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Comment Re:And how many lied... (Score 1) 178

I think the shit-storm that is Windows 10 has done more for Linux than any other thing... I used/supported MS products for close to 20 years in my working career but when I retired in 2010, I decided I was done with MS, and since I am retired, I have become the defacto "tech support" for my church and neighbor, and if I had the business acumen to start a business, I believe I could make a profitable go of moving disgruntled Windows users over to Linux. Since Windows started shipping, I've done over 20 friends/neighbors over to Linux, and I keep getting others wanting to move over.. Hey, I'm retired, I wanna rest..

Comment Re:Other than Brother... (Score 1) 387

I don't agree.. I have a Brother HL-2240 laser printer I bought nearly 3 years ago, to replace a dead HP printer. I run 100% Linux and the Brother printer works perfectly under Linux. Oh and by the way, I'm still on the original toner cartridge, though I'm now getting the "low toner" warning... HP? NEVER again.. Brother? Always...

Comment Re: Other than Brother... (Score 1) 387

It wasn't just HP that got nailed by the bad Nvidia chips.. Dell got hit pretty good too.. I had a Dell Vostro 1400 with Nvidia GeForce8400M video. I especially wanted the Nvidia video as I ran a Linux OpenGL program that wouldn't work for crap on Intel or ATI/AMD video. The laptop ran fine during the standard warantee period but after about 6 months out of warantee, the video shit the bed. I then heard about a class action lawsuit regarding this very thing, and the fact that Nvidia KNEW the chips were bad but shipped them to HP/Dell/Apple and others. I shipped the laptop back to Dell and they fixed the unit under a special limited warantee, which lasted about another six months before it crapped out again with the same problem. I wound up parting the machine out on eBay...

Comment Sounds like I dodged a bullet... (Score 1) 467

When I read about the game, it sounded like a LOT of fun, so I checked into Steam to see if it was one of the ever-growing number of titles that run on Linux.. Alas, I was to find it was not.. Since I don't/won't run Windows on any of my computers, and use the Linux Steam client, I found that I was not going to be able to play *this* game.. After reading this article, It seems I dodged a bullet, both due to the lies AND the fact that Sony is behind this... Microsoft and Sony are on the "dead_to_me" list.... Large caliber bullet successfully dodged...

Comment Re:The OS That Just Won't Quit (Score 4, Interesting) 145

I spent close to 20 years supporting MS products. I retired in 2010, and soon decided I was through with anything MS.. All of my home systems are 100% Linux, *however* its great to see an OS that likely allow one to run a Windows program that, for whatever reason, won't work in Wine. I don't expect to have this happen, but one never knows.. After seeing what a shitshow Windows 10 is, privacy-wise and MS a bang-up job of using just about every malware vector to get their shitshow on everybody's computer, I couldn't be happier to have left MS in the dirt....

Comment Re:What is it that you say? (Score 4, Interesting) 445

* Price per mile is very similar, compared to other modes of transport such as bus or train.

At least here in Las Vegas, it ain't so... For example: A taxi from my house on the east side of Las Vegas to McCarran airport is gonna cost me right around $47, whereas an Uber trip from home to the airport is around $20, not to mention the fact that the last time I took a trip to the airport via Uber, I rode in a very nice, well kept SUV, and the driver was very personable. Whereas, the last time I took a cab to the airport, before Lyft/Uber came on the scene, I swore I'd walk before taking another cab in this town.. Overpriced, rude drivers, often don't show up when you call.... We NEED something like Uber/Lyft to provide some competition to taxicabs...

Comment Re:Cox HSI... (Score 1) 150

I have Cox HSI in Las Vegas. Prior to Cox turning their native ipv6 on a few months ago, I had a Hurricane Electric 6to4 tunnel. When Cox enabled ipv6 here, I tried 5 different times to switch to their DHCP6-PD configuration. The connection would work fine for a few days, then I'd lose v6 connectivity. Usually a reboot of the router would bring it back for a while, it would drop out again.. I tried pinging their tech-support but their first-line support is totally useless for advanced issues like this, and they balk at escalating to tier2. I finally said "fuck it" and went back to the HE tunnel, which *just works* ......

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