May 26, 2012
Some more about Ubuntu and the site
last time I wrote about Ubuntu is over a week ago, so let me repeat
some key links and add a little more information.
reason is that this is computing as
it should be: Free,
open source, well crafted, honest, good looking, smart - Ubuntu Linux
has it all, and I like it far
better than any Windows I have
can strongly recommend it - it
is much more safe, totally free, with loads of excellent software, all
or nearly all free and open source, a much better OS than Windows AND
easy to install (see my: Ubuntu
Linux) AND more pleasant to work with than Windows as
well, for it has better help, has been designed - very well indeed -
with users of Windows in mind, and has folded 4 desktops in 1 in a very
nice way, which is a very handy way to organize one's work.
is a lot more about the same subject on Youtube, not all equally well
done, but Ubuntu is really worth your interest. Here is some more
written documentation, namely to what look like two of the best sources
about things Ubuntu:
is a monthly about Ubuntu, that just published issue 61, exists 5 years
and is a very well done series about things Ubuntu: Very informative
and very well done, and completely free. If you don't use Ubuntu, this
may give you excellent reasons to start using it
there are the
currently, and I quote from its opening page: Members: 1,654,420, Active Members: 54,895. I am
not one of them and do not know whether I will be, but this forum
surely has the answers to many Ubuntu-related questions.
far this was just general information, but here are some details about
my computing and my site:
have effectively switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu simply because I
like the latter much better, am more productive with it, can do more
with it, and think this is the way computing should be done, with free
and open source, and indeed because I could:
was easy to get my data-files to Ubuntu (but it helps that in my case
that is mostly in html or ascii); it turned out to be easy to transport
my e-mail archives (but it helps it was and is in Thunderbird: all that
was required was copying files via an USB-stick); and things just work
in Ubuntu, for the most part at least, and much more so than in any
Windows I worked with.
I succeeded in writing for my site in Ubuntu, and also in uploading it,
and in effect I do not need Windows anymore, though I'll keep a dual
boot system, just in case.
is one more reason why I don't need Windows anymore:
Wine_software ('Wine Is Not an
allows the running of Windows executables, that are, of course, still
on my disk, from within Linux.
works quite well, and one illustration is this very text, that has been
written in SeaMonkey's
with SeaMonkey and Composer running in Wine, as they are not installed
for Linux on my system (as it is not in the regularly and very easily
installable software Ubuntu 12.04 LTS provides, unlike the webbrowsers
Firefox and Chromium, which are included).
But since I can run SeaMonkey via Wine, and at least as fast as on
the 32 bitter I have it running on Windows XP, I also have it on that
is no problem.
This is all very fine, except for an item on my wish-list, and on that of quite a few others, I meanwhile saw: There is no really good WYSIWYG html-editor for Linux and indeed for Windows, for while Composer and KompoZer both work, it is also true, alas, that both have bugs that one must learn to work around and lack features that are desirable.
It would therefore be very nice if the
folks behind SeaMonkey or Mozilla would be so kind and debug KompoZer
(the cursorhandling is bugged in various ways: it may totally disappear
and it may forget the window it is in) and possibly also extend
it some, and if this gets well done there will be a good WYSIWYG html-editor for Linux (and
for Windows), which is really one of the few things that is currently
missing for people who like writing text.
And no: The answer that there are fine free and open source non-WYSIWYG html-editors is no good for someone with a site like mine. Just as one should not have to program in assembly, one should not have to write html as plain text, with all the html-tags cluttering up one's text, and I personally very much like to have a good WYSIWYG html editor for all the writing and storing of text that I do: I think the format is the best for text, as it is open source, well-known, non-proprietary, and good for what it is designed for: Formatting ascii, which at least in the Western world is the basis of all text on computers.
And a better WYSIWYG html editor would certainly make
the maintenance of my site a lot easier, and the same must go for
millions of other who have sites and no budget for Dreamweaver and such.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space-
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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