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Bill_Gates


Joined: 31 Jan 2007
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Location: Medina, Washington

PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2011, 20:51    Post subject:  

Puppy is great! I fell in love with Puppy Linux when I discovered it didn't take 10 minutes for my laptop to boot when running puppy.

I am still learning this "linux stuff" and often seek the help from those brighter then I on this wonderful board.

Thanks All!

By the way - nancy reagan and I are great friends!

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omskates


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2011, 00:38    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
Very Happy Hello,
Bill_Gates has been a Puppy member since 2007, longer than me... Wink
Guess he aint such an idiot after all.... Wink Wink nod nod


Bill it seems you joined Ubuntu forums in 2007 as well. Most of your questions regarding Virtual Box and boot times Wink
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Bill_Gates


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2011, 09:39    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
Bill it seems you joined Ubuntu forums in 2007 as well. Most of your questions regarding Virtual Box and boot times Wink


Yes that's right puppyluvr! And don't forget FireFox crashes! I continue to be plagued with that one! Rolling Eyes

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omskates


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jun 2011, 07:48    Post subject:  

Bill_Gates wrote:
puppyluvr wrote:
Bill it seems you joined Ubuntu forums in 2007 as well. Most of your questions regarding Virtual Box and boot times Wink


Yes that's right puppyluvr! And don't forget FireFox crashes! I continue to be plagued with that one! Rolling Eyes


Bill, you gave puppyluvr credit for my post Confused That's OK, once you manage more than 150 posts you'll start to catch on Wink

Simple fix: Stop using the Windows version of FireFox = no more crashing Razz
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disciple

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jun 2011, 09:16    Post subject:  

Or maybe disable the evil Flash plugin = no more crashing.
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Eathray

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul 2011, 11:12    Post subject:  

This has got to be a gag. There must be more than one Bill Gates on planet Earth. The founder of M$ is not going to switch to Linux. It would invalidate his life's work.
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disciple

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul 2011, 18:56    Post subject:  

Of course it is a gag. But the MS Bill Gates' life work has been to make money essentially from a scam, not from good software. If he is smart he probably is using good software.
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul 2011, 19:45    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
If he is smart he probably is using good software.


That's why I'm here boys! Besides, like the saying goes; keep your friends close, and your enemies closer!

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul 2011, 20:11    Post subject:  

Bill_Gates wrote:
disciple wrote:
If he is smart...


That's why I'm here boys!..

Aha - some people would take that as proof you are an imposter!

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Eathray wrote:
This has got to be a gag. There must be more than one Bill Gates on planet Earth. The founder of M$ is not going to switch to Linux. It would invalidate his life's work.


I am leaning towards the notion that we do not have the real Bill Gates as a member of this forum, but maybe, just maybe, Bill Gates is exploring other operating systems to find what improvements can be made with Windows. I have to admit, Windows 7 has a lot of nice features and I don't remember it ever having crashed on me. Nevertheless, it cannot compare to puppy when you look at it from a size-to-features ratio. I love how you can totally screw up puppy in a frugal-install and then fix it so easily by deleting the save file...or by copying over a backed-up save file.
However, Windows will continue to be popular simply because it is easier to use, and the masses are so used to it. Although Linux it is making great improvements on user friendliness, it is still, for the most part, less polished, and is more attractive to us geeks or at least geek-ish folks.

Please note: I don't favour Windows; I am just pointing out its good qualities.

And with all of the Bill Gates bashing; I have to applaud him for all of his charity work.
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 08:16    Post subject:  

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maybe, just maybe, Bill Gates is exploring other operating systems to find what improvements can be made with Windows

That is a joke, isn't it? Maybe I should add it to the "Classic Microsoft quotes" thread.
Since when did Microsoft want to improve anything? Rolling Eyes

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Windows 7 has a lot of nice features

Please point me to them so I can also benefit... I have found most of the "improvements" reduce my ability to do things efficiently i.e. they are usability anti-features.
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the masses are so used to it.

Yes.
But easier to use? I guess maybe if the masses only want to do web browsing and facebook and emails and lightweight word processing or something... (once they have actually acquired flash, a real browser and a word processor Smile )

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And with all of the Bill Gates bashing; I have to applaud him for all of his charity work.

But wasn't most of the Bill Gates bashing because of his alleged wrong motives for (some of) that charity work? (And the alleged harmfulness of the work) Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 12:48    Post subject:  

Eathray wrote:
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This has got to be a gag.

Perhaps Bill loosens up a bit and posts here when he's drinking. Wink
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Tman


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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 18:59    Post subject:  

Hi disciple, Smile

I guess I was asking for trouble by defending Windows (kind of) in a linux forum, but meh...I just stated my opinion and that is that.

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... I have found most of the "improvements" reduce my ability to do things efficiently i.e. they are usability anti-features.

I see your point. Most of the new features that impress me ( aerosnap, aeroshake, transparency, taskbar thumbnails, gadgets ..etc ) involve extra bling/extra processing power so if you don't have a modern computer, than those things may slow the system down to unbearable levels. My main computer has more than enough power to do these things, so for me they are "nice features". I dont' get significant speed gains in Puppy when compared to Windows on my semi-modern, dual-core 2.7GHz AMD with Nvidia GT 240. Throw in a Solid-state drive, the speed difference would be further reduced.

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But easier to use? ...


For a linux pro like you, I'm sure Windows isn't easier to use. But what about average Joe who doesn't have very much technical, knowledge, who just wants to surf the net, watch movies and play video games?
Downloading Firefox and Flashplayer takes only a few clicks. Wordpad is good enough for average Joe; if not there's MS-Office and OpenOffice/LibreOffice.
When I say easier, I mean all you need to do for most of the setup configuration and customisation is to click here and there with the mouse...have you ever tried renaming and rearranging the items of the main menu in puppy? Can you honestly tell me that it is easier to do in Puppy than in Windows? How about setting up your linux box to install and play the latest Video games? How long is the learning curve to do it in Linux, and how long does it take in Windows?

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But wasn't most of the Bill Gates bashing because of his alleged wrong motives for (some of) that charity work? (And the alleged harmfulness of the work) Smile

The key word is alleged.

Please note: I did say that I don't favour Windows; but I think it is because I am more of a nerd than average Joe who wouldn't want to bother to learn things like shell scripts, terminal commands, editing desktop files...etc.

I favour Puppy for a variety of reasons:
- Puppy is not plagued by viruses as Window is
- I do not have to frequently run Ccleaner to clean the registry files, temporary files, etc.
- Speed is not so severely reduced if I decide to add a ton of apps
- Puppy is so small and portable
- I can break Puppy, knowing that I can get it back to working condition quickly and easily

I don't expect to change your mind with all of this talk, but those are my opinions and you are entitled to yours. It has been nice arguing with you Smile.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 21:49    Post subject:  

As far as I am aware the real Bill Gates
is here and the benevolent philanthropic retiree
in the 'real world' is a plant (possibly a pod) Embarassed

Is is also possible that Windows 7 is a fake Operating System
designed to almost work.

I blame the current soap powder salesmen head of MS Corp

Despite extreme caution and security measures
one sisters Windows 7 has lasted 6 months before slow down
and yet it is the devil she knows and wants to be abused by. Crying or Very sad
As Windows collapses and for online transactions she boots up
to the canny canine aka Puppy Cool

Puppy Linux
An Operating System

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 21:59    Post subject:  

still better than vista !
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