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  • #76
    Originally posted by tuubi View Post
    Yeah, yeah. Elitism is the word. Shall we now proceed to prove our intellectual superiority by quantifying our collective knowledge of operating systems, Linux in particular, thus making explicit how much more awesome we are than all the sorry muggles who have never even compiled a kernel?

    Bleh, I'm too tired to do even sarcasm very well, sorry.
    The funny thing is it's people who can't even write properly who say shit like that.
    And by funny I mean as in ridiculous.

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    • #77
      I once thought I was smart just because I could make my own OS (at least it boots!), something very few people are capable of doing. Then I went to understand that I wasn't that special; the really smart people are mathematicians and physicists (and perhaps philosophers). So no, being able to code whatever you imagine (being good with computers) does not make you special.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by WorBlux View Post
        ChromeOS is hardened Gentoo + some other crap thrown in on top. So yes it really is GNU/Linux, unlike android which tried to avoid everything GNU where it can.
        So can I do 'emerge gimp' on ChromeOS to get gimp for example? Or can I install ANY open source app on it using any method without hacking it first? If not, then it's not GNU/Linux.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by tuubi View Post
          Yeah, yeah. Elitism is the word. Shall we now proceed to prove our intellectual superiority by quantifying our collective knowledge of operating systems, Linux in particular, thus making explicit how much more awesome we are than all the sorry muggles who have never even compiled a kernel?

          Bleh, I'm too tired to do even sarcasm very well, sorry.
          Originally posted by nll_a View Post
          The funny thing is it's people who can't even write properly who say shit like that.
          And by funny I mean as in ridiculous.
          Here's my point of view:

          http://cromalternativemoney.org/inde...d-institutions

          In this computer era where, despite abundant freedom of choice between Windows, Linux or something else, all operating systems at the end behave identically according to pre-installed BIOS components, the point is not which computer is better to use, but first of all do we need to bother with this machines at all. Fascism, communism, capitalism, socialism, democracy included, from first to last these are all systems built on one and the same motherboard - the state. It is not mentioned anywhere and nobody speaks of it, but choosing the lesser evil is not the only option. If "good" is not on the list of offered options, why choose anything at all in the first place?

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          • #80
            Originally posted by sarmad View Post
            So can I do 'emerge gimp' on ChromeOS to get gimp for example? Or can I install ANY open source app on it using any method without hacking it first? If not, then it's not GNU/Linux.
            Depends what you define as hacking: http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/...on-base-images

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            • #81
              Originally posted by freeman View Post
              Here's my point of view:
              In this computer era where, despite abundant freedom of choice between Windows, Linux or something else, all operating systems at the end behave identically according to pre-installed BIOS components, the point is not which computer is better to use, but first of all do we need to bother with this machines at all. Fascism, communism, capitalism, socialism, democracy included, from first to last these are all systems built on one and the same motherboard - the state. It is not mentioned anywhere and nobody speaks of it, but choosing the lesser evil is not the only option. If "good" is not on the list of offered options, why choose anything at all in the first place?
              Here's my point of view:
              In this coffee era where, despite abundant freedom of choice between Arabica, Robusta or something else, all coffee at the end behave identically according to "pre-installed" flavor components, the point is not which coffee tastes better, but first of all do we need to bother with this coffee at all. Thea, cola, juice, milk, beer included, from first to last these are all refreshments built on one and the same idea - the liquid. It is not mentioned anywhere and nobody speaks of it, but choosing the lesser evil is not the only option. If "good" is not on the list of offered options, why choose anything at all in the first place?

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Ferdinand View Post
                Here's my point of view:
                In this coffee era where, despite abundant freedom of choice between Arabica, Robusta or something else, all coffee at the end behave identically according to "pre-installed" flavor components, the point is not which coffee tastes better, but first of all do we need to bother with this coffee at all. Thea, cola, juice, milk, beer included, from first to last these are all refreshments built on one and the same idea - the liquid. It is not mentioned anywhere and nobody speaks of it, but choosing the lesser evil is not the only option. If "good" is not on the list of offered options, why choose anything at all in the first place?
                Attention, coffee can make you forget a big big difference:
                From the same link (more to come in the next days)

                http://cromalternativemoney.org/inde...d-institutions

                The satellites patrol from the sky, and down on the streets there are so many surveillance cameras that you cannot even count them. As we listen to and watch smart televisions, so they listen to and watch us. The less we lose ourselves, the more is known where we are and how we are. The faster and easier we think, the less frequently we reflect on suggested conclusions. They named them intelligent cities, and we kissed even the lowest level of our privacy goodbye. Centralization of personal memories into corporative clouds is a new fashion trend. Soon after becoming firstly a prerequisite for employment, having a bank account suddenly became a prerequisite for the existence of life in general. The use of cash is banned. Even if you're employed, without a microchip you're without money.

                Thinking about difference between system software and operating systems, here's once again the last part, just in case tomorrow you call me to drink few beers together:

                The use of cash is banned. Even if you're employed, without a microchip you're without money.

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