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Comment: Re:Reading between the lines. (Score 1) 202

Sometimes even the rich are skinny, because of poor food availability for decades.
One of the reasons Russia and Eastern Europe produce beautiful ladies like there's no tomorrow. In all fairness, they wouldn't have been considered "beautiful" 60 years ago, but tastes change.

Comment: Re: Surprise? (Score 1) 569

by war4peace (#47702699) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Thank you. Apparently the guy before has reading comprehension issues.
The general point is to make otherwise complex tasks as easy as possible for regular users. At least in my company, this has been a success.
Every new laptop comes with a fully automated installation method, where you only have to enter your corporate credentials and some data (e.g. desired machine name) and the setup package does everything else, including installation of drivers, printers, generic software, configuring your corporate e-mail, your corporate IM solution, shortcuts to most used web applications, support tools, etc.

Linux distributions sure as hell could do that also, but I think it's a matter of mentality, one of the factors being the idea of forcing users to learn themselves ("teach a man how to fish..."), but that doesn't really work.

Comment: Re: Surprise? (Score 2) 569

by war4peace (#47699709) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

That's because "IT" there is incompetent.
Setting printers up where I work, under Windows, is a breeze. You go to a web page, click on your location in the world, drill down to your country, city, building, click on the printer you which to have, click install, watch it install, print away. Point'n'grunt.

Biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same thing as division.