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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%
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:43 PM   #31
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Irony is totally lost!!!
 
Old 09-15-2017, 07:02 PM   #32
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...it shows that commercial success has very little to do with quality.
Absolutely.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 07:58 PM   #33
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I don't put a limit my toolbox. I have craftsman and snap-on in my mechanical tool boxes. I have a large number of OS's in my workplace toolbox. Each has reasons to exist.
 
Old 09-16-2017, 01:46 AM   #34
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In the 9th grade ... I confirmed it had been a joke.
you had that sense of humor as a 9th-grader?
respect.
i was totally buried in multiple insecurities at that time, taking everything very, very seriously.
not that i wouldn't get into arguments with teachers, but jokes? no.


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Irony is totally lost!!!
whose? yours or mine?
 
Old 09-16-2017, 01:50 AM   #35
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misquote of the year.

the article is titled

MS Hotmail servers begin switch from FreeBSD to Win2k

and was written on 1 Aug 2000 at 07:42.
 
Old 09-16-2017, 07:44 AM   #36
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whose? yours or mine?
or Microsoft's?
 
Old 09-19-2017, 05:25 AM   #37
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If MS Linux was distributed on a free DVD, I'd consider using it replace the old magazine coverdisc I use as an in-shower shaving mirror.

As to actually installing or running it, my response is similar to when I first read about Windows on a phone: Why would anyone want to run viruses on their 'phone Linux box?
 
Old 09-19-2017, 01:01 PM   #38
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I would not use it, but I might be curious enough to play with it in a VM. If I can find room for Haiku, Redox and ReactOS, I can find room for MS Linux.
 
Old 09-19-2017, 02:16 PM   #39
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Didn't Microsoft make one to run on Azure, like, a couple of years ago?
 
Old 09-19-2017, 02:52 PM   #40
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I'm not sure, but Azure did provide various mainstream Linux VMs out-of-box. At the time, there was no Debian out-of-box option, but there were out-of-box Ubuntu options. So I spun up an Ubuntu Azure VM.
 
Old 09-20-2017, 01:52 AM   #41
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If I can find room for Haiku, Redox and ReactOS, I can find room for MS Linux.
not necessarily.
comparing sizes of my vm's folder sizes:
- a debian-based desktop: 4G
- a not-so-recent windows version: 13G
 
Old 09-20-2017, 07:32 AM   #42
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You forget that the Windows probably came with drivers for your machine wheras you likely had to load separate drivers under Linux.
 
Old 09-20-2017, 01:13 PM   #43
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You forget that the Windows probably came with drivers for your machine wheras you likely had to load separate drivers under Linux.
you forget i'm talking about virtual machines.
both are fully functioning desktop systems.
 
  


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