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RE: Off Topic Question - Update.inf file

From: Orr, Steve <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:54:34 -0800
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Hey Shrek, that could go both ways...

> ...linux users that are just windows users in disguise.

> someone had installed linux... and he couldn't tell the difference.

It depends on your perspective. The above could also be interpreted to mean, "There are a lot windoze user that are closet Linux users but just don't know it yet." This is just my misplaced optimism that somehow the MS juggernaut ownership of the desktop could somehow be challenged.

I use Gnome and KDE but the shell gives me complete power to do anything I want just like being root on any *nix. You can't say that about the DOS remnant of a command shell with windoze.

Regarding Microsoft's macro-hard hegemony, I'm still looking for justice in an unjust world. :-(

Steve Orr

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Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 11:35 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Joe Testa scribbled on the wall in glitter crayon:

> Good point, i'm such a bigot as i used linux back when it was minix
> and have been doing unix admin work for 20 years now ;)
> joe

well, unlike you there are now starting to be a number of linux users that are just windows users in disguise.;-) case in point, duheveloper comes to me with his laptop and tells me his "windows oracle doesn't work anymore". someone had installed linux on the laptop with dual boot defaulted to linux running gnome. and he couldn't tell the difference. boot into windows and every thing works fine.

Bill "Shrek" Thater     ORACLE DBA      BAARF Party member #25
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