Windows Is An Operating System!

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Windows Is An Operating System!

Post by DaMadFiddler » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:30 pm

http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-12355-0. ... 6&start=43

Forum dumbass wrote:You are kidding arent you ?

Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services ?

That sounds preposterous to me.

If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that windows is more than just Office ? Its a whole system that runs the computer from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people dont realise this.

Microsoft just spent $9 billion and many years to create Vista, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft.

Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer fron start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows. Not possible.

I think you need to re-examine your assumptions.
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Post by melancholy » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:38 pm

I didn't know Apple works for Microsoft now. That article is very informative.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:42 pm

And more:

http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-12355-0. ... 4&start=52
Another idiot wrote:I dont see how this will happen at all.

Vista is far more powerful than windows XP, and runs twice as fast. It is also much harder to pirate, and this point more than anything else has the Linux crowd in a panic.

It wont be long until Windows XP is no longer supported, and when that happens, what is Linux going to do ?

Linux will have to find a way to work under Vista from here on, since it wont be able to rely on XP being readily available anymore.

Linux may seem like a good alternative to Office, but all that is happening in linux is that the windows interface is cleverly hidden away. It still needs the drivers and software services in order to run, and in most cases - that happens WITHOUT a valid windows licence.

This is just plain piracy.

Vista will finally put an end to this blatant abuse of intellectual property, and linux should decline, taking the pirates with it.

Anyone that supports the continuation of Windows XP in place of Vista surely has a hidden agenda .. and you will surely be caught out.
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Post by mankrip » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:49 pm

More here: http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-12355-0. ... 3&start=43
It wont happen
I dont see how this will happen at all.

Vista is far more powerful than windows XP, and runs twice as fast. It is also much harder to pirate, and this point more than anything else has the Linux crowd in a panic.

It wont be long until Windows XP is no longer supported, and when that happens, what is Linux going to do ?

Linux will have to find a way to work under Vista from here on, since it wont be able to rely on XP being readily available anymore.

Linux may seem like a good alternative to Office, but all that is happening in linux is that the windows interface is cleverly hidden away. It still needs the drivers and software services in order to run, and in most cases - that happens WITHOUT a valid windows licence.

This is just plain piracy.

Vista will finally put an end to this blatant abuse of intellectual property, and linux should decline, taking the pirates with it.

Anyone that supports the continuation of Windows XP in place of Vista surely has a hidden agenda .. and you will surely be caught out.
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Post by mankrip » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:50 pm

Bleh, I'm late =P.
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Post by leileilol » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:28 pm

ROFL man that guy has a broom handle up in his ass

YOU DON'T NEED WINDOWS INSTALLED TO GET A VERSION OF LINUX ON THERE it doesn't rely on it at all wow what a dumbass
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Post by Skynet » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:30 pm

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Post by bizzle » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:53 pm

leileilol wrote:ROFL man that guy has a broom handle up in his ass

YOU DON'T NEED WINDOWS INSTALLED TO GET A VERSION OF LINUX ON THERE it doesn't rely on it at all wow what a dumbass
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Post by mankrip » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:49 pm

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Post by leileilol » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:52 pm

ya i was hopping this wud be a staerotypical console gamers forum where they believe ms zealots and fox news and ass kiss to the littlest things i maek
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:54 pm

leileilol wrote:ya i was hopping this wud be a staerotypical console gamers forum where they believe ms zealots and fox news and ass kiss to the littlest things i maek
:scratch:

Parse error.

Who shot who in the what now?
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Post by Specially Cork » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:07 pm

Linux is for people like Xylene.
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Post by bizzle » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:08 pm

StupidBrit wrote:Linux is for people like Xylene.
I have a Mac.

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Post by APE » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:37 pm

Eww a maq.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:48 pm

Someone hasn't installed his updates yet ;)
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Post by CuecaX » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:51 pm

:o :o :o :o ROFL

This guy is so dumb :|
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Post by Thomas » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:22 pm

WTFINTERNET?!
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Post by not just souLLy now » Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:33 am

they have internet on macs now? cool
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:34 am

not just souLLy now wrote:they have internet on macs now? cool
Yeah, a port was released last year. It doesn't run quite as fast, but it has more features.
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Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:09 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:
leileilol wrote:ya i was hopping this wud be a staerotypical console gamers forum where they believe ms zealots and fox news and ass kiss to the littlest things i maek
:scratch:

Parse error.

Who shot who in the what now?
i was thinking more along the lines of "Syntax error in line #01" but yeah WTF

and as for the dumbass you quoted in the first post, i am sure he is getting what he deserves everyday when he boots his spyware infected pc (not to suggest windows itself is crap, but someone with his massive intellect can not be trusted to keep his pc safe)

and as for linux, linux is for people like me, when i finally get around to installing it again (once kubuntu sees 7.04 probably)
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