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I really rather like this article, although it is full of hidden assumptions, MovingTheGoalposts™, and irrelevant advice.

The number one Good Thing it points out is “Don’t Be Dumb.” This is not, strictly, functional advice to a Ubuntu user (who, let’s face it, has by definition installed Ubuntu), but it’s better than nothing … nothing being the default security setting for Ubuntu.

The number two Good Thing it points out (which is tangential to security, but excellent in other ways) is:

Back up regularly.

The great thing about Linux is that the Naughty Brigade can only trash your ...

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I was stumbling around on StumbleUpon when I found a page with an advertisement for www.linuxez.com, and I wouldn’t have clicked through, but it said that Linux was so easy your grandma could use it…

This site is so awesome.

Apparently OpenOffice is 100% Microsoft Office compatible.

Oh, and you see how it says Linux is so easy even grandma could use it? Scroll down!

Warning! Without the help from our guide, you could be in for a painful learning experience. We have been working with linux on servers and desktop computers since 1995. We know Linux ...

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Ok, Pogson hates that “Other OS”, we all know that. He has blaming Microsoft for everything when at the same time he has sucking Google’s balls and forgiving everything it does. Also, he is a Debian user, and almost every post he writes he encourages to use Debian gnuslashlinux.

But this time he is gone mad! Even more crazier than he is! Talking shit about the most popular Debian-based distro just because “Linux Mint seems to stay as far as it can from Free Software”.

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Adobe has decided not to port flash to mobile devices, the segment of the PC market that is expanding the quickest. Of course that means we’ll be seeing HTML5 video on our mobile phones soon and as the desktop fades into irrelevancy flash will be nothing but a memory. Suck it winbreds.

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Just for a change, some genuine FUD. And, just for a change, yer actual genuine Microsoft FUD. Referenced from ZDNet via Fragmentation FTW over at LHB.

Yeah, I’m only including it because it supports one of my TMs (although MrKvonic is clearly being ironic).

And because I want to test out TMR’s support for links to Youtube videos.

And because … well, I’m not a much of a one for marketing videos, and I only got a minute into this one, but you know what it reminds me of?

Munich, that’s what. How’s die Scheiternzug steaming ...

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Sorry fanboys. There will never be a year of the Linux desktop. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes tells the kids to move on to other things, however he doesn’t realize in places “Linux” dominates, it’s not the kids running the show. Google doesn’t let the kids argue over what desktop environment the mobile phone runs. TiVo made RMS mad when they made sure he couldn’t mess things up in there. Whereas, just look at the places the kids are in charge. It’s like “Lord of the Flies”. Tell me what happened to Mameo/Meego or whatever it’s ...

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Not exactly FUD and a bit old, but rather amusing IMHO.

TL;DR The article dissects how Shuttleworth – nervous, because he is burning cash with no end in sight and faster than you could say G N E W SLASH Linux – effectively shows the middle finger to the so called community.

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... because you can fix it yourself and customize it. Forget about those whimpy “user friendly” proprietary OSes, with their consistent UIs and easy to access functions and users having a common reference so they can help each other better, Linux gives you the true power and Choice™!

Exercise #1: Rate the smugess and freetardness of the author.

Exercise #2: Find all the TMs in article.

Exercise #3: Pat yourself on the back if you managed to read the whole thing without turning away or vomiting.

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This isn’t FUD. Instead, it’s an excellent response to Richard Stallman’s ludicrously particular speaking conditions.

The author confirms what I’ve been saying all along. That Stallman is an eccentric malcontent with a severe set of social disorders who contributes nothing to open source but his irreverent voice. A voice which, at the best of times, divides people, and at the worst of times, scares and disgusts people. Worse still, he’s so disconnected that his talks are little more than overblown lectures in philosophy that exist only in some imaginary plane with no basis in reality ...

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The evil, satanic M$ Corporation has decided to further its monopolistic, proprietary aims by…donating code to Samba. Worst. Monopolists. Ever.