[LINK] Big patch for big hole in Google Desktop
cas at taz.net.au
Thu Feb 22 14:09:47 EST 2007
On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 01:32:19PM +1100, Carl Makin wrote:
> On 22/02/2007, at 12:04 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> >Perhaps there is a market for a GUI version of all the wonderful
> >tools us shellistics use everyday. And imagine being able to pipe the
> >output from one GUI tool into the next?
> that plus more...
Yep, i was playing with Automator this morning (i just started a new job
on monday and have an imac G5 on my desk). it's pretty cool. and seems to be
capable of most or all of the things i do routinely on the command line.
i ended up writing a tiny shell script to do what i wanted (rename a
whole bunch of files in a directory) because it was faster and easier
for me to do that than point and click....but i can see it would be very
useful for people who aren't so comfortable with the command line and
i like OS X - IMO, it's the ideal desktop OS for non-geeks, intuitive
and easy to use WITHOUT being dumbed down to the point of useless
imbecility, and WITHOUT being an insecure piece of garbage...but i've
always liked Mac's, ever since i was a mac programmer in the 80s.
i still prefer my linux desktop, though...but OS X comes in at a strong
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
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