1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I'm glad I use Windows

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tom C, May 2, 2010.

  1. Tom C

    Tom C Flightless Bird

    I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue. According
    to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to support the Linux
    OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of luck. How to Wiki explains
    a "work around" on their site, but man, you have to go through a bunch of
    hoops and hurdles and run VM to even come close. Even if you can get it to
    work, according to the article, video playback may be choppy. I even
    looked on Google to see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find
    anything worthwhile.

    I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that meets
    the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I couldn't do with
    it, I decided against even bothering to try.

    I am so glad I use Windows.
     
  2. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:

    > I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    > According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    > support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of luck.
    > How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man, you have
    > to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even come
    > close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article, video
    > playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I could find
    > other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >
    > I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    > meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    > couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >
    > I am so glad I use Windows.


    I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go for
    it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits my
    needs quite well.
     
  3. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    ray wrote:

    > On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >
    >> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of luck.
    >> How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man, you have
    >> to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even come
    >> close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article, video
    >> playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I could find
    >> other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>
    >> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    >> meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    >> couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>
    >> I am so glad I use Windows.

    >
    > I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go for
    > it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits my
    > needs quite well.


    If I had one speaker, I'd like it too.
    LMAO

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  4. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:

    > ray wrote:
    >
    >> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>
    >>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man,
    >>> you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even
    >>> come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article,
    >>> video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I
    >>> could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>>
    >>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    >>> meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    >>> couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>
    >>> I am so glad I use Windows.

    >>
    >> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go for
    >> it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits my
    >> needs quite well.

    >
    > If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO


    Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.
     
  5. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    > On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >
    >> ray wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man,
    >>>> you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even
    >>>> come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article,
    >>>> video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I
    >>>> could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>>>
    >>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    >>>> meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    >>>> couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>
    >>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go for
    >>> it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits my
    >>> needs quite well.

    >>
    >> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO

    >
    > Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.


    Bingo.
    'nough said.
    Oh my, you really are all stooges.

    Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    sound...fuckin jokers.

    See people, these are "da stooges"

    16 bucks in a hidden account...lol
     
  6. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird


    > I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I
    > have that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing
    > so many things I couldn't do with it, I decided against
    > even bothering to try.


    What else do you think you can't do ?

    (Task-wise, not Windows specific s/w wise.)
     
  7. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 02 May 2010 19:42:31 -0400, Death wrote:

    > "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    > news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    >> On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >>
    >>> ray wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man,
    >>>>> you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to
    >>>>> even come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the
    >>>>> article, video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to
    >>>>> see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything
    >>>>> worthwhile.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have
    >>>>> that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things
    >>>>> I couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go
    >>>> for it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits
    >>>> my needs quite well.
    >>>
    >>> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO

    >>
    >> Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.

    >
    > Bingo.
    > 'nough said.
    > Oh my, you really are all stooges.
    >
    > Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    > sound...fuckin jokers.
    >
    > See people, these are "da stooges"
    >
    > 16 bucks in a hidden account...lol


    I have a music system for that. Don't see much point in trying to
    duplicate it on a computer.
     
  8. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:846jvlF1j6U19@mid.individual.net...
    > On Sun, 02 May 2010 19:42:31 -0400, Death wrote:
    >
    >> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    >>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> ray wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man,
    >>>>>> you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to
    >>>>>> even come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the
    >>>>>> article, video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to
    >>>>>> see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything
    >>>>>> worthwhile.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have
    >>>>>> that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things
    >>>>>> I couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go
    >>>>> for it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits
    >>>>> my needs quite well.
    >>>>
    >>>> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO
    >>>
    >>> Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.

    >>
    >> Bingo.
    >> 'nough said.
    >> Oh my, you really are all stooges.
    >>
    >> Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    >> sound...fuckin jokers.
    >>
    >> See people, these are "da stooges"
    >>
    >> 16 bucks in a hidden account...lol

    >
    > I have a music system for that. Don't see much point in trying to
    > duplicate it on a computer.


