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Why Linux on the Desktop is a Total NonStarter 5086
Gustavo Vasquez wrote in 16:24: Possibly. How do you know it's Windows? Did they zoom in that close that you could tell for sure? Or did you...

Why Linux on the Desktop is a Total NonStarter 5087
Nah, its not unpopular. People just dont know about it too much as yet. Linux is entering the market slowly. About 10% people I know have accepted Linux once they got it...

Why Linux on the Desktop is a Total NonStarter 5088
Sat, May 20 2006 18:37: snip the article Certainly is an interesting read. The thing about it is that really, nobody...

Why Linux on the Desktop is a Total NonStarter 5089
2006 06:21: Yeah, I know that I'm much more capable of supporting Linux, especially over the Internet, compared to Windows. For those of...

Why Linux on the Desktop is a Total NonStarter 5090
Is that why most people would rather BUY Windows than get Linux for FREE? Hell, just as many...

Why Linux on the Desktop is a Total NonStarter 5091
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Aunty Diluvian wrote on Tue, 23 May 2006 09:57:04 -0400 That's buttuming anyone "buys" Windows anyway. Try getting a computer in a store such as CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, or Best Buy without Windows...

COLA Stats 21 May 2006
ngstats.pl version 1.18 This report covers 2162 articles received by this system to newsgroup comp.os.linux.advocacy 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toplist of Posters Pos Poster Msgs Bytes Quoted 3. DooFuS - LIAR WINTROLL RACIST 80 117328 54% 7. Ewik 'the...

GPL tested in Court 5093
Daeron I can't see why he picked IBM, Novell and Redhat, none of them own Linux, they are contributers and aid distribution, but none would really claim to...

GPL tested in Court 5094
on May 17 2006 6:48 pm Erik the semantic arsehole This is clbuttic fuddie at work, mixing abuse into the response. I have seperated the...

GPL tested in Court 5095
I've actually discussed the GPL with an intellectual property attorney, and his opinion was very enlightening. He read it as a very routine license using very well...

GPL tested in Court 5096
BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 2006-05-17, BearItAll spake thusly: Hi bear; I don't...

GPL tested in Court 5097
Jamie Hart on Wednesday 17 May 2006 14:59 That's the best part. It's a philosophy or idealogy which is attributed principally to a bunch of academics. It shields those who wish to embrace...

GPL tested in Court 5098
Roy Schestowitz True, a good programmer writes in such a way that he-she doesn't need to rewrite the same...

GPL tested in Court 5099
Roy Schestowitz True, a good programmer writes in such a way that he-she doesn't need to rewrite the same functions-clbuttes for each simmilar project. As a programmer you learn to do that early...

Interesting article about patent hunting
On Sun, 21 May 2006 19:55:31 +0100, Roy Schestowitz Whoever has the 1-click patent is going to have to go after the double-click patent becuase it involves two single clicks. Then they can...

A GNOME versus KDE Debate Revived
TheLetterK on Thursday 18 May 2006 00:53 I have used both, but I prefer KDE. Not because...

A GNOME versus KDE Debate Revived
Larry Qualig on Thursday 18 May 2006 01:14 True. KDE is a dog, but it's a tradeoff which involves resources and power (as in...

Debian now distributing cracking tools
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, DFS wrote on Wed, 17 May 2006 13:59:54 -0400 And remember, security by obscurity (in this case, of the packets going across the 'Net) is always the...

qMicrosoft_endurece_su_pol=EDtica_contra_los_Windows_piratas
Microsoft endurece su política contra los Windows piratas Un programa instalado en el ordenador recordará periódicamente la ilegalidad La compañía Microsoft ha iniciado una agresiva campaña contra las versiones piratas del sistema...

Do you really hate Microsoft
A friend brought it up the other day asking me if I hated Microsoft (I refused to consider windows for a new machine I had purchased). Forced...

Do you really hate Microsoft 5106
I know what you mean -- those kind of accusations get tossed out here by the MS...

Do you really hate Microsoft 5107
6egert spewed this vial garbage: Or the people, like me, that see the fact that 80% of their goods are made outside the US in sweatshop conditions...

Do you really hate Microsoft 5108
On Sun, 21 May 2006 23:47:55 +0000, Ruel Smith Sadly, that holds true no matter where you...

Do you really hate Microsoft 5109
It the "good product" part that really helped them. A few years ago, when it was time for...

Do you really hate Microsoft 5110
flatfish+++ spewed this vial garbage: I have a couple of things to say about that: First, they don't make that much. In reality, GM workers...

Do you really hate Microsoft 5111
On Mon, 22 May 2006 01:02:24 +0000, Ruel Smith Well here is one for Delphi. I don't know how anyone can survive on 50k a year, with a family. Two...

Do you really hate Microsoft 5112
flatfish+++ spewed this vial garbage: Like I said, Debt Management tries to inflate that number quite a bit. They try to make those guys look like bad...

Windows to Linux Migration Review Deeply Flawed 5113
Roy Schestowitz It's a nice rebuttal. The multimedia issues Mr. Golden raised can be largely overcome. I have no problem watching Windows Media Player video or Quicktime video or watching DVDs on...

Windows to Linux Migration Review Deeply Flawed 5114
deletia No. New users simply have to be directed at those distrubtions that are meant for them. Any "journalist" also needs to bring up the legal issues involved in...

linux failure on older hardware
I hear all you COLA nuts yap about how wonderful linux is on old hardware. What a bunch...

linux failure on older hardware 5116
Anal Fissure Operator error. You really need to have on hand some knowledge, plus the brains, like some of my 3rd grade children who have figured out...

linux failure on older hardware 5117
Not really odd. Just that Windows is pathetic. It might be odd if it was anything other than Windows. $SON's machine...

