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  • has resigned from MSFT's board!

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    Linux on the Desktop Fails in Germany

    by papampunyam Aug 19, 2014 12:25 AM

    God, what a terrible failure Linux desktop turned out to be!

    "Suffering" - we don't want to hear this word in tech. But you introduce Linux into the mix, you introduce suffering.

  • "Munich, the German city that pioneered a shift from Microsoft Windows to Linux on the desktop, is considering a switch back after user complaints.

    "According to German newspaper Süddeutsche, deputy mayor Josef Schmid says the municipality is considering reverting to Windows because users are dissatisfied with the functionality of the open source software they have been forced to use."

    Hmmmm. Forced to use, eh? This is what misplaced ideology does in technology. Technically, Microsoft Windows is the best desktop solution. Period. If you know what's good for you, you will use Windows and Office. If you are a commie Linux fecktard with lots of cash to burn, you will try Linux. LOL!

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    so far so good, but ...

    by kathlenebradshaw 21 hours ago

    You should scratch glass, claw walls, and turn blue.

  • A New York Times story published today lays out the overall deteriorating relationship between Obama and congressional Democrats:

    "With Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, sitting a few feet away, Mr. Reid complained that Senate Republicans were spitefully blocking the confirmation of dozens of Mr. Obama’s nominees to serve as ambassadors. He expected that the president would back him up and urge Mr. McConnell to relent.

    Mr. Obama quickly dismissed the matter.

    "You and Mitch work it out," Mr. Obama said coolly, cutting off any discussion.

    Mr. Reid seethed quietly for the rest of the meeting, according to four separate accounts provided by people who spoke with him about it. After his return to the Capitol that afternoon, Mr. Reid told other senators and his staff members that he was astonished by how disengaged the president seemed."


    Democrat strategist Pat Caddell: Obama "has checked out as being President"

    MSNBC's Scarborough: Obama "has checked out."

    Liberal journalist Patrick Smith: “I can think of two names for this,” Smith wrote this week in Fiscal Times. “One is ‘outmoded arrogance.’ The other is ‘asleep at the wheel.’ Whatever the moniker, some measure of incompetence lies behind it.”

    MSNBC kook anchor Mika Brzezinski: “I’ve never seen a less-engaged look in his eyes.”

    MSNBC kook Donny Deutsch: “He almost seemed — I don’t want to say checked-out because that is not the right thing — but watching him, his cadence was different. He feels like he almost wants to go home at this point.”

    Washington Post: "It looks like we have officially entered the world of the post-Obama presidency. President Obama’s recent speeches and remarks make it obvious that he is not making any serious effort to govern or to drive world events. Except for covering the basics, he seems to have taken something like an early retirement."

    Early retirement would be great for America, except for the fact that Biden is next in line.

  • Reply to

    I want to thank MSFT for Windows 8

    by slotcar58 Aug 18, 2014 9:17 PM

    So exactly why do you think anyone cares?

  • it was good to rally with MSFT from 30 to 45 now... but what next? Should we hold our breath and wait for the big boys' dump, before the others? ... as they may model that, a large holder is exiting the board as per the news, and its just a matter of time until his dumps start (under the diversification theme), no??

  • God, what a joke, what a joke, what a joke Linux turned out to be!

    "MUNICH COULD BE about to abandon its 10-year plan to adopt open source software with a return to Windows.

    "In 2003, the southern German city decided to spend 30m euros on converting all local government systems to a customised version of Linux, affectionately known as Limux, and the Openoffice productivity suite of applications.

    "But now that experiment could be about to end as members of the ruling coalition government who were previously in opposition are pressing for a review of the scheme amid claims that city workers are "suffering"."

    Oh ho ho! Linux causes untold suffering to its hapless users. Take it from a hapless former user, and give it up, Munich bums!

  • kornhole you cant get any browser I know of to run on that dumpster 386 you run-

  • corneliusflake 22 hours ago Flag

    but, you said you weren't part of the WORK FORCE!

    how did you get to be a limux employee? is there even such a thing?

    if there is not and if you don't work for[ce] them, then what is your opinion based on? you left out all of your qualifications. do you actually have any?

    or are you just venting because you have filled your head with too much high temperature water vapor and don't want it to burst? (-;

  • corneliusflake 22 hours ago Flag

    while it is certainly not as bad as it used to be i simply couldn't give it "another chance" until it runs on the devices that i use.

    but it looks like msft is starting to make software for the platforms that dominate personal computing nowadays so i will wait to see if they offer a version that i could run.

    forever if necessary. (-;

  • Reply to

    Linux on the Desktop Fails in Germany

    by papampunyam Aug 19, 2014 12:25 AM

    It seems the Linux fecktards are given even more evidence that Linux on the desktop sucks the big one.