    I do...but I have Windows, a good sound card , and 8 speakers.
    Back to your small, little dwelling suffering thru linux pox..which you are
    compelled to say is good, else you admit you suck eggs in life.
    I'm here to snuff you roosters.
    LMAO
     
  9. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 02 May 2010 20:54:41 -0400, Death wrote:

    > "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    > news:846jvlF1j6U19@mid.individual.net...
    >> On Sun, 02 May 2010 19:42:31 -0400, Death wrote:
    >>
    >>> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    >>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> ray wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>>>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>>>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but
    >>>>>>> man, you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run
    >>>>>>> VM to even come close. Even if you can get it to work, according
    >>>>>>> to the article, video playback may be choppy. I even looked on
    >>>>>>> Google to see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find
    >>>>>>> anything worthwhile.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have
    >>>>>>> that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many
    >>>>>>> things I couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to
    >>>>>>> try.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go
    >>>>>> for it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux
    >>>>>> suits my needs quite well.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO
    >>>>
    >>>> Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.
    >>>
    >>> Bingo.
    >>> 'nough said.
    >>> Oh my, you really are all stooges.
    >>>
    >>> Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    >>> sound...fuckin jokers.
    >>>
    >>> See people, these are "da stooges"
    >>>
    >>> 16 bucks in a hidden account...lol

    >>
    >> I have a music system for that. Don't see much point in trying to
    >> duplicate it on a computer.

    >
    > I do...but I have Windows, a good sound card , and 8 speakers. Back to
    > your small, little dwelling suffering thru linux pox..which you are
    > compelled to say is good, else you admit you suck eggs in life. I'm here
    > to snuff you roosters.
    > LMAO


    Sniff away bucko - in the meantime, I'll count the spare change!
     
  10. Tom C

    Tom C Flightless Bird

    I'm well aware most of the difficulty I have with Ubuntu is just my
    inexperience with Ubuntu, especially when it comes to having to create/edit
    some of the configuration files to get certain functionality. Besides the
    Netflix thing, there isn't a printer driver for my HP printer. This is a
    known issue. Another area is the ability to remote into another computer
    like I can with Windows. I use remote access and remote desktop to run my
    office computer from home. Nest is to be able to use a dual monitor setup
    with different programs running on each one. Actually, I use 4 monitors and
    can run separate programs on each. Or I can combine them into one desktop.
    I have not seen anything like this in Ubuntu. Not that it's not there, but
    I have not been able to find it on the computer in our office we are using
    to test Ubuntu. Automatically discover and configure new hardware and
    wireless devices. Devices that aren't in the driver database can be
    extremely hard to find and configure. We have found that the NIC we had in
    the Ubuntu box is still unsupported. We are using a virtual copy of that
    computer running Windows 7 on it. That is, both computers started out
    having the same hardware configuration. When we installed Windows 7, it
    installed all of the hardware perfectly the first time. We didn't have to
    search for drivers and there was nothing we had to do to have everything
    working with the hardware. . When installing Windows XP, we had to locate
    the driver on the web and transfer it over using a thumb drive since it was
    not able to connect to the Internet. With Windows 7, it was no issue.
    Windows 7 installed the driver during the initial install. There appears to
    be no driver for Ubuntu at all for the NIC. We had to go out and purchase a
    new card for the Ubuntu machine.

    Ubuntu looks slick. It is clean and appears to be user friendly, but that
    is just the surface. After getting everything to work, it did work. But
    there were still things we had to do that Windows did completely
    automatically. Network discovery and configuration for one. With Windows 7
    it was all done by answering a coupe of questions. Windows did the rest.
    In my humble opinion, Ubuntu is just not for the majority of home computer
    users. Hell, most still don't know how to set the damned clock on their 35
    year old VCR. Compiling files and playing with command line interfaces just
    isn't something most people will understand. That, again in my opinion,
    makes Windows 7 much more user friendly, and yet, if you do get into
    configurations and settings, like me, again Windows 7 makes sense. I cannot
    recommend Ubuntu for the majority of users just because it takes more
    knowledge than most users possess. Windows makes things easy.

    Like I said, most of this may just be my inexperience with Ubuntu. Over all
    though, I still have to say that as for most computer users, Windows 7 is
    still the best out there and my statement stands. I'm glad I use windows 7.
    I'm definitely more productive with it. Unlike one other poster on this
    group, at least I will admit my ignorance.



