So in Windows Vista, the User Access Control pops up and asks you whether or not a program is supposed to be doing what it’s trying to do. According to anti-Microsoft fanatics, this is a bad thing.
In Linux, when you use a graphical interface, a window pops up asking the root password to let you allow a program to do what it’s trying to do. According to anti-Microsoft fanatics, this is a good thing.
Could someone please explain to me how the two are different and why Microsoft’s implementation is bad? Oh, it’s annoying? Well, it’s not annoying in Linux? No? Oh, okay, well, you CAN shut off the Windows UAC. Sure, you’re not pointed to the option with bright red arrows, but I’m sure you Linux types are smart enough not to be stumped by the Windows environment.
So GAIM has finally released version 2.0… They were hunted by AOL for using the term “AIM” in their name, so they changed the name to Pidgin… Why?! Why such a horrible name? Am I the only one who think it sounds incredibly lame and will never ever call it that in a normal conversation?
To make matters worse, they changed the program icon, too:
Say hello to the awful, undead, purple zombie-pigeon. Not only that, but they changed the interface icons to glitzy, smooth, Web 2.0 icons that are really dumb and confusing. Hopefully there’s something in the backend that makes this upgrade worth-while, but at least I’m not using the year-old Beta release anymore…
I was also recently informed that the duck creature used as an icon in Adium is called “Adiumy”. Guh, such an influx of stupid names. Why must everything be called something dumb and uncreative. Adiumy. I think that takes the cake.