Windows Vista Got Vista or Win7? Worry.

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G.R. Barker

Thread starter #161
"Alias" wrote in message
news:h8emg3$mi1$6@news.eternal-september.org...
> Saucy wrote:
>> Yeah, must be lost in translation, though. That little Spanish town is
>> where the townspeople think "Ubuntu" is the the Yankee term for
>> crack-coc^ain.

>
> Um, I don't live in a town but a large city. Oops.
>
>>
>> So that $14k might not be so imaginary - there's a lot of money in drugs.

>
> I don't sell drugs but that won't stop you from saying I do in a very
> desperate attempt to distract from the issues that you can't refute.
>
>> You know the drill he probably's got going there: young Americans
>> visiting Europa need a connection - Alias to the rescue - cover story:
>> "computer work". Sets 'em up with everything they need for their trip to
>> Spain .. or should I say Spain trip? Every deal comes with a free Ubuntu
>> CD. Stick it to the man he says. He keeps the woman's so stoned she
>> thinks he's real smart - a regular computer genius - and on Mescaline Day
>> she's sure he's computing's God - "Did I do good, baby?" she asks him.
>> She's never figured out Ubuntu herself, so Alias *must* be a genius. The
>> townspeople tell each other that he sells "Ubuntu", the town's part-time
>> cop is paid off - everyone is either stoned or happy. And Alias trolls
>> the Windows newsgroup during off hours .. that is: when he's not dealing
>> or when he's not twinkle-toeing his end of the sandy beach blasted on
>> crystal meth.

>
> Got any more fantasies about me that you would care to share?
>
>>
>> BTW, Alias is convinced U b u n t u must have a secret mystical
>> meaning. On Mescaline Day, his wife knows it does.
>>
>> Saucy

>
> You're a moron.

It seems, everybody that disagrees with you is a moron. Hmm... I suggest
you take a long hard look in the mirror.

> Alias
>>
>>
>> "Gordon's Psychiatrist" wrote in message
>> news:h8e6eq$uqd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>>> Saucy wrote:
>>>> Ubuntu sales 'n downloads don't even compare to Windows 7's pre-order.
>>>> On the desktop, Linux doesn't exist - to all intents and purposes it
>>>> simply is not there. In a defacto sense, no one uses it. No one. Sure
>>>> there's the odd guy in Spain, or cop station in Belgium where Ubuntu or
>>>> some other Linux distro is found on desktops, but in the scheme of
>>>> things it registers zero on the Richter scale i.e. it counts for
>>>> naught, nada, nothing. No one uses it. The granola crunching, the
>>>> politically correct and rainbow coalition types, once so interested in
>>>> it back in the 90s , who went on and on and on about open sores, soon
>>>> found out that they had no idea how to use Linux, that it was difficult
>>>> and unusable on the desktop as a general purpose operating and it made
>>>> them look like useless t^its when they went to use a computer .. have
>>>> long moved on to being ripped off by Apples Corp. Alias, long out of
>>>> the loop, hating the U.S. and living on a beach of Spain, reminds me of
>>>> .. of OS/2 Warp .. or of Be OS .. you know, still living in the 90s and
>>>> dreaming of some 60s commie paradise. For all I know he's on drugs, if
>>>> his posts are any indication.
>>>>
>>>> Saucy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> You might be forgetting that little town in Spain where Alias claims
>>> that everyone who needs computer work comes to Alias asking that Windows
>>> be wiped clean and Ubuntu installed. Must be the only town on the
>>> planet where every citizen knows about Ubuntu and Alias is the Ubuntu
>>> GOD who answers everyones prayers.
>>>
>>> Alias must smoke so much Hash that he actually believes all the lies he
>>> tells.
>>>
>>> Alias must spend some of that imaginary $14k a week he claims to get
>>> from the tooth fairy on drugs.
>>>
>>>
 
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G.R. Barker

Thread starter #162
"Alias" wrote in message
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> You just managed post sentences with more than one lie in each one.
>
> Alias


You just managed post sentences with more than one lie in each
one.??????????????
 
