2.2
Apt was new in that release. How time flies.
 
 
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6:31 AM
Can anyone suggest more aggressive patch alternatives? Like when patch doesn't apply.
 
@FaheemMitha read the patch and apply it manually?
 
@Braiam Always an option, I suppose.
 
7:36 AM
@shirish Hi. Do you have a recommendation for (Indian) tax software? Something that runs on Linux would be nice, but probably unrealistic.
 

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