Giving Linux a Lead Role at Home

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by TechNews, Jun 14, 2004.

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    TechNews Guest

    When Linux creator Linus Torvalds first started talking about world
    domination in the late 1990s, he delivered the line mostly in jest.

    Microsoft, the current world ruler, stopped laughing a long time ago.

    It doesn't seem realistic to think Linux's free, open-source operating
    system will knock Microsoft Windows off its throne any time soon.
    Indisputably, though, Linux and the vast array of free software surrounding
    it have emerged as a viable desktop computing alternative -- for those
    willing to dig into the installation instructions and tackle the odd setup

    For months now, my home machine has run nothing but Linux. After running
    Linux alongside Windows for years, switching back and forth between them as
    needed, I've pulled the plug on Windows at home.
    TechNews, Jun 14, 2004
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    For years now, I have run nothing but MS NT based O/S(s) and don't have a
    problem. :)

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Jun 14, 2004
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    Hywel Guest

    You really are a pain in the arse.
    Hywel, Jun 14, 2004
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Toolman Tim, Jun 14, 2004
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    Rifleman Guest

    Why? You don't HAVE to read the posts. Ever heard of a killfile?
    Rifleman, Jun 14, 2004
  6. I missed where his post stated that, but many seem to are a pain
    in the ass.
    Norwegian Formula, Jun 14, 2004
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    trout Guest

    Sure have. But unless you have everybody killfiled that're going to
    reply; it still accounts for a lot of tub-thumper dead wood, when you're
    chewing your way through the newsgroup.
    trout, Jun 14, 2004
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    Rifleman Guest

    You can always "ignore" the thread - in Thunderbird that means you don't see
    it at ALL......
    Rifleman, Jun 14, 2004
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    trout Guest

    I use the 'View' "Hide ignored threads" in OE. Unfortunately; this
    usually means opening one reply (generally un-snipped) to someone I've
    killfiled before I mark it as 'ignored'; and at that point, it's often
    not worth the trouble, unless it's one that looks like it's going to
    drag on.
    Admittedly; not a devastating blow. But a nuisance I could do
    trout, Jun 14, 2004
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