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Old 07-24-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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Some ppl are weird... :)


Hi

I knew this nice gal who asked me if I could make her Laptop quadruple boot...

That's right folks... QUADRUPLE BOOT... i said it would be difficult , because of the max number of primary partitions allowed in a HDD and so... but I hadn't figured something she told me later...

She wanted to quadruple boot W$Id0u53... LMAO

... That's right... she wanted to have W$ 2000, W$ Xp, W$ Vista and W$ 7 in the same lappy... and she is not Japanese, ... she is from Busan in Korea.. ROFL, and some say the Japanese are weird ppl...
 
Old 07-24-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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WTF is W$Id0u53?

And WTF @ random racism
 
Old 07-24-2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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Windows... And I am not being racist... I am just telling a funny story... not disrespecting anybody...

Why is it that when Americans from the States of the North can speak about ppl from other States in the South, this is not "Racism" but it is just folklore or "Sense of Humour"...

Can't other ppl or civilizations have the right to make sense of Humour too...??

who is being racist here...??!!

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Old 07-24-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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The fact that she was from Korea seems to have no relevance on the whole story, so I guess it was really unnecessary to mention it.

Apart from that, it's weird that she wanted four windows OSs (I don't see the need for writing 'windows' in a weird way).

Did you ask that person why she wanted 4 different windows? It's weird. If she was a windows geek, she would be able to do it herself.
If she isn't a windows geek, I can't see the point of her having 4 OSs.
 
Old 07-24-2010, 07:53 PM   #5
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...Only explanation I can find for this is running apps which require a particular W$ in the same PC... AFAIR some games for 2000 would not load in Xp not even in compatibility mode... so 2000 and XP for legacy apps, and Vista / 7 for workhorse productivity apps...

... seems like a logical hypothesis...

And about writing Windows in a weird manner, I cant help it ... It should be called the Nameless plague that Inhabits most of the world PCs... naming it should not be needed...

I mentioned she was from korea, because most ppl from Korea do funny things... no offense intended... it is a different culture, so it is acceptable and desirable that they do funny/strange/weird stuff, same way i accept that Americans view us Japanese, or Europeans as strange folks...

Now someone tell me... is this disrespectful for anyone involved...??!! or somewhat pejorative...??!!

I don't think so... and it was not intended this way...
 
Old 07-24-2010, 08:00 PM   #6
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Now someone tell me... is this disrespectful for anyone involved...??!! or somewhat pejorative...??!!
It did sound slightly as if you were ridiculing people from Korea.

Anyway, this thread is not about racism or the Koreans. So you didn't ask her about it? It's just your hypothesis.
I understand having eg. XP and 7. My friend has it running all his audio production apps on XP (he disabled all the network interfaces on that to keep it secure) and 7 for normal usage.
What about running Win2000 games in a dos emulator on XP/7?
 
Old 07-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #7
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I may suggest her this when I see her next week...

AFAIK qemu runs in W$, what would be best for emulating W2000 apps over Vista or 7, Qemu or Bochs...?

Without resorting to the heavy artillery of VMWare or VirtualBox...
 
Old 07-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #8
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Well, I don't know about that, but I think the first thing you need to do if you want to help her is to find out WHY exactly she wanted to do it. It might be one of those cases:

A: How can I install photoshop on linux?
B: you need to use wine
A: how do I do it?
B:....
A:....
B:....
A:....
B:....
A:....
B: Actually, why do you want to install photoshop on linux?
A: Because I want to create a logo of my company.
B: Use Gimp/Inkscape
 
Old 07-24-2010, 08:21 PM   #9
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B: Actually, why do you want to install photoshop on linux?
A: Because I want to create a logo of my company.
B: Use Gimp/Inkscape
Good point...

But I guess she is not much of a techie... When I showed how is Linux ( I was with my Slackware 13 lappy in University Library ) she found it :

1. nice
2. geeky
3. difficult



I think I will offer her an Ubuntu 9.10 Dvd I have back home...

With a large enough repo it is likely she will find all she needs...
 
Old 07-25-2010, 07:28 AM   #10
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Everybody's weird except the English...
On second thoughts, most of the English are weird, except Oldhamers...
On third thoughts, maybe some Oldhamers are weird too...

(Another 1100 "real" posts and I'll be a Guru...now that is weird! )

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:01 AM   #11
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(Another 1100 "real" posts and I'll be a Guru...now that is weird! )
I'm halfway through being a Guru (actually, just having such title here), but worryingly my knowledge about linux is gradually decreasing. I know what to blame here - it's Slackware.
In the old days when I used Fedora/ubuntu something broke on my system almost every day. I had to find the answer and as something else broke everyday, I was quite proficient when it came to fixing all sorts of problems. Therefore, I was constantly learning and could be of help here on LQ.

Now I'm running Slackware64 13.1. Literally. nothing breaks down. I can entirely focus on just using it but what's the point of it? I miss the thrills of daily updates breaking something, etc. Slackware doesn't get in the way of my web-design work. It's just there and obediently does what I tell it to do. That's not what an OS is for, is it?
 
Old 07-25-2010, 08:39 AM   #12
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I'm weird too....I think Tux it's sexy 8-)
 
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I did not see the initial comment as racist---especially since "Japanese" is not a race. If I am not mistaken, the race is called "mongoloid".

This aside, I believe that many of the east Asian civilizations are far older than those of the European-settled North American---the USA included. I think a lot of them think that Americans are pretty weird.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 10:47 AM   #14
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If she wanted all Windows, then she'd be better off with Win 7 running the show using VirtualPC to run the others, possibly with XP mode to run the XP apps. For Windows, better integration and lower overhead than VB or VMWare. Direct her to virtual_pc_guy on msn blogs...
 
Old 07-25-2010, 12:41 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
I did not see the initial comment as racist---especially since "Japanese" is not a race. If I am not mistaken, the race is called "mongoloid".

This aside, I believe that many of the east Asian civilizations are far older than those of the European-settled North American---the USA included. I think a lot of them think that Americans are pretty weird.
Hi Pixellany

More correctly, even within Mongoloid or Mongolic race there are several subgroups...

Quote:
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza claims that there is a genetic division between East and Southeast Asians.[38] In a like manner, Zhou Jixu agrees that there is a physical difference between these two populations.[39] Other geneticists have found evidence for four separate populations, carrying distinct sets of non-recombining Y chromosome lineages, within the traditional Mongoloid category: North Asians, Han Chinese, Southeast Asians, and Japanese.[40] The complexity of genetic data has led to doubt about the usefulness of the concept of a Mongoloid race itself, since distinctive East Asian features may represent separate lineages and arise from environmental adaptations or retention of common proto-Eurasian ancestral characteristics.[41]
...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongoloid_race

Anyway, environmental adaptations from environments as Diverse as the Central Plains of Inland China or Mongolia, or Coastal places like Korea or Japan led to morphological differences after thousands of years of settlement.

BACK TO THE POINT... what i said was not a racist remark. Like brianL said, everyone is "weird" in some sense... and this is a rich feature of all peoples in the World.
 
  


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