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    Happiness is a Linux box

    I hate to be evangelical about things but I must confess to a new-found passion for coding now that I'm on Linux. There's a certain minimalist feel to it. Something very visceral and erotic about firing up vi and hacking out a terminal mode app without seeing a GUI all day.

    I suspect that only a small minority will know what I mean but there you go.

    Today is my 1 month Linux aniversary too. What does windows look like again?
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    didn't you recently post a thread about how much you hate linux?
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    What is love without its little ups an downs
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    I have a Linux box too. But my Linux is pirated. You can download a free pirated copy here http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by wossname
    ... erotic about firing up ...
    Did you mean to say "fingering" ?

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Why are computers that run Linux called "boxes".

    Why can't they still be called computers?

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Because some of them are boxes. Linux can work on very low end computers, unlike Windows that eats Gigs of memory and CPU. It can work on so little resources that it can even work on a cardboard box.

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by baja_yu
    Because some of them are boxes. Linux can work on very low end computers, unlike Windows that eats Gigs of memory and CPU. It can work on so little resources that it can even work on a cardboard box.

    If you add Gnome or KDE to your BOX, then it will start to scream for Windows again...My Ubuntu machine only smiles in Windows.. The GPU drivers are not even near as well written for LInux as for Windows. The core might be good in Linux, but no graphial bling bling on top of it can match what Windows have to offer...at least yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteMe
    If you add Gnome or KDE to your BOX, then it will start to scream for Windows again...My Ubuntu machine only smiles in Windows.. The GPU drivers are not even near as well written for LInux as for Windows. The core might be good in Linux, but no graphial bling bling on top of it can match what Windows have to offer...at least yet...
    Didn't you mean "Graphical"? I win the prize of "Spot the grammatical mistake made by NoteMe" competetion.

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    You did not win...if you had found a post on VBF where I don't have a spelling or syntax error, THEN you win....

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by NoteMe
    You did not win...if you had found a post on VBF where I don't have a spelling or syntax error, THEN you win....
    No mistakes there... what do I win?


    And regarding linux, well, you shouldnt expect to play games on it. And I'm not looking for the bling bling and graphical bullpoo that just uselessly eats memory.

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    You took my prize Fidel ..

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Grudge
    Why are computers that run Linux called "boxes".

    Why can't they still be called computers?
    I've heard the term box used for Windows boxes as well. Prolly cause the tower looks like a box or something like that.
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by baja_yu
    And regarding linux, well, you shouldnt expect to play games on it. And I'm not looking for the bling bling and graphical bullpoo that just uselessly eats memory.

    Using Lynx are we?

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by space_monkey
    I've heard the term box used for Windows boxes as well. Prolly cause the tower looks like a box or something like that.

    Or it was a linux nerd talking about the Machine...either way...

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by NoteMe
    Using Lynx are we?
    Yes we are.
    I love my Slackware and KDE.

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by baja_yu
    Yes we are.
    I love my Slackware and KDE.

    But then you have Bling Bling then....you confuse me..

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Yes, but not too much.

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    KDE is already too much. Someone should make a really really good and fast and usable GUI for Linux...anyone up for the task???

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    I use Xfce on my old PII 'box', it's not bad. It's only a 20mb download vs 400mb for KDE.
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Any PC is a "box". Its just a colloquial term for computer. In common usage:

    Linux box, Unix box, DOS box, Windows box (although the only good ones are full of flowers), RISC box also.

    Linux Firefox XBox Foxpro Box anyone?
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by wossname
    Linux Firefox XBox Foxpro Box anyone?

    What a bollox box

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Chuck Norris uses Linux. Linux must have a moustache.

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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    ...and hence I do not believe in moustaches either, despite my regular failure to shave.

    My disbelief in those who use Linux is not, however, confined to Chuck Norris.
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Bruce Lee used windows and now he's dead. Do you see? Well do ya??? That's what happens you know.
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Robin Askwith cleaned Windows in "Confessions of a Window Cleaner", and he saw all the action and had many adventures. Do you see? Well, do ya? That's what happens, y'know.
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    Quote Originally Posted by wossname
    ...Today is my 1 month Linux aniversary too. What does windows look like again?
    Good lord! I knew Linux was bad, but has it really blinded you????
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    Indeed and he also suffered 25% chemical burns from all that bleach based foam. There's a moral in this story somewhere.
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    Re: Happiness is a Linux box

    I think the moral is: Don't do kung-fu whilst holding a bucket of soapy water.




    Or were you not talking about Bruce?
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