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From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 86.29.133.230] on March 21, 2008 10:47 PM
Muscle memory - good way of thinking about habitual use. Thanks. I use XP/Vista and Ubuntu on different dual boot machines. I've done years more on Windows, only eight years tinkering with Linux, which now I like better than Windows or Mac. But I can't break the Windows habit - not only because of software issues, but also working effectively at speed under pressure, because my hand eye coordination / muscle memory work with much less conscious effort on Windows, which I've had to use lots more. Thank heavens for OOO, Audacity and Firefox. Nearly the same on top of both o/ses - but slicker on Linux these days - I'm sure it's not just that I'm used to them - feel the attraction!

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