Well, Windows is back on the disk.

James Diehl jms_diehl at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 19 05:52:13 UTC 2006

The world market does a lot of strange things! 
Remember that a big part of it is made up of companies
and people just like the ones at Microsoft.  Enron and
other companies have proven that there is very little
ethics associated with them.  As long as there are
OS's like Windows, there will be people who think the
Sun rises and Sets because of MS, and that Mr. Gates
is God!

--- Sasha Tsykin <stsykin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Richard Colbert Jr wrote:
> >"Do you believe that a free market, world wide,
> would permit MS or any other
> >company to enjoy a multi-billion USD monthly sales
> volume without it
> >providing products that people desire to have?"
> >
> >So your saying that Microsoft makes billions
> monthly because people DESIRE
> >THEIR CRAP! I don't think so! Everybody I know will
> tell you they ONLY USE
> >MICROSOFT'S CRAP because:
> >
> >a.) They don't want to learn something else (like
> Linux)
> >b.) Because they have to use it at work
> >c.) Because people/businesses they deal with use it
> >d.) or because they are too stupid know they have a
> choice
> >  
> >
> you don't know many people then.
> >I would be hard pressed to find anyone I know that
> >IT.
> >  
> >
> I wouldn't.
> >As far me, I still use Microsoft products, not by
> choice, but rather because
> >I am too fracking lazy to teach myself the
> intricacies of Linux. However,
> >thanks to Ubuntu that is changing. I am steadily
> tweaking my iMac (running
> >Breezy Badger) and as soon as I get all the
> software, games and tools I need
> >running on it, I will switch to it FULL TIME while
> I get my main computer
> >(the one I am typing on now) ridden of Microsoft.
> >
> >I am tired of the MS BS like them knowing there are
> SERIOUS FLAWS and they
> WTF! Can you imagine how
> >SCREWED HUMANITY would be if all businesses
> operated like that?
> >  
> >
> a) not very
> b) RedHat, Suse, and Ximian commisioned a study
> which found that 
> Microsoft updates are not less frequent than linux
> ones. (Probably not 
> the conclusion they were looking for) Microsoft
> release many patches for 
> even more bugs. Only a handful ever hit the media.
> >What if the US Postal Service discovered the glue
> in their stamps was
> >poisoning people, but they didn't do anything about
> it until it hit the news
> >that 10,000 people had died from exposure to
> contaminated stamps. You think
> >that bird would fly? Hell no! But MS gets away with
> >  
> >
> quit ranting, it's becoming boring. Either learn
> your facts or be quiet.
> > 
> >
> > 
> >
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> >Richard Colbert
> >
> >"Recent Ubuntu Convert"
> >
> >YIM: cmptrgeeknshermantx
> >
> >ICQ: 14466429
> >
> >MSN: pcheaven2k at hotmail.com
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> >[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On
> Behalf Of Lonn
> >Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:36 PM
> >To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
> >Subject: RE: Well, Windows is back on the disk.
> >
> >
> >I am very pleased with Ubuntu. It offers software
> and functionality that is
> >not otherwise available or available only at
> significant cost.
> >
> >The concept of "complaint" can be interpreted as
> inquiry, request for new
> >features, bug reports, or even dissatisfaction with
> the language of an
> >instruction. Very experienced people interpret such
> input and adjust the
> >product when an adjustment best serves the majority
> of users without
> >creating special "differences" throughout the OS of
> throughout thousands of
> >programs that run on MS, Linux, or any other
> commercial operating system.
> >
> >Is WIN better than Ubuntu or vice-versa?  They are
> as different as apples
> >and oranges -- even thought both have GUI user
> interfaces. Both will be
> >around for a long time and both will get better --
> more powerful -- easier
> >to install -- easier to use.
> >
> >Windows has never been free -- on a new machine or
> by any other means. The
> >cost is paid by hardware manufacturer and passed
> along to buyers in an
> >apparently transparent manner. Some persons turn on
> their computer and
> >object to the MS EULA and apply for a refund of the
> cost of the OS in their
> >deal and they usually get a refund - laws provide
> for such an option if the
> >user did not forfeit it in their sale/purchase
> agreement.
> >
> >In response to another issue -- the claim that MS
> only supports XP is
> >absolutely incorrect. All of the WINDOWS operating
> systems and office
> >products are upgradeable to the latest security
> fixes and bug fixes (but you
> >cannot move to later OS or to higher priced
> alternatives from say WIN98,
> >98SE, or WIN_ME to such as XP, WINDOWS 2000, or WIN
> XP Professional without
> >purchasing them).
> >
> >It was said in an earlier post of this thread that
> a reinstall of MS to cure
> >OS problems overwrites all personal files on the
> disk. No so! In fact, a
> >reinstall of the OS on a working system ordinarily
> will not overwrite OS
> >files of a later date than those on the disk that
> came with a machine or
> >came out of a shrink wrapped software box, if
> purchased separately. A
> >restore point can be set in MS products, at any
> time or at any stage of
> >stable operation, but normally it's done after
> properly installing new
> >software or hardware. If new software causes
> problems and cannot be
> >'uninstalled' the machine can be rolled back to the
> last set restore point
> >or to an earlier set restore point -- and walla,
> offending software will be
> >ignored and it will not struggle with new hardware
> if it is removed from the
> >system. A sidebar to that -- if you install
> software that corrupts your OS
> >and you were not warned of such risk in the EULA --
> you should sue the
> >vendor of that product.
> >
> >You can, with a little perseverance, talk to a MS
> technician about problems
> >with your MS software. There is a continuous stream
> of updates coming out of
> >MS. If you use any of their products, [t is wise to
> know about their update
> >system and how to use it.
> >
> >I am not trolling for WINDOWS.  If you make an
> argument for Ubuntu or any
> >other Linux product, it is good to have the facts
> right so credibility is
> >not lost with WINDOWS users. Most WIN users know
> they can update at any time
> >they choose and they know they can talk with an MS
> tech when appropriate.
> >
> >Do you believe that a free market, world wide,
> would permit MS or any other
> >company to enjoy a multi-billion USD monthly sales
> volume without it
> >providing products that people desire to have?
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