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Old 10-23-2010, 06:40 AM   #16
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I hope Apple follows M$ into the abyss.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #17
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Really guys, mixing religious themes in with your already over-the-top zealotry isn't helping anyone.
It's a free country. Have you not ever talked about something you liked or disliked with someone that feels the same way you do?

Kenny and I don't like M$ and window$ and there are others in LQ that may feel the same we do, BUT they hold back and don't say what they really feel about M$.

By the way, there are some window$ users here or in other forums and certain people in M$ that do the same thing. We're just returning there hate of linux back to them with our hate of M$.

@ H_TeXMeX_H

Not a fan of Apple either.

They can go to the abyss as well since they are against FOSS too.

HA HA HA

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Old 10-23-2010, 01:36 PM   #18
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It's a free country. Have you not ever talked about something you liked or disliked with someone that feels the same way you do?

Kenny and I don't like M$ and window$ and there are others in LQ that may feel the same we do, BUT they hold back and don't say what they really feel about M$.
I don't like MS either, but until they actually provoke the destruction of the planet earth via a "fire and brimstone" armageddon then putting them on a par with the Antichrist (or SS or the KKK or whatever "satirical" misspelling you're trying this week) just makes you look childish.


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By the way, there are some window$ users here or in other forums and certain people in M$ that do the same thing. We're just returning there hate of linux back to them with our hate of M$.
How grown up of you.

Instead of wailing at the top of your shrill voices about MS and the evils of proprietary software, which will get you nowhere, why not do something practical?

- If you're of voting age then write to your representative in parliament exposing your concearns (in a polite manner of course).
- Participate in awareness campaigns (I know the FSF does this sometimes and needs volunteers) and organize Linux install parties for your school/neighbourhood.
- Try to visit your local LUG and talk to other Linux users and ask for advice.
- Contribute to FOSS projects!

.02€

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Old 10-23-2010, 02:02 PM   #19
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Don't worry about easuter he is extremely conformist...
 
Old 10-23-2010, 02:21 PM   #20
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- If you're of voting age then write to your representative in parliament exposing your concearns (in a polite manner of course).
No parliament here, just congress and senate. Perhaps a long time ago writing to your congressperson/senator actually meant something, but not today. Unless you can 'lobby' said congressperson/senator to your side, but you have to be a corporation to do that.

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Old 10-23-2010, 03:14 PM   #21
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@ easuter

Don't get so uptight about it, it's just words going back and forth. Nothing more, nothing less.

HA HA HA

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Old 10-23-2010, 03:34 PM   #22
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Don't worry about easuter he is extremely conformist...
This coming from the guy who likes to wear a troll costume every now and them...

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No parliament here, just congress and senate. Perhaps a long time ago writing to your congressperson/senator actually meant something, but not today. Unless you can 'lobby' said congressperson/senator to your side, but you have to be a corporation to do that.
Well, one can at least try


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@ easuter

Don't get so uptight about it, it's just words going back and forth. Nothing more, nothing less.

HA HA HA
Precisely! It's just words, no action. Continually bitching about a problem won't change a thing.

Perhaps, as Jeebizz suggested, writing to your congressman(?) might not accomplish much, but the other points are still perfectly valid ways of "combating" microsoft.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 05:32 PM   #23
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I am actively involved in the GNOME (via Bugzilla) and Ubuntu (via Launchpad) communities very well, reporting bugs when they cause havoc.

That said, yes, I too feel that if you want to make Linux gain market share the best thing to do is help out, improve it, and make it known.

Considering I already know how to build a PC and install Linux on it without any problems, I think I'm better off starting an OEM that solely sells Linux boxes -- and at a cheap price. That will get people to buy Linux boxes without any problems.

Because I'm not paying M$ any money by doing this (and on top of this I would also, instead of selling the PC and OS together, sell complete kits plus people to assemble the PCs for customers, allowing them to customize their PC however way they want without having to install anything themselves), I'm cutting costs plus allowing the customer to make the PC what they want it, letting them choose what components to use for their PC in order to make it either as cheap or as expensive as they want it.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 08:03 PM   #24
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I can build computers as well and install one OS or muliple OS. And configure basic security on the linux partitions.

My only problem is I'm not good at promoting stuff -- Not the sells person type. I'm only a techie geek.

- Cheers

Linux rules as always!!!

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Old 10-23-2010, 08:34 PM   #25
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Same here, although I am taking an economics course (need it to graduate high school) and most businesses that aren't monopolies tend to use real evidence to prove that their products are better than those that have more market share.

As such, here's the perfect Linux ad: Boot identical Windoze and Linux boxes side-by-side, showing off which OS boots faster.

Another perfect ad: Install software on the Windoze PC, along with all the headaches, and at the same time fire up the package manager on the Linux box and show people which is better.

Still another: Create a video comparing the Ubuntu and Windoze installation processes, showing off which process is faster and easier.

Now let's see who can beat us!
 
Old 10-23-2010, 10:37 PM   #26
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Another perfect ad: Install software on the Windoze PC, along with all the headaches, and at the same time fire up the package manager on the Linux box and show people which is better.
We have to install a common software found on both platforms like firefox and the codecs and java.

We use either pacman or apt-get.

I forgot, it wouldn't fair, window$ users need to visit each website and download the packages, answer Yes/No permission questions and reboot between installs.

A landslide for linux.

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:42 PM   #27
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Actually, I was thinking the Software Center (or Synaptic) pinned up against Windoze, but good guess.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 10:46 PM   #28
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Whether it's the GUI (Synaptic) or the commandline (apt-get pacman ), window$ can't beat that type of installation.

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Old 10-24-2010, 01:54 AM   #29
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What about Intel? For me it was always a tandem M$+Intel. No bad wishes for Intel?
 
Old 10-24-2010, 02:05 AM   #30
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What about Intel? For me it was always a tandem M$+Intel. No bad wishes for Intel?
Are you kidding? Take a look at this:

http://moblin.org/

Even though it was turned over to the Linux foundation, Moblin Linux was originally created by and still maintained by Intel and some of its employees.

Another example: Note how the Intel graphics drivers (xf86-video-intel or xserver-xorg-video-intel depending on your distribution) are 100% FOSS? I am using the Intel video drivers right now. Absolutely no proprietary drivers, EVER.

Just because Intel is a monopoly or near-monopoly in the hardware market does not mean they're a menace to FOSS. Just look at these two examples for how much code Intel has contributed to FOSS.
 
  


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