Linux crapware: 1 day uptime... if you don't run any apps
"...maximum uptime was still only a day or so (if I turned the computer on,
but didn't start any applications.)"
Linux just works
Linux is reliable
Linux is stable
Microsoft is doomed
On Wed, 30 Sep 2009 23:35:36 -0400, DFS wrote:
> "...maximum uptime was still only a day or so (if I turned the computer
> on, but didn't start any applications.)"
> #682 at
s=e5e5fa768e57b74...SARCASTIC POST: Linux Can't Run This 'Killer' App -- WHY ?!?
<sarcasm and irony>
After 2 solid years of Linvocacy -- I have met my match...
This critical piece of software:
DOES NOT RUN ON LINUX !?!!?
Only Windos users can:
Run Virtual Girl 2, "a shareware program featuring dancers on your desktop.
They say hi in the morning, remind you of your appointments and dance for
you whenever you want them to.
We mean right on the desktop. dancers basically live on the tool bar. They
are in front of any other application and you can enjoy them while using
your computer normally."
Linux will never catch up to W...Android Linux piracy so bad they won't even pay $0.99 for an app
"Last week, developer Madfinger Games said that it made its recent
zombie FPS, Dead Trigger, a free-to-play game because of the
"unbelievably high" piracy on Android. It was originally priced at a
mere $0.99, a price point thought low enough to attract business. But
the ratio of pirated versions outnumbered the paid copies, so the
company decided to offer it for free. Either way, the developer will
still make money thanks to in-game purchases.
As if striking a nerve, another developer has come forth, saying that
there's no money to be made on the Android platform because of the
rampant piracy issue. He even goes so far as to saying that Android is
designed for piracy from the ground up because users can simply enable
non-Market apps, copy the apk file onto the device, install it, and then
run it without any kind of DRM. Thus, pirating Android apps is easy
because the platform was built with an open mentality."
On Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:04:58 -0400, DFS wrote:
> "Last week, developer Madfinger Games said that it made its recent
> zombie FPS, Dead Trigger, a free-to-play game because of the
> "unbelievably high" piracy on Android. It was originally priced at a
> mere $0.99, a price point thought low enough to attract business. But
> the ratio of pirated versions outnumbered the paid copies, so...Installer.app launches but won't do anything - OS X 10.2.6
My problem is that any installer / package that relies on
Installer.app doesn't work. For example, the Norton 9.0 installer, and
the OS X 10.2.8 Combo updater, both of which rely on installer.app,
have the same problem, as follows:
1. I Double-click the installer (any installer that uses Apple's
Installer.app.) "Installer" opens fine, after a brief spining
2. Nothing happens! The menus in Installer are accessible and work
normally, the program doesn't appear to hang or anything lke that, it
just doesn't DO anything further. No license agreements, notices,
...[News] [Linux] Dell's Linux Won't Emulate Windows, Might Go Beyond the US in Future
Ubuntu Founder: No Emulation Software for Dell Systems
,----[ Quote ]
| "While Linux is an alternative to Windows, it is not cheap Windows. Linux
| has its own strengths, and users should want it because of those
| strengths and not because it's a cheap copy of Windows," he said.
Dell explains Linux delays
,----[ Quote ]
| "We are adjusting the roadmap for the rest of the world, but this has
| just not been announced yet," Greffier added.
You all seem like very nice and helpful people here. Perhaps somebody can
help me to get linux running on my new computer. I've tried about a dozen of
the most popular distros on distrowatch and some worked, some didn't and
some I couldn't figure out (Debian and Gentoo for example).
I'm not sure what to do next. The "basic stuff" works okay. Stuff like the
motherboard, CPU, built in networking and basic video. But most of my
hardware tends to be very high end and it doesn't seem to work correctly.
Here's a hardware list.
....Promise Sup...student version of linux won't install on 64bit linux
I cannot install my student version of linux Matlab on my
64bit Ubuntu 7.1 machine , any hints ???
