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Gordon
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      08-07-2009
On 2009-08-07, impossible <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> Your 10-year old is (presumably) your offspring -- so no, I wouldn't expect
> he's particularly bright. My guess is he's clicking icons. Why then not
> stretch your budget a bit to provide your child the os that 99% of the world
> runs on. I would imagine that booting to a nix desktop over and over again
> gets pretty tiresome.
>

Troll away. Please continue.
 
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      08-07-2009
On 2009-08-07, thingy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Aug 6, 1:22*pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
> central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>> In message <h5d7v7$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, Max Burke wrote:
>>
>> > The reality is that you *HAVE TO* use that command line to make Linux
>> > work.


Ms Penguin here! You need to stop this right now! Time out. Post something
sensible. Look I use a fishing rod to catch fish even though I am more than
able to catch all I need just by swiming about.

BTW the command line is very powerful, and if you know the command, often
faster and easier than pointing the mouse a place which you know should
exist, but where is it?

Stop trolling, now.
 
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      08-07-2009
On 2009-08-07, thingy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> shudder....quite why ppl think editing a flat config file in Linux is
> frighetning but by using regedit to hack the registry is no problem
> mystifies me.
>


thing, you forgot to mention that the config files are in ASCII, the same
stuff this ng is made up of. Human readable.

I might not understand the meaning but I do understand the text in Linux
config files. Often they have comments added which help one config as
required.

Also in Linux, each programme has its config file, mess one up and the
programme may not work, in Ms Windows all bets are off, or on for a SNAFU.

This one place where where Linux stands so far apart from Ms Windows. KISS.

 
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      08-07-2009
On 2009-08-07, impossible <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> "thingy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Aug 6, 2:24 am, OZZY Boy <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:32:17 +1200, OZZY Boy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>>
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>> >Yes Windows that can be used by most people and can run on most PC's

>>
>>> >Lunix is use by Lunatics and has poor driver support and PC shops do
>>> not support it.
>>>
>>> Lunix 1% windows 99% do I need to say more, I think that it speaks for
>>> its self..

>
>> That's web browser land....if you look at the web server stats on the
>> other hand....its quite significantly the other way....

>
> Not really . But since we're talking about desktop users, who cares?
>
> On the desktop it's Windows 94%, OsX 5%, Linux 1%.
>
> http://marketshare.hitslink.com/repo...=Windows,Linux
>


Straw poll. Who trusts this source?

As has been pointed out many times, Linux spreads without any radar picking
it up. Give a CD to a friend, download a copy or 228 from the Internet.

The old model is busted, some people still believe in though.

I buy a PC with Ms Windows on it. Take it home and format the HD with Ms
Penguin. I bet the stats say it is still running Ms Windows, although she is
out of town.

I do live the third stage nevertheless.

First they ignore you
Second they laugh at you
Third they fight you
Then you win

 
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      08-07-2009
On 2009-08-07, thingy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Aug 6, 10:17*am, EMB <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> OZZY Boy wrote:
>> > On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:32:17 +1200, OZZY Boy * * * * * * * * * <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

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>> >> Yes Windows that *can be used by most people and can run on most PC's

>>
>> >> Lunix * is use by Lunatics and has poor driver support and PC shops do not support it.

>>
>> > Lunix 1% * *windows 99% * do I need to say more, I think that it speaks for its self..

>>
>> Yep, it says the world is full of close-minded fools like yourself who
>> are unwilling to even *try* an alternative. *By your logic you should
>> not use Freeview as it's new, unproven and difficult to set up.
>>
>> Seriously Roger, give a linux live CD a go - things have changed a lot
>> over the last year or so.

>
> Why would we want a cretin to join in?
>

Whoa, you missed the
 
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      08-07-2009
On 2009-08-07, victor <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> thingy wrote:
>> 8><----
>>
>>> What is this, pre-school? It seems
>>> what these folks really want are Fisher-Price computers. Maybe Linux is
>>> for grownups, and we should be satisfied with that."
>>>
>>> http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/opinions/6814/1/

>>
>> um if so.....my 10 year old would be miffed....but you know Woger,
>> beaten by a kid....so wahts new.
>>
>> regards
>>
>> Thing

>
> LOL, I gave my teen daughter a linux eeepc and said "this is linux" and
> she just went "oh right" and set about her usual tasks. uploading pics
> to facebook, chatting etc, I don't think it meant anything to her, just
> a computer.