    "DanS" <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D6CCCEB627AFthisnthatroadrunnern@216.196.97.131...
    >
    >> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I
    >> have that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing
    >> so many things I couldn't do with it, I decided against
    >> even bothering to try.

    >
    > What else do you think you can't do ?
    >
    > (Task-wise, not Windows specific s/w wise.)
    >
    >
     
  11. Muad'Dib

    Muad'Dib Flightless Bird

    Tom C wrote:
    > I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue. According
    > to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to support the Linux
    > OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of luck. How to Wiki explains
    > a "work around" on their site, but man, you have to go through a bunch of
    > hoops and hurdles and run VM to even come close. Even if you can get it to
    > work, according to the article, video playback may be choppy. I even
    > looked on Google to see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find
    > anything worthwhile.
    >
    > I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that meets
    > the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I couldn't do with
    > it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >
    > I am so glad I use Windows.
    >
    >


    Oh brother, really, use Winders for what you absolutely HAVE TO and do
    the rest in Linux. No-brainer.. And, "so many things I couldn't do with
    it" like what compared to Winders and your needs? ONE problem does not
    make Linux unusable. I'm having a hard time believing you as I use both
    Win7 Pro and Linux, so please qualify your statement..

    G'day
     
  12. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 5/2/2010 10:25 PM, Muad'Dib wrote:
    > Tom C wrote:
    >> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man, you
    >> have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even
    >> come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article,
    >> video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I
    >> could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>
    >> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    >> meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    >> couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>
    >> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>

    >
    > Oh brother, really, use Winders for what you absolutely HAVE TO and do
    > the rest in Linux. No-brainer..


    You got that backwards. In fact, why even use linux at all as Windows 7
    will do everything anyone needs to do on a computer...everything!

    <--snipped the rest of the worthless diatribe as a public service-->
     
  13. Muad'Dib

    Muad'Dib Flightless Bird

    Frank wrote:
    > On 5/2/2010 10:25 PM, Muad'Dib wrote:
    >> Tom C wrote:
    >>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man, you
    >>> have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even
    >>> come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article,
    >>> video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I
    >>> could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>>
    >>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    >>> meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    >>> couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>
    >>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Oh brother, really, use Winders for what you absolutely HAVE TO and do
    >> the rest in Linux. No-brainer..

    >
    > You got that backwards. In fact, why even use linux at all as Windows 7
    > will do everything anyone needs to do on a computer...everything!


    Yup, pretty much everything for the general user, another no-brainer and
    I didn't say it wasn't. I said I use them BOTH for my needs and THEY
    BOTH serve me well. Thing is so does Linux do everything for the GENERAL
    user, but in a more secure way. Ya just can't get over the FACT that
    Winders is very unsecured can you? I don't dare do much more than listen
    to ripped music, play a few Windows games, and the like in Winders, or
    maybe edit a few photos. I have had to clean too many WINDERS machines
    as a result of WINDERS written malware/viruses. If I need to do
    research, and such, I reboot to Linux so as not to run across a hacked
    trusted site thus catching nasties intended for Winders. Get over it, ya
    just can't catch Winders viruses in Linux, cuz, well, they are written
    FOR WINDERS! LOL What a puts, as you know jolly well what REALLY goes on
    with viruses, malware, Trojans, and the like with Winders, yet you try
    to deny the very well KNOWN TRUTH. What a crack-up. ..Having to clean
    even Win7 machines of malware(etc) pretty much seals it for me as far as
    doing ANYTHING security related in Winders, nope, I'll boot to Linux
    every time. Oh, and no "snip" as a "public service" so people can jolly
    well see YOUR foolishness.

    G'day
     
  14. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    "Tom C" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in
    news:YirDn.118853$kj3.52910@newsfe08.iad:

    > I'm well aware most of the difficulty I have with Ubuntu is
    > just my inexperience with Ubuntu, especially when it comes
    > to having to create/edit some of the configuration files to
    > get certain functionality. Besides the Netflix thing,
    > there isn't a printer driver for my HP printer. This is a
    > known issue. Another area is the ability to remote into
    > another computer like I can with Windows.
    > I use remote
    > access and remote desktop to run my office computer from
    > home.


