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03.29.08

Links 29/03/2008: Thumbs up to GNU/Linux ‘Home Server’; 400,000 Linux Laptops in Peru

Posted in News Roundup at 12:52 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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2 Comments

  1. Victor Soliz said,

    March 29, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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    I think we need people to use the firehose more often since it is currently very likely something lame will appear, for example :

    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/29/1414218

    Linux won, but the title of the article kind of implies that both vista and ubuntu won.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 29, 2008 at 9:45 pm

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    Slashdot is a lost cause, IMHO, so I try to stay out of there. Here is an E-mail I received an hour ago:

    ______

    You linked to this one:
    http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/linux/locutus/archives/vista-purposely-cripples-connections-to-other-operating-systems-23331

    There you see the author has been assimilated. MS Vista has a problem
    and somehow it’s the other system’s fault. Same spin happened on
    Slashdot.

    The wording should be changed from
    “It has been reported as a bug in the code on slashdot
    which lead to this article about how many swedes in Lund
    are unable to access the internet because the cities
    infrastructure runs on Linux.”
    to a more accurate description:
    “It has been reported as a bug in the code on slashdot
    which lead to this article about how many swedes in Lund
    are unable to access the internet because they are
    trying to run MS Vista”

    ___

    Believe it or not, USENET’s Munchkins have already blamed and accused me of lying when I posted this. They reside in various sites, including Slashdot. Yes, how ‘dare’ /anyone/ blame Vista? They always have a consistent spin and Slashdot can, by nature, be easily gamed. Look back at the previous posts about Slashdot to see evidence of manipulation.

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