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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[2]: Linux != Ubuntu
by jack_perry on Mon 29th Mar 2010 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux != Ubuntu"
jack_perry
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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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RE[4]: Linux != Ubuntu
by gehersh on Mon 29th Mar 2010 01:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux != Ubuntu"
gehersh Member since:
2006-01-03

So how about interpreting "Unemployed Workers March on Capitol Hill, love babies"? :-)

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RE[4]: Linux != Ubuntu
by jack_perry on Mon 29th Mar 2010 02:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux != Ubuntu"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

Did I say "all people", "some people", or just "people"? ;-)

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