Preferring KDE to Gnome is an entirely reasonable thing, in my opinion.
I prefer Gnome to KDE myself, and that is one of the great strengths of Linux.
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I'm not sure what the problem is either.
I'm a happy Fedora workstation user, and I was given a printer a few weeks ago. After I turned it on and connected it to my network I asked Gnome to look for it.
Gnome discovered it and installed a driver for it and now I can print to it.
If that's an example of the Desktop Environment doing too much I'm ok with it.
America needs to have an enemy. The cold war was great because the Soviet Union were big and scary and so America had to pour as much money as possible into ships and planes and stuff which made some people very rich.
Iraq and Afghanistan were even better because soldiers could be send over to blow stuff up and it all looked great on the TV news, also America was not in any real danger.
Now that that is all over a new enemy needs to be found to continue to justify the flow of money, and China is one of the possibilities except of course China is tied into the world's economy pretty thoroughly and a war isn't really possible with them.
I'm sure this sabre-rattling will continue until a better target is discovered.
Earth keeps doing this thing called subduction which means most of the surface is quite young. This means that any evidence of those impacts is long gone.
I know, it's stupid and someone should stop it, but nevertheless it is still happening.
You're replying to Lordrobot, our new resident Angry of Mayfair.
You can get him to start CAPITALIZING words if you play your cards right, but don't expect to see much thoughtfullness.
Note the "Z". I'm pretty sure he's American.
Yes, I know.
Not caring about anything except the bottom line is a basic tenant of capitalism.
I'm old enough to remember when China started courting investment from the West, and all those business types were wetting their pants over the thought of all that cheap labour and a new consumer market.
When anyone expressed doubts over the ethics of engaging with a dictatorship like China we were told that the best way of spreading democracy was through trade.
Looks like they lied about that too.
Its a very clever business model really. Send manufacturing overseas to countries with cheap labour and reap huge profits, then manufacture a red scare against the very country you outscourced your manufacturing to so that taxpayers stump up the costs of bringing it back.
We were told in the 1990's that the quickest way to turn a dictatorship like China into a progressive democracy was to open up trade with them and show them how much better off they would be under a system like ours, but apparently we've given up on that now.
Both of them are clearly guilty of fraud.
Their biggest mistake was stealing money from rich people, and showing up the greed of others. Sunny's other mistake was not being a pretty white woman, which is why he's going away for longer than that Steve Jobs lady.
To be fair to the Puritans, the link you've provided clearly says its satire.
However, the particular group of Puritans who helped found America did leave the Netherlands because they were worried the Dutch peoples' live and let live attitude was rubbing off on their children, and they didn't like that whole religious toleration thing.
I installed Win 11 on an old Lenovo Thinkcentre, purchased new in 2017 and it runs fine.
The secret is to download an iso and boot from a USB drive.
Any time I try to do anything useful it prompts me to log into my Microsoft account, which I don't want to do, but the actual OS does work.
It didn't do anything useful at all, as far as I could tell.
I was sent one by Head Office to test as they had decided they would be using them for remote support in our warehouse during our SAP training period.
I have no idea how they thought any of that was going to happen, as the warehouse guys played with the test unit for a day or so, then bought it back saying, "It doesn't fit anybody, the interface can't be focused properly and the network keeps dropping out, so it needs rebooting every half hour or so.
My warehouse guys love new tech too, so they were very keen to make it work.
I heard the units cost $5k (local money) and we bought 4 of them. They currently live in a cupboard.
I have just installed Windows 11 on a 6 (ish) year old Thinkcentre and it runs quite well.
I did have to download an iso and put it on my bootable USB stick, which no ordinary mortal is going to do.
Once Windows 11 installs, and I tell it I don't have a Microsoft account, it allows me to log on using a local account, which is nice, but I can't actually do much without a popup appearing asking me to log into the Microsoft account that I don't have, so yeah.
Not great really.
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