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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I keep getting the urge to reply to this. I assume that urge comes from the same part of me that always wants a smoke when I drink. My inner sadomasochist just happens to use a megaphone sometimes.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

Hows about this:

I'm guessing that ~90% of the population has never heard of Linux. Therefore, ~90% of the populations knowledge revolves around Windows or Macs, Windows moreso than macs because they're generally cheaper. Throwing in gods only knows which distro of *nix at them would just confuse them, especially the more barebones it is. All most office people want to do is point, click, and be done. They don't want to install their own shit, they don't want to fool with compiling, terminals, learning commands, etc. For the layman, Windows is easier, and works for like 99.9999% of the shit they need to do. Do they really want to fool with figuring out another, more complicated in most cases, OS? No, they just want to get their 8 hours of data entry and then facebook in an easy way, namely, something they're already familiar with. Could they do it in Linux? Most definitely, but why can't they use the system they are already comfortable with? Not to mention manhours wasted with training and letting them diddle with it to figure out how it works. Plus Windows seems slightly harder to screw up your computer catastrophically. It's a good balance of functionality and user friendliness that works for most people. So you don't like Windows. Oh fucking well, don't use it, but don't try to shove Linux down everyone's throats either. Linux just isn't for everybody, and that's okay.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

If you don't use DOS then you're a douchebag and know nothing about computers.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

If you don't use TOPS-20, you're an asshat and probably a fascist.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

if you don't use an abacus you're probably a nazi who sucks dicks in hell.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

If you don't use Pascal case then you're probably into beastiality.

EDIT: Yep, went one too far there. My bad.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

If you don't use a set of Napier's Bones, you should probably make a set. They're cool!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

Linux? Pfft! Who uses Linux?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

I've got a green Japanese Pascal book my father once bought while drunk.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

For some reason I bought a COBOL book a while ago. It hasn't served its purpose yet, just sitting there collecting dust.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

/wonders what purpose that might be
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Working for a company that does bank software. The big hirer of programmers in my city does bank software, and they've convinced the University's CIS department to add a COBOL class as an elective.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Friend of mine that works for Sherwin Williams says they use Gentoo on their webhost.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

I had to fix up a piece of FORTRAN code older than me once.
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