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Comment: OMG how much i hate you "open source fan boys" (Score 0) 403

by mesanchez (#33963936) Attached to: US Elections Dominated By Closed Source. Again.
It has been shown that many of these systems can be compromised (and because they are closed, there may be holes we simply cannot know about). -So open source means no bugs, no security holes, no errors. Plus they are vulnerable to software bugs and are often based on unstable, closed-source operating systems. -So open source OSes are the only ones that are stables. Come on man, the article could be so interesting, but you ruined it with that stupid open source fan shit

Comment: Re:Wubi gives Ubuntu a penalty (Score 0) 702

by mesanchez (#33589602) Attached to: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04

Install Ubuntu natively on its own disk partition (as you would Windows) and then it doesn't have to go through an extra layer of filesystem (ntfs) as it does when installed via wubi.

Comments about how easy Ubuntu is too install never seem to mention how horrendous Windows is to install ... either compare the installation of both on to a bare hard disk, or compared both systems pre-installed in a shop. Compare Apples with Apples ... its basic, guys. Really.

Install Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu, and the comments about the "drag screen to top to maximise" are no longer valid, the media player (Amarok and SMPlayer or VLC) and about the photo editor (digikam) now would favour Kubuntu rather than Windows 7 apps.

It is exceedingly easy (just use Kubuntu, really, and avoid wubi) to make all their negative comments about the Linux desktop no longer apply.

Kubuntu beats Windows 7 handily.

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, on what universe?

Comment: Come on, this is not serious (Score 0) 702

by mesanchez (#33589246) Attached to: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04
Well, Usability: Ubuntu 7????? Windows 7 9????? 1) Come on, Firefox on W7, to install flash it takes a couple of clicks, on Ubuntu it takes like 10 console sentences, and like 30 min package download, ubuntu shoulded get a 5 on that.
2) W7 6 on entertaiment?????, the guy that did this must be on drugs, 0,00001% of the games that run on Windows run on Linux, and ubuntu got a 8?????. Just for that this whole thing lost all validity.

I'm not saying the Ubuntu/Linux in general is shit, it's good, it's free, it's open source, but it just doesn't compare to Windows in most scenarios. People can keep on denying it, but it won't true. I used Ubuntu, so i'm based on my own experience.

Chinese Companies Rent White Foreigners 145

Posted by samzenpus
from the token-white-guy dept.
The job market may look bad here, but if you're in China, and you happen to be white, all you need is a suit and tie. An increasing number of Chinese companies are willing to pay any price to have a few fair-skinned faux employees walking around. From the article: "'Face, we say in China, is more important than life itself,' said Zhang Haihua, author of Think Like Chinese. 'Because Western countries are so developed, people think they are more well off, so people think that if a company can hire foreigners, it must have a lot of money and have very important connections overseas. So when they really want to impress someone, they may roll out a foreigner.' Or rent one."

Comment: Re:Low quality products? (Score 0) 371

by mesanchez (#32526668) Attached to: Microsoft a Weak Link In Possible Cyber War

They are low quality products [1]. Microsoft owns the market share it does because business-wise, they entered a growing market at the right time, with the right sort of software that your average business needs[2]. The operating system and software didn't have to work perfectly. It just has to work most of the time. That is good enough for most businesses ( and government ). It became so widely adopted early on that to change now becomes a matter of better the devil you know than the devil you don't in the eyes of many budget reviews. You don't have to make great software to be good at business.[3]

[1]: you've just convince me, GREAT argumentation!!!. [2]: "right software" for me means giving people what they want, which is good, and if they sucked, why everybody used them?. [3]: so, everybody bought their software, i imagine that they bought it because it sucks!!!. Maybe next time you should think before you post, or at least justify your opinion, "because i say so" is not valid.

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