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Xandros falls victim

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    corona_coder

    To Microsofts baseless legal threats and extortion.  They have signed an agreement similar to the one that was signed with Novell.  Goodbye Xandros.  when the GPL 3 is released you are dead in the water.  When GPL 3 is released and Microsofts patents are unenforcable we will see how happy Xandros is then.

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    Harlequin

    Hope when someone from C9 wakes up and comes to work the ban hammer will come crashing down on this idiot.

    Contribute, or leave.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Maybe they're all dead. When was the last time one of them banned someone? Don't think I was here then.

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    anand.t

    Dont worry we will finish you before GPLv3 comes out [C]

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    thumbtacks2

    News.com wrote:
    Xandros is a Debian-based Linux distribution for desktops and business servers
    This makes me wonder something. Since this is a Debian based distro, which is the underpinning of Linspire, Knoppix, and Ubuntu, is this a precursor to something else?

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    PaoloM

    Why banning hm? How would we be kept informed of the constant decline of Linux distros and products (OpenSuse, Xandros, TiVo, etc etc), due to the impending galactic coming of the GPLv3?

    I say, keep them coming!

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    Harlequin

    The lack of moderation is killing this whole forum. It's the quality videos keeping this place alive. If it wasn't for the videos, the unmanaged Beers and SirHomers would trash this place to it's death.

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    DoomBringer

    PaoloM wrote:
    Why banning hm? How would we be kept informed of the constant decline of Linux distros and products (OpenSuse, Xandros, TiVo, etc etc), due to the impending galactic coming of the GPLv3?

    I say, keep them coming!

    Nothing like an incompetent enemy.

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    thumbtacks2

    DoomBringer wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    Why banning hm? How would we be kept informed of the constant decline of Linux distros and products (OpenSuse, Xandros, TiVo, etc etc), due to the impending galactic coming of the GPLv3?

    I say, keep them coming!

    Nothing like an incompetent enemy.
    I'm curious. What would define as "competent" and how would you define "enemy"? Are you saying that anybody that uses Linux for anything meaningful is an enemy? I don't get it. Please elaborate.

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    Dharma Punk

    Meh, it's Xandros. Hence the lack of earth-shaking.

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    julianbenja​min

    corona_coder wrote:
    To Microsofts baseless legal threats and extortion.  They have signed an agreement similar to the one that was signed with Novell.  Goodbye Xandros.  when the GPL 3 is released you are dead in the water.  When GPL 3 is released and Microsofts patents are unenforcable we will see how happy Xandros is then.


    Dumb-a$$.  (notice the clever use of dollar-signs instead of 'S'es that the linux boys routinely use when mentioning Microsoft).

    Besides, as mentioned earlier, Microsoft patents are enforcable on GPL2 licensed software, which is everything now.  Why don't you take your head out of Stallman's posterior, stop repeating this drivel, and actually do some research of your own to see if your baseless claims are true.  You'd look a little less like a fool then.

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    julianbenja​min

    thumbtacks2 wrote:
    
    DoomBringer wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    Why banning hm? How would we be kept informed of the constant decline of Linux distros and products (OpenSuse, Xandros, TiVo, etc etc), due to the impending galactic coming of the GPLv3?

    I say, keep them coming!

    Nothing like an incompetent enemy.
    I'm curious. What would define as "competent" and how would you define "enemy"? Are you saying that anybody that uses Linux for anything meaningful is an enemy? I don't get it. Please elaborate.


    As we've already established, a lot of people on this board use linux.  So no, not anyone who uses it is the enemy.

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    thumbtacks2

    julianbenjamin wrote:
    
    thumbtacks2 wrote:
    
    DoomBringer wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    Why banning hm? How would we be kept informed of the constant decline of Linux distros and products (OpenSuse, Xandros, TiVo, etc etc), due to the impending galactic coming of the GPLv3?

    I say, keep them coming!

    Nothing like an incompetent enemy.
    I'm curious. What would define as "competent" and how would you define "enemy"? Are you saying that anybody that uses Linux for anything meaningful is an enemy? I don't get it. Please elaborate.


    As we've already established, a lot of people on this board use linux.  So no, not anyone who uses it is the enemy.
    That's what I always thought, but the comment threw me for a loop. I don't know what part of the "market" Xandros owns, but I think the whole Linux desktop environment is overdue for some new apps that would differentiate it from Windows.

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    DoomBringer

    thumbtacks2 wrote:
    
    DoomBringer wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    Why banning hm? How would we be kept informed of the constant decline of Linux distros and products (OpenSuse, Xandros, TiVo, etc etc), due to the impending galactic coming of the GPLv3?

    I say, keep them coming!

    Nothing like an incompetent enemy.
    I'm curious. What would define as "competent" and how would you define "enemy"? Are you saying that anybody that uses Linux for anything meaningful is an enemy? I don't get it. Please elaborate.

    No, Linux is not the enemy.  It is just that the zealots want so desperately to be the enemy.  Martyr complex and all.

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    k2t0f12d

    corona_coder wrote:
    To Microsofts baseless legal threats and extortion.  They have signed an agreement similar to the one that was signed with Novell.  Goodbye Xandros.  when the GPL 3 is released you are dead in the water.  When GPL 3 is released and Microsofts patents are unenforcable we will see how happy Xandros is then.


    fsf.org wrote:


    As mentioned by Eben Moglen, except for discriminatory patent protection, the Microsoft deal with Novell is totally unexceptionable to the FSF and its constituents.  The patent system is a double-edged sword, the business equivalent of a doomsday weapon if you will, that you rarely can employ and destroy your foe without doing harm to yourself in the process.

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    thumbtacks2

    DoomBringer wrote:
    
    thumbtacks2 wrote:
    
    DoomBringer wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    Why banning hm? How would we be kept informed of the constant decline of Linux distros and products (OpenSuse, Xandros, TiVo, etc etc), due to the impending galactic coming of the GPLv3?

    I say, keep them coming!

    Nothing like an incompetent enemy.
    I'm curious. What would define as "competent" and how would you define "enemy"? Are you saying that anybody that uses Linux for anything meaningful is an enemy? I don't get it. Please elaborate.

    No, Linux is not the enemy.  It is just that the zealots want so desperately to be the enemy.  Martyr complex and all.
    Which brings up another point...what exactly are you expecting from people who use Linux on a regular basis? Are you saying there are too many zealot-like discussions instead of rational ones?

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    Soviut

    Ironic that corona_coder's sig is "Have a cold one and relax", this guy sounds like he's preparing for a holy war.

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    stun

    Soviut wrote:
    Ironic that corona_coder's sig is "Have a cold one and relax", this guy sounds like he's preparing for a holy war.


    More like a Jihad than a Holy war!
    Death to the Microsoft-idels (infidels) LOL.

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