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Queatrix
11-09-2005, 11:29 AM
How many windows do you normally have open at a time?
(Just wondering.)

My average: 8

ober
11-09-2005, 11:46 AM
~4-5

Happy_Reaper
11-09-2005, 11:47 AM
Like 3, tops. Except for some "special" occasions...

jverkoey
11-09-2005, 11:48 AM
On average, 5-6. Most I've had, purposefully, was probably about 20.

PJYelton
11-09-2005, 12:01 PM
At home no more than 3-4, but at work I typically have anywhere from 10-12 open.

rockytriton
11-09-2005, 12:14 PM
Right now, 19, but sometimes even more.

4 instances of cmd.exe
2 instances of putty
1 AIM window
1 firefox
1 visual studio
1 eclipse
1 outlook
2 textpad
2 notepad
1 VNC Viewer
3 explorer

SlyMaelstrom
11-09-2005, 01:43 PM
At home, I usually have around 4-6, which is usually Firefox, Notepad, 1-2 Explorer, an IDE/Compiler, and sometimes an image editor like Photoshop or maybe 3DS Max. Though if you consider Firefox has around 4 webpages in it's tab browser, you could say it's more. I also keep WinAmp and Trillian minimized in the tray most of the time.

major_small
11-09-2005, 02:52 PM
depends... sometimes the average is about 7-8, sometimes it's no more than 2... sometimes I bring it down to 1...

then again that's on my main desktop... I have four desktops enabled, sometimes all of which are in use with their seperate groups of programs running... my main desktop (1) - usually running X-Chat, XMMS, Firefox, and whatever else, my background process desktop (3) - running things that have windows that I dont' want to monitor or dont' want cluttering anything else,, my torrent destkop (4) - azureus takes up the whole deskto and I like to keep it open so I can see it quickly, and my "other" main desktop (2), which I use when I do something like programming or anything that makes me open a few related windows...

nickname_changed
11-09-2005, 03:38 PM
Usually Visual Studio, explorer, mIRC, a couple of MSN windows, firefox (with a tonne of tabs) and windows media player (dunno if that counts because it's shrunk).

Sentral
11-09-2005, 03:45 PM
I usually have like 4-6 , they are usually big programs, such as 3ds max, photoshop, MSVC, probably internet exlporer too. If it was minimized i might have a game or two running in the background. :)

axon
11-09-2005, 03:54 PM
no more than three...plus 3 that do not show up in task bar.

7smurfs
11-09-2005, 04:12 PM
Usually no more than 2 or 3, after that my computer slows down to a halt.

SlyMaelstrom
11-09-2005, 04:28 PM
Increase your virtual memory, then minimize your inactive windows.

mrafcho001
11-09-2005, 04:31 PM
I dont really have more than 3-4 open

Usualy 1-2 aim windows, a firefox, and something else... I keep a lot of things by my clock as little icons, such as WinAmp, Outlook, and other programs.

filker0
11-09-2005, 04:42 PM
Typically, I'll have between 8 and 14 windows on XP at work, and between 4 and 10 at home. On MacOS X, I usually have about 6. On Linux, I generally have between 4 and 20, depending on what project I'm working on.

rockytriton
11-09-2005, 05:47 PM
at home I'm more like one or two windows, unless I'm doing work while I'm at home, then it's something more like 5, never as much as I do at work.

B0bDole
11-09-2005, 07:31 PM
69 at home, 3 at work.(but it is a pos terminal, so yah)

jmd15
11-09-2005, 07:35 PM
For me, probably about 3-4.


2 instances of putty

Just wondering but I used to have putty as well, until someone told me even connecting using putty, in the US, was illegal?? They said it was in the license agreement that comes with putty. I don't see why.

Thantos
11-09-2005, 07:35 PM
Opera is loaded almost 24/7 so including that the following will be up also:
Gaming: 1 more (the game)
General Programming: 2-4 more (2+ putty)
Web programming: 3-5 more (2+ gvim, 1 ws_ftp)

SlyMaelstrom
11-09-2005, 08:01 PM
For me, probably about 3-4.

Just wondering but I used to have putty as well, until someone told me even connecting using putty, in the US, was illegal?? They said it was in the license agreement that comes with putty. I don't see why.

Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in countries where encryption is outlawed.

rockytriton
11-09-2005, 09:23 PM
putty is only illegal in the countries that are a part of the axis of evil, there are very weird laws in the US on using 128-bit encryption in your programs. You may notice that whenever you download a program with 128-bit encryption, they usually have a link where you must say that you aren't in Iran, North Korea, etc..

But I use Putty at work all day on a government site and so does everyone else at that site.

jmd15
11-09-2005, 09:27 PM
I'm assuming your in the US?

SlyMaelstrom
11-09-2005, 09:33 PM
jmd, what's that encryption in your signature?

jmd15
11-09-2005, 09:59 PM
Md5?

nickname_changed
11-09-2005, 10:55 PM
putty is only illegal in the countries that are a part of the axis of evil, there are very weird laws in the US on using 128-bit encryption in your programs. You may notice that whenever you download a program with 128-bit encryption, they usually have a link where you must say that you aren't in Iran, North Korea, etc..

But I use Putty at work all day on a government site and so does everyone else at that site.

Isn't that because if the people who make it (I'll assume they're from the US) are giving 128 bit encryption software to these countries, which the government considers naughty countries? This way it limits their liabilities I guess. It would be like selling guns to Iraq. Sure, it could be for legitimate reasons, but I don't think the government would like it.

