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Why We'll Never Meet Aliens

kc8hr Why We'll Never Meet Aliens (629 comments)

Maybe the Earth is a sort of intergalactic game preserve, and visitors from elsewhere are prohibited by law from visiting or interfering with us in any way, like the Prime Directive in Star Trek.

about 2 years ago

Ars Reviewer is Happily Bored With Dell's Linux Ultrabook

kc8hr "Linux is not yet 'ready for the desktop. . .'" (181 comments)

I have used Linux as my only desktop system since 1998. I am no techie, not a geek, and I must object when technical writers claim that Linux is not 'ready for the desktop.' It is a ridiculous and unsupportable statement!

about 2 years ago

The True Challenges of Desktop Linux

kc8hr Linux Only Since 1998 (505 comments)

I have used Linux exclusively since 1998. My first distro was Redhat, then Mandrake, and now I use Ubuntu and the Fluxbox desktop. Dumping Windoze was a challenge in '98. Hardware hacking was a skill that had a high learning curve. e-mail sent from Outlook looked awful, and God help you if somebody sent you an attachment generated by any M$ application. Things in general were a struggle. But now Linux just works. I can do any task in Ubuntu that I could in Windoze, including create and edit content of any kind. The Linux desktop is working just fine for me, thank you!

more than 2 years ago

Drinking Too Much? Blame Your Glass

kc8hr Bottle Baby (115 comments)

Personally, I never use a glass; also, I prefer cans to bottles.

more than 2 years ago

Is Linux Documentation Lacking?

kc8hr Re:Yes it is terrible! (769 comments)

Absolutely! Most Linux documentation has been written by coders and engineers. Man pages and 'how-tos' littered with jargon and technical terms can be almost incomprehensible to the average desktop computer user. Man pages are OK for a quick reference if you already have a reasonable idea of what you're doing, but Google is usually the only solution for most people.

more than 5 years ago

The MPAA's Lobbying-Fu is Stronger Than Yours

kc8hr RIAA, MPAA and You! (451 comments)

The solution to this problem is simple--BOYCOTT Quit buying DVD's and music CD's and don't go to the movies for one month. They'll get the idea. I do not trade music files, nor do I download movies, but I strongly object to these media giants' proposals to control what I watch and listen to! Born Angry my blog.

more than 11 years ago


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