How Far Behind Is Linux?
October 17, 2007; Page B1
If some of Linus Torvalds's own family members back in Finland don't
use Linux, what hope is there for the rest of us?
On Oct 19, 1:53 pm, Sinister Midget <sinister.mid...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> How Far Behind Is Linux?
> October 17, 2007; Page B1
> If some of Linus Torvalds's own family members back in Finl...O.T. What's the right forum to ask general purpose linux Q's ==> Like "How do I launch an internet browser from a linux box?"
I am just getting into linux. Sorry for the newbie Q's.
But I really do need to stop running back 'n forth
between linux & window$ box just to google for
something when I need to. I'm ready to make the
transition from windoze to linux and need to learn
how to do the routine tasks I'm already familiar with
in window$ platform.
I've been told this is the group for security questions
only. I understand that, and will make every effort to
air my Q's in the appropriate groups. Thank-you.
On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:49:36 -0500, MLH wrote:
> I am just getti...VB6 app output won't print until app is closed
I don't have the source code. The program was developed by a buddy on
I print a form full of text from VB6 - maybe about 1200 characters. I
can see the 286 bytes in the print queue but the document doesn't
print and no data has been sent to the printer. I quit the application
and the whole document is released! The application is using .EndDoc
in the appropriate place.
I'm running on Win98. The app seems to run fine on W2k and on anything
my buddy tests it on.
...Why the Linux Desktop Just Won't Work! and why Linux depresses me.
Why having Linux on the desktop of Aunt Tille is a myth.
I've had a few trials running over last year, set up at family members.
New computer? Let's install Morphix on them (I had used both Gnome and
Light installs) and see how far you get. The users weren't very
technical, on the contrary even. I regularly went around to their
places, updated their boxes and sometimes switched applications
(Mozilla for Firebird/Firefox for example). They all gave it their best
shot, however at the end they prefered to have Windows back. I didn't
drag them into this, and they gave Debian a f...Linux crapware victim: Mepis8 'collapsed'... webcams don't work on Ubuntu 12.04..."Don't tell me to build a kernel..."
"I need my webcam to work with flash on web pages so that I can speak to
family members overseas (Kopete and suchlike).
I used mepis8 for years and everything was perfect, my webcams (three
different makes), printers and anything else I cared to plug in worked
from the off. lovely!!
Then mepis8 collapsed suddenly and nothing worked. I tried the newer
mepis variants and every other linux distro that I came across to solve
the problem, but nothing works.
I'm now using ubuntu 12.04, because it's not windows I suppose, but
it's far from what I need.
Can anybody on here please tell me how to make any one of my webcams
work on Ubuntu 12.04 with flash? Don't tell me it's the manufacturer's
fault, because they worked on Mepis8. Don't tell me to build a kernel
and add some Su (or do or sudo) and add a line et al because it's all
gibberish to me. Keep it simple please. Complicated is fine as long as
it's step by step or copy and paste.
Unfortunately, after about 12 years on linux, I will be driven back to
windows if I don't get some help.
The Mepis forums used to be excellent for advice because there weren't
any bigheads showing off their superior knowledge of linux on it. The
Ubuntu forums seem to be the opposite, more than 1000 posts (in two
threads) on why they prefer ubuntu to xp, but none of them can help me
get my webcam working!!!!
So this is the challenge, before ...PS3: doesn't come with Linux, doesn't even run Linux by default
What other cola claims have been dashed by reality?
In fact, you can install on the PS3 any OS that's been designed for it. I
don't expect MS to port Vista, but you never know...
Q. What types of "Other OSs" can be installed?
A. You can install any system software that is designed to run on
PLAYSTATION�3. Unfortunately we cannot provide you with specific information
about what types of "Other OSs" are available because "Other OS" and the
boot loader programs are produced and distributed by third-par...HELP! Mail.app won't launch
it starts, then crashes. :(
I have an ibook G4 running os x v.10.3.8 . . .
