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Old 11-14-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
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This is right out of a horror movie...


this should be illegal and it should also be a crime
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...s/default.mspx


suddenly i feel very cold


 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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linux cost

Not in the manner that MS stated it, but looking at my library shelves, the linux books are more numerous by far. Thats because Linux is more interesting and more people write interesting books about linux.

Also, I think linux makes me want to learn more. The wide open nature of linux compels me to dig in and tweek. I love it.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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Linux is for people that love real computing,
Windows is for people that want to use a computer but don't know anything about it.

I was hooked for many years on windows, and hoped it would get more open.
It only got worse!

So finaly i ended up with Linux, and was lost+found
Happiness all around, XP just a little boy..
Who needs windows anyway?

Linux has it all!
 
Old 12-24-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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The "Get the Facts" campaign has been discussed and deFUDded to death months ago. We all are now well aware that it was completely wrong. Check out Novell's counter-campaign, Groklaw, Slashdot and, of course, LQ.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 02:49 PM   #5
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I agree with guzzi.Linux is almost magical and I want to go on with learning Linux programming.That would never had happened if I were sticking with Windows.So, I feel that learning Linux was a very wise decision.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:36 PM   #6
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"This is right out of a horror movie"

I thought you were posting a pic of hillary swearing in as president..LOL.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 12:03 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey 9
Linux is for people that love real computing,
Windows is for people that want to use a computer but don't know anything about it.
Man, this quote alone is worth thousands of threads of windows vs linux, full of redundant flames...

Quote:
So finaly i ended up with Linux, and was lost+found
LOL, I'm looking forward to the next state of total ignorance (bliss) and navigate weird filesystems one more time
 
Old 12-30-2005, 05:03 AM   #8
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Talking


Yes...

In the end the Dark Lord is beaten by the Alliance.....
 
Old 12-30-2005, 09:58 AM   #9
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In the end, the Dark Lord will probably find that much fewer people are coming to his planet. Microsoft has had to reimplement Win32 at least three times from scratch to run their stuff on different platforms, and not one of them fails to impose environment-specific restrictions on the application designer. That is very expensive. The change is already happening in the server environment, where high-end software is now more often written for a "Unix-style" environment.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 11:18 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey 9
Linux is for people that love real computing,
Windows is for people that want to use a computer but don't know anything about it.

I was hooked for many years on windows, and hoped it would get more open.
It only got worse!

So finaly i ended up with Linux, and was lost+found
Happiness all around, XP just a little boy..
Who needs windows anyway?

Linux has it all!
A more accurate description would be,
Windows is for people that want to use a computer but don't WANT TO know anything about it.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 02:25 AM   #11
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A more accurate description would be,
Windows is for people that want to use a computer but don't WANT TO know anything about it.
You hit the nail on the head!
 
Old 12-31-2005, 03:25 AM   #12
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Most people don't know what they want to know. MS has stuck them in a rut.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 04:07 AM   #13
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Yep!
The only way to find out is to try and use other OS's...
Luckily everybody is getting fed up by M$, and turning massively towards the better alternative...
 
Old 12-31-2005, 04:26 AM   #14
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