345 posts • joined Tuesday 15th August 2006 15:37 GMT
Sorry saintcroix ...
... your criticisms are unfair. And before you ask, I did my time on the dole and I ate on not much more than this for a few years.
Re: I expect more from the Register than this
Exactly. Vested interests in bullshit report shocker. See also most reports about the cloud.
Re: And yet, and yet ...
@Bill The Sys Admin
One that needs to run ERP and payroll, often integrated with Excel.
And yet, and yet ...
could I run a business on purely Linux kit?
Oh they would so love to do it ...
all of them. But it would be a stupid move until uncapped high-speed broadband is as ubiquitous as electricity.
Often true although they did slow down into a more standard thrashy/doom gear in later life.
Very amazing, but Ira is bald
wonder how much overhead realistic hair would add.
They've attracted the required publicity...
...now common sense will prevail.
Yes the bastards tag has been retained for several decades because boo hoo hoo
Re: Arm takes over
Yes. Wait ... no. Or yes.
Tape is one of these things that is always dead
and always will be nearly dead, according to the 'trendsetters' anyway. Like COBOL, the PC, desktop applications and, what is it this week .... Java, I believe.
Fondleslabs. Jesus phones ...
... I notice you didn't apply the same scorn to the people calling Microsoft 'M$'.
'M$'. What is this, 1999?
I have a machine with a LightScribe drive in it.
Finally - a use for it has emerged.
"Dropped a cig" victim
The surname of that particular miniskirted poutresse ...
... is 'Gillan', I think you'll find.
Re: "Comfortable with the terminal"
"For the last griefing time - You do NOT need to use a command line to install or use most modern Linux distros."
Until you want to use something that isn't in the official package manager, or an application or dependency goes wrong. Then you'll be in a command line world, and this still happens a lot even on Ubuntu.
Mint is great but ...
... backup / wipe / install new version / restore instead of in-place major version upgrades?
Lubuntu for me these days.
Veber rhymes with Bieber.
Coincidence? YOU DECIDE.
I love programmer snobbery.
It was hilarious in 1982, and it still is.
> their problem was that it never really got updated after that.
As incorrect as it's possible to be - VFP 9 SP2 dates from 2009 and remains supported until the end of 2014. Contrast with VB6.
"the writing is on the wall for desktop computing."
Verily 'tis the shit of the horse.
MS invented nothing ... yep, they don't actually *innovate* that much, very like Apple in that regard.
I put my foot through my cornflakes
and sent the BBC the bill.
Seriously - do people think that there will or should be some huge effort dedicated to excising any and all reference to Saville from the BBC archives or something?
Can we have at least one feature like this a day. Kthxbai.
Re: It was only a matter of time
Somebody had an accumulator on Jessops, HMV and Thatcher.
Wonder how much tax HMV paid
... in comparison to Amazon.
Web fads and video games
represent many billions of pounds in potential earnings.
No love for DogPile?
I almost died in Australia
because I headed off into the outback unprepared.
Re: Holier-than-Thou Non-Believers
I do plenty of online shooting, I just do it on the PC where the multiplayer is free and there are clan servers with zero asshole tolerance.
XBox Live Gold Subs
... are a rip-off. Why would you pay for badly-policed, dickhead-ridden multiplayer and ads?
Re: Something doesn't add up
'Supports' != 'having implementations of that would satisfy the requirements of anything resembling a power user.'
Have we really made it this far in the comments
without someone saying that Wordperfect 5.1 for DOS still does everything they need
More please. I could read stuff like this all day.
Re: Mint forced gnome 3 guys to introduce .... Gnome 2!
Win 7 is already legacy? Eh?
Mint is great
apart from the bit where a major version upgrade means you have to back everything up to external HDD, reinstall from scratch and then restore. That sucks.
couldn't make it up.
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
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