3419 posts • joined Friday 5th October 2007 13:42 GMT
"...and just install the printer"
Wel, buy a printer that works with Ubuntu (just like you'd be hosed, no, MORE hosed, if you bought a printer with no windows driver). E.g. the routine for installing the drivers for the HP MFD printer:
1) Open Configure your computer
2) Click on Printers
3) Enter root password
4) Select HP from dropdown box
No need to hunt for the driver disk, it's on the installation of the OS, not to be lost.
Now, go find a printer that has no Windows driver disk for your version of Windows (e.g. a printer with no Win98 driver) and install it on Windows 98.
It works under windows, but not if it's windows 98...
configure/make/make install doesn't work!
You now have a nice avant-guard table centrepiece. Enjoy.
Uh, OpenOffice DOES do Powerpoint.
If you're thinking OO.o is just writer, then MS Office doesn't do Powerpoint either (you can't use Word).
And Sarah, while you still don't have a male dumbass icon, you will continue to get women dipsticks used as the representation of ANY dumbass.
Well, look at the "resolution" of this problem:
Turn off autorun.
But without that, what's the difference in "eXPerience" between KDE and Windows?
If Windows is wanted because it's soooo easy, how come they can't find and remove the problem? It should be easy, since windows is easy, yes?
If MS is so great, why this?
Surely, if MS Windows is "easy to use", it would be easy to have a system that doesn't have this problem.
3.5million users can't all be doing it wrong.
Linux IS fit for the masses. As much as Windows is, anyway.
What you have to learn in purchase investigation for Linux compatibility, you save in not having to be scared to click on something or administrate your OS with Windows.
The difference is that Linux doesn't make guesses for you, so you are safe from yourself. Windows makes guesses all the time and this is exploited by botnets/virii and so on but because Windows makes guesses all the time, it doesn't let you make a decision for yourself.
So when Windows guesses wrong or its guesses hose your machine, you have to do all the work in one big honking trouble package that linux avoided by letting you do the work over time.
How about the risk to THE PUBLIC (whom they serve in public trust) when a JCB is driven by an unconscious man?
If they wouldn't use a gun to stop him (and they wouldn't) but they WOULD use a tazer, then the tazer, unlike the promises made, are not a replacement for guns, they're a replacement for dealing with the problems.
I thought tazers were to be used instead of guns.
Would someone making a very ... slow ... getaway ... ("we'll never catch them, who's up for a beer?") be deserving of a gunshot?
THEN WHAT THE FUCK WAS THE TAZERING FOR???
Because the pissant little fairies in blue may have got a hurty wurty?
"but the thing is that's the target audience for Linux if it's ever going to make the breakthrough into the mass market desktop."
Linux isn't "trying" to get a breakthrough into mass market desktop.
It doesn't have to.
It is and will remain free. Even if only 5 people use it.
And windows wouldn't have worked for her either. Yet windows is still maintaining its breakthrough on the mass market desktop, so it's hardly a requirement to make it, is it.
re: Let's just hold on a minute...
This is a plant. Look at it:
1) Bought a Dell with Ubuntu. Hard enough to do even if you know what the feck Ubuntu IS. Something rotten in the state of Denmark...
2) Contacted Dell support. Yeah, and God popped over and helped too.
3) (the big one), Dell saying "Nah, you don't want to put windows on it, you want to keep linux on". COME ON!!! Now we're in cloud cuckoo land. When would Dell EVER do that???
4) FIVE MONTHS LATER: "It doesn't work! Ubuntu did it!!!!"
It's a plant. It's so horrendously unlikely to happen it can't be true. Not even on a planet full of fools.
When something doesn't work under windows, it's the thing's fault.
When it doesn't work under linux, it's linux's fault.
I can understand "non-internet" internet service providers (like AOL's walled garden internet, if they still do it that way) wouldn't work with Linux, because the "internet" isn't being accessed, a propriatory closed software package is being run.
I understand that some usb ADSL products, rather than using the free-to-implement USB ethernet standard, write their own protocol and this is, again, not compatible with non-supported OS's (including Windows). It's *stupid* because all you have are costs (to make, update and support the program that talks the protocol), but I understand some still do so.
But if your connection is via an ethernet port and it IS an Internet Service Provider, then it will work with Linux.
Now, this barnpot's ISP may well say they don't support it. We know how to deal with that, don't we? "OK, I'll dual boot back into windows. waiting..... OK, it's still broken".
"A) Refuse to let it out of Alpha/Beta, pissing off both client and the company you work for."
I ensure that I don't *need* the job I'm doing so they can't bully me into doing a piss-poor job.
