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A piece of history

#1 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:20 pm

A member of the local Linux Group found this gem. Pity that MX was not alive then. He might have chosen it.
https://www.cnet.com/news/rockin-on-without-microsoft/

Edit: And here is a bit more : https://linux.sys-con.com/node/38334
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Re: A piece of history

#2 Post by Richard » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:26 pm

Yeah, I think the BSA has created more confirmed Linux converts.
But the bean counters are all about the money today and forget the future.
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Re: A piece of history

#3 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:56 pm

Ball makes good strings.

Have not played seriously for over forty years and think that we never encountered Ball strings. I used Black Diamond on the steel.
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#4 Post by m_pav » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:33 am

I presented that page to the LUG 8 years ago Gordon. Made a copy of the text and have kept it in my archives. It really resounded with me because when I first signed up as a Microsoft Registered System builder, my welcoming letter had had no assistance or guidance as they promised, instead it and the next 5 postal envelopes I received from them all had threatening letters about how they had sued this named company for $150k for a total of 20 breaches which they extrapolated out to some phenomenal number based on speculation and the company had no option but to pay the fine, as well as Microsofts full costs in pursuing the so called infringement.

Each successive letter had some 2-3 examples of their latest successful court case, so when I moved out of that place, I chose to not forward my new postal address to them.
That was in Mid 2001, shortly afterwards, in Feb 2002, I downloaded my first Linux ISO over a shonky dial-up connection, it took some 12 or so hours, then made a CD and installed it on my computer the following day. The rest is history.
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Re: A piece of history

#5 Post by turtlebay777 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:44 am

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:20 pm
A member of the local Linux Group found this gem. Pity that MX was not alive then. He might have chosen it.
https://www.cnet.com/news/rockin-on-without-microsoft/


Has anyone any tips on how to open internet links WITHOUT a video automatically playing? This of course chews up your data download allowance.

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#6 Post by PhantomTramp » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:35 am

I love this story. I haven't thought about it in a while. I'd had loved to have been in that meeting when old Sterling decided to go "rouge".

I sometimes use different strings for whatever I'm doing but I will always have a lighter set of "Super Slinky" strings on an short scale guitar for when these old fingers ache. They are the strings that got me started bending.

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#7 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:51 pm

@mpav. Thanks for that Mike. I wondered where Rob Taylor (current lug secretary) found it. BOPLUG is where you introduced to Mepis then later to MX
and as you wrote, the rest is history.
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Re: A piece of history

#8 Post by colin_b » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:49 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:44 am
Has anyone any tips on how to open internet links WITHOUT a video automatically playing? This of course chews up your data download allowance.
I use Script Click https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... dpgkfhkpoh on Opera. The click of a button effectively stops videos from playing. A second click of it re-enables video playback if required.

It also prevents unwanted page scripts from running with a bit of tinkering.

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Re: A piece of history

#9 Post by KBD » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:16 pm

Hopefully MS has mellowed a bit over the years, but this sort of thing is why the Linux community hated MS.

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