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#1 OFFLINE   striker

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:53 PM

Have a look here, amazing:http://www.wildersse...isplay.php?f=99I call this a brilliant move!
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:58 PM

Not knocking the forum, it looks good, and wilderssecurity have been around a while.But I wonder where the got the inspiration for the name "all things UNIX" ?! ;)
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:04 PM

Yeah, that was what I was wondering about too. Until I got in and what I saw was mainly linux.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:06 PM

A better name would have been "The Happy Penguin"... er, no... wait. That one's already being used. ;) How 'bout "All Things 'Nix", since it's not just a UNIX forum? I only visit two Linux forums regularly... this one and LinuxQuestions. Don't need no more forums. :)

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

:) Don't miss the point: the fact that it's on Wilders now too is not for nothing. Linux gets more popular and IMO that and a forum at Wilders is deserved. I do visit that place more than once daily, but my "home" just happens to be at Scots. Feeling more comfortable. ;)
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:25 PM

I see... Wilders has always been primarily a Windows-related forum. :)Hey Urmie... when Patty puts a 'Nix section at Computer Haven, then we'll know we've come along, huh? ;)

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:42 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Dec 18 2008, 05:25 PM, said:

I see... Wilders has always been primarily a Windows-related forum. :)Hey Urmie... when Patty puts a 'Nix section at Computer Haven, then we'll know we've come along, huh? :)
Boy that'll be the day. But I think the phrase "when h_e_L_L freezes over" applies here. ;)

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#8 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:16 AM

You think she should have named it "Microsoft Haven" instead, Frank? ;)

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:03 AM

Did you see This thread ? There is a link to ATL with the comment

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:04 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Dec 18 2008, 10:16 PM, said:

You think she should have named it "Microsoft Haven" instead, Frank? ;)
Yeah. I'm about done with them over there.Below is the response from one of the folks over there in response to a question about open source vs Micro$oft

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Well my opinion is that a lot of what you ask cannot be answered here as this is primarily a forum set up to help novices with the Microsoft operating systems and products.There are people here that use other systems and open source software but you are asking that people get into a discussion about which is better and that is not the purpose of this forum, those sort of discussion can get out of hand and very heated and I don't think Patty or the moderators would be very happy about that. As I've said these are my opinions about the thread and I don't know what the moderators opinions would be.Sorry if it's not what you wanted to hear
BTW, the rest of the thread contained some great info and responses from some of us penguins. No getting out of hand or heated discussions. I think the Windoze crowd is getting nervous about Linux and open source in general.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:04 AM

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:47 AM

Well, being a forum emperor myself, I know that Patti can make her forum anything she pleases. People have the option to "change the channel" at any time. Sometimes, we all take things a little too seriously online. Hey! Who cares if they LOVE their Windows over at Computer Haven? More power to 'em, I say. Just so happens that I'm not that big of a MS fan these days, so I tread lightly over there, if I tread at all. When I want to stomp around and leave BIG penguin tracks, I come here.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:03 AM

Well... the important thing is, the times they are a-changin':

View Poststriker, on Dec 19 2008, 02:11 AM, said:

:D Don't miss the point: the fact that it's on Wilders now too is not for nothing.
;)  :)  :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:16 AM

Wonderfuil to see this. Bookmarked. I'll poke around that forum a little more. So far, I did tease up this gem:

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I migrated to Linux-Mint (mint flavored Ubuntu), bout a month ago and I must tell you, it's just terrible, . . . no matter how often I run the AV (Avast for linux) or the rootkit scanner (rkhunter, or chkrootkit), nothing turns up! Ever! They system is clean, clean, clean. No trojans, no rootkits, nothing to submit to the online windows security mavens. Nothing to report on the Wilders forums. Microsoft security advisories bring a chuckle (the poor devils on the Windows torture rack).However, I didn't have any trouble migrating my WinXP apps to Linux-Mint, because 95% of the apps on my windows partition were security apps. Now no longer needed. Freedom!With Linux-Mint, I get my work done by lunch time and have the rest of the day free. I've discovered sunlight again, and find that I really like it.There really IS life after Windows, it's spelled Linux.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:24 PM

View PostCluttermagnet, on Dec 19 2008, 09:16 AM, said:

I remember how 'habituated' I was to Windows (98SE). It took a lot of will power to get myself to budge.
I was in the same situation when it came to Windows Me (its support ended.) I was thinking about upgrading to XP (and did eventually.) Problem was I had a second (older) machine and didn't want to invest another $100 on it.SueD suggested I try Linux. I got a free copy of Ubuntu from a local computer shop - at the time I knew nothing of ISOs. It took me a week to get it working with a wireless card - and I had a good one.Then I found an ugly old Compaq laptop in a recycling store. It was running a corrupted copy of Windows 95. The rest is history.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:33 PM

View Postraymac46, on Dec 19 2008, 12:24 PM, said:

SueD suggested I try Linux.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:17 PM

In my case, it was Urmas, Frank Golden, and a couple friends from the Avant Browser Support Forums, Sweet Lou and Angeldust, who got me started on this Linux thing. Two and a half years I've been using GNU/Linux as my primary operating system. My! How time flies!  ;)

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:59 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Dec 19 2008, 01:17 PM, said:

In my case, it was Urmas, Frank Golden, and a couple friends from the Avant Browser Support Forums, Sweet Lou and Angeldust, who got me started on this Linux thing. Two and a half years I've been using GNU/Linux as my primary operating system. My! How time flies!  :)
Indeed, "tempus fugits". I started using Ubuntu when it was Hoary Hedgehog. Got turned on to it by an item in PC World magazine.I have used and experimented with every release since then (Breezy Badger, Dapper Drake, Edgy Eft, Feisty Fawn, Gutsy Gibbon, Hardy Heron and Intrepid Ibex)  and have observed Ubuntu evolve dramatically.Shuttleworth etal have their feces together. ;) I well remember putting a "bug" in Eric's ear about Ubuntu after reading his post at CH about problems he had regarding Windows update.  Patty's responses weren't very helpful except for maybe driving Eric to linux. :whistling:Eric's adventures as chronicled here and at the Cabin inspired me to get really serious about linux.I also use PCLinuxOS 2008 gnome but not as much as Ubuntu.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:14 PM

Thank you, Patti! B)

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:35 AM

View PostFrank Golden, on Dec 19 2008, 11:59 PM, said:

Indeed, "tempus fugits".
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:09 AM

View PostUrmas, on Dec 20 2008, 02:35 AM, said:

Had to check... it was three years and eight days ago when I went online with Ubuntu [Breezy] for the first time. Happy Happy Joy Joy!Posted Image
As I recall you started with Ubuntu about the same time I did. I didn't realize it was over 3 years. Whew.
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:13 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Dec 18 2008, 08:25 PM, said:

Hey Urmie... when Patty puts a 'Nix section at Computer Haven, then we'll know we've come along, huh? :whistling:
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:52 PM

View PostAcadia, on Dec 21 2008, 06:13 PM, said:

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:21 PM

Hmm... did my posts here to Acadia get deleted? Or did they not go through when I posted them yesterday?

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Dec 22 2008, 01:21 PM, said:

Hmm... did my posts here to Acadia get deleted? Or did they not go through when I posted them yesterday?
Eric, looks like Bruno split this thread and continued it on another called Moose Goes Penguin. :thumbsup:

Edited by Frank Golden, 22 December 2008 - 05:18 PM.

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