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Bringing Linux into a MS marriage (Dear Abbey: )

By Shellbot ·
My husband made a very shocking statement over the weekend.

He has said he is going to install Linux on his laptop. He is planning to do it on a virtual machine, so in his eyes, its ok..

He says its for learning purposes, as most of the stuff at his new job runs on Linux... but how long before its not just "learning" anymore?? How long before he starts using it just for fun..??

I am a MS purist...I just cannot believe Linux will be taking up resisedence in my house..

How am I susposed to handle this??
What am I going to do??


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$ rm /shellbot/*

by Forum Surfer In reply to Cut him off.


Leave that little note on his Linux box, that'll teach him!

Seriously, split your little network in half...don't let either side win and move along to important problems. :)

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by Shellbot In reply to $ rm /shellbot/ ...

I'll definatly have to do that !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by Forum Surfer In reply to Bringing Linux into a MS ...

Hand him a VPN install disk with a custom pcf already made as a geeky way of saying "we need some space."

Seriously, I think you'll manage. I once dated a complete Apple zealot. Everything was always apple, apple, apple. I'm agnostic when it comes to os's or hardware so I never really cared. I just want whatever it takes to get the job at hand done with minimal fuss, especially at home! I did inform her that I'm not paying for any Apple stuff outside of an iPod...the expensive stuff was on her if she wanted it. If I pay 5 grand or more for something for a woman, it better come with certification papers and have an clarity.

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5 Grand?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to VPN...

If I pay 5 grand or more for something for a woman, it better have an engine and either wheels or a propeller.

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by Forum Surfer In reply to 5 Grand?

If it has a prop is it REALLY for the woman? Sometimes you gotta love those "family" purchases.

Have you priced certified diamonds lately? They are WAY more expensive that just 6 years ago. 5 grand doesn't get you anywhere near the solitaire that it once would.

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"Certified" diamonds: certified as what?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to :)

No, I haven't priced diamonds, certified, uncertified, or cubic zirconium. My wife has absolutely no use for pretty rocks.

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Pretty rocks...

by Forum Surfer In reply to "Certified" diamonds: cer ...

They can also be certified by the AGSL.

Hey, If I'm spending that much I want it certified and easily insured. When you put a policy on jewelry, certified pieces have a much hgher value than non-certified pieces so your investment is covered. Certified diamonds are guaranteed not to be african conflict stones, as well...or so the story goes.

I'm glad your wife feels that way. Lord knows every woman is different and we don't understand any of them! :)

The first rock I ever bought was a 1.7 carat solitaire. When you looked at it alongside a run of the mill sam's club non certified piece of the same size/weight the differences were visible with the naked eye. It's all a matter of choice. My current girlfriend prefers stones with a visible defect so it is more easily identifiable as her's and it has some individuality...while I think it looks cheap. Whatever floats her boat!

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it may have an engine and prop yet still not be a "vehicle".

by Neon Samurai In reply to :)

(I couldn't resist.. seems it's just a bring-in-gutter kind of day thankfully. )

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Divorce is Eminent

by The Scummy One In reply to Bringing Linux into a MS ...

As an MS Purist :0 you will not be able to tolerate his change.
He will move from 'testing' to 'replacing Windows' shortly.
The longer you wait, the worse things will get as Tux will come in your house, and constantly tell you to ditch Windows too. Just to note -- penguins are very manipulative, and as a MS truist, you will not be able to handle it's sight for long. Your productivity will seem to fall rapidly everytime you even think that Tux is around the corner to mess with you some more.

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by Shellbot In reply to Divorce is Eminent

do ya really think it will come to that Scummy??

Can the two co-exist together???
Maybe we could go dual boot..or just connect through VM??

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