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Comment Re:Pedantic Bastard Mode on... (Score 1) 67

I was going to post this myself, but you beat me to it!

It is truly amazing how many people in the world do not know the difference between "Whisky" and "Whiskey"! Of course, the US blurs the distinction, as different whiskies distilled here, use different spellings!

For the misinformed among us:
Scotland, Japan, Canada, (Some) US and others use "Whisky".
Ireland, (Most) US, and others use "Whiskey"

Comment Re:no (Score 1) 272

No, because I am running Debian Linux ONLY on both my Laptop and Desktop computer! Why would I want to install a inferior, buggy, O/S, that was forced out the door WAY before they have corrected all the bugs, not to mention all the vulnerabilities that are both known and unknown?

Nor do I have ANY intention of installing it on any of my client's computers for at least a year, and after Windows 10.1 has been both released and tested!

Comment On what computer systems??? (Score 1, Insightful) 132

Microsoft PC systems only? What about Macs, Linux, Android, other systems??? I fear MS has are more concerned about their own agendas, then they are about giving students a proper CS education!

I believe that Microsoft has contracts with some states that ONLY allow Microsoft based PC's to be used in schools.

Comment Re:Answer (Score 3, Interesting) 383

Just because YOU don't want to want to run Linux on a Laptop, does NOT mean NO ONE does!!! Many of us PREFER Linux OVER Windoze.

I have been running Debian Linux on Laptops, Desktops, and Severs for at least 10 years with great success!

So go back to running Windoze, and just ignore /., Linux, and the Open Source community.

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