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Postby jer1ch0 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:31 pm

What the Hell is it with you guys and Bill Gates/Windows. Who gives a **** about him. This is a Linux forum. I am here because I care about Linux, not because I want to slag of Windows.
I have windows XP, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 95, as have most of you guys.
I chose the Free operating system - Linux, (Ubuntu, actually) because it is free, and hugely configurable, and all the software is free and I don't like one **** owning so much of the world.
Would it make you feel better if Linus donated some money towards Live 8??
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Postby Flea » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:08 am

A-Wing wrote:Must be, I have 2 kids and I'm getting hitched next Saturday, I'm only 25 :)


Congrats dude :)

My second is due 2 January and I'm only 22 :wink:

btw, I also have the ominous thumb of death hanging over my head :wink:
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Postby jjmac » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:30 am

Goodness and niceness is often the lurk of scondrels, and when the bugger is a scondrel to start with ... can there be doubt.

He dosen't fool me thats for sure, like ... read the motive ...

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Bill Sr. had a talk with Bill Jr. "No one," he said, remembers Andrew Carnegie for his steel mills anymore. They remember him for his donations to public libraries." So began the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation --
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In a nut shell ...

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because the FATHER believes in philanthropy. It's hard to know if the son does -- but the gifts are real enough.
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Or is it immortality that is believed ..., ha, and again ... belief and perception is the nature of his game. And the acquisition of technologies ... and then calling them his own ... not quite inovation.

Why did MS recently try to get some concept/sw patients accepted by the NZ government patient office. Thought they could __intimidate__ a small country, ha. They put it on hold !

Yep, the gifts are real, said the whore to the tax man.


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Postby A-Wing » Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:46 pm

Flea wrote:Congrats dude :)

My second is due 2 January and I'm only 22 :wink:

btw, I also have the ominous thumb of death hanging over my head :wink:


And who says geeks don't get laid? :wink:
My yongest is 1 year old, and my eldest will be 3 next month.
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Postby towy71 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:07 pm

And who says geeks don't get laid? Wink
My yongest is 1 year old, and my eldest will be 3 next month.


gah, your kids are the same age as my grandchildren ;-)
you young whipper snappers :lol:
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:48 pm

jer1ch0 wrote:I have windows XP, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 95, as have most of you guys.



Urmmm, nope, not here, not for anything reason,

though I do have a certain OS I have to keep fixing on my schools client machines everyday... :wink:

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Postby A-Wing » Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:54 pm

linuxgirlie wrote:
jer1ch0 wrote:I have windows XP, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 95, as have most of you guys.



Urmmm, nope, not here, not for anything reason,

though I do have a certain OS I have to keep fixing on my schools client machines everyday... :wink:

Jo

ps, what about the gals?! hehe


Nope, lappy and home server runs Fedora Core 4, my missus runs XP, but she will probably change as Cedega / Wine improves. My work desktops run Ubuntu and Fedora Core 3 and all of our servers run RedHat or Fedora.
Techies are a bit of a rareity in North Wales. The Amish are higher tech than us. So unfortunately I don't know any techie gals, and I don't think anyone in my LUG is female (will have to look at the sub list sometime).
I'm sure geeky gals could pull geeky guys v. easily. If I remember rightly the KDE project has a division for female developers (single geeks tak note).
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:00 pm

Yes, I am joined to the kde women mailing list, and the linuxchix list...haven't been to my local lug as I have been busy, but might go sometime....have notices that apart from the rackspace girls...(who I must admit I tricked at the last linux expo) I was a nearly one off......at FLOSSIE next week I will show that I am even more a g33k girl by wearing a karoshi vest top....... :shock: I'm sooooo weird.....
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Postby A-Wing » Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:10 pm

You'll have the guys here asking for piccies next ;)
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Postby guy » Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:25 pm

linuxgirlie wrote:at FLOSSIE next week I will show that I am even more a g33k girl by wearing a karoshi vest top

Are you promoting the show or will your partner just be selling digital cameras there?:wink:

:shock: I'm sooooo weird.....

Nah! I've seen weirder.
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:42 pm

Nope no digi cams, but must admit promoting the show, which equals promoting Karoshi too.........
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Postby jer1ch0 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:19 am

Still, it would be interesting to see how many forum members have different versions of Windows!
How about a rollcall?
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Postby A-Wing » Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:38 am

There is a warn away XP sticker on the bottom of this laptop. Thats about it for me, I used to repair Windows machines for a living, now I have trouble using them as I have barely touched it in the last 3 years
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Postby towy71 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:36 am

I have Win98 as dual OSes on my main box and laptop but they default boot into Debian and Ubuntu respectively
the laptop I use win98 because the wireless card will not work even using ndiswrapper :(
main machine has not booted into windows for ages (honestly can't remember) and I begrudge the1.5Gb partition, its going to have to go ;-)
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Postby ggsinclair » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:40 am

Dual boot Win XP and Mandriva - Mandiva is default.

Dont want to use XP but until I can convert to MP3 under Linux I am a bit stuck (I have a very fussy MP3 player!!).

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