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Re: [News] New Sub-notebooks to Cost $176 and Run GNU/Linux Only

Chris Ahlstrom wrote:

> After takin' a swig o' grog, wispygalaxy belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> iUnika Gyy netbook weighs 1.5 pounds, will cost $176
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Hey, remember the $199 Impulse TNX-9500, the "world's cheapest
>>> | laptop?" Yeah, it was just the beginning. Say hello to the iUnika Gyy,
>>> | which manages to shave its price down to ?130 ($176) by using a slower
>>> | 400MHz MIPS processor and ditching that costly XP license for Linux.
>>> `----
>> Oooh, look at that thing!  The design is cool (black/white contrast). 
>> But I
>> don't get why there's a Windows key there.  I hope there's an option to
>> put
>> Tux on it.  He's a lot cuter than the Windows logo!  ;-)
> The "Windows" key is a sure sign of the Monopoly, isn't it?

It's like a tattoo that is hard to get rid of.  I have a Windows key on my
laptop.  I could technically scratch it off, but then I'd mess up my
keyboard with scratch marks.  

> Ironically, it is useful in Linux.  I now use it in Fluxbox to modify
> keystrokes to be reminiscent of vi.  For example, motion of the current
> window:
>    Windows-l Move window right
>    Windows-h Move window left
>    Windows-j Move window down
>    Windows-k Move window up
> I mapped Windows-n to act like Alt-Tab (switch to next window).  Although
> it has the same mapping as Alt-Tab in the fluxbox keys file, it has an
> oddity -- the first keystroke in the newly-focussed window gets sucked up
> and has
> no effect.  Odd little bug!

That's a neat use for the Windows key.  I would have never thought of
that.  ;)  I do like flipping windows with alt-tab.  

Bugs annoy but sometimes amuse me... :)

> Sounds like a typical COLA-troll argument:
> "...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!"
>        "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to
>feel interested.
>        "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little
>vexed.  "That's what the name is called.  The name really is, 'The Aged
>Aged Man.'"
>        "Then I ought to have said "That's what the song is called'?"
>Alice corrected herself.
>        "No, you oughtn't: that's quite another thing!  The song is
>called 'Ways and Means':  but that's only what it is called you know!"
>        "Well, what is the song then?" said Alice, who was by this
>time completely bewildered.
>        "I was coming to that," the Knight said.  "The song really is
>"A-sitting on a Gate": and the tune's my own invention."
>                -- Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking Glass"

I liked the sig you have here.  :)

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