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EricBarbour
post Sun 15th January 2012, 1:13am
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Hah. Mitchell, that fat little chode, is arguing with Werespiel about Windows.
Both full of shit.

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So far four operating systems have been mentioned, but only one is open source. I would hope that the trustees would first be looking at Open source solutions. As for the hardware, can I suggest that we try to be a little user friendly and get some mice, also a card reader would be cool - that way we could take images straight off someone's camera and load them up - great for outreach work.
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No, no, no, no! We should focus on getting something that WORKS. If it's open source, that's fantastic, but the thing with mass-market closed-source products is that they get the job done, and are stable enough and easy enough to use that you don't have to have serious IT skills to use them.

Very rarely can the same be said of open-source products (though there are notable exceptions).
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Some of them are babbling about Chromebooks. Yeah, sure, lock your asses into the Google Vise a little more.
Plus, Chromebooks are sometimes difficult to get, and the OS is deliberately designed to prevent installation
of applications that aren't web-based.

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Remember there's always my lovely puppy linux from a CD if we want to
run a pre-configured reusable environment with handy open source tools
that attendees could even take home with them afterwards. ;-)

I'd like to see random nerds at a Wikipedia meetup try to use Puppy Linux.
That would be true comedy. Thank you, Mr. Van Haeften, for really capping off
the joke.

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post Sun 15th January 2012, 9:36am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 15th January 2012, 1:13am) *

Hah. Mitchell, that fat little chode, is arguing with Werespiel about Windows.
Both full of shit.


What's really telling is that this thread - about operating systems - is the longest in months. Guys, I thought WMUK was about getting pictures of ancient hieroglyphs, medieval manuscripts, pictures, old books etc, onto the net. Why aren't you talking about that?
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Sun 15th January 2012, 9:36am) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 15th January 2012, 1:13am) *

Hah. Mitchell, that fat little chode, is arguing with Werespiel about Windows.
Both full of shit.


What's really telling is that this thread - about operating systems - is the longest in months. Guys, I thought WMUK was about getting pictures of ancient hieroglyphs, medieval manuscripts, pictures, old books etc, onto the net. Why aren't you talking about that?


With a little prompting one could get that thread to run for weeks. It will keep them out of every one's hair whilst they discuss the benefits of wine over something else, and which extensions to add, and what compiler options to use.

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post Sun 15th January 2012, 3:45pm
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You should have seen the screaming the time I suggested that Wikimedia consider replacing MySQL with Oracle, to deal with their database backend issues. smile.gif
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Sun 15th January 2012, 9:36am) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 15th January 2012, 1:13am) *

Hah. Mitchell, that fat little chode, is arguing with Werespiel about Windows.
Both full of shit.


What's really telling is that this thread - about operating systems - is the longest in months. Guys, I thought WMUK was about getting pictures of ancient hieroglyphs, medieval manuscripts, pictures, old books etc, onto the net. Why aren't you talking about that?

Real charities need to find the best computers first.
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sun 15th January 2012, 3:45pm) *

You should have seen the screaming the time I suggested that Wikimedia consider replacing MySQL with Oracle, to deal with their database backend issues. smile.gif

I'd move to Postgres.
Open source, migration tools, much better scaling
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sun 15th January 2012, 3:45pm) *

You should have seen the screaming the time I suggested that Wikimedia consider replacing MySQL with Oracle, to deal with their database backend issues. smile.gif


Oracle? Are you fucking nuts? wtf.gif
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