Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
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The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Indeed, but I consider Linux only for a server OS or to play around with. For those 2 things it is great.

I'm trying to replace the hard disk of my Windows 7 laptop with a SSD. Making an image was easy, putting it back not so. Oh well.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by andih on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 14:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2010-03-27

Indeed, but I consider Linux only for a server OS or to play around with. For those 2 things it is great.


What, linux to play around with?

MOS6510, you are missing out on something truly awesome man!

I have used linux as my only OS for ages. At work, at home, for play, fun, work anything. And I do not miss microsoft at all.

I work as a systems and network administrator, so no need for microsoft office or other proprietary bull ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 15:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Don´t panic, I´m an experienced Linux user!

I know how to use it for all kinds of serious things, but for me the fun in Linux is doing the non-serious things. Even things without purpose, just to see if it´s possible.

Like I once spend a lot of time recompiling the kernel to make it as small as possible and having as many things I did need as modules. Of course I ended up with an unbootable system, but it was an educational experience to get it working again too.

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by moondevil on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 16:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-08

I have used linux as my only OS for ages. At work, at home, for play, fun, work anything. And I do not miss microsoft at all.


Do you contribute back?

Edited 2013-11-23 16:10 UTC

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