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pir_anha
Jul. 20th, 2002 10:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Everyone should read comp.risks
i do. i don't even have to follow the links to know what you're raging about -- palladium, right?

yes, it's just outrageous. not like i've done anything much for microsoft lately, though i did pay for my copy of XP. well, that's the last piece of software i will ever buy from them. i've basically decided that i will completely boycott them from now on. everything, including games. not only that, i am getting so angry that i am thinking of
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i do. i don't even have to follow the links to know what you're raging about -- palladium, right?

yes, it's just outrageous. not like i've done anything much for microsoft lately, though i did pay for my copy of XP. well, that's the last piece of software i will ever buy from them. i've basically decided that i will completely boycott them from now on. everything, including games. not only that, i am getting so angry that i am thinking of <oh, i better self-censor that>.

fuckwits.
firecat
Jul. 20th, 2002 10:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Everyone should read comp.risks
I'll boycott them as long as I have a choice.

I guess as long as there are pissed off geeks, there will be ways of networking that won't require M$oft.
eck
Jul. 21st, 2002 12:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Everyone should read comp.risks
Some good efforts on that front: I'm presently putting together a demo system that will support network-booting of a PC on the local LAN, where the PC has no local disk and can be old and decrepit. Dumping this configuration on a single nice fast cheap modern system will allow a medium-sized office to "upgrade" all its users to a faster, more secure, more dependable, better integrated computing environment, all without owing MS a dime.

My expanding gratitude goes to the 'Linux Terminal Server Project' (even if 'terminal server' makes me think of a different beast altogether ;-).
linenoise
Jul. 21st, 2002 12:49 am (UTC)
*sigh*

I see evidence all over the place that our world is going to hell in a handbasket. This is just yet another straw added to the load on the camel's back.

I'm going to reinstall Linux this week. See if I can't make it work this time.
eck
Jul. 21st, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
You can. Take a look at something like Libranet. It's claimed to be friendly, and is based on Debian, which should make it easier to maintain than other distros.

As for that handbasket: Those of us who care will just have to make sure there are alternatives. To proprietary software; to corporatism (elect candidates who won't be bought); to violence of all sorts.
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