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Re: [opensuse] 13.2
On 04/11/14 07:04, John Andersen wrote:
On 11/3/2014 5:20 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 03/11/14 20:37, John Andersen wrote:
On November 2, 2014 9:32:13 PM PST, Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
One thing I immediately noticed about 13.2 is that it is "nippy" -
compared to 13.1 :-) .

BC

In North America, nippy usually means "cold". What does it mean down under?
I find this site quite useful - in particular the thesaurus part (what's
another word for 'thesaurus'?):

http://dictionary.reference.com/

And to also add to what Dylan wrote, it could also mean sharp or biting :-) .

BC

But Basil:
Nobody has any need to boast about "nippy = fast" when they are
running your hardware:

Quote your sig:------
Using openSUSE 13.2, KDE 4.14.2 & kernel 3.17.2-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU

I'm not "boasting" John - I am not the type. I have had this signature line for quite sometime now (?2 years plus) and I use it so as not to have to keep repeating when I ask a question about the oS only to be then asked in return what my system consists of. (Oooooh, that's bad: putting the preposition at the end of the sentence - but what the heck, eh? :-) .)

BTW, re "nippy". I told my wife about this and she then told me about some Comments made in one of the oversea online newspapers about the term "removalist" that someone from Australia had used. The Comments were asking if a new English word had been invented. So I looked up "removalist" in that dictionary I mentioned (above) and found that "removalist" indeed was an Australian word where in other parts of the world the word "movers" is used to indicate people who move your household belongs from one house to another.

BC

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Using openSUSE 13.2, KDE 4.14.2 & kernel 3.17.2-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU


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