Re: Want to run it?
Currently run on an X220, ran loads of distros on it, never had a problem. Currently back on the latest version of Mint.
234 posts • joined 24 Apr 2008
Irrespective of my/your preference there will always be others who have a different view of the world. This is another option for people to choose from, and choice is a good thing to have.
Sooner or later the successful ones will last and improve, while the others will fade, but at least people have a choice of what suits “them”, and that is a good thing, IMHO.
But the google capatcha/ tingamagig is not working (at least via my net connection)
even though Microsoft's relational database is designed to run on Windows and the Linux version uses a Platform Abstraction Layer (SQLPAL) which maps Windows calls to Linus OS calls, as explained in this paper.
Calls to “Linus OS” ??
Autocorrect issue ? :-)
Long time Mint user here, and moved to PopOS last week, upgraded today to the new shiney.
It’s different, and a slightly jarring change from Mint, but it’s kinda nice.
I was nudged to try this by a comment from one of our commentards last week on a thread I can’t remember, but was “an OS should be in the background”..... kinda statement.
It struck a chord, I was familiar with the Pop OS minimal approach, so installed it.
Keyboard navigation, f$&@ all eye candy/ distractions and pretty snappy on an old X220.
I might actually like this
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A regular here, I too worked for them, but wayyyy before monkey boy made it to the top.
I concur with your assessment. I was there for ~7 yrs and enjoyed it. Great people (even the HR), hard working, intelligent and friendly.
I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about my time there, the software...... that’s another matter altogether.
I was talking to a coworker of my wife last week about this and he was totally oblivious of these issues, his attitude was “whatever.,, I don’t care, it’s nothing”. And that is exactly the attitude of the general public. They simply don’t give a sh$&. There is no hope of this changing while the general population really don’t give a fuck. It will take a massive data breach, globally, where there are severe financial consequences for the public before this becomes an “issue”, and even then, the guilty will just roll out the boilerplate bullshit of “we value your privacy...blah blah blah”. The only solution is regulation but that’s not going to happen any time soon unfortunately.
I was nerd as a child and had learned all about these kind of fubars as a young lad, by the time I actually started working in the field I had MANY years of experiencing “wtf have I just done??”
Never did it on the job, but I was an expert in reinstalling Linux and backup strategies by the time I was 18 :-/
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