that other "operating" system is junk

so, i’m visiting a friend over on an island…and, am using her so-last-century “operating” system from Redmond Washington and i can tell you it does not (operate)…

at least not when compared to a real system…

i was just on facebook catchin’ up after over 24 hours without and suddenly Internet Exploder declared it could no longer contact the site…

and, it couldn’t touch any other site either… (anyone know how to ping from a ‘game machine’? i couldn’t figure it out!!)

ah, i remember how Window’s “Power Users” fix this–so, i restart…and, sigh, it STILL couldn’t hook up with facebook…or anyother mostly always available site…

i look around and see my misguided friend has NO other browser installed…how backwards is that???

so, i take the next step any in-the-know Redmond Junk user would: i reboot…

imagine this: a reboot ‘fixed’ the problem…

fixing Windows is easy…it is keeping it un-broke that is hard!!

i guess i have to buy a Linux Laptop, or stay home…

(and you can bet it will have an easy way to get here without the http bells and . . .)

Hi
Alas there have been issues with facebook over the weekend :frowning: and I
think they still are…


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You poor soul.
Time to get converting your friend to the way of Jedi

You missed the “New Besøgende Uden Linux Machine Guide til denne ø” first ;), it says “i tilfælde af problemer reboot indtil løst problemerne”.

On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:06:01 +0000, DenverD wrote:

> (anyone know how to ping
> from a ‘game machine’? i couldn’t figure it out!!)

Start->Run->cmd.exe

ping ip.address.or.dns.name.here

?

Jim


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Jim Henderson wrote:
> Start->Run->cmd.exe
>
> ping ip.address.or.dns.name.here

thanks…i hope by the time i need that again, i will have forgotten it…

hmmm, do you actually have to type the “.exe”?


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malcolmlewis wrote:
> Alas there have been issues with facebook over the weekend :frowning: and I
> think they still are…

but, this was on Tuesday, and the reboot didn’t fix facebook problems
(did it?)


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On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:37:18 +0000, DenverD wrote:

> Jim Henderson wrote:
>> Start->Run->cmd.exe
>>
>> ping ip.address.or.dns.name.here
>
> thanks…i hope by the time i need that again, i will have forgotten
> it…

GIYF, of course. :slight_smile:

> hmmm, do you actually have to type the “.exe”?

No. :slight_smile:

Jim

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Why exactly was this a problem of Windows 7? Could have been a problem with the used nameserver, ISP-server, modem / router, whatever. A lot of networking stuff gets “fixed” when a reboot takes place since then the connection gets restarted as well…

Bashing other operating systems might be fun sometimes (though honestly: I couldn’t care less about the pros and cons of something I will never use unless forced to) and indeed there are many ways to bash Windows, but does it have to be so… cheap? Like putting “operating” in quotation marks?

gropiuskalle wrote:
> Why exactly was this a problem of Windows 7?

how should i know…it just stopped being able to connect to any site
via its browser…

> Could have been a problem with the used nameserver, ISP-server,
> modem / router, whatever. A lot of networking stuff gets “fixed”
> when a reboot takes place since then the connection gets restarted
> as well…

i did not care what the problem was…but agree it was a problem…

> Bashing other operating systems might be fun sometimes (though
> honestly: I couldn’t care less about the pros and cons of something
> I will never use unless forced to)

i was forced to use it, and it sucked, forcefully!

> and indeed there are many ways to bash Windows, but does it have to
> be so… cheap? Like putting “operating” in quotation marks?

thank you for your input on how i choose to bash overpriced junk…

but, consider taking a job as an editor of written english…then your
opinions on the proper way to express ones self would hold some weight
with me, until then…not so much.


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how should i know…

You should know because you characterised it as being “junk”.

it just stopped being able to connect to any site
via its browser…

Well, that happened to me as well. On a Linux. It can happen on any system.

i was forced to use it, and it sucked, forcefully!

