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Linux Success Stories

By intj-astral ·
This thread is for exactly what the title says. At the end of June 2006 I lost my files to a virus whose name i can't even remember now. Norton Antivirus remove the damned thing but the damage was done. If I didn't have a recent copy of my email profile backed up, I would have lost everything. I reinstalled (groan!), saved out my emails, my address book, and imported the book to Thunderbird in Linux. Man, am I thankful for Mozilla software! I went from Suse 10.0 bundled with?Suse Linux 10 Unleashed? from Sams Publishing to Suse 10.1 retail solution, 64-bit version. I have experimented on and off with Linux for about 10 years, and I am ready to stick with it. I have for a month already. Let's hear from you.

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after 10 years you finally

by Jaqui In reply to Linux Success Stories

realised linux is better than windows?

took me 1 week back when I first encountered linux to remove all microsoft products from my systems and I've never looked back.

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You're smarter than the rest of us.

by stress junkie In reply to after 10 years you finall ...

Of course it only took you one week. You have that rare combination of intelligence and wisdom that distinguishes you from the vast sea of average people.

I will say that there was a time that I greatly admired Microsoft software. That time was before the Internet became popular and accessible. I won't digress. My point is that you probably saw through the smoke and mirrors right away while I was thinking that Windows v3.1 was a nice MS-DOS application.

You, Jaqui, are ahead of the pack. You are one of the giants upon whose shoulders other important people stand. You are a trailblazer and a path setter. Do not decry the amount of time that it takes the rest of us to reach the conclusion that you intuitively divined. intj-astral, like the rest of us, is a mere mortal. Do not begrudge or make sport of our more normal, albeit slow, learning curve.

Jaqui, you must remain cognizant of the sad fact that we are not worthy of your wisdom, and you must remain patient when interacting with us. For it is only in your great magnanimity (is that redundant?) that we can hope to benefit from your insight and wisdom.

We're not worthy.
We're not worthy.

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Use a Chap-stick

by CharlieSpencer In reply to You're smarter than the r ...

Your chapped lips are scratching his butt :-)

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I get cases of it wholesale.

by stress junkie In reply to Use a Chap-stick

New Technology. Hmmm. That's not right. I mean No Text.

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You forget Palmetto

by jdclyde In reply to Use a Chap-stick

Jaqui LIKES it rough... :0

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Naturally, nice to know you noticed

by Jaqui In reply to You're smarter than the r ...

and windows 3.1.1 was a fairly decent dos app.
but linux cli blows dos away for power.
and xfree with elightenment is far better than anything microsoft or apple have come out with.

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Boy, talk about disappointing.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Linux Success Stories

I had high hopes for this discussion. I'd hoped to see at least one comment on successfully installing Linux on corporate desktops, saving money, making support easier, pleasing the corporate bean counters, and how the users didn't even notice. Apparently no one has any success stories to post.

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Where have the stories gone?

by apotheon In reply to Boy, talk about disappoin ...

I keep seeing posts like that in other discussions. I think most of the people with success stories haven't noticed this discussion -- or don't care to contribute to it. I, for one, don't really feel particularly motivated to tell my own Linux success stories here. It seems like too much work for too little return to recount all the migration stories from my past consulting work, for instance.

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Exactly right. I didn't see this until today.

by stress junkie In reply to Where have the stories go ...

I would have never noticed this except that I use the TR stalker tools to keep an eye on Mr. Garvin. He's a little devil so I have to watch him every minute.

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Meh...too much work (like Apo said)

by jmgarvin In reply to Boy, talk about disappoin ...

While I could show you cost benefit and uptime stats, really it's just WAY too much effort when I'm fighting with Matlab to properly train my ANN ;-)

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