Real? = real lousy

All i wanted to do was watch Nasa TV. Sometimes i like to do this in the afternoon when i’m online. All the Nasa graveyard shift are sitting there with their backs to the camera, doin stuff at their workstations … and I’m sitting here at my workstation (well, it’s a computer) and it kinda makes me feel like i’m doing something. Anyway, for some reason this arvo they’re off the air – must be something big going down.

Of course, this isn’t Real’s fault, but i’d like to know why they can’t be bothered making a version of their new realOne Player for us Linux users. What’s their problem??
I’m going to get to the bottom of this. Just sent this email:

Dear real people,
I am writing to complain about yoou not making a version of RealOne for linux.
Why is this so?
We are people too.
Yours Sincerely, yak sox
**************

Two days was all I could hack of using Mozilla. It’s still a respectable browser, and i think I’ll be using it when making changes to the layout of Spouting, but I think Opera is superior.
About mozilla, I like the fact that the viewing area is bigger, and this theme Orbit (also seen below in the screenshot) is nice.
But I don’t see why they couldn’t have provided an option to make opening a new tab in the same browser window. I’d never get used to right-clicking and selecting an option everytime I went to click a link.
Eventhough they have mouse gestures, i can’t do them well – it’s a series of feats in manual dexterity just to go back one window. I know it’s just a right-click and select back – but that “select-back” is more effort than I’M. willing to go to.
The adding and managing of bookmarks is no-where near as quick and simple as with Opera.
Moz has a whole bunch of other adequate bits like html-composer, email client, irc client — but i already have favourite apps that cover those tasks. I don’t need them.
And last and most definitely not least is that Moz is slower to render pages than opera. half of the time this might not matter, but add the situation of D/loading something in the background and it can be maddening. Other times it’s just maddening, even without a download.
Moz will be my no.1 backup browser but no more than that.

name: yoshi
email: phony@s0ya.com
url: www.s0ya.com/ftuftp/yinyang/index¬Ö
ip: 203.109.250.97
date: 2002-07-18-23-15
“But I don’t see why they couldn’t have provided an option to make opening a new tab in the same browser window. I’d never get used to right-clicking and selecting an option everytime I went to click a link.”
There is an option to make the middle mouse-button open links in a new tab, I have it set to this and I agree on that 2-step nonesense being a bother. Check your mozilla options, i think it is in Advanced -> Tabbing.
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name: yak sox
email:
url: http://
ip: 203.58.6.7
date: 2002-07-19-15-08
hiya yoshi — there was one option in `Tabbed browsing’ which i didn’t have enabled = open windows in background. I’ll give that a shot.
I was probably a bit harsh on moz — i still use it heaps – it open on desktop 4 and Opera on DT3. i use Moz for school stuff and posting on here. The password manager’s is handy for uni and it seems to cut n’ paste better than Opera.

By the way – i dig your site. :^) You should get SF to add it to the list on CORE~!

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