Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 16th May 2010 17:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by fernandotcl"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

I am still wondering how Thom learned the language


Being Dutch helps. Since no one in their right mind would learn Dutch (other than native speakers) we are forced to adapt. In The Netherlands, everyone starts learning Foreign at a very young age (I spoke my first relatively competent English when I was like 7 or 8). On top of that, contrary to e.g. the Germans or the French, we don't use voice-overs with content in Foreign; we use subtitles for everything.

And, well, I learnt English in school too - starting when I was 9 years old. In high school I learnt English, French, German, Latin, and Greek. That also helps.

To finish it all off - I study English and translation studies at university ;) .

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