Nobody forces you to use a certain operating system, even when you “have to” log into a Facebook account. There are live-systems and USB-sticks… I don’t mean to sound super smart here, it’s just a hint, kay?

thank you for your input on how i choose to bash overpriced junk…

Actually you are not half as ignorant as you show it here, you understand perfectly well what I am trying to say. You attack something while not knowing if the assumed parameters are correct at all. It is obvious that you waited for an opportunity to do so.

Less highbrow version: it’s just lame to bash Windows for its seemingly inferior functionality while not even knowing what happened at all. Get a life. Seriously.

Nice try, though.

gropiuskalle wrote:
> Get a life.

great idea, my first step in that direction is -=ploink=-


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Yeah, like I am the troll here. No arguments left after the first post, but at least you know how to use internet slang. Really cool, dude…

Guys, I don’t know what’s going on, but we all know where this is heading for. Either avoid eachother, or stick to the thread without hidden accusations/insults.

On 4/29/2010 2:26 AM, Knurpht wrote:
>
> Guys, I don’t know what’s going on, but we all know where this is
> heading for. Either avoid eachother, or stick to the thread without
> hidden accusations/insults.
>
>

So are we talking about OS/2 warp 4 or BeOS?

Mr. Beer wrote:
> So are we talking about OS/2 warp 4 or BeOS?

the first in this thread specifies that the junk software is from
Redmond Washington…but i bet you knew that from the subject line…


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From: C A V E A T

CAVEAT

I’m not a computer expert. You are HEREBY WARNED if you take anything I write as a suggestion which you should follow without thinking or checking its correctness–and then you lose data, have to “start over”, have a bad hair day, or your computer melts and your house burns down, then:

DO NOT come crying to me like it is my fault that YOU ruined your day!

Computers are very dangerous critters in general and especially so when loaded with an industrial strength operating system and then treated like just another game box with BUILT IN training wheels and crash guards to keep you “safely” LOCKED IN and following the herd.

Yea, you’re trolling.

Too bad you got fed heartily in this thread…

Unfortunately :frowning:

NatLWalker wrote:
> Yea, you’re trolling.
> Too bad you got fed heartily in this thread…
> Unfortunately :frowning:

amazing, just a quick look at all the threads you have been involved
in here <http://forums.opensuse.org/search.php?do=finduser&u=22501>
shows not a single helpful post by you…you only pop in to defend
or otherwise sell the biggest recent loser of IT market share…and
still sliding…

we are on to you and the rest of your M$ Evangelist Friends…

but, hang around you might learn something about a real enterprise
ready system…


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Perhaps you should read those threads, so that you can get context clues.

Lots of people here don’t know how to use that other “operating” system, and spread mistruths. I use Linux and Windows, and I have worked deeply with UNIX Servers (Solaris and HP-UX). If I see a false statement, I correct it. I’m sure my 22 posts in > 1 year really signify me as a troll, though, especially in the context of those threads. Lol?

I’m only as defensive, as someone is offensive.

A Troll is a post or statement made to generate controversy. You OP was just that, a troll post.

Linking me to my posting history, when you have no clue how those conversations progressed, doesn’t prove anything.

I’ve been involved with UNIX being used in ways that you could only imagine, and will probably never personally be involved in. Big, Long Term, Practical things… Getting work done. Not just toying around with Desktop Cubes and doing the BiAnnualDeathMarch everytime some FAD or Beta Distro gets updated…

I don’t need to stick around to see anything. I’ve already seen it. I doubt you have, just as I’m sure many other posters on this forum have (from what I’ve read - since I do read often, I just don’t post until I see something really LOLworthy).

A Desktop Linux Distro is not an Enterprise System… Obviously you’ve a few things to learn. Enterprise ceased to be a FAD word around 2002/3, BTW.

Oh, also I didn’t know I was not allowed to post on a thread unless I was helpful.

Is correcting incorrect information not helpful?

Or is it only helpful if the incorrect information is targetting the platform of YOUR choice?

Last post. Good night (or few months, since I don’t tend to check here often :stuck_out_tongue: ).