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
>> 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
> 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
> "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
> "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. :)