    Ubuntu does include a program called rdesktop that will remote
    desktop into a Windows box. Remoting INTO the Ubuntu box
    though requires some VNC program, because it's not Windows.


    > Nest is to be able to use a dual monitor setup with
    > different programs running on each one. Actually, I use 4
    > monitors and can run separate programs on each. Or I can
    > combine them into one desktop. I have not seen anything
    > like this in Ubuntu. Not that it's not there, but I have
    > not been able to find it on the computer in our office we
    > are using to test Ubuntu.


    I don't know about 4 monitors, but I have a dual-monitor setup
    and set it up using the display properties GUI and not with
    any manual editing of files. I've got an integrated nVidia
    card and am add in nVidia card. I can use both video adapters
    each with a monitor and use it as two separate desktops, or
    how I have it now is the integrated disabled, and two monitors
    plugged into the better add-in card. This config is one large
    desktop across both monitors.

    > Automatically discover and
    > configure new hardware and wireless devices. Devices that
    > aren't in the driver database can be extremely hard to find
    > and configure. We have found that the NIC we had in the
    > Ubuntu box is still unsupported.

    <SNIP>
    > There appears to be no driver for Ubuntu
    > at all for the NIC. We had to go out and purchase a new
    > card for the Ubuntu machine.


    And the 'upgrade' to Vista forced many to need to upgrade
    other h/w too. A NIC is pretty cheap.

    That may sound like a cop-out, but if you think about it, most
    people aren't constantly adding/changing new
    hardware......especially on a notebook. A USB flash drive
    and/or camera are probably the most common thing to be
    plugged/unplugged, and that isn;t an issue.

    > Hell, most still don't know how to set the damned clock on
    > their 35 year old VCR.


    People still use VCR's ? (Thank god for the DVR.)

    > Compiling files and playing with
    > command line interfaces just isn't something most people
    > will understand. That, again in my opinion, makes Windows
    > 7 much more user friendly, and yet, if you do get into
    > configurations and settings, like me, again Windows 7 makes
    > sense. I cannot recommend Ubuntu for the majority of users
    > just because it takes more knowledge than most users
    > possess. Windows makes things easy.


    I don't disagree.

    > Like I said, most of this may just be my inexperience with
    > Ubuntu. Over all though, I still have to say that as for
    > most computer users, Windows 7 is still the best out there
    > and my statement stands. I'm glad I use windows 7. I'm
    > definitely more productive with it. Unlike one other
    > poster on this group, at least I will admit my ignorance.


    So, when all is said and done and you've had trouble getting
    your Ubuntu experiment working, once it is running, what can't
    you do with it ? (Other than run some propreitary Windows s/w,
    like a CRM/ERP package or something like that.)





    >
    >
    >
    > "DanS" <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote
    > in message
    > news:Xns9D6CCCEB627AFthisnthatroadrunnern@216.196.97.131...
    >>
    >>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer
    >>> I have that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after
    >>> seeing so many things I couldn't do with it, I decided
    >>> against even bothering to try.

    >>
    >> What else do you think you can't do ?
    >>
    >> (Task-wise, not Windows specific s/w wise.)
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  15. Heywood Jablowme

    Heywood Jablowme Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:846jvlF1j6U19@mid.individual.net...
    > On Sun, 02 May 2010 19:42:31 -0400, Death wrote:
    >
    >> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    >>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> ray wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man,
    >>>>>> you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to
    >>>>>> even come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the
    >>>>>> article, video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to
    >>>>>> see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything
    >>>>>> worthwhile.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have
    >>>>>> that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things
    >>>>>> I couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go
    >>>>> for it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits
    >>>>> my needs quite well.
    >>>>
    >>>> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO
    >>>
    >>> Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.

    >>
    >> Bingo.
    >> 'nough said.
    >> Oh my, you really are all stooges.
    >>
    >> Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    >> sound...fuckin jokers.
    >>
    >> See people, these are "da stooges"
    >>
    >> 16 bucks in a hidden account...lol

    >
    > I have a music system for that. Don't see much point in trying to
    > duplicate it on a computer.