If it *must* be shipped, either get some other donkey to do it or remove whatever bits are making it unstable (if that is likely to fix the problem or at least hide it: if it crashes when you press "Advanced" then remove the "Advanced" button).
re: @ the Anti-MS brigade
Ubunti updates 3000 applications.
Windows update does how many?
@Hombre sin nombre
Nope, the passenger is in the same car that is about to crash. This makes them just as interested in the car not crashing as you.
re: Proprietary. LOL.
"They make a format, if others don't want to join up, and do their own thing, that's their problem, should Sony just turn around and give in?"
What if Sony wanted to use 87V 100Hz mains frequencies. Should we allow them or tell Sony to get with the bloody program?
What if they used a three-bladed screw head (half way between phillips and flat screwdriver) and their own thread pitch, should we just accept that we must allow this new standard.
PS look up what "propriatory" means. It means "their own personal format". So why the LOL? Humour unit broken?
And those languages are written in C.
The "unsafe" C is only unsafe if you are slack in your programming. If you are careful in your programming, you are much better off than using a "managed" system where if something still goes wrong, you have NO CLUE how to fix it because "the language knows better than you".
re: The number one programming error
A tautology. Since people are the ones IMPLEMENTING the system, if the system they implement is broken, then people are responsible.
But you can't blame the higher ups, so we blame the system. It's then Somebody Else's Problem.
re: don't use malloc()
So what do you use? free()? That uses malloc. Garbage collection of Jave? That uses malloc. Managed C# code? That uses malloc.
How else do you manage Memory ALLOCation without using malloc?
"Nobody gave Israel to the Jews, they had to take it."
Nope, Egypt gave that land to the Jews 300 years ago.
I notice that NOBODY has answered the question: Where did Palestine come from and where were its borders. All we have is the western creation (refused by the arab nations and the palestinians) of a land for palestine and israel.
Palestinians have never been given any land. They've always occupied someone else's. And the rights of palestinians in arab countries is no better than it is in Israeli land.
re: If the crime happens "where the computers are"
Yes. This is how RIAA et al consider "making available" a copyright offense, despite no copy being made by the one with the file available.
After all, the Page 3 stuff is illegal in Saudi Arabia and, despite being available on the internet, these pictures have not seen the Sun Editorial staff extradited to Saudi for beheading, has it.
re: re: Legal aid ? how much ahve we paid for this ass already ?
Ian, it's not even that. It's like there being no lock and walking in. This is trespassing. But then accusing him of damages equating to you installing a security system (including locks, which should have been there in the first place) so that you can change it from a minor crime into a serious one.
Incorrect? How? Should bullets bend round them and so their deaths would then be incorrect?
What about "Total War" (I.e. all of WW2 basically, and almost all wars and major conflicts since then), they have always killed noncombatants. Sometimes by deliberate aim (the noncombatant deaths were intended as the primary result rather than the inevitable and unasked consequence).
Uh, if you work it out, changing a 100-year event into a 50-year event means that over a thousand years, you've had 20 such events instead of 10.
So where did the other 10 come from???
(PS: re: How does global warming cause eathquakes?, the theory is that a warmer earth expands and the expansion increases the forces available. Theoretically *very* sound).
What Israel COULD do
Is cease fire. Say that a condition is that the arab world take responsibility of any further attacks and recompense Israel for the damage and the attacks.
If nothing is improved in a week, then it starts again.
May be political suicide, though, since how many people would vote for someone whom the opposition painted as "the man who let the Palestinians kill a score of innocent Israelis".
You really didn't read a bloody thing, did you.
The post I was replying to was using the word "Hactivist" compared to "vandal" and positing that it was showing a bias to demonise Palestinians with "vandal".
FUCK ALL to do with "Calling out the Israeli government on the atrocities it commits" has it.
Get that fucking knee out of your eye.
"There's a UN agreed boundary set before the 1967 war"
And that size wasn't enough for the palestinians. It also "forgot" that there WAS NO PALESTINE. And the loss of land was the result of the protagonists in an invasive illegal war losing.
So please try again.
If that '48 accord is all you have, then there IS NO HISTORICAL PALESTINE.
Yet there are records of the Jews getting and having land that includes current day Israel.
However, you can only sue the government with the consent OF the government.
Much like suing a solicitor or judge. You need another solicitor AND a judge to make it happen. So it doesn't.
And the NHS IT project should ALWAYS have only been to find a document format for data interchange and NOTHING ELSE. When the documents *are* interchangable, work on making the software interchangable. When the software is interchangable, work on the procedures to enable automatic exchange of documents.
Not the whole frigging thing at one time.
"What is a bribe for us"
Is a bribe for us.
