Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I have used 'something other than Windows' - I'm a f--king Mac user for Christsake and used FreeBSD full time from 1996 till 2002 - so please, shove what ever 'valuable' advice you have up your ass.

He was talking about the general populace being too lazy to try something else than Windows, he wasn't talking about you.

So when you meet someone you disagree with you abuse them - interesting.

You did it too right there, the "shove what ever" etc part.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

No, he was directing it to me specifically due to the lack of any disclaimer saying otherwise.

There was no disclaimer saying he was talking about you either. You yourself were saying "from mainstream adoption." to which he replied "No. That would be laziness to try something else than Windows." No matter how much you like yourself you can't seriously call yourself so important as to have your software adoption choices called the mainstream adoption.

When he made the first move of abuse all manners are thrown out the window - or are you yet another one of those posters here who never read the FULL THREAD to understand the FULL CONTEXT of the discourse?

When someone jumps down the bridge right in front of you do you jump after him just because he did it first?

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

"He was talking about the general populace being too lazy to try something else than Windows, he wasn't talking about you.


No, he was directing it to me specifically due to the lack of any disclaimer saying otherwise.
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No, I didn't. It was a reply to your claim that Linux will never make it into mainstream.
How is the mainstream population made up just by you?

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

When he made the first move of abuse all manners are thrown out the window - or are you yet another one of those posters here who never read the FULL THREAD to understand the FULL CONTEXT of the discourse?


News from 2011: Kaiwai's philosophy takes off, and people agree that, when someone does something un-civil, you are morally free to retaliate to whatever degree you desire. Shortly after this idea becomes commonplace, a small child on a playground shoves another. The children get into a brawl. Their teacher intervenes. The children's parents become involved. The next PTA meeting is a gun-battle. Within four months of the Recess Incident, the fall-out has propoated far and wide: civilization has collapsed. It's looting and rioting in the streets.

TLDR version: an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

He was talking about the general populace being too lazy to try something else than Windows, he wasn't talking about you.


That excuse doesn't work anymore when 12% of the US population uses a Mac which is a huge increase from 10 years ago.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

A) I am dubious of 12%; I would have guessed lower.

B) 12% is still nowhere near large enough to "make that defense worthless."

C) The point that "Win98 was used despite being horrible" is worth underscoring: a large chunk of the populace will keep on using Windows forever, regardless. Even if it gives them cancer, they'll keep using Windows. Because they're locked in, because the cost of migration is prohibitive, because they really, really don't want to have to learn something new, because they're highly risk-averse, because they have lots and lots of Win32 apps, whyever, they'll keep on using Windows until the heat-death of the universe.

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