    They have been upgrading the cube in Ubuntu. Bring it up. Watch it for
    hours!
     
  16. Heywood Jablowme

    Heywood Jablowme Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:846t1qF1j6U20@mid.individual.net...
    > On Sun, 02 May 2010 20:54:41 -0400, Death wrote:
    >
    >> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:846jvlF1j6U19@mid.individual.net...
    >>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 19:42:31 -0400, Death wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    >>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> ray wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>>>>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>>>>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but
    >>>>>>>> man, you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run
    >>>>>>>> VM to even come close. Even if you can get it to work, according
    >>>>>>>> to the article, video playback may be choppy. I even looked on
    >>>>>>>> Google to see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find
    >>>>>>>> anything worthwhile.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have
    >>>>>>>> that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many
    >>>>>>>> things I couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to
    >>>>>>>> try.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go
    >>>>>>> for it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux
    >>>>>>> suits my needs quite well.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.
    >>>>
    >>>> Bingo.
    >>>> 'nough said.
    >>>> Oh my, you really are all stooges.
    >>>>
    >>>> Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    >>>> sound...fuckin jokers.
    >>>>
    >>>> See people, these are "da stooges"
    >>>>
    >>>> 16 bucks in a hidden account...lol
    >>>
    >>> I have a music system for that. Don't see much point in trying to
    >>> duplicate it on a computer.

    >>
    >> I do...but I have Windows, a good sound card , and 8 speakers. Back to
    >> your small, little dwelling suffering thru linux pox..which you are
    >> compelled to say is good, else you admit you suck eggs in life. I'm here
    >> to snuff you roosters.
    >> LMAO

    >
    > Sniff away bucko - in the meantime, I'll count the spare change!


    No wonder you are stuck with Ubuntu. All you can do is count the spare
    change!

    LOL!
     
  17. Heywood Jablowme

    Heywood Jablowme Flightless Bird

    "Muad'Dib" <idaspud52@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:4BDE7DEB.2000008@nospamhotmail.com...
    > Frank wrote:
    >> On 5/2/2010 10:25 PM, Muad'Dib wrote:
    >>> Tom C wrote:
    >>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man, you
    >>>> have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even
    >>>> come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article,
    >>>> video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I
    >>>> could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>>>
    >>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    >>>> meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    >>>> couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Oh brother, really, use Winders for what you absolutely HAVE TO and do
    >>> the rest in Linux. No-brainer..

    >>
    >> You got that backwards. In fact, why even use linux at all as Windows 7
    >> will do everything anyone needs to do on a computer...everything!

    >
    > Yup, pretty much everything for the general user, another no-brainer and I
    > didn't say it wasn't. I said I use them BOTH for my needs and THEY BOTH
    > serve me well. Thing is so does Linux do everything for the GENERAL user,
    > but in a more secure way. Ya just can't get over the FACT that Winders is
    > very unsecured can you? I don't dare do much more than listen to ripped
    > music, play a few Windows games, and the like in Winders, or maybe edit a
    > few photos. I have had to clean too many WINDERS machines as a result of
    > WINDERS written malware/viruses.


    I have an up to date antivirus on my machine. My Windows machine doesn't
    get infected. My Windows machine is very secure. Maybe you just don't have
    a clue how to use a computer properly.


    If I need to do
    > research, and such, I reboot to Linux so as not to run across a hacked
    > trusted site thus catching nasties intended for Winders. Get over it, ya
    > just can't catch Winders viruses in Linux, cuz, well, they are written FOR
    > WINDERS! LOL What a puts, as you know jolly well what REALLY goes on with
    > viruses, malware, Trojans, and the like with Winders, yet you try to deny
    > the very well KNOWN TRUTH. What a crack-up. ..Having to clean even Win7
    > machines of malware(etc) pretty much seals it for me as far as doing
    > ANYTHING security related in Winders, nope, I'll boot to Linux every time.
    > Oh, and no "snip" as a "public service" so people can jolly well see YOUR
    > foolishness.
    >
    > G'day


    So you have to clean Windows machines? Sounds like you either don't have an
    antivirus program on your machine or you have one and are negligent with
    updating it. Another possibility is that you visit questionable sites,
    download whatever asks you to download. Maybe you are very foolish with
    computers. In that case, you are better off with Ubuntu. Since very few
    people actually use that piece of crap Ubuntu, nobody writes viruses for it!
    LOL!