More like, just a tool to get things done. Who cares what brand of car the
taxi firm provides.
 
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      08-07-2009
On 2009-08-07, thingy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Aug 6, 11:15*am, (E-Mail Removed)
> (Bruce Sinclair) wrote:
>> In article <h5co4v$(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>, victor <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> >OZZY Boy wrote:
>> >> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:32:17 +1200, OZZY Boy * * * * * * * * *
>> > <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> >>> Yes Windows that *can be used by most people and can run on most PC's
>> >>> Lunix * is use by Lunatics and has poor driver support and PC shops do not
>> > support it.
>> >> Lunix 1% * *windows 99% * do I need to say more, I think that it speaks for
>> > its self..
>> >It says most lunatics use windows.

>>
>> Even if anyone still believes the 1% / 99 % numbers (which we shouldn't
>> given they are usually quoted as based on "sales" ) ... I will note that
>> "popular" <> "right" .. or "clever" ... or "good".
>>
>> For proof and more details, observe any politician.

>
> Think these are actual web stats...
>

So is global warming caused by woman made CO2, or peak oil, or ....
 
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      08-07-2009
In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Gordon wrote:

> On 2009-08-07, impossible <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>>In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, thingy wrote:
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>>> My 10 year old uses Linux, he has no issues...

>>
>> Your 10-year old is (presumably) your offspring -- so no, I wouldn't
>> expect he's particularly bright.
>>

> Troll away. Please continue.


Did I read right? Did the Impossibot admit that Linux can be managed by people of less-than-outstanding intelligence?

 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      08-07-2009
In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Gordon wrote:

> I buy a PC with Ms Windows on it. Take it home and format the HD with Ms
> Penguin. I bet the stats say it is still running Ms Windows, although she
> is out of town.


And Microsoft still gets your money, as well as another count in its market-
share stats.

Of course, this could be why developers have been turning away from Windows:
because its much-vaunted market share doesn't seem to be translating into
more market for them
http://informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=HOKIQZCHFM1AEQSNDLOSK H0CJUNN2JVN?articleID=200900215>.

 
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David Empson
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      08-07-2009
Gordon <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On 2009-08-07, impossible <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >
> > "thingy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > On Aug 6, 2:24 am, OZZY Boy <(E-Mail Removed)>
> > wrote:
> >> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:32:17 +1200, OZZY Boy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> >Yes Windows that can be used by most people and can run on most PC's
> >>
> >>> >Lunix is use by Lunatics and has poor driver support and PC shops do
> >>> not support it.
> >>>
> >>> Lunix 1% windows 99% do I need to say more, I think that it speaks for
> >>> its self..

> >
> >> That's web browser land....if you look at the web server stats on the
> >> other hand....its quite significantly the other way....

> >
> > Not really . But since we're talking about desktop users, who cares?
> >
> > On the desktop it's Windows 94%, OsX 5%, Linux 1%.
> >
> > http://marketshare.hitslink.com/repo...=Windows,Linux

>
> Straw poll. Who trusts this source?
>
> As has been pointed out many times, Linux spreads without any radar picking
> it up. Give a CD to a friend, download a copy or 228 from the Internet.


That particular source is surveying web sites for hits from web browsers
and counting the results from the browser ID strings. It has nothing to
do with "sales".

It should therefore be at least a vaguely accurate guide to the
proportion of computers which are being actively being used for general
Internet browsing.

Says nothing about servers, computers without Internet access, computers
which never do web browsing, or computers which never browse web sites
in their survey pool.

Also doesn't allow for people changing their web browser ID string (for
either browser or operating system). This could arguably skew the stats
for "general use" computers in favour of Windows and Internet Explorer,
since that's the usual combination which brain dead web sites look for
and others are most likely to pretend to be.

This means the Windows and MSIE figures are probably a little too high,
and most of the rest are a little too low.

On the other hand, the pool of specialised computers which aren't doing
web browsing will be rather large, and probably heavily biased towards
Windows, so overall I expect the Windows figure is too low and
everything else is too high.

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