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G.R. Barker

Thread starter #163
"Alias" wrote in message
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> Saucy wrote:
>> Ubuntu sales 'n downloads don't even compare to Windows 7's pre-order. On
>> the desktop, Linux doesn't exist - to all intents and purposes it simply
>> is not there. In a defacto sense, no one uses it. No one. Sure there's
>> the odd guy in Spain, or cop station in Belgium where Ubuntu or some
>> other Linux distro is found on desktops, but in the scheme of things it
>> registers zero on the Richter scale i.e. it counts for naught, nada,
>> nothing. No one uses it. The granola crunching, the politically correct
>> and rainbow coalition types, once so interested in it back in the 90s ,
>> who went on and on and on about open sores, soon found out that they had
>> no idea how to use Linux, that it was difficult and unusable on the
>> desktop as a general purpose operating and it made them look like useless
>> t^its when they went to use a computer .. have long moved on to being
>> ripped off by Apples Corp. Alias, long out of the loop, hating the U.S.
>> and living on a beach of Spain, reminds me of .. of OS/2 Warp .. or of Be
>> OS .. you know, still living in the 90s and dreaming of some 60s commie
>> paradise. For all I know he's on drugs, if his posts are any indication.
>>
>> Saucy

>
> Everything above is a lie.
>
> Alias

Why, because you say it is? That convinces me even more that is true.
 
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G.R. Barker

Thread starter #164
"Alias" wrote in message
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> Saucy wrote:
>> Downloads don't equate to installs. First off some of the more zealous
>> will download a new ISO each time there's a point one upgrade - so
>> there's multiple downloads perc omputer there. Then many download but
>> don't install. And then the truth is most downloads will be installed,
>> found frustrating and incompatible, then wiped off and replaced with
>> Windows.

>
> Um, Ubuntu usage is not calculated by .ISO downloads. Care to post another
> silly, unfounded and not verifiable idea so we can all laugh at it as
> well?
>
>> This is not the year Linux takes the desktop, Alias. Not this year, not
>> the next, not the one after that. Never. Face it: the 1990s are over,
>> Alias, Ubuntu is the OS equivalent of flogging a dead horse - Linux
>> didn't make it. Move on.
>>
>> Saucy

>
> I started using Linux in December, 2006. What's the 90s got to do with it?
> Now, Ubuntu is more user friendly than Window is, ever was or will be.
>
> Fact: Ubuntu usage is growing.
> Fact: more and more governments and big businesses are using Linux on the
> desk and lap top.
>
> Windows is history. Move on.

Yeah, and I'm The Pope!
 
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Alias

Thread starter #165
G.R. Barker wrote:
>
>
> "+Bob+" wrote in message
> news:uajla599o8tao26be5f8pjqmlsa4bagc40@4ax.com...
>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 20:11:35 +0100, "G.R. Barker"
>> wrote:
>>
>>> And I'm sure they will have their fair share of the playground, but they
>>> will never have a share of the country estate. MS software, have got
>>> it all
>>> sewn up where it matters.

>>
>> One has to wonder why MS is training their own and Best Buy employees
>> to trash Linux as part of their sales presentations then. Seems like
>> MS gives the Linux threat a lot more weight than you do.
>
> The proof is in the pudding. We shall see.
>
> When Windows 7 arrives proper. Watch this space.

This space will die as no one in their right mind will continue using
Vista SP2 when Win7, aka Vista SP3, is out. I'll be over at the Win 7
newsgroup, though, don't worry.

Alias
 
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Alias

Thread starter #166
G.R. Barker wrote:
>
>
>
> "Alias" wrote in message
> news:h8em3p$mi1$2@news.eternal-september.org...
>> +Bob+ wrote:
>>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 20:11:35 +0100, "G.R. Barker"
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> And I'm sure they will have their fair share of the playground, but
>>>> they will never have a share of the country estate. MS software,
>>>> have got it all sewn up where it matters.
>>>
>>> One has to wonder why MS is training their own and Best Buy employees
>>> to trash Linux as part of their sales presentations then. Seems like
>>> MS gives the Linux threat a lot more weight than you do.

>>
>> MS is very worried about Linux and with good reason.
>>
>> Alias
>
> I doubt it.

Do some research. MS is very worried about Linux.

Alias
 
G

G.R. Barker

Thread starter #167
"Alias" wrote in message
news:h8gcke$ua3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
> Saucy wrote:
>> I figured you'd pick up on that on. At least you have a brain. lol
>>
>> Windows 7 is making history as the most conciliatory computer enterprise,
>> and these days, Microsoft holds its customers in the highest respect.

>
> Yeah, assuming that each and every paying customer is a pirate until the
> prove otherwise numerous times is respectful. Strong arming OEMs to
> install Windows is respectful. Shall I go on?
>
>> I also venture that it (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) will be the
>> most successful OS yet.