    Mostly, Ubuntu was written by geeks for geeks who can't get laid and are
    socially inept.
     
  18. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 03 May 2010 07:11:38 -0700, Heywood Jablowme wrote:

    > "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    > news:846t1qF1j6U20@mid.individual.net...
    >> On Sun, 02 May 2010 20:54:41 -0400, Death wrote:
    >>
    >>> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:846jvlF1j6U19@mid.individual.net...
    >>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 19:42:31 -0400, Death wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    >>>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> ray wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>>>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment
    >>>>>>>>> to support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again
    >>>>>>>>> out of luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their
    >>>>>>>>> site, but man, you have to go through a bunch of hoops and
    >>>>>>>>> hurdles and run VM to even come close. Even if you can get it
    >>>>>>>>> to work, according to the article, video playback may be choppy.
    >>>>>>>>> I even looked on Google to see if I could find other
    >>>>>>>>> alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have
    >>>>>>>>> that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many
    >>>>>>>>> things I couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering
    >>>>>>>>> to try.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need,
    >>>>>>>> go for it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and
    >>>>>>>> Linux suits my needs quite well.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Bingo.
    >>>>> 'nough said.
    >>>>> Oh my, you really are all stooges.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    >>>>> sound...fuckin jokers.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> See people, these are "da stooges"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 16 bucks in a hidden account...lol
    >>>>
    >>>> I have a music system for that. Don't see much point in trying to
    >>>> duplicate it on a computer.
    >>>
    >>> I do...but I have Windows, a good sound card , and 8 speakers. Back to
    >>> your small, little dwelling suffering thru linux pox..which you are
    >>> compelled to say is good, else you admit you suck eggs in life. I'm
    >>> here to snuff you roosters.
    >>> LMAO

    >>
    >> Sniff away bucko - in the meantime, I'll count the spare change!

    >
    > No wonder you are stuck with Ubuntu. All you can do is count the spare
    > change!
    >
    > LOL!


    I don't know what your problem is, but you are a typical windroid. Anyone
    who does not use a computer the way YOU use it is a nut job. If you are
    happy with what you have, that's fine. I don't quite see why you don't
    feel the same way about what I do. I do a lot of productive work using
    Linux. I eschew MS for several reasons. I'm not into using my computer
    for a sound machine - the sound card will not support an eight channel
    noise machine - so what? I'm not interested in that. BTW - after you tire
    of your eight channel noise, drop by and I'll let you listen to the pipe
    organ.
     
  19. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Heywood Jablowme wrote:
    >
    >
    > "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    > news:846jvlF1j6U19@mid.individual.net...
    >> On Sun, 02 May 2010 19:42:31 -0400, Death wrote:
    >>
    >>> "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:846bk1F1j6U18@mid.individual.net...
    >>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 22:13:19 +0200, Death wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> ray wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On Sun, 02 May 2010 11:00:18 -0700, Tom C wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>>>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>>>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man,
    >>>>>>> you have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to
    >>>>>>> even come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the
    >>>>>>> article, video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to
    >>>>>>> see if I could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything
    >>>>>>> worthwhile.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have
    >>>>>>> that meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things
    >>>>>>> I couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'm glad you use MS, as well - as long as it does what you need, go
    >>>>>> for it. OTOH - I don't have a requirement for netflix and Linux suits
    >>>>>> my needs quite well.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If I had one speaker, I'd like it too. LMAO
    >>>>
    >>>> Well, I have a speaker - in fact three.
    >>>
    >>> Bingo.
    >>> 'nough said.
    >>> Oh my, you really are all stooges.
    >>>
    >>> Try real surround sound...alias even thinks 4 speakers is surround
    >>> sound...fuckin jokers.
    >>>
    >>> See people, these are "da stooges"
    >>>
    >>> 16 bucks in a hidden account...lol

    >>
    >> I have a music system for that. Don't see much point in trying to
    >> duplicate it on a computer.

