Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 23:36 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Google That is without a single shred of doubt the most awesome headline I ever got to put on OSNews. This headline is so awesome I don't even need to write anything else, because it would just detract from the awesomeness. Cue Johnny Guitar, with a lone wanderer riding his horse towards a Mojave sunset, after just having... Wait, where were we? Right. Yes, Google has sued the US Department of the Interior because its Request for Quotation regarding a messaging solution demanded the use of Microsoft software.
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Go Google!
by cmost on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 00:07 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

As a long-time Linux user, I too get irritated by the constant assumption that everyone is using Windows or the Mac. There ARE other options...

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RE: Go Google!
by Valhalla on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 00:23 in reply to "Go Google!"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Heh, sticking it to the man! Too bad it's Google doing it and not Richard Roundtree...

'You see this cat Shaft is a bad mother-'

-Shut your mouth!

'But I'm talkin' about Shaft'

-Then we can dig it!

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RE[2]: Go Google!
by tomcat on Thu 4th Nov 2010 20:55 in reply to "RE: Go Google!"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Sticking it to the man? Um, dude, Google IS the man, now.

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v RE: Go Google!
by Shannara on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 01:47 in reply to "Go Google!"
RE[2]: Go Google!
by ricegf on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 03:04 in reply to "RE: Go Google!"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I realize that you are just trolling, but you really should get out more. In the corporate world, IT sets up both Windows and Linux - both "just work". Do you seriously think they give the end user a stack of CDs and an instruction manual? :-D

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RE[2]: Go Google!
by imthefrizzlefry on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 03:27 in reply to "RE: Go Google!"
imthefrizzlefry Member since:
2010-10-28

Six or seven years ago, I would have said you have a point; however, in the past several years, this has changed dramatically. There are very few things that are easier to do in Windows than in Linux.

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RE[2]: Go Google!
by Laurence on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 13:27 in reply to "RE: Go Google!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Yes, and they want to the product to be able to ... you know .. just work ... Linux is not known for providing that basic feature.

Tell that to organisations such as the London Stock Exchange are switching from MS technology to Linux because Windows Server, SQL Server and .NET caused outages and epic response times where as Linux not only worked, it flew.

In fact, I could list a dozen examples just like this, but I wouldn't expect someone with your shrewd experience of enterprise IT infrastructures to care about the real world usage of small set ups like the LSE.

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RE[2]: Oh Bovine Scatology!
by gfolkert on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 13:49 in reply to "RE: Go Google!"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

I've had Linux running as my primary Desktop for at least 6 years and really as long as 11.

Its *just worked* for me since then. I've had various machines including Laptops and Desktops and Servers. You've obviously not *used* a recent Linux Installer or Linux Distribution aimed at simpletons like you are purporting to be, via spouting off like this.

Go and install Mint Linux and get back to me.

Of course I realize you have the Latest--newest--non-disclosed, non-supported by the Vendor for Linux devices in your computer. Which means its not going to work...

When was the last time you actually installed Windows and didn't need drivers for these exact same things and You expect a Linux distribution to be any different?

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RE: Go Google!
by tomcat on Thu 4th Nov 2010 20:58 in reply to "Go Google!"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

As a long-time Linux user, I too get irritated by the constant assumption that everyone is using Windows or the Mac. There ARE other options...


As a self-professed long-time Linux user -- like apt get 'latest-crappy-build' -- I'm sure that you're busy with a lot of unrelated distractions ...

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