>>> Thought it only fitting that my first post from this box be to COLA, Many
>>> of you suffered with me through the ordeal of setting it up.
>> yea, and i noticed a new sig-line
> Yeah, I wanted something a little different, it's still not really what I
> want, but it will do for the time being until I can tailor something
> Speaking of sigs, I noticed there is no hope of getting right hand column
> alignment unless the client is set to use a fixed font. I assume that's why
> you're sig has no right side border characters. What do most Linux clients
> default to fixed or variable width fonts? IOW, should I just abandon right
> hand border characters?
yea, i dont know what to tell ya there. personally,
for simple text stuff like email/USENET, i absolutely
HATE proportional fonts. i have a bad habit of trying
to get my "text columns" even (and manually). i noticed
the sig "box" looks AWEFULL when in a proportional view,
so, as you say, i chopped the right side. i dont know,
i'm not much of an artist, not sure what else i can do :))
(or anyone else for that matter :)
>>> Some first impressions from a long time Win2K user:
>>> Not sure about KNode for news yet, so far it doesn't feel as convenient
>>> as Agent.it's too early to make final judgments though.
>> yep, there are things to add to it, but let's
>> face it, we just need to type some text and
>> that's about it.
> It seems functional, It may very well be that I just don't know how to use
> it well enough yet, but my first impressions put it waaay too close to
> Outlook Express. I consider OE to be one of the most brain dead news
> clients on the face of the planet, absolutely free, and worth every penny
> of it.
cough cough ... have you seen Ximian Evolution ?!?!?
talk about "lookin' like a ms product". whew. yes,
oe is VERY brain dead. i had another conversation with
my brother tonite (the one with the ms paper clip
incident) and he seems to favor the top posting nature
of things (he's an artist, so i have to give him a
break every now and again :)) anyway, i will convert
him, ONE DAY. all kidding aside, it goes back to what
i said earlier today, "people just use ms stuff and
think whatever it does is right", but most dont realize
that windows products dont do things correctly :))
>> slrn would be a good option. i've toyed with
>> "pan" - it has a way to go, but is promising.
>> (although i'm more of a kde fan).
> I guess I'll have to try those, I think the one single feature I refuse to
> do without is the ability to select a random group of messages, and with a
> single press of the delete, key have them all permanently go away. I don't
> want to "hide" them with "filter read," I want them gone. So far I don't
> see how to do this in KNode.
click on the top-level thread and hit 'i',
for "ignore thread".
Quote:> On a side note, KNode gets a black mark for crashing on me, (without saving
> news group list btw). It happened shortly after I sent that first post. I'm
> not saying that apps never crash on my Win2K box, but it is a very very
> rare event.
rare indeed, i've never had it happen to me.
>>> I'm still undecided on how I feel about Konqueror as a file manager, my
>>> raw first impressions are quite mixed, it's definitely different from
>>> Windows Explorer. and "different" can go either way.
>> as with most humans :), it's an "adjustment" factor.
>> if you've been driving a sedan and now drive a
>> sports car, the adjustment is understandable (it's
>> called "culture shock")
> That's fair, god knows I've got a lot to learn about the nuances and subtle
>>> All in all though I'm quite pleased, and am looking forward to having a
>>> torrid affair with SuSE.
>> there is a hidden power behind SuSE,
>> which is revealed over time :))
> I don't speak German, but I have actually been to Germany. Not really
> relevant, but probably as valid as many of the other choices that we make
> regarding things that exist in the either.
> Besides, I like my OS having a name that sounds like a woman <G>.
hehehe. actually, my Mom was borne in Germany, which
pretty much makes me German (was borne here in houston).
hate to burst your bubble, but ....
Q: "What does "SuSE" mean, and how do you pronounce it?
A: SuSE, pronounced soo'-suh, comes from the German acronym,
"Software und Systementwicklung (Software and System Development)."
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