    >
    > They have been upgrading the cube in Ubuntu.


    No, it's the same as before.

    > Bring it up.


    How does one do that, hot shot?

    > Watch it for
    > hours!
    >
    >


    You can't do that because the cube will not spin by itself or become
    obvious that it's there by itself, oops. You obviously have never
    installed Ubuntu but that won't stop you from lying and saying you did.


    --
    Alias
     
  20. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Heywood Jablowme wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Muad'Dib" <idaspud52@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:4BDE7DEB.2000008@nospamhotmail.com...
    >> Frank wrote:
    >>> On 5/2/2010 10:25 PM, Muad'Dib wrote:
    >>>> Tom C wrote:
    >>>>> I am a big fan of Netflix and love the streaming Instant queue.
    >>>>> According to their own site, Netflix has no plans at the moment to
    >>>>> support the Linux OS, so sorry Ubuntu users, you are again out of
    >>>>> luck. How to Wiki explains a "work around" on their site, but man, you
    >>>>> have to go through a bunch of hoops and hurdles and run VM to even
    >>>>> come close. Even if you can get it to work, according to the article,
    >>>>> video playback may be choppy. I even looked on Google to see if I
    >>>>> could find other alternatives, but didn't find anything worthwhile.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I WAS going to try installing Ubuntu on an older computer I have that
    >>>>> meets the Ubuntu requirements, but after seeing so many things I
    >>>>> couldn't do with it, I decided against even bothering to try.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am so glad I use Windows.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Oh brother, really, use Winders for what you absolutely HAVE TO and do
    >>>> the rest in Linux. No-brainer..
    >>>
    >>> You got that backwards. In fact, why even use linux at all as Windows
    >>> 7 will do everything anyone needs to do on a computer...everything!

    >>
    >> Yup, pretty much everything for the general user, another no-brainer
    >> and I didn't say it wasn't. I said I use them BOTH for my needs and
    >> THEY BOTH serve me well. Thing is so does Linux do everything for the
    >> GENERAL user, but in a more secure way. Ya just can't get over the
    >> FACT that Winders is very unsecured can you? I don't dare do much more
    >> than listen to ripped music, play a few Windows games, and the like in
    >> Winders, or maybe edit a few photos. I have had to clean too many
    >> WINDERS machines as a result of WINDERS written malware/viruses.

    >
    > I have an up to date antivirus on my machine. My Windows machine doesn't
    > get infected. My Windows machine is very secure. Maybe you just don't
    > have a clue how to use a computer properly.
    >
    >
    > If I need to do
    >> research, and such, I reboot to Linux so as not to run across a hacked
    >> trusted site thus catching nasties intended for Winders. Get over it,
    >> ya just can't catch Winders viruses in Linux, cuz, well, they are
    >> written FOR WINDERS! LOL What a puts, as you know jolly well what
    >> REALLY goes on with viruses, malware, Trojans, and the like with
    >> Winders, yet you try to deny the very well KNOWN TRUTH. What a
    >> crack-up. ..Having to clean even Win7 machines of malware(etc) pretty
    >> much seals it for me as far as doing ANYTHING security related in
    >> Winders, nope, I'll boot to Linux every time. Oh, and no "snip" as a
    >> "public service" so people can jolly well see YOUR foolishness.
    >>
    >> G'day

    >
    > So you have to clean Windows machines? Sounds like you either don't have
    > an antivirus program on your machine or you have one and are negligent
    > with updating it.


    He was talking about other people's machines and your antivirus is only
    as good as its data base which is updated AFTER viruses are in the wild
    infecting machines.

    > Another possibility is that you visit questionable
    > sites, download whatever asks you to download. Maybe you are very
    > foolish with computers. In that case, you are better off with Ubuntu.
    > Since very few people actually use that piece of crap Ubuntu, nobody
    > writes viruses for it! LOL!


    Once again, the nymshifter lies and doesn't know the difference between
    Windows and Linux.

    >
    > Mostly, Ubuntu was written by geeks for geeks who can't get laid and are
    > socially inept.
    >
    >
    >


    More lies. Linux isn't just for geeks anymore.

    --
    Alias
     

Share This Page