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    Question Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    http://agnipulse.com/2009/05/10-reas...lure-in-india/

    Point 3 of the article is interesting and the commenter's reactions to it.

    A quick look on Google seems to hint that that's the way Indians do things.

    Any Indians want to comment on this?

    Note: I'm not interested in the rest of the article, just point 3. It never really occured to me before that different nationalities could have possibly unique computer use traits.

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    why would you need to refresh the desktop all the time?

    the article is really just saying, "how to make Ubuntu more like Windows"
    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    why would you need to refresh the desktop all the time?
    From what I could gather, it seems that the belief is that it makes the OS faster - something to do with refreshing the RAM!?

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    Quote Originally Posted by imbjr View Post
    http://agnipulse.com/2009/05/10-reas...lure-in-india/

    Point 3 of the article is interesting and the commenter's reactions to it.

    A quick look on Google seems to hint that that's the way Indians do things.

    Any Indians want to comment on this?

    Note: I'm not interested in the rest of the article, just point 3. It never really occured to me before that different nationalities could have possibly unique computer use traits.
    Hi,

    It's funny . We used to talk about this in college. I don't know how it started and make it to that blog but i 've noticed people do that i used to do it myself. I haven't been outside india so i wouldn't know about other people. I remember one day we were going out and a friend of mine says he's busy someone then said "what are you gonna do refresh desktop"

    The person who wrote the blog probably was in funny mood or atleast i hope so. I think there is not much to do in XP (windows) when you don't have any work and probably bored. Right click -> Refresh is a nice time pass but definitely not a reason to choose windows over ubuntu.
    Last edited by zeex; May 18th, 2009 at 11:04 PM.

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    Quote Originally Posted by imbjr View Post
    From what I could gather, it seems that the belief is that it makes the OS faster - something to do with refreshing the RAM!?
    Dude come on !!! .....

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    I think I'm completely clean of my 15 years using Windows, because I don't remember the option to refresh the desktop. I do remember that the freaking Active Desktop crashed a lot and was a pain to get it back without rebooting.

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    WTF? Refresh? I've been using windows since 3.1, and never even noticed that refresh option. I clicked it and nothing happened. What is it supposed to do? What does clicking it 5 or 6 times do?

    (Yeah, I'm on XP at the moment, usung a fiend's laptop, please don't hate me )

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilli Bob View Post
    WTF? Refresh? I've been using windows since 3.1, and never even noticed that refresh option. I clicked it and nothing happened. What is it supposed to do? What does clicking it 5 or 6 times do?

    (Yeah, I'm on XP at the moment, usung a fiend's laptop, please don't hate me )
    It's like a failsafe for Windows in case your desktop gets messed up. You ever close a browser window and have part of the window still cover the desktop because something got messed up and it didn't close properly? Or sometimes Explorer will crash (okay, a lot of the time...) and your entire desktop will be wiped of icons and Start menu for some unknown reason. Right click and refresh usually fixes both issues, I think it refreshes the Explorer thread or something. I don't know, it was one of the many headaches I had when using Microsoft products.

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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    Why would any of these things be india specific? They are all alien to new linux users worldwide.
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    Re: Cultural differences in Indian computer usage?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post
    I think I'm completely clean of my 15 years using Windows, because I don't remember the option to refresh the desktop. I do remember that the freaking Active Desktop crashed a lot and was a pain to get it back without rebooting.
    hahaha i was on my friends computer the other day who recently switched back to xp from ubuntu. and i said to him "does everything not seem a bit stone age on this compared to ubuntu??"
    "at least everything works properly"
    i replied with "clearly" pointing at the active desktop recovery. xD

    he insisted it was just his wallpaper amazing wallpaper to have a working button...

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