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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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The Linux Penguin: Apple Eater, Glass Breaker

Posted 09-01-2010 at 08:08 PM by Kenny_Strawn

What I've noticed about the logos for proprietary operating systems is that they're all inanimate objects, while the logo for Linux is a live animal -- one that can easily tear an apple apart and peck at Aero Glass until it breaks.

I did post a thread on PCW Forums about this but decided to take it here as it sure would get more respect on LQ, which is Linux-centric, than on a forum where there is so much M$ FUD that it makes no difference.

Again: An apple is an inanimate fruit (though it grows on trees, but still) and a window is made simply of brittle silica, while a penguin is a live animal capable of destroying the other two.

This is EXACTLY what you can expect Linux to do to WinBloze and O$ X in the coming years.
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    I also thought about that, but more about the way there are all these funny picture and even games with Tux, which would be impossible with the Windows or Apple logo.

    When this site still was up, it said in the FAQ that they hate Tux because it doesn't compare the M$'s and Apple's marketing. I thought quite the opposite.
    Posted 09-12-2010 at 03:49 PM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
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    I definitely agree with you: Tux is definitely a powerful creature. What's more is that the M$ and cr@ppŁe logos are not only inanimate objects, but fragile and perishable objects. It would be different if the M$ logo was a steel plate or something, but it's not.
    Posted 09-13-2010 at 04:35 AM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
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    Where is that thread on PCW forums?
    Posted 09-13-2010 at 08:08 AM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
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    It is actually, I believe, in the Linux sub forum, but you could try searching for posts by "KStrawn" (that was my username on there) and, for the text of the advanced search, the title of this blog entry.
    Posted 09-15-2010 at 05:16 PM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
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    I got this funny idea, though I'd share it:

    The bite out of the Apple logo is made by Tux!
    Posted 10-08-2010 at 11:27 AM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline


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