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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 22:11    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 22:22    Post subject: ...
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I have an uncle, who owned his own business's. I found his business tactics to be rather greedy and cut-throat. But over the years, he became more involved in Buddhism and has given rather large portions of his money to family members, temples and to charity. Some people do evolve for the better; I can't say if that is the case for Bill, cause I don't know him well enough, but I like to think so.

Btw, The last post was very funny.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2011, 06:39    Post subject:  

Tman wrote:
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.

Oh, I was hoping there were some useful features I'm missing Sad
Yes, I do enjoy the fact that at home I can run machines more than a decade old quite happily. But I would never run Windows there anyway - I run it on recent, high spec machines at work, so what annoys me most are things like removed or broken features, and all the extra clicks they keep adding to be able to do things.

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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?

Ah, now you have a point. If I wanted to go and buy the latest video games, I don't think I would bother with Linux Smile
Although in this part of the world it seems like everyone uses a gaming console now, anyway...

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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?

No, you're right, that is quicker and easier in Windows. But I didn't think the average person would want to rearrange it - everything is in nice logical categories. There certainly isn't the mess that you get on Windows.

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those are my opinions and you are entitled to yours.

As are you, of course. And in spite of what some people would like, on this forum you are allowed to express them, even if we all know they're wrong Wink
It is interesting; thinking about it, I guess there's a big section of computer users whose perspective I don't actually have a clue about. They would be considered by some to be very computer literate - a lot of them are my age, they've grown up on the web, they know their way around the surface of certain software, they're used to finding the program typically used for something, and playing around with Windows to make it work. These people use the computer for entertainment - games and youtube and social media.
I tend to see two quite different perspectives:
1) people who would be considered computer illiterate. They just want to do simple tasks - they don't want to have to find and install software or drivers, or mess around to make something work, and they are scared and/or confused when the computer asks them half a dozen times if they are sure they want to do something. Puppy is generally ideal for these people, but if they need to do certain less common things they would probably be better off with a mainstream distro.
2) people who have work to do and just want to use the computer to get the job done. They want to be able to do things quickly and efficiently, they don't want the operating system to get in the way, and they don't want to spend hours trying to work around problems. Puppy might be best for these people in terms of everyday use, but there are times when they need to do something unusual, which will be easier with a mainstream distro where all the standard software is available straight away, either in the default install, or in the package manager.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2011, 09:05    Post subject:  

I´ m not quite shure where to post this information. So I do it here.

Today I have seen in DISTROWATCH some comments about economic crisis and if this maybe will give Linux in future some advantage over MS Windows.
Please read for your own.

There was a comment from a guy " Linux in Africa (by Atle on 2011-08-01 10:37:23 GMT from France)" which I like to cite here.

3 • Linux in Africa (by Atle on 2011-08-01 10:37:23 GMT from France)

"Dear readers. After spending more than 2 years in various African countries, I can for sure tell you why it does not succeed. Its as simple or stupid as this:

There is no money to collect. Nothing to be stolen. No government kickbacks, no 10% percent commission to the government people. So the public sector, as well as the private, will only deal with MS, that has off course specialized into offering the 10 or 20 percent commission on all sales. Microsoft main sales partner in Tanzania was awarded something like “Partner of the Year” by MS, in 2010.

The only ones that uses Linux are a very limited number of individuals and some University’s. To put it into perspective, I once meet a young guy that came to a place to teach in a private school, and he was shocked seeing there is a “internet”. He never heard about it before.

As the above article states, MS has purposely made it easy to copy and steal their products. There is no doubt about that.

I have yet failed to see one school, one single internet cafe, that had license for their MS products. I have a copy of a ridiculous “campaign”, MS had in Tanzania in 2010 and I hope to scan it and send it to the author of the article, that was very well written.

MS is partnering up with the World Bank, with all kind of projects, while the Linux distro’s, are hard to even find. And for sure they can not afford to download this and that as 95% of internet usage is pay pr MB”, using mobile internet.

The only solution for Africa and other third world countries, is to focus on education. Get in at the educational level, and even bypass the whole school and government systems. Education is rotten to its roots, with low end teachers, ability to by good grades, papers and corruption.

So there is the chance, as Africa has to become a society, whereas school papers will count less and less and what you can actually do, will be the key to work.
Get into their first experience, trough focusing on USB key
Get into their first experience, trough focusing on USB key computing, as most Africans can hardly buy a burnable CD.


As I see it, Puppy Linux Lupu is the absolute most “Third World Friendly” OS, followed by Slitaz Live DVD".

I beg you all please! spread this message everywhere.

I wish you a nice day! brothers and sisters!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2011, 22:31    Post subject:  

I'm surprised you didn't post that in its own separate thread - it might make for quite an interesting thread.
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Aug 2011, 21:22    Post subject:  

bignono1 wrote:
Is nancy reagan Nancy Reagan?


Off Course she is !

But she is too shy to admit it, and pretend her Name is Astrid something, and lives in Holland. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2011, 17:04    Post subject:  

backi wrote:
followed by Slitaz Live DVD


WTF? SliTaz is smaller than Puppy!
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 10:05    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
Very Happy

*under the table Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 10:18    Post subject:  

Africa has stolen studio4
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 14:06    Post subject:  

What town in inner mongolia is the home of ubuntu?
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 22:26    Post subject:  

edited because post is no longer relevant..
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 22:33    Post subject:  

Interesting those posts were removed. They didn't seem much worse to me than the mercury ones Smile
The person had a good point. This thread is certainly not related to a Puppy project. It should be under completely off-topic conversations.

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 23:57    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
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The person had a good point. This thread is certainly not related to a Puppy project. It should be under completely off-topic conversations.

I'm with you on that, disciple.

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