Skip to comments.The Vista Startup Sound: You Can't Turn It Off
Posted on 09/01/2006 8:00:46 AM PDT by steve-b
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LOL! Those wouldn't happen to be your fingerprints, whould they?
Why? Linux is no more difficult than Windows or Apple. It's different, sure. It requires the user to learn different ways of doing things, but it's as easy, if not easier, to do everything you need to do as Windows.
I will admit my last experience with Red Hat Linux was a long time ago, but that certainly wasn't my experience. I couldn't get the darned RPM's to work.
Yeah. RH definitely had RPM troubles. But now, Fedora has a tool called yum that will solve all those issues automatically. It's nice.
On a notebook that means inserting a dummy plug into the audio output jack.
For me, Linux is MUCH better...
Besides not having to pay for the operating system, I don't have to pay for the "office suite", or put up with a downgraded "works" office.
I don't have the time to put up with Microsoft frustration, and to work on filling up all their security holes.
I've been running Linux without ANY virus or spyware protection for two years, only a hardware firewall/router. NO problems at all.
It is worth it to convert to Linux... which is getting better and better.
I suggest people try "Knoppix" ... an operating system that boots up from CD (or DVD) to see if Linux might suit them. That does not change their computer at all! Good for a "test drive". Then that they obtain and install one of the several excellent flavors: Fedora, Linspire (apparently good for laptops right now), Mandriva, etc. in a "dual-boot" environment, so they can switch between MS and their Linux, as I have. It has now been over a year since I've logged into the MS operating systems on any of my computers.
I've heard good things about Ubuntu, too. If I had an old desktop lingering around that I could use, I'd probably install something like that and set it up as a glorified server from which to automate backups from my laptop. But, for now, I have a good Mac laptop that does everything I need, including runs Windows when I need that.
I saw this article a couple of days ago.
Only if his mother makes him go to sleep on release night--otherwise it'll be 15 minutes.
There isn't any. To have branding value, you have to heat the iron up until it's red-hot.
Macs used to do this; do they still?
OpenOffice runs on Windows, and on the Mac via X11. I use OpenOffice when I need to open a WordPerfect file (Gack! WordPerfect makes MS Word look like a pillar of excellence.)
I've been running Linux without ANY virus or spyware protection for two years, only a hardware firewall/router. NO problems at all
When I was running Windows XP, my firewall and virus software were precautionary. I haven't gotten a virus in six or seven years. On my Mac, I've debated taking the AntiVirus off since there are precisely zero known viruses for OS X.
It has now been over a year since I've logged into the MS operating systems on any of my computers.
I keep Windows around for a legacy application I have to run, and for poorly designed websites that require Internet Explorer.
Yes. They still do the chord on startup. It's in the BIOS, so even when I'm starting Windows via BootCamp, you still hear the Mac chord.
Somebody actually made hard drive speakers.
On my Thinkpad it means pressing the mute button next to the up/down volume buttons.
Be careful not to create a silent wav file that is 3 minutes 33 seconds long, else RIAA will be banging down your door for unauthorized use of a copyrighted song.
Can't remember the fellow who "recorded" 3/33, but he passed on recently. IIRC, he also wrote a "symphany" that is supposed to take a couple of hundred years to play.
A little truth in advertizing from the Linux World Domination GroupTM. I use FC3/FC4/FC5, and still occasionally have issues with unresolved yum dependencies. It doesn't happen often though, and is normally because I'm trying to install geeky software.
My wife and MIL both use Linux and they have less issues in general than they used to have with Windoze.
Geez, I can spell better than that.
The Vista startup sound was designed by Robert Fripp. It may be the only good thing in the whole operating system.
The native version of OpenOffice for Mac OS X will be released next month, so X11 won't be required.
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