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by Portreve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What we owe to microsoft and apple...
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: What we owe to microsoft and apple...

What's been said above: Xerox PARC → Apple → Microsoft → X → (amongst other things) GNU+Linux. It's “Xerox PARC → Apple → Microsoft” because there was no extant market for GUIs until Apple proved it could be done on non-gazillion-dollar hardware and proved it could be a viable alternative to a text-...
by Portreve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why
Replies: 48
Views: 1247

Re: Why

catweazel wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:52 pm
I think we just wrecked this thread.
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by Portreve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why
Replies: 48
Views: 1247

Re: Why

catweazel wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Portreve wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:15 pm
gomerpile wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Why
Because.
Wrong! It's because motorbikes don't have doors.
I have to leave so that I get home by the time I arrive?
by Portreve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why
Replies: 48
Views: 1247

Re: Why

gomerpile wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Why
Because.
by Portreve
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Florence. Prepare early!
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Hurricane Florence. Prepare early!

I can't speak for "everywhere" in Florida, but at least in this area of the state, there are no such sirens. If they suddenly popped into existence and went off, I don't know if anyone would know what the heck to do. There's an adapter that costs about $100 which lets you connect an antenna to your ...
by Portreve
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 625

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

Well, you also said: Props for keeping their users secure? Really? I should think that's the very least Microsoft could do. After 11 years where all they got was a small one-time fee the answer to that is simply no, that's not the very least they can do, they could do much much less and it would st...
by Portreve
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]

I was recently reading an article which talked about a brand of Android smart phone called Essential Phone. I mean, it sounds interesting, but it also sounds a little too good to be true. Has anyone ever heard of this company before? Does anyone own one of their devices?

Thanks in advance!
by Portreve
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft, Forbes, and GNU+Linux...
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Microsoft, Forbes, and GNU+Linux...

Another day, and another tech article in Forbes which provides more ammo to the pro-GNU+Linux cause...

Forbes.com: 5 Ridiculous Windows 10 Headlines That Will Have You Running To Linux

Thoughts, folks?
by Portreve
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 285
Views: 5392

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

heres a great case in point... I think you bring up an excellent point: what assumptions are being unwittingly made by any particular distro about their demographic? There ought to be something which comes up when booting from the live image which nicely but efficiently prompts the user for experie...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 715

Re: The funniest thread

How about anti-human jokes, then? My cat would really appreciate those. Cool. I'm not against felinism, at all. It makes a lot of sense. (Our cats told me to say that.) What do you call a human who picks you up and holds you tight, scratches you between the ears, and initiates nuzzling? Overly affe...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 715

Re: The funniest thread

I don't really care for anti-men jokes. Some of my best friends are men after all. How about anti-human jokes, then? My cat would really appreciate those. What stands on two feet, sits on their butt, and stares vacantly at the glowing thing in their lap? A human. Did you hear about the human who kn...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 715

Re: The funniest thread

catweazel wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:49 am
Portreve wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Why do elephants paint their toenails red?

So they can hide in trees.

......

What is the loudest sound in a forest?

Gorillas picking cherries.
Why do all the animals rush out of the jungle at 6 o'clock?
Why?
by Portreve
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Florence. Prepare early!
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Hurricane Florence. Prepare early!

As someone who lived and sheltered through both Charley (2004) and Irma (2017) I cannot overemphasize the need to be prepared and to do whatever you have to to protect your family, yourself, and also your property. Also — and this is really important — it isn't just the storm you need to prepare for...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 715

Re: The funniest thread

Oh. My. God.

*falls out of chair*
by Portreve
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 625

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Arguments like this are what give parts of the Linux community a bad name. Arrive in reality please.
As I said earlier, if it were within my power to enact a law to prohibit this specific thing Microsoft has done, I would not do so. What more could you possibly want from me in this matter?
by Portreve
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Unhappy about Flatpaks in Software Manager
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Unhappy about Flatpaks in Software Manager

hi moem...i realise what you say and as i said in original post, "i realise that anyone can choose not to use it but for me at least, i should have the choice to not have flatpaks at all, just like everything else with Linux" Except for (already installed, btw) system components, there is nothing i...
by Portreve
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 625

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

What a click-bait misleading subject. Well done. ;) I'm not sure it's misleading, though I will absolutely grant it is click-bait. I don't, after all, post threads on this message board so that nobody engages and participates. 8) Props to Microsoft for providing the extended security updates Props ...
by Portreve
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 625

Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

Forbes.com: Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge Here's a couple interesting but from this article: In a new blog post entitled “Helping customers shift to a modern desktop”, Microsoft has announced that it will indeed start charging Windows 7 customers a monthly fee from January 14th 2...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back

Monday, I will give the daylight tech crew a call... I have found in the past, that the weekend crew is a bunch of Script Readers who have not a clue how to diagnose anything. Thanks to all, if there are more good thoughts, please post them. If you're up for a bit of a challenge (not trying to make...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back

Here's something I think specifically spoils the stew: There is a pervasive attitude within the libre software community of writing something (program, driver, component) only with their own itch to scratch as motivation, and the thought that if you want that thing to also do X or Y or Z, then “roll...

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