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Richard

Member since: Mar 7th, 2007

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Microsoft: Yep, we teach Best Buy to trash Linux (Daily Finance)

Sep 9th 2009 2:26PM Best Buy would be smart to keep that employee on their payroll even if he managed to break both arms and legs. If they were to let him go it would be like throwing gasoline on a fire.

Laptops for less: How I saved big on a computer the Ubuntu way (WalletPop)

Nov 23rd 2008 12:59PM I don't use Ubuntu, I use PCLinuxOS. But that doesn't usually matter because so much of Linux is standardized. I suspect you are missing a codec. I also suspect you have already done this but just in case I'll mention it anyway. Since I don't use Ubuntu I can only speak in general terms. You need to add the None Free or Restricted repository to you Package Manager. Then search for anything Win or simply codec. If you search the Ubuntu forums for "ABC News" you might get some useful information. Linux often seems frustrating and confusing but most of that leads to the first rule of Linux ownership: "Linux is not Windows".

I really love Linux. When I was a Windows user it seemed that my computer was fair game for any hawker who managed to get inside my machine. I can't stand stuff blinking at me and the "A programs is not responding to shut down. Would you like to shut it down now? Quickly followed by, "This program is not responding, would you like to end it now? Made me crazy.

Things are quiet now with Linux. I honestly couldn't imagine another way of computing.

Flipping the Linux switch: Package management 101 (Download Squad)

Jan 8th 2008 2:08PM People like Jason confuse familiar with easy-to-use. If he's happy with the choices Steve Jobs made for him, then great. But it's rude to suggest that the Steve Jobs choice is the right choice for everyone. As far as I can see, the only choice in operating systems that's right for everyone is the one that gives multiple choices.

Flipping the Linux switch: Desktop environments vs. window managers (Download Squad)

Dec 19th 2007 4:17PM Yeah, it's going to take a lot of information along with a big hammer to overcome two decades of "one size fits all" operating systems. No dear Toto, "We're not in Kansas anymore".

Windows Add/Remove programs replacements (Download Squad)

Nov 19th 2007 10:46PM Hey, just use Synaptic... Oh right, that's for Linux only. Sorry, carry on, you're sure to find a good solution some day.

What can Dell do with Linux? Nothing (BloggingStocks)

Mar 7th 2007 6:43PM It sounds like you've been fed some bad information. The office suite (Open Office) that you speak of that is "missing features" or "isn't very robust" will do 95% of everything Office 2003 will do, and some things it won't do. It can also read and write to Microsoft's formats without breaking stride. And both Linux and Open Office are part of a much larger movement away from the proprietary business model called Open Source. Ever heard of it? I'm not an investor, just like you're not computer knowledgeable, but if I was I would do research with people who knew and understood Open Source.