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View Poll Results: Would you ever use a Microsoft built Linux distro?
Yes 4 11.11%
NO 15 41.67%
Why don't I jump off a cliff, NO, NO and NO!!!!! 9 25.00%
Maybe/don't know?? 8 22.22%
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:36 AM   #16
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Must be in Russian, methinks NET is no in Russian? I do not believe it is working in Russia, nor in Finland ...
I've always understood the Russian word for "no" to be "nyet". According to this site "HeT" is the Russian word and is pronounced "NYEHT":
http://masterrussian.com/vocabulary/net_not.htm

Noticing the spelling on that link it appears despite its similarity HeT is Cyrillic alphabet which would explain the difference in pronunciation.
 
Old 09-14-2017, 09:01 PM   #17
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I would try it out yes.
Actually use it? No I only use windows when I game and linux only has so many games on it.
I would not use it on a normal basis like I do linux as it is now.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 02:34 AM   #18
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Must be in Russian, methinks NET is no in Russian? I do not believe it is working in Russia, nor in Finland ...
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I've always understood the Russian word for "no" to be "nyet". According to this site "HeT" is the Russian word and is pronounced "NYEHT":
http://masterrussian.com/vocabulary/net_not.htm
Noticing the spelling on that link it appears despite its similarity HeT is Cyrillic alphabet which would explain the difference in pronunciation.
thanks for explaining it to a Fellow American!

and despite all rumours to the opposite, both Linux and MS Windows work just fine in both Russia and Finland!

 
Old 09-15-2017, 07:15 AM   #19
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...both Linux and MS Windows work just fine in both Russia and Finland!

Finland is probably the first country in which Linux worked . Before it became a world wide phenomenon.

But it's good to know that windows works "just fine" in two countries more than I was aware of.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 01:05 PM   #20
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Why not give it a try??
It's a bit like saying you wouldn't use a Bentley because it is built by VW
 
Old 09-15-2017, 01:11 PM   #21
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Why not give it a try??
It's a bit like saying you wouldn't use a Bentley because it is built by VW
I don't wanna, but your a bloody good read, I like ya!!

...or, as we would say in my country, your a bloody ripper!!!

Google the saying, it's all good!

Edit:

I nearly forgot; does Microsoft's AI chatbot Zo.ai agree?? What are the implications??

Check this out: https://mspoweruser.com/another-micr...linux-windows/

Last edited by jsbjsb001; 09-15-2017 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 02:10 PM   #22
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Definately not!

They've screwed up DOS, then Windows, & they had a unix version before - so why would anyone sensible want something that's been in MS hands.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 02:31 PM   #23
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If you define screwing up as being the most popular and widely used, then yes, perhaps they have.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 02:39 PM   #24
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MS could release their own BSD, too. Hotmail is running on FreeBSD.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 02:51 PM   #25
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If you define screwing up as being the most popular and widely used, then yes, perhaps they have.
how true!
again it shows that commercial success has very little to do with quality.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 03:01 PM   #26
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Lets see ...
MS Linux ... free, but you will need a free activation code. Free means you have to sign up to at least five commercial mailing lists. Code needs to be renewed weekly and will be sent to you using one of mailing lists you subscribed to. Your box must be online at least once every day and MS IP addresses can not be blocked, otherwise most of functionality of MS Linux will be automatically disabled. I'm sure there will be much more ...
 
Old 09-15-2017, 03:09 PM   #27
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MS could release their own BSD, too. Hotmail is running on FreeBSD.
Even M$ has given up on their own system, hahahaha!!! Say's alot!!

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how true!
again it shows that commercial success has very little to do with quality.
a man to that!!!

We have some smart cookies here!!!
 
Old 09-15-2017, 03:38 PM   #28
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"a man" talk about quality!!?????

"We have some smart cookies here!!!" really??
 
Old 09-15-2017, 04:14 PM   #29
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"a man" talk about quality!!?????
ok, I'll put it another way, could not agree more!!!

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"We have some smart cookies here!!!" really??
Yes, we certainly do!

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I cannot remember the last time I forgot anything
How would you remember something after you have forgotten it????!!!!

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Old 09-15-2017, 04:40 PM   #30
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How would you remember something after you have forgotten it????!!!!
Since that was in his signature and had a scratch head smiley on it you might assume it was meant to be humorous.

I used to tell people you couldn't "remember" anything because that would require you first "forget" it and if you'd done that it is no longer in your memory. On the other hand you can "recall" something that isn't currently in your consciousness but is still buried.

That reminds me. In the 9th grade I was taking a makeup French test. It had a section to translate French verbs to English. When I got to "oublier" I said out loud to the teacher: "I forget what oublier means." She had no immediate reaction so I continued with the test. About 5 minutes later she started laughing and asked me if I'd meant what I'd said. I confirmed it had been a joke.

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