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The 11 step Linux program
« on: March 05, 2005, 09:46:33 am »
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Re: The 11 step Linux program
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2005, 10:01:45 am »
 :rofl: Love it...

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Re: The 11 step Linux program
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2005, 05:20:47 pm »
 :lol:

Theres more than a grain of truth in that!

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Re: The 11 step Linux program
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2005, 05:22:40 pm »
;D

That site listed all the problems with Linux today in a funny and smart way.  Except for the communist bit.  It shows why Microsoft doesn't have anything to really worry about for a few years.

That site had me laughing pretty good.  Nice find.



On a side note, can anybody recommend a good stable firewall?  It's not a huge deal as I already have a good hardware firewall on my router.  I just wanted something when I'm gaming over at a friends house with people I don't really know.  I am getting ready to dump Norton and plan on buying something else when I switch to WinXP.  And yes I finilly was dragged kicking and screaming to the WinXP side.

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Re: The 11 step Linux program
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2005, 09:10:44 pm »
I gotta tell ya Javora I really like McAfee. Been using them for years now. I must admit to being impressed with the MS Anti-Spyware Beta thingy too. Add to that mix Ad Aware and I think you've got the A team of spyware and virus killers.

Of course, nothing is 100% all the time, but with those tools and a bit of vigilance...
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Re: The 11 step Linux program
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2005, 06:29:05 pm »
Thanks ToastyO, I'll keep that in mind.

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Re: The 11 step Linux program
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005, 02:44:34 pm »
That animation debunked... :)

1. Remove all file extensions.

Sensible people however are running KDE or Gnome and have had file extensions for years.

2. Export the entire registry into text files

And the registry is better how? At least I can understand what the files in /etc do with minimal research. Whereas...

To disable the WinXP image preview:

System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\
ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Blank or {e84fda7c-1d6a-45f6-b725-cb260c236066}

3. Scatter these files all over your hard drive and give them short meaningless names.

... eh? They are nearly all in /etc. The odd one is in $home, but then Windows applications tend to keep there configs scattered all over C:/program files. As for the names... A0000014.ini, DefUnrealEd.ini, ERLocal.ini, aspnet_perf2.ini, coperfmonsymbols.ini and so forth can be found in windows. Don't throw stones in a glass house. :)

4. Make sure some of them end in d and start with a .

Isn't rather a lot of time being put into this particular subject? Can I have a show of hands please for people that actually care how their system stores obscure information that 99.99% of us will never need to edit.

5. Downgrade to Windows 3.1 to get that "square windows, jagged font feel".

Upgrade to a desktop Linux made in the last five years! For the most eye candy install KDE, for a minimalist desktop environment run WindowMaker. It's called choice - something you Windows users don't have a lot of.

6. Remember to type in all lower-case, pretending your filesystem is case-sensitive.

This isn't worthy of a response - most Windows users seem to be incapable of finding the shift key and period key even when writing an email! I shudder to think what their filesystem looks like.

7. Create DOS batch files for commoncommands, only with shorter names.

Eh... if you are comparing the Windows batch file to a Linux shell script then you are simply clueless - you are comparing a water pistol to a uzi. Besides, lots of Linux users go through their lives now never seeing a command line or shell script.

8. Uninstall your printer driver and use only generic drivers.

Who cares as long as your printer prints what you want it to?

9. Buy a stuffed penguin.

What have you got against stuffed penguins?  ;D At least our mascot isn't a paperclip that pops onto the screen and winks at you in a profoundly disturbing way.

10. Talk about BSD, GPL, ext2, NFS, etc.

Yeah... just as you lot seem to spend all your time talking about spyware, viruses, and your operating system randomly destroying itself for no good reason. :)

11. Become a communist.

Stop listening to Microsoft press announcements and think for yourselves! As for the whole "l33t" nonsense - almost entirely used by overweight unwashed American teenagers that spend all their time shooting each other in brainless online games. Which OS do they use?  ;D

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Re: The 11 step Linux program
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2005, 09:22:00 pm »
When people begin debunking humor...
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