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i'll stay on it till ... either windows becomes again normal OS
or till I find Linux distro that looks normal as they currently all look fugly and act as freaking mobile platform
Only Gnome looks ugly and only Ubuntu Unity (and other less-known corporate offerings) act as freaking mobile platform. But Ubuntu has discontinued Unity.

Anybody can improve their computer after some distro-hopping. The first choice may not work at all, but soon you will find what works much better than whatever Windows you may have there.
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Windows 10 is still largely a downgrade compared to 7 but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. It's got nightmare information density (read: none) but at least things are mostly configurable again.
What is "information density" wrt an operating system?
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Browsers & Technology / Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
Last post by ersi -
I don't know what it means, but Opera is making a gaming browser.
It means a skin, I assume. Opera Coast is a Chrome skin for Mac. Opera Touch is a browser skin for Android. Etc.

Opera ASA makes skins these, not browsers. There are better skins out there.
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LTS version (1.0.2 series) will continue to be supported until 31st December 2019 (security fixes only during the last year of support)😓.

https://www.openssl.org/source/
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Windows 10 is still largely a downgrade compared to 7 but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. It's got nightmare information density (read: none) but at least things are mostly configurable again.
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i'll stay on it till ... either windows becomes again normal OS
or till I find Linux distro that looks normal as they currently all look fugly and act as freaking mobile platform
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Browsers & Technology / Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
Last post by Frenzie -
I don't know what it means, but Opera is making a gaming browser. Maybe it's just another overlay you can activate while playing a game, except a proper browser instead of the built-in Steam stuff.

https://www.opera.com/gx
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Europe
Last post by Frenzie -
Congrats to Frenzie for the Dutch victory at Eurovision. Well, congrats to the performer too.
Now I'll have to go look for some videos, I suppose. :P

Btw, someone somewhere said that English "oh dear" originated from "adieu" or the like.
That sounds rather implausible. The OED, which presumably put some more effort into research, agrees:
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A derivation from Italian dio, God, as conjectured by some, resting upon modern English pronunciation of dea(r), finds no support in the history of the word.
Because deor/dere is perfectly plain Old/Middle English for something like bold and precious, which seems to have organically lost its "bold" aspect. Cognate with Dutch duur.[1] No derivation from any other language necessary.
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Europe
Last post by ersi -
Congrats to Frenzie for the Dutch victory at Eurovision. Well, congrats to the performer too.

Eurovision is a terrible circus for decades now, and it is made worse that there is less and less European about it. Not only are non-Europeans participating (with full rights, not just for the circus effect) - the whole event took place, yet again, outside Europe.

The way it is going, I am thinking Eurovision should be re-formed and re-branded in the manner of movie festivals. Hollywood has its Academy Awards ceremony or the Oscars - the focus is in Hollywood, but the rest of the world gets to participate somewhat in various ways. Same with Cannes etc.

So, let it be something like Singers' Circus or Music Vanity Arena, hosted by EBU and Aussievision (and others as they become strong enough industry agents). And what was that heavyweight ballerina about? Oh, that was France. Oh dear.[1]
Btw, someone somewhere said that English "oh dear" originated from "adieu" or the like.
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DnD Central / Re: DnD entropy
Last post by ersi -
Let's see, I had a Symbian flip phone that I first put Opera Mini on.
I had Opera Mobile on SE P800, a Symbian phone on 2003 or 2004, and Mini on some Java-enabled phone a bit later. Opera Mobile for SE P800 was a very good version that I happily used until the phone's battery became unsustainable almost a decade later.

Funny that this thread should be the last to entropy here.