Gavin posted <003101c64441$5e17aa10$6401a8c0@thinkcentre
below, on Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:51:36 +0000:
> I use 0,o, my 1st hd partition is this ok?
Well, if that's zero,zero, not zero,ooh, as you typed. It's correct in
the other post, but not here. If you have an ooh instead of a zero,
that'd certainly do it!
> Html, sorry this is a ms farce machine.
Yeah, figured as much.
> BTY I've just been told Gates is worth 2.6 billion. Not from us!
No kidding! ... Altho I guess I did pitch in my share thru 1998-ish.
I find it ironic that in 1998, I was in line at midnight to pick up '98,
after having participated in the public betas and beta newsgroups for
IE/OE4, and after doing the same for IE/OE 5 and 5.5, by 6.0, I realized
MS was going the anti-privacy route and that such was a line I could and
would never cross, so while I installed IE/OE 6.0 before I switched, I
didn't do the beta as I was already too busy actively researching Linux.
After being in line for '98, I've never even played with eXPrivacy,
upgrading to Linux (Mandrake 8.1) within a few days of the eXPrivacy
release, instead. Even back then, I was convinced the precedent MS was
setting was only going to lead to /bad/ things, and so it did -- even big
media companies find it acceptable to stick anti-privacy and anti-security
root-kits on their CDs, of all things, now, and it'll unfortunately
continue to get worse for awhile, before it gets better! Ironic indeed!
How much both MS and I changed in two years!
I'm just fortunate there was such a thing as the FLOSS movement. Had
there not been, for the first time in my life, I would have had to install
non-MS copies of their software, to avoid the anti-privacy features. Well,
either that or switched off of computers altogether. Thus, in a very real
way, I have MS to thank for forcing me to try Linux. What a New World of
Freedom that opened to me! Like a defector leaving his country of birth
behind for the land of freedom, I left slaveryware for freedomware, and
there's simply no going back! Any wonder I find NVidia's slaveryware
drivers an unacceptable alternative? Now that I have freedom, how can I
consent to being a slave once again? I cannot and will not. I have a
new life now and there's no returning to that life of slavery I once had.
Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
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