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Old 07-25-2003, 01:38 PM   #16
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Never mind - I post too slow. Didn't see LinguelSanchez' last post.

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Old 07-26-2003, 12:18 PM   #17
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The view from an old warrior's eye...

Our young Belgium protagonist (and the heated debate he elicited) has indeed given good witness to the impact of the American concept of freedom, and how that wonder has taken hold throughout the world. Thomas Paine (revolutionary era author of 'Common Sense') once opined 'I don't agree with what you say, but I'm willing to die for your right to say it'.

Sometimes the best criticism comes from afar, the distance giving it better perspective. Linguel does not criticise out of distain, but out of concern. A sad reality is that the American people are, as a body, some of the least involved in their government. The citizenry voting record is abysmal, and one of the most visible epochs of dissent we can point to (the 60's) wore long hair and little else. (Darned shame I was in the Marine Corps all that time, and couldn't run nekid thru the tulips!)

I welcome those who, thru the looking glass of their own inherited freedom, exercise it by taking the time and having the desire to raise alarms where concern should warrant doing so.
Old 07-28-2003, 03:46 AM   #18
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Thanks for explaining it so well

I am just young, and my life is not too bad, and that's what I want future generations to experience too.
Just like I want future generations to have Linux as a choice - cause when you have the choice to choose Linux, you get more choices (like how to develop my OS to my needs) and this will bring even more choices.
A first step can turn into a whole walking trip.

You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I am not the only one.
Old 07-29-2003, 06:43 PM   #19
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:43 AM   #20
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Back to Women/Linux.

Try leaving linux running before you go out or something. Then your wife will probably have to deal with it !
Old 08-24-2003, 06:09 AM   #21
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Originally posted by MaherG
Back to Women/Linux.

Try leaving linux running before you go out or something. Then your wife will probably have to deal with it !
This is the best way I've found. I left it running one day with an easy to see Firebird icon and an equally obvious text program, she had no problems doing it for her simple e-mail junk.

It sometimes blows me away how they demand to use WIndows when all they do is check e-mail and surf the internet, there's no difference using Firebird on Linux or Firebird on Windows
Old 08-30-2003, 11:16 PM   #22
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I've been Microsoft free for a year and a half ever since Red Hat 7.2 detected all my hardware. Even my Rockwell plug and play modem!!!!

I don't see why people think Linux is so hard. My grade school son can do the command-line


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