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MS Promises Pony for Upgrade

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    ScanIAm

    What the FUD?



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    NeoTOM

    Ah, save some money and upgrade to 2003, ya sissies.

    Who uses NT4 server nowadays, anyway?

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    ScanIAm

    People with specialied hardware that doesn't have W2k/WinXP drivers Smiley

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    AndyC

    Personally I like it, it gets the message across well:

    If you've gone mad, use Linux.

    It is a Microsoft ad, right?

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    W3bbo

    NeoTOM wrote:
    Who uses NT4 server nowadays, anyway?


    I use NT4 Workstation sometimes, is that still supported? Wink

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    lars

    So, where do I sign up for this free pony?

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    AndyC

    The real irony of that advert is that Novell would've expired support for NT4 years ago if it had been under their own lifecycle policy.

    Novell Lifecycles

    Still, wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of a bit of MSFT bashing, would we.

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    jamie

    the first guy... im crashing.. need a fix - try a patch? they cut me off

    hahaha

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    Sven Groot

    I'm just shocked that it seems I've been pronouncing Novell wrong for the past 23 years.

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    ScanIAm

    Sven Groot wrote:
    I'm just shocked that it seems I've been pronouncing Novell wrong for the past 23 years.


    I'm pretty sure they'd mispronounce yours.

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    Manip

    AndyC wrote:

    The real irony of that advert is that Novell would've expired support for NT4 years ago if it had been under their own lifecycle policy.

    Novell Lifecycles

    Still, wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of a bit of MSFT bashing, would we.



    \\\\ Woosh \\\\

    That was the sound as the joke / fact went past AndyC. The point is, Linux is open-source, it is updated by the community, so reguardless of what novell do ....

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    Jeremy W

    Manip wrote:
    so reguardless of what novell do ....


    .... you'd be left with a product that only Novell is really doing any updating on. And you'd have no idea where to find anything anyone else did anyways.

    Plus, if you have apps that only run on NT4, you're unlikely to be able to run on NetWare or SuSE unless you're using emulators. Which you can run on 2003 Server as well.

    I know it's a joke, and I quite enjoyed the ad, but I've come to expect better from Novell. Especially because I know the directors of marketing and PR personally. I emailed them to let them know I've come to expect better as well.

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    harumscarum

    well that was awful. I  really saw no reason to swtich to Novell by watching that. What benefit would I get from moving to Novell except some pseudo clever commercials? I guess their marketing must be open source Tongue Out

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    Tensor

    I find it interesting beer, that you choose to make your linux desktop resemble windows (with taskbar, notification icons, clock). Do you have a Start button too? Smiley

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    Rossj

    Tensor wrote:
    I find it interesting beer, that you choose to make your linux desktop resemble windows (with taskbar, notification icons, clock). Do you have a Start button too? Smiley


    Actually the menu bar icons look like OSX, except they are both on the wrong corner.

    I thought Beer, we were going to stop with the Linux sales pitch?

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    Sven Groot

    Tensor wrote:
    I find it interesting beer, that you choose to make your linux desktop resemble windows (with taskbar, notification icons, clock). Do you have a Start button too? Smiley

    That's just the default Gnome look. If you want something different, you should try WindowMaker, which is cool (but I still use Gnome anyway, cause its easier)

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    Ovidiu.​Platon

    Rossj wrote:
    I thought Beer, we were going to stop with the Linux sales pitch?


    I think Beer is some sort of bot. When bashed, it admits being wrong, then resets itself and starts all over again. I've seen such an experiment on http://nonsense.sourceforge.net/ and they are able to imitate slashdot quite well for instance.

    A "ignore user" filter would come in handy at this time.

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    Sven Groot

    I get that too, for free, on FC3:


    The big red exclamation point appears when there are updates available, and when clicked it shows that window. Note that I don't actually use up2date to update anymore. Up2date is too slow! I use yum instead, which rules, not just for updating but also installing stuff. I can install any package from the web using yum (for instance by typing 'yum install tuxracer' to install tuxracer) and it'll automatically go and get the latest versions available from the configured repositories. By default, it's configured with two repositories, base and updates-released, but I've configured it with a few additional repositories from www.fedorafaq.org (which also includes precompiled kernel-specific RPMs of the ATI drivers, which still don't work) and the Mono repository so I can just use 'yum install mono-1.1.4' to get Mono.

    Beer28 wrote:
    It's very similar to XP, Gnome 2.8 is supposed to be alot better, MDK 10.2 is in beta with it

    FC3 already has Gnome 2.8. Tongue Out

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