>
> Successful at ripping off the unsuspecting general public, you betcha.

Nonetheless, it will be.

>>
>> .. Now ..
>>
>>
>> Alias, I do not have the time for this banter unless there's some real
>> learning here on technical or programming issues - something I doubt will
>> be forth coming in these "OS Wars" threads.
>>
>> So beyond a certain point, the "OS Wars" become a waste of time for me.
>>
>> But hey, if I ever make a Ubuntu siting, I will try to post the time and
>> place for you - don't hold your breath though.
>>
>> 'Have a good end-of-summer,
>>
>> Saucy

>
> Translation: Saucy's been totally refuted again so he runs away with his
> tail between his legs.

I think he absolutely slaughtered you.
 
G

G.R. Barker

Thread starter #168
"Alias" wrote in message
news:h8em8r$mi1$3@news.eternal-september.org...
> G.R. Barker wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> "Gordon" wrote in message
>> news:uL4F6wvMKHA.4124@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>> "G.R. Barker" wrote in message
>>> news:OYyGNuvMKHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Saucy" wrote in message
>>>> news:#nL#6IuMKHA.1312@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Great your lonely install has been up so long. Have you play Command &
>>>>> Conquer Red Alert 3 on it? It's fun.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Let me elaborate: to be honest with you, I have installed several
>>>>> copies of Linux and attempt to get FreeBSD running as well - all out
>>>>> of curiosity - and each time disappointed with the unworkability.
>>>>> FreeBSD just did its version of the BSOD. "Out there" though, I've not
>>>>> seen nary on the desktop / laptop save the two I mentioned.
>>>>>
>>>>> The guy who had it on the laptop came over to me and asked me if I
>>>>> could help him. When he plugged in his USB mouse, nothing happened. I
>>>>> just said sorry, 'could be anything. I felt like saying: Why don't you
>>>>> get an OS that works?
>>>>>
>>>>> Saucy
>>>>
>>>> One prime example why Linux is funny. It's just a plaything.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Again I ask you - please elaborate as to why Linux (now it's Linux not
>>> just Ubuntu) is "funny"?

>>
>> I have answered that question three times, are you illiterate? Can you
>> not read?
>>
>>> Do you use Google? Google runs on err let me see....LINUX!

>>
>> BIG DEAL! That doesn't distract from the fact that UBUNTU sales do not
>> compare to WINDOWS or VISTA sales, nor will it to WINDOWS 7 sales when it
>> comes out in October. What does that tell you?
>
> It tells me you are clueless because Ubuntu isn't for sale.
>
>>
>> Now let me put you on the spot and ask a question. Do you think or
>> Ubuntu will ever seriously compete with Windows 7
>> When it comes out? It's a yes or no answer. A no brainer if you ask me.

>
> Yes, it will but not as quickly in the USA as Europe.
>
>

I live in Europe and I believe you will be definitely wrong. If anywhere,
it may make a small impression in the States, but nothing significant.
 
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Vista Succubus Hunter

Thread starter #169
Alias wrote:
> Vista Succubus Hunter wrote:
>> Alias wrote:
>>> Saucy wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Are you on drugs, Alias? Seriously, are you? Because one can search
>>>> high and low in this city at least and find nary a Linux desktop.
>>>> Very very few people use it.
>>>
>>> And what city might that be? The fact that over 10 million people use
>>> Ubuntu somehow translates into me doing drugs? Please explain. You've
>>> visited every single home and business in your city to check to see
>>> which OS they're using?
>>>

>>
>> Just because something was downloaded over 10m times does not equate
>> to 10m users.
>
> Not the way it's figured.
>
>> You need to show some facts here.

>
> Look them up yourself if you know how. Last I checked, I am not your
> research assistant or secretary.
>
> Alias

It's your usual smoke and mirrors response.
 
V

Vista Succubus Hunter

Thread starter #170
Mr.Pancks wrote:
> Alias wrote:
>
>> Saucy wrote:
>>> If you'd had bothered to follow the thread and actually read the post,
>>> you'd have realized I was talking about an evaluation version. Windows 7
>>> Enterprise which runs for three months. It's no charge and enables
>>> anyone run Windows 7 for a season for free.
>>>
>>> As it is, though, one can install Windows 7 off any Windows 7 DVD and
>>> run it indefinitely, if one is willing to put up with the wallpaper
>>> being turned off after the activation period limit is reached. Microsoft
>>> is not using Windows to keep anyone from using their computer - an old
>>> complaint in C.O.L.A. was that they were .. well .. they aren't.
>>>
>>> Saucy

>> Sorry, but wallpaper has nothing to do with it, LIAR:
>>
>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcen...x?ITPID=sprblog
>>
>> Read and educate yourself before you stick your big foot in your mouth
>> again.
>>
>
> He meant it was no big deal.
> Windows users are used to the PC shutting down once per hour


You do know that this is a flat-out lie, right?
 
