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Comment: Re:Remember all those years of Linux on the Deskto (Score 1) 183 183

by mountaineer76 (#45037289) Attached to: French Police To Switch 72,000 Desktop PCs To Linux
Eh? KDE is nothing like Windows 3.11, not even remotely. I'm assuming by 'completely new design' you mean the Unity interface used by Ubuntu? Or Gnome 3 (which seems to be drawing much hate). Gnome 1 was pretty similar in layout to KDE 1/2 - even Gnome 2 was similar in that way if I recall correctly, never really used Gnome much.

Comment: Re:waste of time (Score 1) 426 426

by mountaineer76 (#33374578) Attached to: 'Retro Programming' Teaches Using 1980s Machines
This was one of the things I REALLY felt lacking about DOS's CLI compared to the Beeb when I moved from a 128K BBC Master to a 286 PC back in 1991 - the ability to copy any character on the screen was just so intuitive - DOS felt clunky by comparison (it still does!). I still have the Beeb in the loft while the 286 was long since consigned to the PC graveyard in the sky...

Comment: Re:How Much? (Score 1) 318 318

by mountaineer76 (#29067019) Attached to: Danish FreeBSD Dev. Sues Lenovo Over "Microsoft Tax"
Not always true, I bought a Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu from Dell in the UK a few months ago and it was £40 CHEAPER than the Windows version - plus I could spec it with 2GB memory which Microsofts licensing prevents Dell from doing with the Windows version (If I recall correctly).

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