Microsoft Pay Hosts to Choose Windows
These types of things are known universally. A handful of people may not experience the same problems. A large number will waste a gawdawful amount of time getting it...

OT: How I Work, by Bill Gates
Note the paragraph before that: At Microsoft, e-mail is the medium of choice, more than...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5120
Roy Schestowitz I suspect that this statement is somewhat premature. While it is clear that the cost of doing business has become considerably...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5121
Ian Hilliard cowtowing = kowtowing Lie. It's easy to find negative press on Vista, and on MS...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5122
DFS You will see little in the trade press, which is negative of Microsoft. It is nice to see that some in the...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5123
Ian Hilliard I don't think so. What would you or cola know about honesty as it relates to MS or Windows? Look at the breastle of this thread. Most articles I read about Microsoft or...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5124
DFS I just had a look at the latest version of CT and Microsoft is the single biggest advertiser with the largest number of large adds. This is because Microsoft are attempting to con...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5125
wd Because it's not better. It's not interesting at all, except as an example of another freakin' joke of a smear, based only on speculation, by Linux-OSS...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5126
Larry Qualig on Sunday 21 May 2006 16:01 Oops. I forgot to add bloggers, whom Microsoft pay to publish stuff...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5127
Roy Schestowitz This is marketing and PR... How is this related to the company dying very quickly? Okay - Forms? Why are you trying to change the subject? I worked there from 1996...

It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5128
Roy Schestowitz Fact is that Microsoft has (and has historically had) a large advertising budget. The whole...

the DaVinci Code 5129
BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 2006-05-21, Roy Culley spake thusly: Always wondered about that one: why is it...

the DaVinci Code 5130
On Mon, 22 May 2006 11:47:11 -0400, Ray Ingles I've read "Digital Fortress", it was a good read though not as enjoyable as other books...

the DaVinci Code 5131
begin oeprotect.scr Having read the Da Vinci code and one or two other books, I'd put them in a similar vein as Alistair Maclean or Jack Higgins, adventure stories meant to be exciting page turners...

Installation of FC5 was great but
Colleagues, I installed FC5 on 12 machines with identical hardware. During the installation, tried to keep into perspective an average user (too subjective is the word 'average', but still...) and tried to see where that...

Installation of FC5 was great but
On Sun, 21 May 2006 10:00:42 -0700, Chirag Shukla My first daily-use Linux distro was FC3. It was ok but installing software took a long time to figure...

OT for COLA: input requested
Below, roughly drafted as it was, got sent out 2006MAY19 to a handful of small shops. Hindsight has prompted me to post it here to determine if...

Put linux on a milk carton 5135
Gustavo Vasquez Thats not true. Linux is not only for geeks. Its an OS that anybody can use. In most OSes, there are advanced stuffs that people can do and...

Put linux on a milk carton 5136
On Sun, 21 May 2006 13:31:01 -0700, Gustavo Vasquez I think you mean (an) expensive UNIX setup. FYI, Don't put it on a milk carton, the last time I checked milk cartons are...

The Return of Them
Quote: ---------------------------- For the last couple of weeks I've been writing a number of blog entries focusing on poorly researched and deliberately misleading items in the news. One of those pieces is called The...

NSA routing internet data thru Amsterdam to monitor U.S. websites and email
NSA routing internet data thru Amsterdam to monitor U.S. websites and e-mail" " Questions remain whether Bush admin approval of Verizon's MCI takeover was quid pro quo...

NSA routing internet data thru Amsterdam to monitor U.S. websites and email 5139
Robert M. Stockmann We want the security forces to be able to catch persons, but until a person actually carries out a person act...

NSA routing internet data thru Amsterdam to monitor U.S. websites and email 5141
Bobbie Ok, lets do nothing. Let these people do what ever they want to do, kill who ever they fancy, plants anywhere they can fit them in...

NSA routing internet data thru Amsterdam to monitor U.S. websites and email 5142
Here's something to really give the paranoid something to worry about. Much of the network your data goes over is not IP, and is not...

Pay As You Go Computing!! 5143
The big question here is what happens if you want to get a new computer, before you own the...

Pay As You Go Computing!! 5144
Tim Smith on Tuesday 23 May 2006 03:20 Who spends $1000 on a personal computer? For a server, I can see...

Pay As You Go Computing!! 5145
So anyway, it was like, 09:41 CEST May 23 2006, you know? Oh, and, yeah, Roy Schestowitz was all like, "Dude, You answer your own question, whatever "power users" really mean. I've...

400 pics from JavaOne
quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said : I got to go to the first Java One. It...

It's the little things one reason I prefer Linux over Windows 5147
Tim Smith Most annoying are new machines from Dell. Take these annoying messages and multiply them by 3 or 4...

It's the little things one reason I prefer Linux over Windows 5148
May 18 2006 16:22: Yeah, I've found that to be one of the more major pet peeves that I had when I was using Windows systems...

It's the little things one reason I prefer Linux over Windows 5149
Michael B. Trausch You are right in what your saying, because that default may well be a pop from MSN, which is a genuine Windows box rather than html window. You can be typing in...

New Software for Linux Recovery
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz wrote on Thu, 18 May 2006 14:09:22 +0100 Pedant Point: there are a fair number of backup...

Word Vulnerability Gets an Exploit, Can Already Comprimise Windows Boxes
On Mon, 22 May 2006 13:46:26 +0100, Roy Schestowitz This, as with nearly 100% of all malware, is only a problem if intended victim is logged on under...



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