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Re: WSJ: Mossberg takes the Linux bait and snarls ....

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 13:06 -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Thursday 13 September 2007, Max Pyziur wrote:
> > Mossberg Looks at Ubuntu Linux on a Dell (Verdict: Not Quite Ready for
> > Primetime)
> I agree 100% with one of his beefs.  Laptop touchpad sensitivity.  When I'm 
> typing (and as I touch-type around 50 wpm, the keyboard is really a humming) 
> often the cursor will jump to where the i-beam for the mouse is; ooops, left 
> click.  But I didn't touch the touchpad.  Aggravating as all get out.  (And 
> if someone knows a way to turn that down, please let me know, as I've not run 
> across the setting yet).

man syndaemon

> I agree 100% that Linux is perfect for the techies, but not yet for the 
> mainstream non-techie user, unless someone who is a techie is readily 
> available.  Yep, I've run Linux for over ten years (and Unix SVR2 and 3 prior 
> to that on assorted workstations), but I am (job title notwithstanding) a 
> techie.
> HOWEVER, this same thing is true of Windows; it is not ready for the 
> mainstream, either, even though it's in the mainstream.
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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