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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:22 pm    Post subject: Linux Spotting Reply with quote

Where have you seen Linux?

I am at the end of a fortnight's holiday in Polperro, Cornwall,
I was sitting at the bar in the Blue Peter Inn on the quayside, enjoying an excellent pint of CornishTribute and an equally excellent crab baguette, when I noticed the screen at the back of the bar was showing Ubuntu Fiesty .
They use it for playing music(Exaile), email, web browsing and chat ( Gaim and Jabber). A local geek installed it after their windows ME installation turned up it's toes.

How about a Linux spotting competition? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: RE: Linux Spotting Reply with quote

What a good idea and at least it won't be a very long thread Wink

(no cheating by including your own system, or ones you have installed)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: RE: Linux Spotting Reply with quote

Until 1sf (troll) discovers and hijacks it... Confused Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no hijacking involved Very Happy (these moderators are far too strict(we'll probably be punished for punctuation soon Shocked)) i used our apartments reception to email our daughter not last year, the year before and they were(i was shocked to say the least) using suse Shocked i thought it was just us fiddle about on computers rather than watch soaps types, that was in peurto pollensa in majorca, i have also seen it in Corralejo in fuertaventura, perhaps it's a thrifty spanish thing Question
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M0PHP
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember going to a small 10 pen bowling alley on holiday some years ago that I think was running Linux for the scheduling and control of the lanes. I keep my eyes out for this sort of thing (I'm a geek) but I haven't spotted any blatant public use of linux recently Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew every thing would be alright on my First Choice flight to Florida this year when the comforting flightless penguin made an appearance on the in flight entertainment system.

Oh what fun I had when I crashed mine and got it to reboot and tried to read all the propriety codec modules Smile . Couldn't get it to do it again though.
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GMorgan
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My universities Unix lab runs Linux. So do their UltraSPARC servers. We have our own E-Mail system and file space in CS since they didn't trust the universities own (Windows based) system.

Anyway I think it says something where the CS department would rather maintain two systems than have their own stuff on Windows. MS based junk for elsewhere is a university mandate AFAIK.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course it is, how else would you expect students to get their work done.

Have a game of spot-the-non-ms-application in the 'vendor independent' ECDL's list of approved courseware:

http://www.ecdl.com/publisher/index.jsp?1nID=93&2nID=100&3nID=327&4nID=100&pID=327&nID=306

Impressive range yes?
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M0PHP
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In one of the recent episodes of Diamond Geezer (starring the one and only David Jason), some kid used a traditional-style green-on-black Bash prompt to 'hack' something.. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peterborough -> London, GNER train 1st class carriage, DSL running on an old Inspiron 8000 laptop \o/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moodel wrote:
1st class carriage ..... old Inspiron 8000 laptop


The toffs these days are clearly not what they used to be. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glasgow Airport - Arcade Machine running PPracer. First and last time I have seen that!

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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Linux, but I spotted a BSD condom machine in a pub in Bath. Seems it's not the only one:

http://www.silicon.com/i/s4/illo/misc/chuck1a.jpg

That was found in a pub in Reading. How bizarre...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I felt safer once I knew that Jack Bauer ("24") used KDE.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting idea about being able to edit the entire episode if they used the modern icons. I thought copyright made exceptions in such cases, also the show would surely considered to be an aggregate rather than a derived work.
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