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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Linux had that first Reply with quote

Any chance of an article on things that we beat Windows or Apple to? Stuff they take credit for that they nicked off us? Not that I'm bitter, but it's nice to really rub their noses in it occasionally!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that idea. But . .. hang on a minute. Didn't Apple invent the rectangle! Linux ain't beating that. (Or was it all just in the weird imagination of Apple's legal department?)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know your game. You'll wait until LXF publishes such an article then claim that you thought of it first and start a patent suit Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like that idea. But . .. hang on a minute. Didn't Apple invent the rectangle! Linux ain't beating that. (Or was it all just in the weird imagination of Apple's legal department?)


Let Apple keep the 'rectangle', we'll stick with the 'oblong'. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well! wrote:
But . .. hang on a minute. Didn't Apple invent the rectangle!


Only if they bought the IP-rights from Euclid.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

External_Floppy wrote:
Let Apple keep the 'rectangle', we'll stick with the 'oblong'. Smile


As a maths teacher I banned the word "oblong" from my classroom. Kids couldn't tell whether it meant rectangle or cuboid.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't Linux fans coin the word "Windoze" Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dr evil:
he used to make outlandish claims like he invented the question mark


Linux had multtasking first.. and what did windows come with that.. the "switch user" box
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AmigaOS had pre-emptive multitasking many years before Linux even started.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re : Linux Firsts Reply with quote

64 bit processing, several years before Windows.

It reflects the fact that the marketing droids never made much of 64-bit processing - if they had then Windows would have been much earlier with it and trumpeting the fact.

And yet even now the LXF cover disks have yet to catch up with it Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Re : Linux Firsts Reply with quote

Nuke wrote:
And yet even now the LXF cover disks have yet to catch up with it Crying or Very sad
shaddup your face Razz Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or is it that you haven't caught up with the cover discs?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are there no 128 bit distros on the cover disks?
The world is out there.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll want distros compiled as ternaries next Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a 96 bit distro on DVD155, that will have to do you for now.
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