T

The poster formerly known as 'Th

Thread starter #171
Saucy wrote:
> Windows 7, Alias, Windows 7. More copies will be are already sold now -
> *before GA* - than the entire Ubuntu install for the next ten years. LOL


This comparison you make is completely useless because for all you know,
most installs/copies of Ubuntu are not sold, they are just downloaded
legally for free (try saying that about Windows!). This is why it is so
incredibly hard to quantify the number of linux/Ubuntu installs.
Because it is so hard to get an accurate count of linux installs through
purchased copies, your comparison is meaningless.

> I don't know why I even bother answering you as Linux simply doesn't
> count on the desktop. I understand it is being used as a web and file
> server, but apparently even there it is losing out to Windows which does
> a better job.
>
> So maybe I am clueless, clueless for answering anything about Linux. I
> saw a copy of Linux on a laptop once, just once, about two or three
> years ago. I hadn't seen a copy on another desktop (not laptop) for
> about ten years before that when I saw a copy of CorelLinux in action.
> It's dead on the desktop, Alias, or maybe never really existed there, at
> least in this country. I know I've never seen it other than the two
> occasions over a span 10 to 15 years .. and it's not for a lack of
> seeing desktops, I can assure you.
>
> Saucy
>
>
> "Alias" wrote in message
> news:h8c1ij$1pr$5@news.eternal-september.org...
>>
>>
>> It's amazing how clueless Saucy is.
>>
>> Alias

>



--
DRM and unintended consequences:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security...435&tag=nl.e101
 
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Saucy

Thread starter #172
"The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
wrote in message news:h8hfms$c93$1@aioe.org...
>
> This is why it is so incredibly hard to quantify the number of
> linux/Ubuntu installs. Because it is so hard to get an accurate count of
> linux installs through purchased copies, your comparison is meaningless.
>


No no, it's easier than you think. The number of Ubuntu installs can easily
be classified as either: "very few", "extremely few" or "insignificant".

Saucy
 
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The poster formerly known as 'Th

Thread starter #173
Mr.Pancks wrote:
> Alias wrote:
>
>> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>>> Alias wrote:
>>>
>>>>> SNIP
>>>> McDonald's sell a lot of hamburgers but numbers do not mean quality.
>>> They taste pretty good.

>> That's a matter of taste.
>>
>>> They're made of meat.

>> Barf.
>>
>>> What's the problem?

>> If you have to ask, you'll never know.
>>
>
> Every animal I've ever seen fits between two slices of bread.

Pet cats and dogs, hamsters, ferrets, goldfish etc. Yikes!

--
DRM and unintended consequences:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security...435&tag=nl.e101
 
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The poster formerly known as 'Th

Thread starter #174
Saucy wrote:
> It's not hate. It's correction. Alias and Gordon worship some penguin
> god and in its service spend their time as trolls in a
> msnews.microsoft.com newsgroup leveling accusation and insult, and
> spreading misinformation and FUD.
>
> Saucy


You really are biased. Gordon from what I can tell from his posts likes
Vista as much as he likes Linux.

