Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Tests at Microsoft's Linux lab show that counting the raw number of security updates required by the various operating system flavors is not as meaningful as examining the efficiency of the update process.
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Tom K
Member since:
2005-07-06

So in order for Linux, the operating system of freedom fighters and open-ness evangelists everywhere, to play DVDs you have to install something illegal? Works out nicely.

Oh, and insofar as Windows is concerned, all Windows PCs you buy with a DVD drive come with a DVD player package. If you build your own PC, the video card or motherboard usually comes with a DVD player package. Nice try.

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kensai Member since:
2005-12-27

Man you are poor poor guy. Still isn't out of the box since someone had to install it. Nice try poor poor guy. I feel pitty for him is there some charity out there that recollects donations for poor poor "Linux is Poo"?

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Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Excellent defense. You lose.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Actually it's perfectly legal ;)

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

"to play DVDs you have to install something illegal?"

Not illegal where I am sitting.

"Works out nicely."

Yes it does. Works a charm, actually.

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Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Ah, but that means Linux is not a viable option for anyone in the US who wants to play DVDs, and do it legally.

Do you guys include that as a point when you're trying to push Linux on some poor, unsuspecting user?

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

Hey, fanboi Poo, does Windows play Ogg Vorbis out of the box?

(Actually, I know the answer to this. You click on an .ogg file, and Windows asks you what application? You take a stab and guess 'Windows Media Player' - and Windows tells you "This format is not supported". It spits the dummy badly, and refuses to download a codec - even though codecs for Ogg Vorbis for Windows are actually available).

Edited 2006-01-12 10:16

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Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, because the world cares about your piece of shit codec. The one time in my life that I actually had to play an OGG file, I played it with my already-installed Winamp.

Hey, here's a clue: How many MP3 players on the market play OGG? How many music stores sell OGG?

The clue train is coming, and it's going to run you the f*** over.

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