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    Greetings from the noobiest of noobs to set up camp here in camp OpenSUSE, and thanks again for help and support!

    So... Windows is releasing a new version... I know I dont need it on my glorified old type writer. I cant believe the hype being made! The NEWS PROGRAMS, between reports on bombings in distant lands and promises made by polititions are singing praise to the new "7".

    It makes me mad!
    Surfing around the news sites I came across comparisons with Google and Mac... LINUX isnt even being mentioned!?
    ...and no reply from the news station regarding my mail as to why they are advertising Win 7 - IN THE NEWS!!!

    All I know is that if anybody comes to me and asks any questions Ill tell them that before they start spending money on an OS they should give OpenSUSE a try!

    HELL - its even made difficult to buy a computer without Windows pre-installed...




    OK, time to get off the Soapbox and back to work!


    Have a nice day
    Greetz
    T5K

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    > It makes me mad!

    don't be...you know, money talks....and newspaper, TV stations, and
    etc NEED the money coming in that M$ is using in the MILLIONS to buy
    ads to push their **** on some more people that will actually believe
    that the Software Savior has come at last..

    if i had a going broke TV station and had the option to run a "news"
    piece for M$ or NOT, and then take the chance that Mr. Balmer cut his
    ad budget to me to zero, what do you think i'd do??

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    Default Re: Win 7 - IN THE NEWS!!! WHY????

    MS is a marketing machine. What do you expect?

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    > if i had a going broke TV station and had the option to run a "news"
    > piece for M$ or NOT, and then take the chance that Mr. Balmer cut his
    > ad budget to me to zero, what do you think i'd do??


    Not to mention the entire newsroom is probably enjoying a nice discount on
    software. I asked a rep for a large hardware company why they don't
    advertise Linux even though they are one of the purported 'supporters' of
    Linux. Quite frankly, he said, nobody is paying us to advertise Linux.
    Can't really argue with that. Like it or not, it sort of is news. It will
    definitely be the hot topic for many months now. Yes it will see a
    disproportionate amount of coverage, but then again it owns the biggest
    slice of the pie.

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    Yeah, but it can align 2 windows side-by-side, and they copied the taskbar window previews that Compiz has had since, what, 2006?

    I'm sold





    ...that was sarcasm by the way
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    My son sent me a text yesterday. It read:-
    "windows 7 was on the news
    it looks like poo"

    out of the mouths of babes & innocents eh?
    Wherefore I will Not rule, and also ruled I will not be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    > It makes me mad!

    don't be...you know, money talks....and newspaper, TV stations, and
    etc NEED the money coming in that M$ is using in the MILLIONS to buy
    ads to push their **** on some more people that will actually believe
    that the Software Savior has come at last..

    if i had a going broke TV station and had the option to run a "news"
    piece for M$ or NOT, and then take the chance that Mr. Balmer cut his
    ad budget to me to zero, what do you think i'd do??

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    palladium
    And the more we talk about it in this forum, the more publicity MS gets for free, even if bad, it's still publicity especially if it comes from linux forums. He can point the finger and say "even if they don't like it, they can't stop talking about it, and that's good for us, and BTW this is why they are wrong...". Trust me on that - don't give them the free oxygen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tester5000 View Post
    Surfing around the news sites I came across comparisons with Google and Mac... LINUX isnt even being mentioned!?
    T5K
    That is because you can not even compare Windows to Linux... And if they start comparing both.. windows will fell flat on its face.

    @microchip8

    That snap really left me speechless Will Bill Gates ever have the Guts to pose in front of some Linux OS...

    This snap made me think about what will be the response of a Windows user who sees Bill Gates in posing thumbs up in front of some Linux OS...

    And, what is the response of Linux users when they see this snap... Did anyone of us even thought even for a second that Linus was really promoting Windows 7.. Not for me at least. I had a good laugh...

    Linux users know what Windows OS is capable of. Period
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    I recently read a BBC article that somehow soothed me. About Windows 7's important competitors, it read something like: 'Windows 7 is also facing tough competition from free operating systems, such as the Ubuntu Linux distribution.'
    But why, oh why, does it always have to be Ubuntu that gets all the praise? When comparing Linux to Windows, an article usually starts like this: In this article, we will be using the Ubuntu distribution to compare Linux to Windows, because it is the most popular and mostly agreed to be the best distribution.
    The 'best'?
    Does no other distro exist? What about openSUSE, Fedora, Mandriva, and the like...?
    Anyway, I'm glad people are beginning to acknowledge Linux in general as a powerful competitor to Win7.

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