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Old 12-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #106
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easuter, soppy

Thanks. I have a clearer understanding of this now. It is pretty much what I thought but it sounded like it was different, something new I was unaware of and I just wanted to make sure.
 
Old 12-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #107
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Ugh, the red hurt my eyes. This isn't the right place for this question. You should make your own thread. Also, all-caps for the distributions' name is unnecessary, and the term 'burning in' doesn't make much sense. Sorry for being critical, but it's the truth.

Replying to your question -- you probably don't need too. I'm not familiar with Mandriva, so perhaps someone more experienced with it can reply. But, most distributions will update easily, even from much older versions.

EDIT: I assume English is not your native language. I have edited your post to make it more proper. I'm far from perfect myself, just some friendly criticisms!
To Leopard,
I guess you need to zoom in the page OR read carefully before taking grammar classes!
I did not say"burning in". I said "BURNT IN".

I never knew nor saw a member editing anther member's post in any Help site! You could have reported!
Is there a rule that one should not use a particular color? (in fact in Victorian English it is spelled "colour")The North American continent has mangled the spellings and introduced "slang",much to the woe of Commonwealth countries like ours! Please take it as some friendly critique'!
I fully agree that my question about Mandriva was out of context!Sorry for that.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:53 PM   #108
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To Leopard,
I guess you need to zoom in the page OR read carefully before taking grammar classes!
I did not say"burning in". I said "BURNT IN".

I never knew nor saw a member editing anther member's post in any Help site! You could have reported!
Is there a rule that one should not use a particular color? (in fact in Victorian English it is spelled "colour")The North American continent has mangled the spellings and introduced "slang",much to the woe of Commonwealth countries like ours! Please take it as some friendly critique'!
I fully agree that my question about Mandriva was out of context!Sorry for that.
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I said they were friendly criticisms, I wasn't trying to be rude. The term 'burn' used in the place of 'install' does not make any sense, regardless of suffix.

Furthermore, I'm an American, and we say 'color' here. Firefox, my web browser, actually underlines 'colour' in red, because it is spelled wrong.

I'm not trying to be rude; I was trying to be nice. Sorry.

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Old 12-07-2010, 04:25 AM   #109
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Is there a rule that one should not use a particular color?
No there is no such rule AFAIK, so did you enjoy reading this ? Well, for me it is painful to eyes

BTW this could have been done very quickly with a scripting language, I guess!
 
Old 12-09-2010, 06:32 PM   #110
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No there is no such rule AFAIK, so did you enjoy reading this ? Well, for me it is painful to eyes

BTW this could have been done very quickly with a scripting language, I guess!
Select it with your mouse and its easy to read.
Like this: "Hello, World. What has happened to this thread?"
 
Old 12-09-2010, 08:45 PM   #111
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Select it with your mouse and its easy to read.
Like this: "Hello, World. What has happened to this thread?"
I don't really know. But let's get back on track.

I've been exchanging e-mails with one of the counselors at my college(interview for a paper) and I asked him what kind of computers they're getting for next semester cause all of them in the university were being replaced. He said that all of them were being replaced with Dell Dual-Core PCs all running Windows 7. I asked him why Windows? And he responded, and I quote, "There was some talk about bringing Ubuntu onto this University. However, who is really going to use Linux in the workplace? If you go into accounting, chances are you'll be using Excel and Quicken and other Windows Software. If you're going into teaching, you're going to be using PowerPoint and other Windows software. If you're going into writing, you'll be using Word and/or other Adobe Software that you may need. Regardless, you cannot escape Windows or Microsoft. I know that using Linux would be cheaper for us, however we cannot cater to only the 5% that will actually use Linux in their lives instead of the other 95%. We offer classes that'll help them learn *Unix, however we can't base our entire campus on it. All our servers run Linux however and I personally only use Linux at my home. However, if someone really wants to learn Linux, they must learn it themselves. That's the way it has been, and that's they way it will remain unfortunately until FOSS is more accepted."

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Old 12-09-2010, 11:12 PM   #112
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Unfortunately this is true. MOST computers come with windoze straight from the manufacturers basically because they have to or M$ will raise hell!!! M$ have taken software companies to court over bogus piracy claims,stealing technology, putting injunctions on companies holding them in limbo 'til they were forced to either claim bankruptcy,or surrender the items to M$ Even Dell tried to distribute Linux and M$ got the government to step in and slap a huge surtax on them just for NOT using M$ software! All the time stating it is for the good of technology...I believe this held back so much that we may be 15 -20 years behind where we should be.When they are brought into court for illegal activities they just pay whatever it takes (then raise the cost of OEM and retail OSs)to recoup their "losses"Only when they were ordered by the EU that they took stock but still took almost 3 years to comply.Now however Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer are running scared dumping stock !!!

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Old 12-10-2010, 02:21 AM   #113
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I do not understand how much of hell can MS raise? Is the company so powerful that it can hold all the others to do its bidding. I personally do not think a lot of other companies would care a damn if MS raised hell.
The real power MS has is branding. They have branded their product so well that people would not dream of a computer without MS. I admit Mr. Gates is excellent when it comes to managing a company but the harm he has done to the computing industry is irreversible. Now I look at windows 7 with dismay and still wonder why are the freaking themes so important to people.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 05:35 AM   #114
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I liked Windows XP best. Windows 7 is nice, but there are a few 'features' I really hate.
Vista was utter poop.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:12 AM   #115
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I do not understand how much of hell can MS raise? Is the company so powerful that it can hold all the others to do its bidding. I personally do not think a lot of other companies would care a damn if MS raised hell.
The real power MS has is branding. They have branded their product so well that people would not dream of a computer without MS. I admit Mr. Gates is excellent when it comes to managing a company but the harm he has done to the computing industry is irreversible. Now I look at windows 7 with dismay and still wonder why are the freaking themes so important to people.
MS Windows is a huge corporation, they have so much money. They are also a huge lobbying force as well. Like any corporation if they don't get their way, they find a way to do it at any cost.

Windows themes are important because it gives you the illusion that you have control over your DE. <-- Main Part of it right there. Plus it is just boring for many to see one color all the time or one theme and the try to keep your focus on that.

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Old 12-11-2010, 01:10 AM   #116
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I liked Windows XP best. Windows 7 is nice, but there are a few 'features' I really hate.
Vista was utter poop.
What about 2000 when it first came out? How did you like it? And how did you *hate* ME?
 
Old 12-11-2010, 10:07 AM   #117
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I still *REALLY* hate Windows and Microsoft, but as you can see I'm kind of tired of obfuscating everything about them with currency signs.
 
Old 12-11-2010, 10:21 AM   #118
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I still *REALLY* hate Windows and Microsoft, but as you can see I'm kind of tired of obfuscating everything about them with currency signs.
If this were Facebook I'd like this. That was really getting annoying.
 
Old 12-11-2010, 10:22 AM   #119
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I still *REALLY* hate Windows and Microsoft, but as you can see I'm kind of tired of obfuscating everything about them with currency signs.
What about cute little plays on the name, for ex, "Microsoft Wormdows..."
 
Old 12-11-2010, 10:28 AM   #120
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Those I'm also tired of. It's just that I am a rather defensive person and have a tendency to fight something to the death, but sometimes that just doesn't cut it. It definitely isn't Christian of me, that's for sure!
 
  


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