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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, if you can get Linus Torvalds to refer to his desktop distro as GNU/Linux, then I might take your offer a little more seriously Razz


When did Linus start producing a desktop distro?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I should just move it to Off Topic. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can any thread that refers to Linus be off topic? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
guy wrote:
Well, if you can get Linus Torvalds to refer to his desktop distro as GNU/Linux, then I might take your offer a little more seriously Razz


When did Linus start producing a desktop distro?

Who said anything about producing?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How can any thread that refers to Linus be off topic? Shocked

Well, it would surely be off topic for the Off Topic forum Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you mean the distro he uses, that is named by those that produce it, it is not up to Linus to give it a name.

Anyway, you've got no more chance of getting people to stop calling it Linux than you have of getting people to stop calling their vacuum cleaner a hoover. The war is lost.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyway, you've got no more chance of getting people to stop calling it Linux than you have of getting people to stop calling their vacuum cleaner a hoover. The war is lost.
I have a Dyson and my daughter has a Henry Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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nelz wrote:
Anyway, you've got no more chance of getting people to stop calling it Linux than you have of getting people to stop calling their vacuum cleaner a hoover. The war is lost.
I have a Dyson and my daughter has a Henry Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you mean the distro he uses, that is named by those that produce it, it is not up to Linus to give it a name.

True. But who said anything about naming it?

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Anyway, you've got no more chance of getting people to stop calling it Linux than you have of getting people to stop calling their vacuum cleaner a hoover. The war is lost.

My point entirely. Though I do feel sorry for anybody called Henry Hoover who tries to google themselves.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
nelz wrote:
Anyway, you've got no more chance of getting people to stop calling it Linux than you have of getting people to stop calling their vacuum cleaner a hoover. The war is lost.
I have a Dyson and my daughter has a Henry Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Laughing


Would that be a Henry Hoover? At least Numatic have embraced that unchangeable.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon people, if Richard Stallman has taught us anything it is to be ever more pedantic in the face of unsurmountable odds.

If you can't beat them, annoy them.
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