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AlekM    100
I just want to say Hello and let everyone know that I have been Windows Free for 3 weeks now and I''m loving it! Loki games have made the transition a lot easier as I am a game player, I need my game fix everyone once in a while. Playing Kohan and enjoying it. - Rotiart Swodniw

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Strife    374
Congratulations! Unfortunately, I''m not entirely windows-free yet... I still have it on this computer, primarily for the games, but I usually only boot up windows about once a week. Most of the time, I''m running good old Slackware

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Strife    374
I wasn''t OS bashing. Where in my post did I say "Winbl0wz sux0rs, d00dz!!!"

You should be pleased to notice I did not, thank you very much. I simply said (indirectly, might I add) that I do not like Windows. I wasn''t bashing it at all.

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Drizzt DoUrden    100
I don''t think he was talking to CmndrM; I think he meant the original poster.

Personally (as a Windows user) I didn''t find it offensive. I don''t see a reason for claiming it is "windows-bashing."



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Oluseyi    2112
I wasn''t talking to CmndrM (Drizzt gets the cookie).

I happened to feel that the "windows free" comment was unnecessary and irrelevant - using and/or being interested in a *nix is sufficient justification for posting here, and is worthwhile in and of itself. Furthermore, the phrase structure is perjorative; I do not know of any "X-free" phrase where X is considered a positive thing. Therefore, I felt justified to use the term "OS bashing."

No offense intended.

AlekM: welcome.

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AlekM    100
I can see there is a lot of humor in this forum.

I used the term ''Windows Free'' in the same way you would use it if in some kind of a support group, it was not meant to bash an OS in any means. I have been a Windows user since day 1 and decided to try an alternative to windows. Not because I believe that it sucks or that it''s not a good OS. I did no comparision between OS in this forum, nor did i mention anything negative, nor anything positive. I simply stated being on Linux was not as big of a change as I was anticipating.

And as far as Rotiart Swodniw goes, it was a personal joke between my friend and I. He called me that and we laughed all night about it. Took me a while to get it. It was funny at the time, never thought of it as offensive.

I was hoping to introduce myself to the forum and possibly get some hello''s.

Touchy place I''m in.

- Good bye

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Oluseyi    2112
quote:
Original post by AlekM
And as far as Rotiart Swodniw goes, it was a personal joke between my friend and I. He called me that and we laughed all night about it. Took me a while to get it. It was funny at the time, never thought of it as offensive.

Nobody considered it offensive.

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Touchy place I''m in.

- Good bye

Unfortunate you should choose to leave us. We''re not that bad. Besides, there are often misunderstandings when people first become acquainted. Do you forget about it and turn your back on what could be a fruitful relationship because of one mistake? I apologize if I made you feel unwelcome; that was by no means my intention.

Truth is, I love Windows (2000 pro, thankyouverymuch - and yes, I use DirectX exclusively). In fact, I haven''t run Linux in... about a year (and I''m the moderator!) I also have extensive experience with the popularity of Windows bashing in the Linux community, which is why I''m very proactive against it. We''re here because we use/like/love Open Source/Free Software/UNIX/Linux/innovation. That should be good enough.

Once again, I apologize and bid you welcome.

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Strife    374
Ok, I apologize. My mistake. I thought you were talking to me, and when someone accuses me of something that I did not do, I usually get defensive. Once again, I''m sorry.

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In fact, I haven''t run Linux in... about a year (and I''m the moderator!)

Somehow, that just doesn''t make sense... But I won''t get started on that

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Drizzt DoUrden    100
See I got cookies because I''m the smartest.

It''s because I''m a Windows user. (JUST KIDDING)

Anyway, yeah, like I said: as a Windows user, I wasn''t offended.

Welcome to the forums.

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Simple DirectMedia Layer:

Main Site - (www.libsdl.org)
Cone3D Tutorials- (cone3D.gamedev.net)
GameDev.net''s Tutorials - (Here)

OpenGL:

Main Site - (www.opengl.org)
NeHe Tutorials - (nehe.gamedev.net)
Online Books - (Red Book) (Blue Book)

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Oluseyi    2112
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And you thought that he was inciting an argument ? You''re lucky I knew what you meant .

Yes, but in context it buttresses my point of "bipartisanship", if that''s what we want to call it.

CmndrM: Let''s keep that between ourselves, eh? :D

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Strife    374
I said I wouldn''t get started on that...

Besides, I think you''ve been doing a great job of moderating (the new FAQ was very good, in my opinion)... I''m just surprised to hear that our *nix moderator doesn''t even run *nix.

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Oluseyi    2112
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Besides, I think you''ve been doing a great job of moderating (the new FAQ was very good, in my opinion)...

Thank you.
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I''m just surprised to hear that our *nix moderator doesn''t even run *nix.

He used to. He uses it regularly at his university (Solaris). He just doesn''t have a spare computer to devote to Linux at the moment, and he refuses to ever dual-boot again (last time I tried was with Win98SE and Mandrake, and 98 crashed all the time which caused me to forever ban 9x kernels from my computing realm).

Btw, I just noticed some SGI (O2) workstations in one of our labs. I don''t know if they run *nix or NT as yet.

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Strife    374
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He uses it regularly at his university (Solaris).

Well, that makes a world of difference. I thought by you saying you hadn''t used Linux in about a year, you meant you hadn''t used *nix in about a year... It was kinda hard to tell that from your post. My mistake! (again )

And once again, I apologize

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