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vaporATX

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Where the hell did this MobileMe icon come from?

22 July 2008 - 04:01 PM

I just noticed that there is a MobileMe icon in the control panel on my Vista gaming machine. Where the hell did that come from? I damn well didn't install it and have no need for it. Plus it doesn't really do anything but try to get you to buy MobileMe? Did Apple push this {censored} advertisement junkware through a Safari or iTunes update or something? I sincerely hope they give me a way to remove this unwanted ad for their overpriced service. Just because they renamed iDisk MoblieMe doesn't mean it's suddenly not ripoff {censored} that is bested by many free services. Idiots.

The stupid ways people do things...

22 July 2008 - 12:19 AM

So I was watching my buddy do a backup of his music collection. He's your basic clueless 'doze user. He plugs his little pocket drive into his laptop, goes to the start menu, opens my computer, goes to the pocket drive, deletes the current backup (all 55 gigs worth), closes my computer, goes back to the start menu, reopens my computer, selects the music folder, selects copy from the edit menu, closes my computer... start menu... my computer... pocket drive... paste... wait for the 55.7 gigs to copy... christ! I was like, "Mike, how often do you do that?" He tells me a couple of times a week. Christ! I tell him, "Mike, you're gonna kill that poor hard drive... do you not have some kind of sync or backup program?" He tells me no and that they're too complicated to use and how his way is much easier. oh gawd.

Your stories...

I just don't understand the attraction to Ubloatslo

14 July 2008 - 12:48 AM

Maybe I'm just an old Linux geek, but I just don't see why Ubuntu is so popular. I can understand why people would cut their teeth on it, but I don't understand why they stick with it and even go so far as to evangelize it. So what prompted this outburst? Well, I just got finished helping my Ubuntu using buddy fix yet another simple problem with his laptop for like the hundredth freakin' time. You know the type... he has a Ubuntu t-shirt... Ubuntu sticker on his case... probably Ubuntu underwear. Been using Ubuntu for years and years... and he STILL doesn't know jacksh*t about Linux. I understand why, too. That garbage just isn't conducive to learning because it's so friggin' confusing with config stuff spread all over and in non standard places. It's really amazing the damn thing works at all. Plus, it's so bloated and slow I can't even stand using it. We both have pretty much identical Thinkpad T61s. He runs immobile emu... or handicapped heron.. or wallowing walrus... or whatever the latest bile rising name is, and I run Arch x64. The speed difference is striking. So much so that you would think his machine was last gen celly laptop and not a speedy C2D machine. The sad part is he really wants to learn, but whenever he tries to get a handle on things he just gets confused and ends up screwing stuff up. I understand why. The Ubuntu forums are almost as disjointed and confusing as these forums. Full of newbs posting bad or out of date instructions, and the basic documentation is hideously bad. I won't even get into all of the {censored} debs and repos floating around out there. The only good thing Ubuntu ever did for him was teach him good back practices. :hysterical:

To be fair he does have some good general Linux knowledge, but using Ubloatslo will never let him apply or further it. Oh well, one day I'll finally convince him to embrace The Arch Way and finally start enjoying linux and really using Linux instead of just doing it to be counterculture and different.

Man selling life on eBay...

24 June 2008 - 03:14 PM

Clicky

So what do you folks think the installed base of OSx86 is?

23 June 2008 - 03:07 AM

World wide totals?
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