Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [rf] on Tuesday 30 August 2005 13:50 \__
> Hi Richard,
> I hope I did not appear cold in my previous message. It was no intended to
> appear this way.
Not at all. I simply did not understand you.
> > Apart from the fact that that sentence does not semantically scan I
> > don't know what your point is.
> I don't proofread properly, so I left out the word "you" before "Windows".
> placed my reply too far below the text it was referring to, which
> the bloated and opaque Windows Registry system.
Er, well, OK, I still don't understand you.
> > What is a SuSE?
> It is one of the (if not just "the") most reliable Linux distributions.
> got it installed quite recently as well.
Oh. I don't do linux.
> > Vista. What is a Vista?
> It is the next version of Windows (formerly called Longhorn) which is due
> be released in September 2006 if I recall correctly. It is currently in
> beta 1, or maybe alpha.
I have never heard it called Vista. I will stand corrected when Microsoft
posts me (as they do) my beta copy. I always thought it was calles Longhorn.
> >> will be worse in terms of hardware requirements
Oh, do come on. Absolute rubbish.
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> >> ... much worse, so brace yourself (or spend more money on a new
> >> [machine
> >> with new software licences).
> > I don't need to pay for Microsoft for specific operating system
> > You *are* talking about Microsoft, aren't you?
> Yes, buying Windows-based hardware is rather expensive these days.
What, may I ask, is "Windows-based hardware"?
In any case I stated that I do not have to spend extra money on windows
*software*. As to the hardware I have a very low end 386 machine that runs
windows XP quite admaribly. I also have a number of other "hardware"
machines that happen to run windows. They are not, however, "windows
You are beginning to sound like a standard microsoft basher.
> > [bill gates joke]
> *smile* I know, I know...
> Brad speaks a lot about public domain too... in fact, his page on
> is almost enough to pay his bills owing to advertisements.
Who bloody cares. He does not own that joke. The bloke in the pub that told
it to me owns it!!