My Fedora 15 beta experiences so far

Pasha R pashar.ml at gmail.com
Tue May 31 18:53:18 UTC 2011


On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:11 PM, drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Pasha R <pashar.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:17 AM, drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 8:45 AM, Pasha R <pashar.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:27 PM, Jason D. Clinton <me at jasonclinton.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 05:29, Pasha R <pashar.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Probably, inability to configure your screensaver is much more
>>>>>> noticeable than inability to stop copy operation. :)
>>>>>
>>>>> Now *that* is intentional.
>>>>
>>>> Care to explain the logic behind this? Because it is really beyond my
>>>> understanding.
>>>
>>> Screensavers has lost there use years ago.
>>> With today's screens they don't really "save" anything but simply
>>> waste power for no reason whatever.
>>>
>>> I never understand why anyone would want anything but "power down the
>>> screen" in that case. What is the point of the fancy
>>> graphics when no one is looking at it anyway?
>>
>> Well, some of my family members actually enjoy looking family pictures
>> that picture screensaver was displaying.
>
> A screensaver isn't the right tool for this ... there are lots of
> dedicated apps for viewing family pictures.

When I use computer, no one else can launch these dedicated apps to
view pictures. In fact no one specifically wants to view pictures in
most cases. But if someone happens to be in the room when I'm not
using the computer, they do enjoy watching these pictures.

Generally, screensavers were part of computing experience for a long
time (15 years at least). People developed tons of different
screensavers -- ranging from some chaotic graphics to cartoon
characters and even to displaying porn pictures, and many people used
and in some cases paid for these screensavers. I remember screensaver
pack for Win 3.1 featuring Itchy & Scratchy that were throwing Program
Manager icons at each other. People did it not because one graphics or
another saved their screen better or did anything useful, but because
they enjoyed this. So yes, screensaver is not a good tool for viewing
pictures or watching cartoons or reading news or doing something else,
but they made people's computing experience more joyful and
entertaining.


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