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Windows is the free OS 15160
amosf How convenient for you then! How ever is it that you see a monopoly when it...

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DFS poked his little head through the XP firewall and said: And the piece d'resistance, they still have troubles with with this setting!!!! This little Registry item had a very interesting effect...

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On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 17:48:10 -0400, DFS Uh, yeah sure, whatever. All. So you don't have to know the registry (a downright arcane system...

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Right....but it's entirely true about the *default* setting, which virtually everyone uses. In fact, very few people even know the settings can be changed concerning that...or even...

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On Thu, 05 May 2005 12:27:38 -0700, Sandlin I've been saying the same thing to the ColaNuts for...

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begin KillFileMe.vbs Yes I do. You haven't been paying attention. You imagined an imaginary situation, doing imaginary things. I pointed that out. I just did it again, too. I'm not supposed to run servers. But...

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Kier Indeed, quite the opposite. We see Microsoft slamming Linux at every opportunity, creating FUD through outright lies, stretched...

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B past : hype was other so-called The first question. How much time was spent with Linux? I find it very hard...

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04-26-2005 While m$ strongarm tactics have certainly reduced the availability of computers without a m$ tax for unwanted malware...

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DFS poked his little head through the XP firewall and said: Definitely. I actually first heard the word on the Firesign Theatre album "Waiting for...

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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Linønut wrote on Wed, 27 Apr 2005 06:33:15 -0500 And a little doggy, too. Isn't Rover ky00000t?? :-) Never...

best OS Distribution: All Sender: Martha H Adams Summary: It's the one that serves best
There are people for whom Windows is best, and I'm not one of them; yet, I use Windows. "In Rome, do as...

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On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:31:17 +0200, B IMHO Linux is better. SUSE 9.2 pro was one of...

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begin Error log for Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:31:17 +0200 - B caused a page .vbs Hey, dude...maybe you should look around where you're posting. This is a...

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Tukla Ratte Provided your vendor-cooker-source supplied version of Xorg-XFree has been compiled with RANDR enabled. Otherwise I don't think the KRANDR tray applet will work. Finding out is...

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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Randy Howard wrote on Tue, 26 Apr 2005 22:24:28 GMT And probably never will be, if only because...

Open Wallets for OpenSource Software
The first time Marc Fleury tried to raise money for his technology start-up company, in mid-2000, a...

OSS complete turnaround
When I started working for my current employer in 1977 a directive was issued from the CEO that no OSS should be...

Which Distro
I'm old school conservative on this issue. When it comes time to install I'd recommend: - back up your system - install a new hard disk, and stick linux on that - parbreastion that new...

Longhorn Details Emerge at WinHEC 2005
In the "Yawn if you use Windwoes" department: Wow! More popup junk to annoy users (codenamed...

Longhorn Details Emerge at WinHEC 2005
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Sinister Midget wrote on Thu, 28 Apr 2005 02:00:07 GMT Oh come now. As...

contagioned web poses risk to security
contagioned web poses risk to security COMPUTER criminals are coming up with ever stealthier ways to make money. Rather than attack PCs or email inboxes, their latest trick...

Did you read what Bill Gates said
I was clicking on the recent high tech visas news, when I bumped into this interview, which took place about a year ago at MIT. Gates first goes to say that many...

fun with google satellite images
The other day somebody was asking about saving the google keyhole images as a single file. If you use firefox to...

Firefox doubles market share. 15186
begin KillFileMe.vbs They won't do anything else either. Still, Ford has its work cut out. If everything proceeds as planned, people will need to adapt to a few minor limitations: 1. the seats will...

New York Sues Internet Marketer Over 'Spyware
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Thursday sued a major Internet marketer, claiming the company installed 'spyware' and 'adware' that secretly install...

From Apple, a Tiger to Put in Your Mac
If anyone considers tomorrow a special day at all, it's probably because it's Friday, or because 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' movie opens, or because it's Uma Thurman's...

Microsoft Signs Strategic Alliance With China
Fake News written by James Baughn on April 27, 2005 from the the-ultimate-firewall...

COLA 15191
No, if it was a real UNIX, it would have been certified. It is not (AFAIK). OSX offers nothing Linux...

COLA 15192
On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 16:59:16 -0700, colamoderator You are a liar. You are also utterly stupid to do your lying here, because there are hundreds of people reading this group who...

COLA 15193
1. Most HP printers I tried work with Linux (both laserjets and deskjets). Please be more specific on the printer troubling you, and Google a bit or start a thread...

Raw sockets and XP a very sore subject
To fully implement the TCP-IP protocol in Windows XP would make denial of service attacks a walk in the park, Microsoft said. The company was responding to claims by...

