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Microsoft To Add Ads To Smart Search

Gozzin Re:Captive audience exploited! (169 comments)

The only reason I took the time to check Win8.1 out is because, since i'm the defacto neighborhood support "slave", I guarantee I'll be asked to help figure MS's latest pile of shit out.. Personally, its Linux for me.... (yes, I AM a Linux fanboy.. thank you very much...)

I have a friend who finally reached the point where he just could not face dealing with another sick Windows box. He gave everyone an ultimatum..Let him put some version of Linux on their machines,or he was cutting them loose to fend for themselves...Now he's converted his family to using it and a number of others. Anyone who hears he does support and calls asking for help with Windows is told no,end of discussion.

1 year,25 days
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Gozzin Re:If you don't like metro... (800 comments)

Here's the thing. Metro UI sucks just as much as the window system Ubuntu and many other linux distributions have 'glommed' onto. It's all Mac like and I personally don't like it.

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Same here..If i wanted a Mac,I'd get one. I've used various distros for years and to see how the de has morphed into something incomprehensible is more than a little disturbing. The Windows users are as pissed as the Ubuntu users..At least Windows gave half an inch...They still need to go some to make their users happy..meanwhile,Shuttleworth won't give even as much as Microsoft has.So for now,it's classic Gnome for me.

about a year ago
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My most frequent OS migration path?

Gozzin My path was Windows to Linux. (413 comments)

I took said path nine years ago and never looked back. I found anything I wanted to be done I could do with Linux software.

about a year ago
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ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

Gozzin Re:Whats the alternative? (863 comments)

Are people going to switch to Mac OS? Linux? Or stay on Windows 7 until a "spiritual successor" to Windows comes?rs.

I switched to Linux nine years ago..A lot of people have already switched to Google's Linux based goodies and I suspect more will follow. I know several people,within the last few years,who have switched to Apple to avoid Windows.

about a year ago
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Copyright Alert System To Launch Monday

Gozzin Re:To be fair. (224 comments)

If I had an immortal soul. :>D (Ubuntu user.)

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Focusing on Tablets and the Cloud in 2013

Gozzin Re:Ubuntu why Unity is better? (202 comments)

Ah,thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it and also thanks for not snarling at my typo.

about a year and a half ago
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Team Aims To Build Robot Toddler In Nine Months

Gozzin I'd prefer non human robots. (114 comments)

I'd rather them look like aliens or animals than humans myself.

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Focusing on Tablets and the Cloud in 2013

Gozzin Ubuntu wityh Unity is better? (202 comments)

" we know, scientifically, that Ubuntu with Unity is better" What does that even mean?

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Focusing on Tablets and the Cloud in 2013

Gozzin Re:Exciting (202 comments)

My recommendation for Canonical, would be to modify KDE to provide a Unity like experience (many have already done this, but it isn't as fully integrated as Unity is) and then build on KDE active for their tablet experience. .

You could respond to his blog..This is very insightful..In the end,I doubt he would listen since he's in his own little reality bubble.

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Focusing on Tablets and the Cloud in 2013

Gozzin Re:Whose perception? (202 comments)

That must be Shuttleworth's perception. The popular perception is that Unity is not ready for anything, and will likely stay like that because it is a terrible design in the first place.

I agree...And he can't see the obvious cause he's so invested in being right.

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Focusing on Tablets and the Cloud in 2013

Gozzin Re:Downward spiral... (202 comments)

Canonical's actions are taking it into a downward spiral. As much as I thought Linspire has messed a good thing up they at least stuck to one thing (the desktop).

They did indeed. Actually,Linspire had a lot of potential; but things just went from bad to worse with them for a lot of mind boggling reasons. Yeah, I'm not sure if Shuttleworth will be able to pull his fat out of the fire, time will tell.

about a year and a half ago
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Call for Questions: Rasterman, Founder of the Enlightenment Project

Gozzin eye candy and such (124 comments)

Could you add some really creative mouse themes and fix zoom so you can use superkey scroll to zoom like on Compiz?

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Blue: Microsoft's Plan To Release a New Version of Windows Every Year

Gozzin Re:This is a good thing (712 comments)

> I am so glad I'm not on the Windows merry-go-round. Same here. I left Windows for Linux 9 years ago and I am so glad.

about a year and a half ago
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Ad Blocking – a Coming Legal Battleground?

Gozzin Re:Short answer: (686 comments)

>How will the bills get paid when the advertisers are gone? People won't quit their day jobs...I remember before ads were on the Internet (except for yahoo.)..Things were fine, then stupid shit like slap the monkey started appearing.

about a year and a half ago
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Ad Blocking – a Coming Legal Battleground?

Gozzin Re:Short answer: (686 comments)

You forget this little bit of info..People like me who use Ad Block do not give a shit about ANY ads and have no desire to look at them...We are not interested. Just seeing an ad annoys us,hence our use of Adblock. I refuse to look at websites cluttered with visual vomit which is thrown in my face whether I like it or not. Ads are like never ending 2 year olds throwing tantrums and demanding I look at them as if their makers somehow think said ads are far more important than the website I am visiting...They are not important at all..They are a waste of time,space and are ugly,obnoxious,and intrusive.. It's MY computer and I decide what is shown to me...If a website tells me to turn off Adblock, i leave said website as fast as I can and never return. That's how I feel and nothing you say will change my view. I never even watched ads on tv..I'd mute the sound and do something else.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hacking Urban Noise?

Gozzin Re:Get a Pair of Headphones (474 comments)

Headphones don't block noise and turning them up to block noise will damage your hearing. Amazon.com has ear protectors and they will help.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hacking Urban Noise?

Gozzin white noise machine,fans,Optomine 105 ear protecto (474 comments)

The above will definitely help...We used to have neighbors who were too rednecky to teach their dogs not to bark, so I ended up with a fan or a white noise machine in every room. One of my house mates had to do the same thing.

about 2 years ago
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US Army To Train Rats To Save Soldiers' Lives

Gozzin Thattel do rattie,thattel do. :) (110 comments)

I had rats as pets for years. They are very like miniature dogs personality wise..They will do very well at this job.

about 2 years ago
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It Costs $450 In Marketing To Make Someone Buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

Gozzin But you can't "make" anyone buy it. (363 comments)

I don't care how much the ad costs,no one can make me buy their gizmo's.

about 2 years ago

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