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[#] Fri Feb 27 2009 09:04:43 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Heh, even Communists know better than to use M$:

Well if anybody knows anything about a monopolistic system, it's a communist government.

[#] Fri Feb 27 2009 11:31:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I applaud the forward-thinking brilliance of our Cuban neighbors.

[#] Fri Feb 27 2009 16:26:10 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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Yeah, really. I wonder if we will be able to get a copy of this OS.
Watch it turn out to be the best OS ever and grab a huge market share from M$.

[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 10:18:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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You already have it. They're just customizing a Linux for Cuban users.

I look forward to sitting on my patio, smoking a fine Cuban cigar, flipping open my Linux-based laptop computer and using it to read about how Microsoft continues to slide into irrelevance.

(I've already got the patio and the laptop running Linux, so if anyone wants to bring over a few of those cigars we can work on the rest. Might want to wait until we have some nice spring weather though.)

[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 12:13:39 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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I understand that it will be a custom flavor of linux; I just want all the kitschy cuban propogand that will be in it. Maybe some Kim Jong Il-esque wallpaper?

http://www.abc.es/visionesdelmundo/kim-jongil-el-dictador-737-07-2007/Data/tra sunbiombochino/Nampo18%20(Dique%20del%20Mar%20del%20Oeste)b.jpg

It's going to be good either way.

[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 16:19:59 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I bet communists are *really* turned off by the phrase 'My Computer' and 'My Network'.

So, I guess they'd have to change it to something like 'The People's Computer' and 'The People's Network'.



[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 16:24:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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For that matter, even I am turned off by the "My Computer" icon. It encourages people to think that way, even if the computer actually belongs to the company they work for. That leads to "it's MY computer and I can do what I want with it" which then leads to them doing stupid things that someone else has to clean up.

[#] Mon Mar 02 2009 09:49:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That's http://tinyurl.com/blnh2z for the rest of us ... although there's not much more to the announcement than what's in the URL. :)

[#] Mon Mar 02 2009 11:54:26 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I believe Final Cut is a widely used application for that space.

This is pretty bold.

[#] Wed Mar 04 2009 17:19:43 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Wow, check out this little anecdote.

http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2009/03/tempers-flare-as-recession-creeps-into.html

Ken Starks (aka Helios), who operates a charity that donates computers loaded with Linux and other open source software to people and organizations who are in need of computers, is confronted (and to a minor extent, physically assaulted) by "geek squad" types who are angry because Linux's reliability eliminates the customer's need to call for repairs every six months.

Incredible!

[#] Wed Mar 04 2009 17:56:22 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's fucked up.

[#] Wed Mar 04 2009 18:41:47 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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I'm pretty sure to be a member of the "geek squad" all you need is A+ cert. I have the A+ cert and let me tell you - a retarded chimp could get A+.

I take that back, a retarded chimp could teach A+ to the geek squad.

Don't take any guff from those fools. I've heard many horror stories about the "geek squad" screwing people over. Taking RAM chips OUT of laptops, charging people for USB drives to save data to and then not saving the data, making people buy a bunch of software and "services" they don't need. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here.

[#] Wed Mar 04 2009 19:34:58 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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No.

To be a member of the geek squad, you have to be a salesman.

Technical skill is not actually required, and in fact, they have shown that they prefer people who act more like a salesperson than people with technical prowess.

[#] Wed Mar 04 2009 23:39:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Perhaps it's time for a *real* Geek Squad ... staffed by condescending technorati who just take the computers away from people who don't deserve them. :)

[#] Thu Mar 05 2009 10:21:38 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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The same could be said for cars, cellphones, or anything.
Would we steal from only the rich or...?
Do we get to wear tights? Oh, I hope we get to wear tights.

[#] Thu Mar 05 2009 11:36:30 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Perhaps you can just paint the tights on.

[#] Fri Mar 06 2009 04:56:24 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://www.infoworld.com/archives/emailPrint.jsp?R=printThis&A=/article/09/03/05/Ballmer_promises_faster_Windows_Mobile_development_1.html

one should throw that bastard from school for loading proprietary stuff with unclear licenses onto the schools property.



[#] Wed Mar 11 2009 11:58:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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"I'm tired of dealing with Windows malware, patch Tuesday, and the never-ending deterioration of the OS as it clogs up like a drain in a greasy-spoon restaurant. I can't take it anymore."

"I seriously like the Ubuntu 8.10 implementation and will now install it permanently on my latest machines. It's a winner."

"[Ubuntu is] so good that I'm a little annoyed with myself for not getting to it sooner."

"You should also note that almost all of the newest hardware coming out has Linux support. The critical mass has been reached. Go download Ubuntu 8.10 and see for yourself what the fuss is about. You won't regret it."


Ok, we hear stuff like this all the time. So what's special about this time?

The above remarks were made this week in an article by JOHN C. DVORAK. Yes, the notoriously Linux-hostile clickbait troll has finally discovered that Windows sucks and Linux is better.

See for yourself: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342703,00.asp

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