Raw sockets and XP a very sore subject
Erik Funkenbusch Well, you don't. But MS does apparently. As they are removing Raw Sockets from their desktop model. To try and prevent them from being hijacked as spam engines. The vast majority...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15196
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, John Bailo wrote on Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:08:26 -0700 Hm. Extremely limited, though not bad-looking. I would have preferred...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15197
It's an advantage for now 'cos no one is targeting Linux. Also, content filtering is equally relevant to Linux as it is to Windows - spammers and...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15199
Linønut Nice advantage - though simple and free to achieve in Windows: run FireFox, run ZoneAlarm firewall, run occasional spyware program, don't run as Administrator, don't click on pics...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15200
Except it's even easier to achieve with ANY OTHER OS. Just run it and do nothing to change your behavior. OTOH, WinDOS requires you to constantly audit your own behavior...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15201
DFS poked his little head through the XP firewall and said: Even easier. For all that work...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15202
These days, making the transition is geing much easier, and most modern Linux distributions can be made functional on most Windows 9x, NT 4, 2000, and early...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15203
wrote on 29 Apr 2005 15:27:20 -0700 The main problem I have is reparbreastioning. I've got a box with one disk parbreastion and running WinXP. I want to parbreastion it...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15204
begin oeprotect.scr The three technology problem works like this: 1. Old technology, reliable, but dated, becoming more...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15205
ralph To begin with, ralph, not so many people upgrade ever. They get a new computer every few years. Maybe you don't believe that, but it is the truth. The upgrade price is not a...

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billwg about not sorts of new the This is very true. In fact, many Linux systems are actually the "left-overs", hardware that is NOT upgraded. This has been a clbuttic play in...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15207
B Gruff The only real argument would be that there was something that you could use beneficially that was not available for linux. If you had an account at SunTrust Bank...

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15208
billwg to could banking, Actually, GNUCASH and MoneyDance can both do it. Most banks have quickly figured out that they needed to keep supporting very basic browsers. Most of the really large banks...

Why tolerate such whitespace mangling
Nice work DrScum, But why tolerate such whitespace mangling ? Use my X.EXE to post it next time. Below are some whitespace repairs. .------------------------------------------. Hello everyone ! It's me again...

Two more Mac Mini persons 15210
Edwin $29. options the upgradeability Mac I think I beat you. At dell.com, I got: Dimension 3000 --------------- Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz) Microsoft® Windows® XP Home...

Joe gets caught in yet another lie was Two more Mac Mini persons
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, TravelinMan wrote on Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:24:16 GMT I for one would hope for accurate counting here, but here's a scenario that could confuse things to some...

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billwg they've If you aren't Bill Gates, you should be. Brilliant attempt to support a metric that is both out of...

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Joe Flannigan For $31 you can add a NU DDW-081 8X DVD+R-+RW + CD-R-RW DRIVE. It costs...

Two more Mac Mini persons 15214
Yes, the OS is one of the options you have when purchasing a PC. I can see how that would surprise a Mac owner...

Two more Mac Mini persons 15215
Edwin Good, more garbage you've saved from the junk bin. Why do PC trolls insist on buying parts based on price rather than requirements and quality? Firewire is substantially better than...

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Edwin To be fair, you'd also have to add the cost of equivalent applications that ship with the mini... At the very LEAST you'd need to add in the price for a copy...

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Better at what? That's the question, edwin. Yeah, you can *imagine* it. It's what you're good at. It's not a lie edwin, and...

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JeffRelf my favourite trackballs are the clbuttic Logitech Trackman Explorer. I have two of them, 'cos its always handy to have a spare. They're palm sized, and can be...

Two more Mac Mini persons 15219
Joe Flannigan applications it. Why does being "fair" mean adding the Mac exclusive stuff to the PC, but not adding to the...

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Edwin I don't know, Edwin. They're cheap PCs, after all, and clearly the buttumption is that cheap Macs...

Two more Mac Mini persons 15221
On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:02:31 +0100, RichardK You can't understand the specs? Why on earth...

Two more Mac Mini persons 15222
Edwin Because you're suggesting that the Mac Mini's 'bottom of the line' status somehow prevents my running a $1K audio app on it. Except that you're wrong about the slower system bus, don't know if...

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I can see why you are uncomfortable, Edwin. You have been caught making a claim about me that not only can...

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Pulling stuff out of your arse isn't going to help your 'argument.' A hell of...

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Edwin How am I pulling stuff out of my arse? Would you want to build a taller building without increasing the strength of the supporting...

Two more Mac Mini persons 15226
First of all, talking about not backing up empty buttertions make you a hypocrite. Secondly: The Sims 2 sold a million units in the first ten days of it's...

Double Your Pleasure and Pay iJobs 2x for the same monitor! 15227
Given the market segments Apple and Dell target, that's not necessarily a safe buttumption. On a consumer-grade 17" panel, sure; that's a mbutt-market item, but a high-quality 20...

Double Your Pleasure and Pay iJobs 2x for the same monitor! 15228
This is interesting, because I have heard people argue in the past that one of the reasons Apple systems cost more than Dell was because they couldn't negotiate as...



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