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ggreaves
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Cry down Apple too... Reply with quote

Those of you who build computers for users must have picked this up. We readly cry down Micro$oft for its dirty tricks, poor software and more. Well I'm going to have a go a Apple.
Whats the deal with forcing me to install iTunes?!!! All I wanted to do is install Quicktime. But no, the twats have bundled iTunes and Quicktime installers into one installer (not merge, its a two separate installers in one) in an attempt to force iTunes down users throats!
Okay fair enough I can go into and add/remove programs and uninstall it. Yes it does remove everything cleanly, but that is not the point. The point is I want the CHOICE of installing it or NOT!
In a corporate environment it is not needed. If I don't have an iPod, then it is not needed.
This is why I love Linux, GNU/GPL, OpenSource, SuSE and a good Balti. The first four because choice and freedom and the last because it taste good. Whats your fav curry or food...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like chicken tikka baltis myself.

And Zenwalk/Slack too, that tastes real good.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a Gentoo user, I prefer a bag of rice, some meat and spices and a recipe Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
As a Gentoo user, I prefer a bag of rice, some meat and spices and a recipe Smile


Bah! - that's the Slackware version... the Gentoo version would be a goat, a paddy field, shares in a camel train and the email address of the brother of a chef in Bombay Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nigel wrote:
Bah! - that's the Slackware version... the Gentoo version would be a goat, a paddy field, shares in a camel train and the email address of the brother of a chef in Bombay Very Happy


Hah, some material for the next Newsletter here, methinks Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shut up! SHUT UP!! SHUT UP!!! ABOUT CURRIES ALRIGHT!!

Since moving to Finland, many moons ago there insn't a decent curry house for over a thousand miles!!

I would kill for something more spicey than a box a paprika Pringles!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alloydog, get a bottle of Habanero Sauce (might have to import it). A few drops of that and any food sets your mouth on fire. It's especially good on Pot Noodles and pizzas Smile

Only problem is, after a year of Habanero Saucerising everything, most normal foods taste very bland afterwards...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:48 am    Post subject: Curry distros... Reply with quote

Some more distro/curry equivalents...

Ubuntu : Tesco/Sainsbury/Waitrose microwave Korma with rice

Kubuntu : Tesco/Sainsbury/Waitrose microwave Tikka Masala with rice

Mandriva : Tinned curry and packet of microwave rice

SuSE : takeaway curry from your local Indian restaurant

Fedora : takeaway curry from your local Chinese restaurant

OpenBSD : Vesta packet curry

any more suggestions ?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:54 am    Post subject: RE: Curry distros... Reply with quote

Surely Red Flag Linux would be a takeaway curry from a Chinese? Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
alloydog, get a bottle of Habanero Sauce (might have to import it). A few drops of that and any food sets your mouth on fire. It's especially good on Pot Noodles and pizzas Smile

Only problem is, after a year of Habanero Saucerising everything, most normal foods taste very bland afterwards...

M

No no! I promise you,
this is the only sauce you'll need to bring back those fond memories of sitting on the bog, after that boozy night out finished of at the nearest indian diner.

It's that strong/hot, that the first bottle I had lasted nearly 4 years - yes you really do use it "one drop at a time" (and depending on availability you can sometimes get it in Tescos!).

As for alloydogs "need" for paprika pringles ? Bleargh! I'd rather have cigarette butts stubbed out on my eyeballs!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant beat a good Jalfrazi...just remember to put the toilet roll in the freezer before going to bed !!! Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to derail the curry talk, but in Apple's defense, there is a standalone installer available on the same page. I was cursing this same thing when I was going to install QuickTime and was overcome with the urge to press the big, shiny button rather than the more boring black link just to the right of it that says: "QuickTime Standalone Installer"!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Curry distros... Reply with quote

Nigel wrote:
Some more distro/curry equivalents...

Ubuntu : Tesco/Sainsbury/Waitrose microwave Korma with rice

Kubuntu : Tesco/Sainsbury/Waitrose microwave Tikka Masala with rice



Surely that should be the other way round. No GNOME-based product would contain anything with a name starting with K Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nigel wrote:
s the Slackware version... the Gentoo version would be a goat, a paddy field, shares in a camel train and the email address of the brother of a chef in Bombay Very Happy


Actually, the Gentoo version only needs the spices, everything else would be automatically sourced and prepared as dependencies Smile

Unofficial Gentoo motto: If it moves, compile it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Curry distros... Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Nigel wrote:
Some more distro/curry equivalents...

Ubuntu : Tesco/Sainsbury/Waitrose microwave Korma with rice

Kubuntu : Tesco/Sainsbury/Waitrose microwave Tikka Masala with rice



Surely that should be the other way round. No GNOME-based product would contain anything with a name starting with K Smile


OK, make that a Pasanda for Ubuntu... I was thinking something mild & easy for a beginner, with Kubuntu being just a little bit more adventurous Smile
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