We shouldn't do it.
Much like the Japanese minimum age of consent is (IIRC) 14. Yet Gary Glitter popping over there for a bit of Asian Teen action would be arrested for paedophillia in the UK.
So what if we lose contracts? We don't lose the bribe either.
And what if "their way of doing business" was ritual cannibalism? Would that be OK?
If it's a bribe to use, WE don't do it.
re: Try him in the USA
How? The crime he is being extradited for was no crime at the time in the US. He breeched UK law but the CPS didn't think it worth the expense for the "damage" done.
Also, do you think that the UK residents who are wanted for crimes against Islam will be extradited to Iran? Why not? Maybe because they wouldn't get a fair trial in Iran.
so the problem with "try him in the US" is that it wasn't a crime in the US at the time, he isn't a US citizen, he never went on US soil and the crimes he DID commit are not worthy of extradition.
The US didn't send their soldiers to the UK courts to give testimony.
The US removed US soldiers from Iraq when they committed a crime in Iraq and refuse to accede to the UN and international war crimes tribunal.
So why try McKinnon in the US?
Derivation of "Bubba"
In the UK prisons, inmates trade in the non-monetary currency "snout" (tobacco) which is all right and proper and adult.
However, americans ALL chew chewing gum and bubble gum. Or, as they recraft it for slang, "Bubba". Which is a childish sweetie and demeans the adults incarcerated. Especially since most bubble gum in the US is over-sugared (losing all your teeth) and pink. A girly colour.
Now stop trolling for bypassing the reasonable restriction about talking about this subject and take this as true if you don't want to check it up yourself you cowardly girly-man.
(We *really* need a dipshit male picture here, El Reg).
And I never understood
how it came to be used as a positive in *any* sense.
Heck, given the quite justified explosion of damnation of people saying women who dress provocatively are "asking for it" when they are raped, I always found it decidedly odd that it was OK if a bloke was on the receiving end.
And as pertains to it happening in prison, this should have been used as an example of how badly run prisons are and how they are used for retribution not for justice in far too many cases (one would be too many, but zero would likely have to remain a goal to attempt forever, rather than an expectation).
It's repulsive that it isn't though.
re:You call this journalism?
Depends on what you want to see.
Hacker is a VERY BAD term. Used for terrorists and paedos trying to hide. A vandal is just a small-time toerag. cyber-anything isn't good any more either.
So it could be that the bias is against Jews.
And in how many cases were that needed? If your terrorist is in jail, they can't blow anything up.
Doesn't matter if they're in for five years or ten.
"Do you really think your OSS strategy is the best one for your shareholders?"
A: Yes, compared to any other method of promoting our value and generating wealth for the company and the shareholders.
Like democracy, OSS is a bad way of generating money except for all the others.
"Then I tried to attach my Digidesign Mbox audio interface to the desktop - not a hope."
And now try it on Windows.
It's still "Windows".
I have a Cannon inkjet. No drivers for it for any of the NT series of Windows. None. Works on Linux no worries.
When was there EVER a palestine?
Because there never were. The post-war agreement would have created one but the Arabs didn't like it (they sit on most of what would be called Palestine if you use the definition of Palestine that makes the land now known as Israel Palestinian land) maybe because they don't want a Palestininan homeland in case it catches on and they lose large tracts of land. They also didn't like Jews getting a homeland either.
And I suspect the Palestinians didn't like Jews getting any land either.
So can anyone out there work out when there was a Palestine?
Or, if that can't be found, what size Palestine is and who is sitting on it (using a consistent definition, not just "the bit Jews are sitting on").
On job creation
I wonder if for expensive white elephants like the expansion of Heathrow, where the government tell us "It will help create jobs", the people and politicians against it could demand that a clause be put in that the jobs created will be for people with a british birth certificate only.
After all, what those jobs created will be filled with is cheap labour brought over for the work and then dropped, with most of the money being sent back home.
If the proponents of big projects like this can't do that, then they shouldn't state it will create jobs. After all, blowing the shit out of another country will create jobs too. Just ask Haliburton.
One week per year service is standard. Board level get a years' golden parachute when they've overseen the company steered into the tarpits. So comparing the 6 weeks redundancy to the statutory minumum is assinine.
And I bet Dell will still expect loyalty from their employees. Why? There's no loyalty to the workforce.
re: Not bad on the redundancy package
Could arseholes PLEASE stop complaining that just because THEY got fucked up the arse by a seqoia that anyone who doesn't get a 100ft tree rammed up their anus are well off.
Just because YOU accepted crap terms of employment, don't demand everyone else gets fucked over too. It's not a ride to the bottom.