I ran a virus scan and it was clear. I don't know anything about
computers . . .
Can you suggest anything??
* posted via http://www.mymac.ws
jane <email@example.com> wrote:
> it starts, then crashes. :(
> I have an ibook G4 running os x v.10.3.8 . . .
> I ran a virus scan and it was clear. I don't know anything about
> computers . . .
> Can you suggest anything??
Read the crash log? m.
PS Did you move Mail.app from its place in /Applications and th...Can't link linux App in XCode
I'm porting a linux app into XCode and I've got all the source
building, but I just can't get the app to link and create an
executable. The original gcc command is:
gcc -g -o qm list_of_object_files -lm -ldl
How to I tell XCode to do the equivalent? I thought placing
libm.dylib and libdl.dylib in "Link Binary With Libraries" would do
the trick, but they're being ignored.
A: No. See: Help, I'm
<http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html> being held
<http://www.greenend.org.uk/rjk/2000/06/14/quoting> in a .sig
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply? factory!
In article <idontreadthis56-57E906.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Keep it to Usenet please <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm porting a linux app into XCode and I've got all the source
> building, but I just can't get the app to link and create an
> executable. The original gcc command is:
> gcc -g -o qm list_of_object_files -lm -ldl
> How to I tell XCode to do the equivalent? I thought placing
> libm.dylib and libdl.dylib in "Link Binary With Libraries" would do
> the trick, but they're being ignored.
On 10.3 and 10.4, libm and libdl are both symlinks to libSystem, which
is implicitly linked into your project. In other words, yo...So Let's Go App For App.. Linux vs Windows vs OSX.
For years I have heard how Linux applications are superior or "equivalents"=
to the applications offered on the Windows and OSX platforms. Having used =
and currently using Linux I know full well this is not the case and that it=
really comes down to the people who support Linux and FOSS having extremel=
y low standards.
But things do change and I am certainly willing to learn so why not put som=
e rubber on the road and discuss the actual facts instead of rhetoric and p=
So let's have a thread where we can discuss and compare popular application=
s on...Canonical bribes reporter with free Linux netbook
Next, Canonical approaches Rory with an offer to try out Ubuntu 9.10 and
send him a Dell Inspiron Mini loaded with Karmic Koala. Rory likes the
faster startup of the Ubuntu box he received. But that seems to be the only
thing he liked.
So would I actively seek to install Ubuntu or any other Linux variant on a
machine I already owned?
To be frank, no, because it would not make my computing life any simpler
and more pleasurable than it is now.
On Sun, 01 Nov 2009 17:08:18 -0500, Ezekiel wrote:
> Next, Canonical approaches Rory with an offer to try out Ubuntu 9.10 and
> send him a Dell Inspiron Mini loaded with Karmic Koala. Rory likes the
> faster startup of the Ubuntu box he received. But that seems to be the
> only thing he liked.
> So would I actively seek to install Ubuntu or any other Linux variant on
> a machine I already owned?
> To be frank, no, because it would not make my computing life any simpler
> and more pleasurable than it is now.
Wow... you are really desperate...
On Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:08:18 -0500, Ezekiel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Next, Canonical approaches Rory with an offer to try out Ubuntu 9.10 and
>send him a Dell Inspiron Min...[News] Op/Ed: Microsoft Won't/Can't Assault Linux
The fair-weather "friends of Linux"
,----[ Quote ]
| I just finished reading John Carroll's article Why Microsoft won't
| assault Linux and while I agree with his conclusion, I don't agree
| with his reasoning. John opens up suggesting that a "full legal
| assault" on Linux would be self-defeating. I don't think so
| but I do think that filing suit against RedHat would be an
| unnecessary waste of Microsoft's time and money.
| I would like to dispense with his first point: Patents cut both
| ways. While this is certainly true, John assumes that there are
| powerful "friends of Linux" who would counter-sue Microsoft in a
| heartbeat if Microsoft were to use it's patents against RedHat and
| he reminds us that: Nobody has more patents than IBM.
