On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Ken Springer <snowshed1@...3003...> wrote:
Is it Adobe, Win7, or both that you loathe?
It's a double-whammy. I log in, fire up some programs, head over to
desktop #2 and... oh wait. No desktop #2. Grr. I *could* fire up an
app that bolts on multiple desktops, but it's a little wonky. No
right-click and open a terminal? Bummer. Hmm, my tablet isn't
working - time for a little hide-and-seek in the Control Panel.
Then I fire up the behemoth that is InDesign, go make coffee, then
come back and try and find the handful of functions I need that are
expertly hidden all over the UI ;)
I really would like to try Linux. On the computer I built, I even
space on the boot drive to install Linux some day. But time is a
factor, I have none. LOL So, those extra steps you don't mind doing
keeps me just further away from the opportunity to try Linux.
Truly, in 2014 installing Linux Mint is a cake walk. No futzing
around with drivers or codecs or anything - if anything it was
*easier* than installing Win7 on this machine. Certainly, more of the
hardware was working "out of the box" in linux than Win7. Tablet
drivers, printer drivers - ugh, no fun.
The fact that you have those scripts and tweaks puts you in a class
user apart from the average user today. That's not a bad thing, but
it's also something I lost interest in long, long ago. There are other
things in my life I'd rather do. :-)
And that's why I have the script ;) See here: http://xkcd.com/1205/
I can't stand boring, repetitive tasks. I had to overlay some text
and graphics on 30 or 40 photos the other day, so I figured out a
one-liner to do it. I probably could have done them by hand almost as
quickly, or maybe even faster - but the next batch is going to take
all of 30 seconds. I try and give best possible value to my clients,
so making my operations as efficient as possible directly benefits
them, and keeps me valuable to them - a win-win.
I can't imagine ever needing all the features of InDesign. Heck,
don't even know what they are. LOL Even worse, I can't imagine even
wanting to pay for it. <G>
I only truly need it b/c there's absolutely nothing else that can open
and operate on a recent INDD file. But the licensing is almost
reasonable these days. I have the single app for $30 per month, if