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Here are a few basic signs that it might be time to go outside for some fresh air.
* You become very, very confused when pressing the "tab" key does not fill in the rest of what you were typing.
* The phrase "man mount" does not strike you as particularly odd.
* When on your Windows partition you want to play a game, so you open up a command prompt and start typing "wine C:\Pro..."
Software giant Microsoft announced yesterday that it will begin shipping its newest operating system, Windows Linux Ubuntu, by the end of this month. Computers sold with this free, open-source operating system pre-installed will cost, on average, $149.95 fewer than computers sold with Windows Vista Service Pack 9 pre-installed.
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Debain is the only group of software developers who still believe that Richard Stallman invented programming. Everyone else now correctly credits Bill Gates for doing so. Debain developers hold themselves separate from the rest of the Linux community because of their pride in not stealing from other operating systems to build their version of Linux.
Other tech sites will bore you with in-depth "technical details" and performance specs in their product analysis. At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page.
One of the world's leading advocates of the open sauce bottle movement, Brian Bahlendorf gave a talk at the Digital Freedom Expo at the University of the Western Cape on Thursday, entitled "Ten things you may not know about open sauce".
Unfortunately he was extensively misquoted by James Archibald in this article.
Here, then is the real gist of the thing.
How does linux stack up to its competitors? Here are three different comparisons that seek to answer this question: Linux VS Your cat, Linux VS Your Grandmother, and Linux VS The Soviet Union. Who wins? I'll leave that up to you.
Linux VS Your Cat
Linux is free!
Your cat may have been free.
Linux can go years between shutdowns.
Your cat spends more time asleep that it does awake.
It's not safe to read the news anymore. One minute you're enjoying a nice beverage at your computer, the next moment you're spewing liquid all over your monitor and keyboard after reading the latest ridiculous and hypocritical motion from The SCO Group.
I've used quite a few linux distros in my time. Recently it occurred to me what they would look like if they were beautiful, attractive women. I think perhaps I've spent too much time on the computer, eh? Anyway, I've made a list. Tell me what you think!
If Linux Distros were women:
PCLinuxOS founder Texstar said in a private interview that they would using Ubuntu for the base of future versions of PCLinuxOS. Citing the old adage 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em,' Texstar states that PCLinuxOS 2007 will be delayed for another six months or so while the new change is implemented.
Since KDE 3.3 was released in 2004, KDE applications have used the KnuDELibs library KNewPorn to implement a simple interface for downloading and installing nudie pictures from a centralized server.
The idea was simple. Develop the world's largest electronic surveillance system to search for suspicious activities by criminals and terrorists. The resulting system, however, worked a little too well -- it kept finding dubious transactions that it traced back to Congress and the White House.
Frustrated writes: Henry. I have a problem with a text file. There are spaces at the beginning of most of the lines and I need to get rid of them. Can you suggest an easy way to do this?
Greetings Frustrated. You have certainly come to the right place, for I am Henry the Adequate, superhero, and my computer guru-ness is second only to that guy who empties the bins at the office.
As I am not a user of Ubuntu (although I was in times of 4.10 and 5.04), I don't care that much of it, however I feel in a special mood today, so I'll made up a list of...
The Advantages of Ubuntu — from a non-user point of view:
* When a Ubuntu user complains about some problem, you can proudly say: "Well, my Debian box is much more stable."
Sometimes something appears that makes you scratch your head so much that you fear that you may inflict a self-imposed scalping, such was the dandruff clearing delusion caused by this site: www.linuxpersonas.com.