Linked by douglasm on Sun 28th Mar 2010 21:34 UTC
Linux At least two major GNU/Linux distributions have decided to drop PowerPC support; OpenSUSE has dropped support already, and Fedora is going to drop it in Fedora 13.
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RE: Linux != Ubuntu
by clhodapp on Sun 28th Mar 2010 23:10 UTC in reply to "Linux != Ubuntu"
clhodapp
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2009-12-04

The title seems fine. It doesn't say that all GNU/Linux distros are dropping PPC support. When you don't spec it is an implied existential statement, so the fully explicit version would be "There Exist Some GNU/Linux Distros That (Will) Have Silently Drop(ped) PPC Support" (allowing for the tense ambiguity that comes from the desire for short headlines). Also, the author states that Ubuntu is an exception to the described trend since they dropped PPC support but not silently.

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RE[2]: Linux != Ubuntu
by jack_perry on Mon 29th Mar 2010 00:05 in reply to "RE: Linux != Ubuntu"
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2005-07-06

To the contrary, if you don't say then most people assume "all", or at least "in general", and not "some". Think about the phrase: "I love babies!" The speaker certainly does *not* mean that (s)he loves only a few, but that given an arbitrary baby, (s)he loves it.

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RE[3]: Linux != Ubuntu
by clhodapp on Mon 29th Mar 2010 00:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux != Ubuntu"
clhodapp Member since:
2009-12-04

I believe that this is true most of the time, but not in headlines. Example: "Unemployed Workers March on Capitol Hill". This does not mean that all unemployed workers marched, but rather means that some did.

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