SlyMaelstrom
11-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Md5?

Nah I mean what does it say when it's decrypted. I don't have an MD5 decrypter on this computer.

nvoigt
11-10-2005, 01:33 AM
At home:
1 Game. Fullscreen.
OR
2-10 Firefox/IE Windows

At work:
2-6 Instances of VS6
0-4 Instances of VS7
1-3 Explorer Windows
0-2 CMD's
1-5 IE Windows
1 MSDN
1 Outlook
1-2 Visual Sourcesafe Windows
1 OEM ( Oracle Enterprise Manager ) ( and it's annoying cmd window in the background. God, I wish Oracle would hire application developers. REAL application developers. )
0-2 SQL+ Windows ( Oracles joke of an SQL client... command line/stone age technology )
0-2 Notepads
0-2 Words
0-2 Visios

I guess it's 8-20 open application windows, plus the application I'm working on at that moment, which may well be a part of a 3tier client server system. Then I have the other parts running on my machine for testing as well.

jmd15
11-10-2005, 06:54 AM
It is Jmd15 encrypted in MD5.

Thantos
11-10-2005, 08:17 AM
Nah I mean what does it say when it's decrypted. I don't have an MD5 decrypter on this computer.
*sigh* How many times do I have to tell people:
MD5 IS NOT ENCRYPTION. MD5 is a hashing algorithm. As such its impossible to go from the result to A particular source. You can however find multiple sources that provide the same result (which has already been done, hense why many are moving away from MD5 to hash passwords)

Govtcheez
11-10-2005, 08:30 AM
At work, usually 5-15, with Opera, Outlook, WS_FTP, and multiple copies of Excel, Access, and Explorer going. I've typically got 4-5 e-mails open at a time, too, whether I'm sending them or reading them. I sent 27 emails yesterday and received 29 :(

ober
11-10-2005, 09:14 AM
Damn... that's a lot of email. Is that all work, or is some of it personal?

pianorain
11-10-2005, 09:27 AM
I try to keep it under control with less than 5 in the taskbar (email, IDE, a couple of Firefox windows), but when I get to some serious websurfing, all bets are off. I've been told that tabbed browsing could help me on that, but I just don't like tabs.

ober
11-10-2005, 09:54 AM
I guess I never listed what I normally have open.

Work:
Outlook, Opera, MS SQL Enterprise Manager, Homesite (normal)
Topstyle CSS editor, VB6 IDE, IE, FF, Netscape, Netarrays (from time to time)
I also run Konfabulator and Winamp at all times.

Home:
Outlook, Opera or some game, normally. When I dig into some development work, the above applies, short of Netarrays and the Enterprise Manager.

Govtcheez
11-10-2005, 09:57 AM
Damn... that's a lot of email. Is that all work, or is some of it personal?
Yesterday, maybe 10 of the total were personal.

jmd15
11-10-2005, 11:00 AM
@SlyMaelstrom


MD5 IS NOT ENCRYPTION

That's why it's called an MD5 cracker instead of decrypter. :)

JaWiB
11-10-2005, 04:04 PM
Isn't that because if the people who make it (I'll assume they're from the US) are giving 128 bit encryption software to these countries, which the government considers naughty countries? This way it limits their liabilities I guess. It would be like selling guns to Iraq. Sure, it could be for legitimate reasons, but I don't think the government would like it.


I know the US used to have some crazy export restrictions on encryption software, but I'm not sure if they exist anymore. I seriously doubt that 128-bit software would be restricted, though, especially since the Advanced Encryption Standard (aka Rijndael) supports 128,192, and 256-bit key sizes and it was adopted by the US Gov't/NIST.

Govtcheez
11-10-2005, 05:23 PM
> it was adopted by the US Gov't/NIST.

What the government adopts for themselves and what they let us plebs use are totally different.

That said, I don't believe strong encryption is illegal, but I don't know about the export laws.

-=SoKrA=-
11-12-2005, 11:07 AM
Exporting encryption software to outside the US is illegal. Also, any US citizen is not allowed to sell cryptographic software to any foreign country (even if they don't live in the US). This is also true for other countries that have signed some agreement about it. This is the reason OpenSWAN (I think) won't allow any USian to work in the encryption, and the crypto is hostend in Canada IIRC.

There is a loophole for free(-beer) software because you're not selling it. For example, this notice from kernel.org


MOTD:
MOTD: Welcome to the Linux Kernel Archive.
MOTD:
MOTD: Due to U.S. Exports Regulations, all cryptographic software on this
MOTD: site is subject to the following legal notice:
MOTD:
MOTD: This site includes publicly available encryption source code
MOTD: which, together with object code resulting from the compiling of
MOTD: publicly available source code, may be exported from the United
MOTD: States under License Exception "TSU" pursuant to 15 C.F.R. Section
MOTD: 740.13(e).
MOTD:
MOTD: This legal notice applies to cryptographic software only.
MOTD: Please see the Bureau of Industry and Security,
MOTD: http://www.bis.doc.gov/ for more information about current
MOTD: U.S. regulations.
MOTD:


Due to this law(s), if you take crypto software into the US, you can't re-export it, so even if it was acquired outside, you can't take it outside again.

I haven't look at it for some time though, so it may be inaccurate/wrong.

sean
11-12-2005, 04:43 PM
4-ish