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  1. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    > Linonut wrote:
    >> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>
    >>> "Dr.Hal0nf1r$" wrote in
    >>> message news:R72dnapHgtUiianVnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>> * AqD peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download
    >>>>>>> numbers for Linux do not match the actual usage statistics from
    >>>>>>> various sites like the BBC.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than
    >>>>>>> Windows. They quickly discover all the headaches Linux creates
    >>>>>>> and move back to Windows.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>
    >>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>
    >>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.

    >>
    >> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!

    >
    > Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have been
    > quite good fun.


    God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    Ask Relic, he was there.



  2. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    gonzo wrote:
    > Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >> Linonut wrote:
    >>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>
    >>>> "Dr.Hal0nf1r$" wrote
    >>>> in message news:R72dnapHgtUiianVnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>>> * AqD peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download
    >>>>>>>> numbers for Linux do not match the actual usage statistics from
    >>>>>>>> various sites like the BBC.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than
    >>>>>>>> Windows. They quickly discover all the headaches Linux creates
    >>>>>>>> and move back to Windows.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>
    >>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>
    >>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!

    >>
    >> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have been
    >> quite good fun.

    >
    > God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    > out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    > Ask Relic, he was there.


    We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads with a
    solder iron was the hardest part.



  3. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    relic wrote:
    > gonzo wrote:
    >> Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Dr.Hal0nf1r$" wrote
    >>>>> in message news:R72dnapHgtUiianVnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>>>> * AqD peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download
    >>>>>>>>> numbers for Linux do not match the actual usage statistics
    >>>>>>>>> from various sites like the BBC.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than
    >>>>>>>>> Windows. They quickly discover all the headaches Linux creates
    >>>>>>>>> and move back to Windows.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!
    >>>
    >>> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have been
    >>> quite good fun.

    >>
    >> God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    >> out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    >> Ask Relic, he was there.

    >
    > We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads
    > with a solder iron was the hardest part.


    I forgot; we also had to make the electricity flow backwards to make
    transistors work. Now, _THAT_ was tricky!



  4. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    relic wrote:
    > gonzo wrote:
    >> Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Dr.Hal0nf1r$" wrote
    >>>>> in message news:R72dnapHgtUiianVnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>>>> * AqD peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download
    >>>>>>>>> numbers for Linux do not match the actual usage statistics
    >>>>>>>>> from various sites like the BBC.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than
    >>>>>>>>> Windows. They quickly discover all the headaches Linux creates
    >>>>>>>>> and move back to Windows.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!
    >>>
    >>> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have been
    >>> quite good fun.

    >>
    >> God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    >> out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    >> Ask Relic, he was there.

    >
    > We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads
    > with a solder iron was the hardest part.


    That Hitler guy, wasn't he Germanium?



  5. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    gonzo wrote:
    > relic wrote:
    >> gonzo wrote:
    >>> Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> "Dr.Hal0nf1r$" wrote
    >>>>>> in message news:R72dnapHgtUiianVnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>>>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>>>>> * AqD peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download
    >>>>>>>>>> numbers for Linux do not match the actual usage statistics
    >>>>>>>>>> from various sites like the BBC.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than
    >>>>>>>>>> Windows. They quickly discover all the headaches Linux
    >>>>>>>>>> creates and move back to Windows.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!
    >>>>
    >>>> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have been
    >>>> quite good fun.
    >>>
    >>> God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    >>> out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    >>> Ask Relic, he was there.

    >>
    >> We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads
    >> with a solder iron was the hardest part.

    >
    > That Hitler guy, wasn't he Germanium?


    I was growing geraniums last year in my garden: I failed to grow any
    biological transistors though.

    --
    http://www.kustomkomputa.co.uk
    Personalised Desktop Computers



  6. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    gonzo wrote:
    > relic wrote:
    >> gonzo wrote:
    >>> Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> "Dr.Hal0nf1r$" wrote
    >>>>>> in message news:R72dnapHgtUiianVnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>>>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>>>>> * AqD peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download
    >>>>>>>>>> numbers for Linux do not match the actual usage statistics
    >>>>>>>>>> from various sites like the BBC.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than
    >>>>>>>>>> Windows. They quickly discover all the headaches Linux
    >>>>>>>>>> creates and move back to Windows.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!
    >>>>
    >>>> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have been
    >>>> quite good fun.
    >>>
    >>> God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    >>> out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    >>> Ask Relic, he was there.