>
>
>
> "sandra" wrote in message
> news:9C84821E91BCCD4AM2@feeder.eternal-september.org...
>> On 18:04 10 Sep 2009, Bill Yanaire wrote:
>>
>>> Alias wrote:
>>>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
>>>>> Alias wrote:
>>>>>> Bill Yanaire wrote:
>>>>>>> Alias wrote:
>>>>>>>> webster72n wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "John Galt" wrote in message
>>>>>>>>> news:0i8ia55qa7ohkqdebkue3i1aq4g24l6pp3@4ax.com...
>>>>>>>>>> "Saucy" wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> INLINE with some cuts:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Don't feed the expatriate troll, doofus.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Hope he gets it! .
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Saucy" is a she and a very clueless, bigoted and biased she.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Alias
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I thought she created a truthful post about the failings of
>>>>>>> Ubuntu/Linux
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You would agree with her FUD because you post the same crap.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> which you don't like, nor can you refute.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It's been refuted countless times.
>>>>>
>>>>> Prove it. If she is lying, why don't you call her on them? You
>>>>> can't. End of story.
>>>>
>>>> No time to fool around with trolls like you and her today. Search
>>>> Google Groups if you want to reread the rebuts.
>>>>
>>>> Alias
>>>>>
>>>
>>> Liar. You have plenty of time to fool around. You are a troll and
>>> are trolling. So if you say you don't have time to refute her
>>> claims, you are lying. You just don't have the smarts to do so. No
>>> wonder, you use Ubuntu.
>>>
>>> You say you want to get people to use that INFERIOR OS Ubuntu, why
>>> not go where the people would love to hear your twisted message?
>>> How about taking some of that imaginary $14k a week you claim to get
>>> from the tooth fairy and take a trip to some of the poor nations of
>>> Africa and pass out Ubuntu CDs to the masses?
>>>
>>> That would be a better use of your time than trolling here. Just
>>> think, if you passed out 10,000 CDs, you may get 3 or 4 people to
>>> try Ubuntu.
>>>
>>> HA HA HA HA.
>>>

>>
>> why hate so much?
>



--
"...every non-modular OS SUCKS...Speaking for myself only."
- zachd [MSFT]

DRM and unintended consequences:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security...435&tag=nl.e101
 
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Mr.Pancks

Thread starter #175
"The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
wrote in message news:h8hhek$c93$4@aioe.org...
> Saucy wrote:
>> It's not hate. It's correction. Alias and Gordon worship some penguin god
>> and in its service spend their time as trolls in a msnews.microsoft.com
>> newsgroup leveling accusation and insult, and spreading misinformation
>> and FUD.
>>
>> Saucy

>
> You really are biased. Gordon from what I can tell from his posts likes
> Vista as much as he likes Linux.
>

Saucy is another Best Buy "fast track" employee that believes what he is
told.
He's as smart as the EULA allows him to be.
He wears an "I'm with stupid" t-shirt inside out.
 
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Mr.Pancks

Thread starter #176
"The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
wrote in message news:h8hgrk$c93$3@aioe.org...
> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>> Alias wrote:
>>
>>> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>>>> Alias wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>> SNIP
>>>>> McDonald's sell a lot of hamburgers but numbers do not mean quality.
>>>> They taste pretty good.
>>> That's a matter of taste.
>>>
>>>> They're made of meat.
>>> Barf.
>>>
>>>> What's the problem?
>>> If you have to ask, you'll never know.
>>>

>>
>> Every animal I've ever seen fits between two slices of bread.
>
> Pet cats and dogs, hamsters, ferrets, goldfish etc. Yikes!
>

Pet cats?
You mean display your arm as a scratching post.

Pet dogs?
a moron that poops exactly where you don't want it to.

Hampsters eat themselves faster than I can.

Ferrets just stink.

Goldfish are best eaten live due to a drunken bet.
 
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The poster formerly known as 'Th

Thread starter #177
Mr.Pancks wrote:
>
> "The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
> wrote in message news:h8hgrk$c93$3@aioe.org...
>> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>>> Alias wrote:
>>>
>>>> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>>>>> Alias wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> SNIP
>>>>>> McDonald's sell a lot of hamburgers but numbers do not mean quality.
>>>>> They taste pretty good.
>>>> That's a matter of taste.
>>>>
>>>>> They're made of meat.
>>>> Barf.
>>>>
>>>>> What's the problem?
>>>> If you have to ask, you'll never know.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Every animal I've ever seen fits between two slices of bread.

>>
>> Pet cats and dogs, hamsters, ferrets, goldfish etc. Yikes!
>>
>
> Pet cats?
> You mean display your arm as a scratching post.
>
> Pet dogs?
> a moron that poops exactly where you don't want it to.
>
> Hampsters eat themselves faster than I can.
>
> Ferrets just stink.
>
> Goldfish are best eaten live due to a drunken bet.

Which means none of them belong in between two slices of bread!


