Running Windows = Supporting Gay Rights?

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  1. superdave

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    Microsoft has reversed their earlier position and now are supporting a Gay Rights bill they had earlier decided to stay neutral on.

    If you needed another reason to consider making the switch to Linux or Solaris...

    That much money in anyone's pocket just begs for misuse and strong arm politics.
     
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    amen, I may go home and format my HDD today.
     
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    But what will you do if you find out the makers of your Linux distro support the Gay Rights bill? What about the manufacturer of your car?

    I use Linux and Windows and know that as an OS Linux is far superior, I would encourage others too look at Linux, not because of Microsoft's politics.

    The owners of Goolge are very liberal, but they still have the best search engine!
     
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    Does that mean if you use gas in your car you support Islam?
     
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    To Microsofts positive, they were against it but bowed to pressure from you know who to support it. They could have had more backbone, but you can't fault a nonbeliever for doing what is natural. :-(

    Most corporations support things we as beleievers would not support. Any that support United Way used to support abortion clinics (unless it has changed in recent years.)

    All corporations are required to give equal benefits to gays if they are going to do business with Portland OR for one. I think there are others as well.

    If you are going to boycott on this basis you'd better start making your list on a very long piece of paper.

    By the way include Ben and Jerry's ice cream as I think they are into gay support as well.

    Not saying boycotting when we can is wrong, just not real sure how much good it will do unless it is an organized effort.

    As to linux, I've tried four different versions and all I get is big troubles with my computer. Only one has ever run after installation, and it did something to my hard drive that I can't correct.

    If I had six months to play with it I might be able to get it to run, but don't have that kind of time to invest.
     
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    Yes, but is there really a viable option? No, the same with Operating Systems.

    I am able to avoid running Windows about 95% of the time, and the only reason I can do that is that my company not only encourages it and provides support and drivers, etc, but discourages the use of Windows on my Company Computers. The average computer user does not have the time or the support to use Linux to do most of what people do with a PC. My desire not to do Windows has nothing to do with Gay rights really. I am not into boycotts for obvious reasons, you would have to become a hermit and live off the land, even than you would have a hard time being consistent.
     
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    All the more reason to switch to Mac, their 24/7 online support is the best you can get.
     
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    Yeah, Like Apple's Personnel Policies and Corporate Mindset is compatible with a Conservative Christian Worldview. :rolleyes:
     
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    Linux is virtually unusable for the common user, in my experience. I experimented with a a while back, trying both Mandrake and Red Hat. Was extremeably disappointed in it.

    Using Windows isn't supporting gay rights. I am not concerned with that at all.
     
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    Yes, but is there really a viable option? No, the same with Operating Systems.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Sure there is an option. Stop buying gas and ride a bicycle.

    But I might add if using Windows is supporting gay rights then living in America is supporing abortion.
     
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    Good point. No one can top that one, LOL!
     
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    Linux is certainly very usable for the common person. If you haven't tried it since "a while back", there are several very good consumer-oriented distributions. I currently use Ubuntu, but Linspire is probably the most noobie-friendly version.

    Not that I am a Linux evangelist, but it has come a long way in the last year. Also, one can boot a live Linux CD to try it out and not touch their Windows installation. One that is very friendly is PCLinuxOS. Others include Knoppix and even Suse has a live CD version.
     
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    I wish I knew more about Linux. I tried to learn some, but didn't have the time and no one seemed knowledgeable enough to help. I used Mandrake 7 I think, and Red 7, 8, and Fedora a bit. But without time to figure it out, and being established in Windows, I decided to abandon it. I don't think I would buy Windows. If it didn't come with the computer, I would do something else like Linux. But I use it too much to get sidetracked into learning something new.
     
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    Been there done that waste of time :)

    I think it is like typing, you just gotta put in the pain of learning to enjoy the benefit.

    I tried three or four different versions and only got one to work. It looked good, but the learning curve at my age seemed a lot too big.

    I should find an older puter and stick it in the garage with linux and just tinker with it.

    Part of my problem was that I had tons of questions and the only answers I seemed to find online were written in Greek or some strange language way above my head :)

    My mind set is give me an answer NOW or I drop interest :)
     

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