...Don't buy Micoshaft branded hardware
Don't buy Micoshaft branded hardware - it won't work with Linux.
Instead buy more generic brands that works with more OSes.
Save hours of grind getting things to work by checking
web sites for harware compatibility.
In particular as Linux is taking over, buy products with
Linux compatibility listed.
Thats one place where you can check if the hardware you plan buying is safe.
Places where Linux is free to download:
On Sat, 01 Nov 2008 22:31:41 GMT, 7 wrote:
> Don't buy ...[News] Linux is Linux is Linux, Not 'Cheap Windows'
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Reimagining The Desktop
,----[ Quote ]
| KDE 4.1 goes a long way to solving that dilemma.
Linux should remain Linux
,----[ Quote ]
| I disagree that Linux should concentrate on running native Windows apps. This
| is exactly the opposite of what the community should be doing. If you notice
| more and more companies are working to make Linux their base rather than
| Windows. This frees them of paying tax to MS and stops MS from beating their
| products with tighter Windows...Yahoo are so anti-Linux, they won't even utter its name
I've got a Yahoo email address. I don't actually use it for anything
except putting it on forms that demand an email address be supplied
(probably so they can sell lists of email addresses to a spammer).
Anyway: I logged into Yahoo, as I periodically do, to see if anything
interesting had been sent to me, and I noticed that Yahoo lets its
members have a free website on Geocities. I thought I'd give it a go,
I didn't have anything to do at that moment. I know very little about
HTML and site building to I decided to use their Page Builder editor,
a WYSIWYG HTML editor for cl...Linux crapware distro switcheroo victim very frustrated, can't find a single Linux distro which works
"I've really been struggling with distros which just don't work on my
computers, no matter how much patience I give them at the command line, and
at this point I don't know what else other than Mandriva will make it
possible for me to say there really is a Linux distro which works, and
really is better than Windows, and that making it so on any PC doesn't need
to become your final lifetime mission!"
Another soon-to-be ex-Linux user with nightmare memories of long hours
struggling at the command line.
On Tu...At first the crapware didn't work, then the crapware did work, now the crapware won't work again
"when i installed fedora9 i could login as root, but had problems with
installing updates and my printer did not work, today for some strange
reason my updates worked, and after that my printer worked. but now my
display is not right, and when i make the change from my user side it does
not take. i can not login to the root now.."
Linux just works <doesn't> works <doesn't> ....
> DFS wrote:
>> "when i installed fedora9 i could login as root, but had problems with...The Problem Isn't Linux, It's The Linux Community...
As a desktop system, Linux is decent. I don't feel it's a polished
nor are the applications and hardware support as good *overall* as
Windows or OSX, but for many people, Linux is a great value and
certainly a decent system.
So why am I not posting as a Linux advocate?
The short answer is that I don't wish to be associated with the
slime that passes for Linux advocates these days.
Spend 30 minutes in COLA and you will see what I mean.
When was the last time you saw a Linux advocate acknowledge that
something other than Linux is superior at some task?
Almost never happens.
That's because these people are in fact a loosely organized, yet
very rabid cult of sorts.
They are wired to defend the mother ship, Linux, and will not buck
Yet we have the so called "wintrolls" acknowledging, and in some
cases, purchasing Linux based products. Android for one. Linux as a
server system for another. Linux in embedded devices as another one.
Linux in super computers and clusters is another good use for Linux.
So how come the so called "Wintrolls" are able to acknowledge
Linux's advantages in certain areas but the Linux community will
NEVER ADMIT that Linux isn't a good choice in certain areas, like
Which brings me to another trait of the Linux "advocate" and that is
LIEing for LIEnux. This is where the Linux advocate will simply make
up stories about Linux just "working" that are clearly and easily