--
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http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security...435&tag=nl.e101
 
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Mr.Pancks

Thread starter #178
"The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
wrote in message news:h8hqen$lgo$1@aioe.org...
> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>>
>> "The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
>> wrote in message news:h8hgrk$c93$3@aioe.org...
>>> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>>>> Alias wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Mr.Pancks wrote:
>>>>>> Alias wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> SNIP
>>>>>>> McDonald's sell a lot of hamburgers but numbers do not mean quality.
>>>>>> They taste pretty good.
>>>>> That's a matter of taste.
>>>>>
>>>>>> They're made of meat.
>>>>> Barf.
>>>>>
>>>>>> What's the problem?
>>>>> If you have to ask, you'll never know.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Every animal I've ever seen fits between two slices of bread.
>>>
>>> Pet cats and dogs, hamsters, ferrets, goldfish etc. Yikes!
>>>

>>
>> Pet cats?
>> You mean display your arm as a scratching post.
>>
>> Pet dogs?
>> a moron that poops exactly where you don't want it to.
>>
>> Hampsters eat themselves faster than I can.
>>
>> Ferrets just stink.
>>
>> Goldfish are best eaten live due to a drunken bet.
>
> Which means none of them belong in between two slices of bread!

>

I stand corrected.
Most animals are tofu. ;D
 
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Alias

Thread starter #179
Gordon's Psychiatrist wrote:
> Alias wrote:
>> Gordon's Psychiatrist wrote:
>>> Alias wrote:
>>>> Gordon's Psychiatrist wrote:
>>>>> Saucy wrote:
>>>>>> Well, Alias, I'm sorry too. Alias could be male or female and I
>>>>>> assumed you were male. Shows one can't make assumptions. Shall I
>>>>>> continue with this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Saucy
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> Alias is a male. He has spoken about his poor uneducated wife who
>>>>> can't do any better.
>>>>
>>>> Liar. My wife isn't poor or uneducated.
>>>>
>>>> Alias
>>>
>>> You wife must uneducated if she thinks you are a "catch"

>>
>> Your ignorance and stupidity is raising its ugly head again, nymshifter.
>>
>> Alias
>
> Wrong. If you wife believes you are a catch, then she has a problem.
> Oops.
>

Our relationship isn't based on anyone catching the other. It's based on
mutual respect and love and we're still in love after 24 years of marriage.

Alias
 
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Alias

Thread starter #180
Saucy wrote:
> Since Control Panel on Windows is too much for most users, switching to
> root and configuring firewalls with Firestarter would be way beyond,
> wouldn't it? Yeah, it would be, especially when they probably don't
> remember their root password .. oh wait .. they probably are already
> running as root - no problem then! LOL


Oops, your lack of knowledge regarding Ubuntu is raising its twisted
head again. Firestarter is configured to be enabled by default in
Ubuntu. No need for configuring.

>
> Where does one find the Firestarter executable anyway, at
> /user/bin/binary/bin/%username%/devconfig/config/firestar.bin ?? LOL
>
> Saucy


One finds Firestarter by clicking on Applications/Internet/Firestarter
and up pops the GUI.

It's extremely obvious that you haven't used or even seen Ubuntu being
used. Yet, that won't stop you from blathering lies and FUD, now will it?

Alias
>
>
> "Alias" wrote in message
> news:h8b3ra$fk2$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>> Saucy wrote:
>>> It's just plain easy:
>>>
>>> Control Panel > Windows Firewall.
>>>
>>> Take the least little bit of interest in computing and it's a no
>>> brainer. 'See, unlike on these innumberable and strange Linux distros
>>> out there, blocking a port on Windows is easy. It might be hard to do
>>> on Ubuntu, but it is no further away than the Control Panel on Windows.
>>>
>>> Saucy

>>
>> Most computer users don't know they have a firewall and even less know
>> that they should be blocking a port. Most users are interested in
>> *using* their computer, not configuring it or learning "no brainer"
>> [sic] computing. Nice try but no cigar.
>>
>> With Ubuntu, it isn't necessary but we have Firestarter if one wants
>> to change the configuration of a port and it's just as easy as
>> Windows. The difference is with Ubuntu, no need, with Windows, lots
>> and lots of need.
>>
>> Alias
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Alias" wrote in message
>>> news:h86q2s$5l0$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>>>> Saucy wrote:
>>>>> Just block port 445 until the patch comes out - real easy to do
>>>>> with Windows 7's built-in firewall.
>>>>>
>>>>> Saucy
>>>>
>>>> Easy if you know to do it. Most Windows users don't have a clue as
>>>> to how to access their firewall, much less configure it. Hence, my
>>>> post and link.
>>>>
>>>> With Ubuntu and a NAT firewall enabled router, no port is open to
>>>> the public.
>>>>
>>>> Alias
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Alias" wrote in message
>>>>> news:h860mf$hvt$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Alias
>>>>>
 
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