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by Ras
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

But then again switching to Linux from Windows also requires an effort for an average Joe, despite your experiences. Sure it is easier now than ever, but still not painless for most. Sure it's an effort. Choosing a Linux distro (googling for "beginner Linux"), making a bootable USB stick under Wind...
by Ras
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Missing input in ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Missing input in ponder

Looks like you need to examine what the input parser is doing. That's also where I'd look first. Maybe the "stop" gets already consumed in the input parser where it would just be ignored so that by the time the input scanner in search gets around to checking the pipe, the "stop" is already gone. It...
by Ras
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

Indeed - and if the QWERTY keyboard was good enough in 1874, then there's absolutely no reason to question its usage today! :roll: A keyboard is still the most efficient way to enter text. Sure, the layout could be changed, but that's a funny path dependency here so that it won't, even after the or...
by Ras
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

The best hope going forward is that the desktop steadily diminishes in importance Which it won't because the decreasing relative importance is due to the growth of smartphones and tablets - but these are devices for consuming content, not creating. the keyboard becomes obsolete and the concept of t...
by Ras
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

Sorry but that's not more of a "technical support" than any random linux user forum. As first hand experience in end user support (i.e. not counting my own machines), I can state that I stopped doing any kind of Windows support in my near family because Windows has become too much of a hassle. I of...
by Ras
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

Milos wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:18 pm
Well what can I tell beside it has zero relevance to reality.
Just as your attempt at trolling, which is as poor as usually (edit: i.e. when you troll, not always). Case dismissed.
by Ras
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

This is even easier to be done on Windows. And I've never seen a problem on a modern Windows that can't be recovered in a matter of half an hour by even half decently experienced win admin. Versus five minutes under Linux without experienced admin. You know there is a thing on Windows called fast r...
by Ras
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

If I would need to compile engines myself (and do research when the build script doesn't work out of the box), it would take even more time to create the gauntlet lists. Come on. I remember a new user here, Pi4Chess, who was initially asking for Raspi ARM Linux binaries, and who said he wasn't a pr...
by Ras
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

This is the core of the issue: I'd like to move the computer I'm using right now to an OS like Linux Mint Solid choice if you want an LTS distro and a conventional desktop with no weird "revolutionary desktop experience". I've installed Mint 20.1 Cinnamon on several computers, also for non-IT end u...
by Ras
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 2507

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

So your answer would be to reduce productivity and annoy your employees just because you think you know better what is good for them??? Of course. Strategic decisions such as breaking out of a vendor lock-in and also getting rid of a spyware OS (think GDPR) is a lot more important for government en...