    Give it up, bums.

  • This is terrible news for the Linux fecktards. Munich migration proved at every turn that attempting to use Linux on the desktop is the worst decision anybody could make. But Munich stuck with it, just so they could say they did it. (We now learn that ideology is the chief reason for this.) Linux fecktards had one migration they could point to. One is better than zero for the hapless fecktards.

    But now, we find that Munich users are "suffering". LOL!

    God, what a joke!

  • Right on.

    Perhaps the most interesting passage from that is the one about software mandated by the German government, which is required to be run directly on Windows machines.

    It appears the real problems are and have been political, not technical.

    Privately, one must suspect that the German character has not changed fundamentally in the past century. Whatever made them susceptible to a Fuehrer 80 years ago is likely the same factor that makes them susceptible to Microsoft today. By and large, they don't really want to be free. Deep down, what they want is to be orderly. But there are exceptions.

  • corneliusflake 22 hours ago Flag

    he might just be pretending in order to troll more effectively. but may be not ... (-;

  • corneliusflake 22 hours ago Flag

    uh, oh, little-willie said "you" and he claims to recognize that the new i.d. is being used by a _person_ who has posted here in the past?+@&

    could that be TRUE?

    is he stalking and harassing _EWE_?

    and then he says he supports any effort that will stop him from cyberstalking others!?!?! and himself!?!?!?!? is this some kind of trick? it looks suspicious ...

  • "Internet Explorer So Bad That ... "

    "BGR - Aug 18, 2014 "

    "Microsoft’s plan to rebuild Internet Explorer’s image: Stop calling it Internet Explorer"

    "What would it take for you to give Internet Explorer another chance? What if it wasn’t Internet Explorer any more?"

    "Many Internet savvy users have jumped ship to Firefox and Chrome, but Internet Explorer still maintains an enormous user base. Unfortunately, many of those users are stuck on earlier versions of IE, all the way back to IE8, which makes it even more difficult for the team to convince converts of their progress."

    "Microsoft just has to find some way to convince users to give IE another look."

  • Google and LiMux hires mentally defective help at low low prices, Google is a real dope and imbecile and LiMux is garbage so Munich had no choice but to go back to Windows.
    yo momma

  • corneliusflake 22 hours ago Flag

    it is a very long article, isn't it? extending the quotation a bit --

    "Understandably, migrating these apps to run on the LiMux OS is one of the areas where choosing LiMux over Windows cost Munich, with the work on migrating apps to LiMux costing #$%$200,000 more than porting them to a newer version of Windows.

    Offsetting that is the estimated #$%$6.8 million savings the council says it had made as of last year from not having to licence a new Microsoft OS and office suite.

    The lion's share of Munich's applications, about 90 per cent, are accessible via LiMux. Most have been ported, while others are running as web apps, inside virtualised containers or via terminal servers.

    A small number of apps have proven impossible to port, make accessible or switch away from - particularly software whose use is mandated by the German government - and have to be run directly on Windows machines.

    While the council has weaned itself off the majority of Microsoft technologies, Munich still experiences friction where it rubs against proprietary software in widespread use elsewhere.

    One of the main complaints from Munich staff using LiMux and OpenOffice is about incompatibilities with Microsoft Office. Documents, spreadsheets and other files display some fonts, pictures and layouts differently in OpenOffice than in Microsoft Office, and changes to some documents are not properly logged.

    Munich hopes to ease some of these problems by moving all its OpenOffice users to LibreOffice, a process which will get underway at the end of this year. Munich has worked with other users of LibreOffice, including authorities in the German city of Freiburg and the Austrian capital Vienna, to pay for updates to LibreOffice that should improve interoperability with Microsoft's office suite."

    taking back control.

    and saving money too.

    are those things as bad as having multiple options from multiple vendors, things we see criticized here so often?

  • I understand what you're trying to do & judging by your newly hatched alias you're a MSFT board regular that like myself that's had a bellyful of psycho Troll,since the best & only solution for now IMO is to not enable by engaging in any way with them since they all crave attention,I on the other hand will support any cause that keeps malicious disturbed characters from continually stalking,threatening & violating my or others space.

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