    >>
    >> We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads
    >> with a solder iron was the hardest part.

    >
    > That Hitler guy, wasn't he Germanium?


    Socialist. Democrat. That ilk.



  7. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    Moshe Goldfarb wrote:

    > On Thu, 15 May 2008 03:52:59 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous Sender wrote:
    >
    >> But I get fed up.
    >> Then I promptly switch back to whatever OS I feel like installing.
    >> Then I get fed up again.
    >> And I think 'Oh, someone on slashdot said that this is the time to switch
    >> to linux! I should try it AGAIN!'... then I switch to linux.
    >> Until I get fed up...

    >
    > This is typical and helps to explain why the various download numbers for
    > Linux do not match the actual usage statistics from various sites like the
    > BBC.
    >


    This *used* to be typical, about three or four years ago. These days, the
    Linux/FSF/OSS communities have either cloned or contributed almost every
    application commonly used today; at the OS level, they now have Windows
    Vista as their new basis for comparison. More than ever, this game
    of "musical OSes" is more the exception than the rule.

    > People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than Windows.
    > They quickly discover all the headaches Linux creates and move back to
    > Windows.


    "Better" is subjective. If people expect Linux to run every native Windows
    application under the sun with no slowdown or "bottlenecks", they're not
    being realistic.

    If these users expect every distribution to find and configure all their
    obscure and proprietary webcams, scanners, and WiFi cards without some
    thought or intervention on their behalf, they're not being realistic.

    Linux is getting close to being "plug-and-play", but it still requires some
    intelligent thought and effort on behalf of the user.
    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  8. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    On Thu, 22 May 2008 17:19:25 -0600, Nick Ballard wrote:

    > Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 15 May 2008 03:52:59 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous Sender wrote:
    >>
    >>> But I get fed up.
    >>> Then I promptly switch back to whatever OS I feel like installing.
    >>> Then I get fed up again.
    >>> And I think 'Oh, someone on slashdot said that this is the time to switch
    >>> to linux! I should try it AGAIN!'... then I switch to linux.
    >>> Until I get fed up...

    >>
    >> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download numbers for
    >> Linux do not match the actual usage statistics from various sites like the
    >> BBC.
    >>

    >
    > This *used* to be typical, about three or four years ago. These days, the
    > Linux/FSF/OSS communities have either cloned or contributed almost every
    > application commonly used today; at the OS level, they now have Windows
    > Vista as their new basis for comparison. More than ever, this game
    > of "musical OSes" is more the exception than the rule.
    >
    >> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than Windows.
    >> They quickly discover all the headaches Linux creates and move back to
    >> Windows.

    >
    > "Better" is subjective. If people expect Linux to run every native Windows
    > application under the sun with no slowdown or "bottlenecks", they're not
    > being realistic.
    >
    > If these users expect every distribution to find and configure all their
    > obscure and proprietary webcams, scanners, and WiFi cards without some
    > thought or intervention on their behalf, they're not being realistic.
    >
    > Linux is getting close to being "plug-and-play", but it still requires some
    > intelligent thought and effort on behalf of the user.
    > ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **


    All it needs is some users.
    Linux: "All dressed up with no place to go".

    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  9. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    On Thu, 22 May 2008 23:15:19 -0400, Moshe. Goldfarb wrote:

    > On Thu, 22 May 2008 17:19:25 -0600, Nick Ballard wrote:
    >
    >> Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 15 May 2008 03:52:59 +0000 (UTC), Anonymous Sender wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> But I get fed up.
    >>>> Then I promptly switch back to whatever OS I feel like installing.
    >>>> Then I get fed up again.
    >>>> And I think 'Oh, someone on slashdot said that this is the time to
    >>>> switch to linux! I should try it AGAIN!'... then I switch to linux.
    >>>> Until I get fed up...
    >>>
    >>> This is typical and helps to explain why the various download numbers
    >>> for Linux do not match the actual usage statistics from various sites
    >>> like the BBC.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> This *used* to be typical, about three or four years ago. These days,
    >> the Linux/FSF/OSS communities have either cloned or contributed almost
    >> every application commonly used today; at the OS level, they now have
    >> Windows Vista as their new basis for comparison. More than ever, this
    >> game of "musical OSes" is more the exception than the rule.
    >>
    >>> People try Linux in the hope that it will be better than Windows. They
    >>> quickly discover all the headaches Linux creates and move back to
    >>> Windows.

    >>
    >> "Better" is subjective. If people expect Linux to run every native
    >> Windows application under the sun with no slowdown or "bottlenecks",
    >> they're not being realistic.
    >>
    >> If these users expect every distribution to find and configure all
    >> their obscure and proprietary webcams, scanners, and WiFi cards without
    >> some thought or intervention on their behalf, they're not being
    >> realistic.
    >>
    >> Linux is getting close to being "plug-and-play", but it still requires
    >> some intelligent thought and effort on behalf of the user. ** Posted
    >> from http://www.teranews.com **

    >
    > All it needs is some users.
    > Linux: "All dressed up with no place to go".


    Well... you and your family use it.



    --
    Rick

  10. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    * relic peremptorily fired off this memo:

    > relic wrote:
    >> gonzo wrote:
    >>> Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!
    >>>> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have been
    >>>> quite good fun.
    >>> God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    >>> out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    >>> Ask Relic, he was there.

    >> We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads
    >> with a solder iron was the hardest part.

    > I forgot; we also had to make the electricity flow backwards to make
    > transistors work. Now, _THAT_ was tricky!


    Fool! You were actually making holes flow /forward/!

    --
    I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most
    empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're
    tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
    -- Bill Gates

  11. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    Linonut wrote:
    > * relic peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >
    >> relic wrote:
    >>> gonzo wrote:
    >>>> Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >>>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>>>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!
    >>>>> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have
    >>>>> been quite good fun.
    >>>> God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    >>>> out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    >>>> Ask Relic, he was there.
    >>> We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads
    >>> with a solder iron was the hardest part.

    >> I forgot; we also had to make the electricity flow backwards to make
    >> transistors work. Now, _THAT_ was tricky!

    >
    > Fool! You were actually making holes flow /forward/!


    ;-) ...pretty tricky, huh.



  12. Re: I switch to linux every month or so.

    relic wrote:
    > Linonut wrote:
    >> * relic peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>
    >>> relic wrote:
    >>>> gonzo wrote:
    >>>>> Dr.Hal0nf1r$ wrote:
    >>>>>> Linonut wrote:
    >>>>>>> * Kadaitcha Man peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Agreed!
    >>>>>>>>>> Disagreed!
    >>>>>>>>>> Some people stick with Windows because it does not run Snood.
    >>>>>>>>> Others just stick to windows because it's a proper os.
    >>>>>>>> Geckos stick to windows because they'd fall off if they didn't.
    >>>>>>> Windows -- so easy a caveman can do it!
    >>>>>> Blimey! Is Bill Gates that old? Mesolithic computing must have
    >>>>>> been quite good fun.
    >>>>> God, yes. The hard part was making silicon chips
    >>>>> out of.......well, silicon. With a big hammer.
    >>>>> Ask Relic, he was there.
    >>>> We started with Germanium, Silicon came later. Attaching the leads
    >>>> with a solder iron was the hardest part.
    >>> I forgot; we also had to make the electricity flow backwards to make
    >>> transistors work. Now, _THAT_ was tricky!

    >>
    >> Fool! You were actually making holes flow /forward/!

    >
    > ;-) ...pretty tricky, huh.


    It's not that difficult in an antimatter environment; the difficulty is
    maintaining the matter-isolation field to prevent onesself vaporising in a
    large explosion while at the same time operating with matter-based
    antimatter tipped tools on antimatter componentry interfaced with matter
    components.Cooling the superconductors in the interface circuitry can be a
    frosty affair too.

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