Rules For Computing Happiness And Simplicity

Developer Alex Payne likes his software simple and his computing experience streamlined, and he offers up a list of rules "for computing happiness" right along those lines. Many of Alex's rules ring true to the Lifehacker philosophy—like know and use a good text editor, remove any traces of software you don't use from your computer, and use a password manager. Others are potential holy war-starters, like his rule about using only a Mac at home, or only having a desktop computer unless you edit video or audio on a daily basis. (See more explanation about Payne's rules using the Unclutterer link below.) Obviously these rules are Payne's personal computing choices, but they beg the question: if you had a list of rules for computing happiness, what would they be? Post up yours in the comments. Photo by givepeasachance.


    Alex Paynes rules are 100% pure rolled GOLD advice that should be every software buyers ethos.
    Go Alex, Go!

    Like, OMG, someone posted a generic blog post that doesn't apply to my specific needs. I must tell everyone how special I am and complain how dumb he is.

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