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Comment: Re:Almost competing (Score 1) 706

by mastril (#29425029) Attached to: Microsoft: Windows 7 Upgrade Can Take Nearly a Day

Upgrading your OS is just asking for trouble IMO.

Probably in your MS world. I have machines that were originally running Debian Woody and were upgraded over the years to now run Lenny without a clean install in between. I believe the hardware will finally fail before an upgrade. Am i asking for trouble? Don't mind if i do.

Comment: Re:Sound and HDs... (Score 1) 1365

by mastril (#27993929) Attached to: Why Linux Is Not Yet Ready For the Desktop
i had to manually fetch hdd driver, audio driver plus network driver on my last xp install. i already installed debian (lenny) on that same system. everything worked right away. people who claim that everything just works with windows and they always have to fiddle with linux usually compare a pre-installed and configured windows box with a manual linux install.

Slashdot's Disagree Mail 202

Posted by samzenpus
from the well-here's-your-problem dept.
Slashdot has one of the best discussion systems there is. It's grown and adapted over the years to meet various challenges and suit the needs of our users. A lot of time and effort has gone into it and we are always open to user input to help make it better. Some of our best ideas start as user suggestions and we appreciate the feedback. Of course they can't all be gems and sometimes the suggestions we get are unworkable or just bizarre. Here are a few of my favorite unhelpful, helpful suggestions.

Slashdot's Disagree Mail 251

Posted by samzenpus
from the sell-outs dept.
There is no shortage of comments about us selling out or running advertisements as stories. As you might expect there is no shortage of mail with the same theme. What I enjoy most about them is all the different corporate entities and sometimes political parties, that we are supposedly working for. If even half of them were true, I would have a stack of W-2s as long as my arm every year for the tax man. The truth of the matter is, nobody here sits in their Microsoft smart chair, talking on their minion iPhone, while playing in the Google money pool. (If someone knows how to get into the Google money pool, please send me a mail.) Conspiracy theories have been around as long as man, so I guess it should come as no surprise that Slashdot has a few of it's own. Read below to find out who is pulling our strings.

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