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towy71
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:49 pm    Post subject: Own up whose car? Reply with quote

seen in Wales today linux_bmw

apologies for the stupid error in the subject line doh!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:28 am    Post subject: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

That's a fine photo, Towy, but a Beamer? Doesn't that rather belie the sandals and hippy image of Linux?

It reminds me of the days when registration numbers were of the form X123ABC. It was the N year and P was coming up. I thought to apply to DVLA for the <P155 OFF> number. But then I thought, no, some knuckle-headed passerby wouldn't get the joke, take it personally and key the car (or worse). And anyway, doesn't the DVLA have some po-faced section that sifts through all the number-letter combinations for potentially rude ones?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

I thought Beemers were M$ powered with the usual catostrophic effects

http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/hardware/0,39042972,39130270,00.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:44 am    Post subject: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

Brings a whole new meaning to a car crash Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

Bit ironic advertising Linux on a car powered by Windows.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

GMorgan wrote:
Bit ironic advertising Linux on a car powered by Windows.


It's obviously a trade, in exchange for Microsoft using Linux in their in-house systems.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

TheDoctor wrote:
GMorgan wrote:
Bit ironic advertising Linux on a car powered by Windows.


It's obviously a trade, in exchange for Microsoft using Linux in their in-house systems.


Nice to know they are keeping the information they hold on us secure Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

Yeah but we shouldn't pick on that poor, disempowered megacorperation should we. They only want a secure network, how else would they achieve it. Certainly wouldn't use Windows would they.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:36 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

ooh you naughty boy Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

What I don't get. Didn't they buy a license from them who must not be named. If they already own a corperate unix license then why aren't they using that instead of Linux. It doesn't make sense to use a competitors OS when an alternative is available.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:33 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Own up who Reply with quote

Because they've found out it doesn't do the job, and Linux does ?
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