Re: SOP when buying new laptop (with Windows, obviously)
1) Install Linux.
2) Go to the pub.
578 posts • joined 17 Apr 2008
Just because it's point and click administration, doesn't make us lazy. It makes us victims to the overall "make it simple for the great unwashed" that pervades everything. Even Ubuntu desktop is suffering from that with each new release and it's enough that I really want to go back to Slackware and KDE.
I guess by this definition, the boys in Munich gov. IT aren't lazy then.
True, but Windows is unlikely to be infected by malware designed for linux, such as whatever infected these little beauties.
As with all tools, if you don't learn to properly use it, you are going to end up hurting/killing yourself or others.
Besides, that was Asia. Must have burnt down some phone lines an modem banks...
Why do people reply with posts like this? It's like reading an article about a cat problem, and posting just to tell people that you own a dog, and dogs don't get feline infections.
A more apt description has never been made.
Linux is loyal like a dog and can be trained.
Whereas a cat is aloof and arrogant and does what it damn well pleases. Just like Windows.
As with cats, all Windows computers should be euthanized...
This is what I don't get about Fandroids (and many Linux users).
If a person downloads a dodgy bit of software from some random website, ignores the warning about downloading and running programmes from the internet, click the button to approve instalation. It Microsofts fault for allowing it to happen.
If someone downloads an app for Android, it's the users fault.
Me thinks you need an editor, or a stream of consciousness filter...
dear lord in heaven I did it. Several weeks ago. And it's not bad. A few weird quirks like when it goes to shut down, the display turns off but you can tell the system is still thrashing away because the HDD like is solid on for about 2 minutes.
But, it's only a games rig. I'll do all the real computing on my Linux system.
One of the partners thought that the IT department was also the janitorial staff.
Place I worked at many moons ago (VAR) tried the same shite with the hardware techs. It seems that one of the account managers didn't like us in the weekly staff meeting and convinced the owner that our time would be better spent cleaning keyboards, telephones, carpets, bathrooms, et al.
We quickly rescheduled service calls to that time and made sure that none of us were in the office on that day.
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