The WTF Starts Now

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Test User, Jul 16, 2007.

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    Mike Guest

    Another Linux marketing droid who doesn't understand that this is a
    Windows group and no one gives a crap about Linux or "free software".

    Mike, Jul 17, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    Well, say whatever you wish but you should know that you and your friends
    are doing a "negative" campaign here. I don't remember when was the last
    time that a negative campaign actually worked.

    But I offer you and your friends an opportunity. The following is a
    comment By WALTER S. MOSSBERG, Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2007.

    Q: You often mention the Macintosh as an alternative to Windows, why don't
    you recommend the Linux operating system?

    A: I aim my columns at mainstream users doing typical tasks who have little
    or no technical knowledge, no help from experts, and no appetite for
    becoming techies. These folks want the computer to do things for them. They
    don't want to have to do much, if any, configuring of, or maintaining of,
    their computers. They have no patience for geeky procedures. For instance,
    when they buy a peripheral device, they expect to plug it in and find that
    it works, often without even installing the CD from the box. I don't believe
    Linux is yet simple enough and automatic enough and nontechnical enough for
    these mainstream users. So I don't recommend it. I firmly believe that the
    Macintosh does meet these criteria, and so I consider it the only practical
    alternative to Windows for mainstream, nontechie users.

    His comments are viewed and taken by a large number of executives around the
    world and if you
    guys can convince him, you would have a better chance.

    His email address:

    So any of you are brave enough, go troll him.

    End of my conversation with anyone associated with Linux advocacy.
    xfile, Jul 17, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Not true. Many frustrated Vista users who post here are looking for
    viable alternatives and I am happy to provide them with a public
    service. Personally, I found out about Ubuntu on the Windows XP
    newsgroup and am quite thankful I did.

    Now, be a good little boy and run on and help Vista users instead of
    revealing your ignorance and prejudice.

    Alias, Jul 17, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    The only viable alternative to Windows is OS X. It is actually gaining
    market share. Unlike Linux, which is still in the 0.5% range after 15
    years of "free" software.

    Now go run along and play in the Linux groups with the other script

    Mike, Jul 17, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Obviously the man has never used Ubuntu, regardless of who he is.
    Devices are easier with Ubuntu than Windows, much easier. *Everything*
    is updated with the Ubuntu update, including programs such as Open
    Office and Fire Fox. Much simpler than Windows. There are no Spybot,
    Ad-Aware, Spywareblaster, anti virus programs, Java, Flash, etc. to
    daily check for updates. Ubuntu is much more user friendly than Windows.
    Course, neither you nor your copy and paste have used Ubuntu but that
    won't stop you from snootily referring to us like the KKK refers to afro

    Alias, Jul 17, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    I don't write scripts and, at my age, being called a "kiddie" is a

    Alias, Jul 17, 2007
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    Gary Guest

    Give it up already Linux and Ubuntu is crap on the desktop and over 98% of
    the world knows it.
    Those numbers have not made any significant changes in the last 10 years.
    So go play with your other Linux droids.
    Gary, Jul 17, 2007
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    norm Guest

    Ubuntu is not crap on my desktop, so you might want to temper your urge
    to speak for everyone. The safer statement might be that the majority of
    the 98% that you speak of do not know of the linux alternative.
    norm, Jul 17, 2007
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    Gary Guest

    Ya less the 1% can't be wrong. Use your 19th century Ubuntu. Anyone who
    needs to do more then brows the internet and wave the Ubuntu flag in windows
    newsgroups is going to need a real OS like windows to do real day to day
    Gary, Jul 17, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    False and false.
    The inevitable insult from someone jealous because he paid an arm and a
    leg for Vista only to find out that Ubuntu is better and free. Too bad,
    baby. Or should I say Hasta La Vista, Baby?

    Alias, Jul 17, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    But when they do, bye bye Microsoft to the same place Enron went.

    Alias, Jul 17, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    How long have you been clueless about Ubuntu? All your life?

    Alias, Jul 17, 2007
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    Gary Guest

    I've been working with computer system long before you knew what a computer
    I've been playing with different versions of Linux and Ubuntu since it first
    came out.
    Its still a toy for a desktop OS always has been always will be. There has
    been no significant changes in years and you know it.

    Insert your FUD here.
    Gary, Jul 17, 2007
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    Gary Guest

    Yawn same old story. Just wait bla bla bla
    Gary, Jul 17, 2007
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    Gary Guest

    Didn't cost me a dime. And Ubuntu is still crap for anyone who does real
    Gary, Jul 17, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Truer words were never spoken! :)
    Frank, Jul 17, 2007
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    norm Guest

    Please don't let reason get in your way. lol
    norm, Jul 17, 2007
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    norm Guest

    And you do more to harm your cause than help it.
    norm, Jul 17, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    Can anything as stupid and transient as software be a "cause"?

    Some people get emotionally attached to the silliest things.

    Mike, Jul 17, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    Yep. It's always Real Soon Now, everything is going to change. The
    masses will wake up and free themselves from the clutches of the evil
    Microsoft. Then we will all join hands and sing Amazing Grace as we
    step joyfully into the sun and the brave new world of free and open

    Or some drivel like that. Frankly, I have work to get done and don't
    have time to join religious cults.

    Mike, Jul 17, 2007
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