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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Wed 19-Oct-16 16:38:16
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Re: Thinking of installing Linux on older computer VS Win7 o


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In reply to a post by glossywhite:
It's good to get your facts straight when debating a subject you consistently demonstrate you lack knowledge about, as most of the last few comments attest to.
Thanks for the condescending remarks, but I am very familiar with the history of Linux and the Free Software Foundation. Probably more familiar than you are.

I incline more to the attitude of Eric Raymond, who has no axe to grind. And I think everything that there is to be said about this diversion - none of which helps the OP - has been said.

(By the way - BSD precedes GNU by many years - as does IBM. crazy)


Yes, I was lazy with my quoting and didn't clarify that the last few sentences were in general, and not referring to you. I'm sorry, I'm just more than acutely aware of the (rather obvious) logic of the who/why/when/where of the GNU and Linux naming and what it all stands for, and it appears that a few people in the thread lack the will to do basic research before boldly mocking those who know better.

Anyway, people can call it whatever they like, erroneously or not, because facts don't alter based on opinions, just so long as they understand there's people who clearly understand it and there are those who might enjoy a little in depth research and education before attempting to pick holes in clearly established facts.

I'm off to fry bigger fish, I've derailed this thread, I take responsibility for that and won't waste any more time on this nonsense, sorry everyone, have a nice day. smile

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 20-Oct-16 17:59:30
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The final say on GNU vs Linux


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To put everybody out of their misery, I just built a new linux kernel tonight, and here's what 'uname -a' says (on Slackware):
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Linux palantirII 4.8.3.dsdt #4 SMP Thu Oct 20 17:50:49 BST 2016 i686 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N455   @ 1.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Oct-16 20:01:51
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I have never tried Linux because it sounded very complicated
I guess this thread has shown you why a lot of people avoid Linux! wink

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 20-Oct-16 20:17:15
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If your IQ is equal to the latest MS offerings, then yes.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 20-Oct-16 20:26:15
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If your IQ is equal to the latest MS offerings, then yes.
I'm not sure what you mean by your IQ and why it affects which operating system is in use
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Oct-16 20:37:52
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The latest offering from Microsoft is Windows Server 2016. I'm afraid that I can't claim that my IQ is quite that high. wink

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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Wed 26-Oct-16 17:01:34
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In reply to a post by TinyMongomery:
I have never tried Linux because it sounded very complicated
I guess this thread has shown you why a lot of people avoid Linux! wink


GNU/Linux isn't anywhere near as complicated as the arguments of the people who profess to be "experts" (you find plenty of know-it-all types in these GNU/Linux "communities" {I use that word VERY loosely - REAL, physical world communities know one another closely and help each other out}) - I find GNU/Linux easier to use in a vacuum, with only a one-way flow of static documentation information to me from the internet, sans ANY "helpful" user information from people unwilling to JUST give you the answer to the question you asked; no - they want to TELL you what to do and give an "opinion" you never sought.

Technology and science is as complicated as we make it, and plenty of people want to shout and be heard and seen as "clever" because they worked out something which other know-it-alls made unnecessarily convoluted in the first place.
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